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Fall River is one of six winners of the inaugural RWJF Culture of Health Prize, which honors outstanding community partnerships helping people live healthier lives. Coalition members and the City have developed programs to reduce youth violence and help high school dropouts in Fall River develop job skills; worked alongside youth who advocated for a successful citywide ban on tobacco sales in pharmacies; and renovated a former mill building into a state-of-the art multi-vendor health center for low-income people.
Governor Charlie Baker, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Speaker Robert A. DeLeo and executives from the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership (MACP) joined leaders from across state government, healthcare, and the technology sector at Boston Children’s Hospital to announce a comprehensive public-private partnership designed to accelerate the competitiveness of the Commonwealth’s digital healthcare industry. Press Release: http://www.mass.gov/governor/press-office/press-releases/fy2016/mass-launches-comprehensive-digital-health-initiative.html [Video Courtesy: State House News]
On June 19, 2012, Governor Deval Patrick and Israeli Chief Scientist Avi Hasson announced the first round of grants awarded under the Massachusetts-Israel Innovation Partnership (MIIP). A total of at least $1.3 million is being awarded to four research & development collaborations between Massachusetts and Israeli companies that have been jointly approved by the funding agencies on both sides. The total budget of the awarded projects is estimated at approximately $3 million. The Massachusetts awardees are located in Natick, Needham, North Billerica and Wilbraham.
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Q&A with Jack Healy, Director of the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership in Worcester. Jack discusses what is fueling the comeback of the manufacturing industry in Massachusetts, what the industry in this state needs to grow, as well as how manufacturing leadership has changed the most since he worked in the industry. Read the extended interview at www.wbjournal.com
The Community Partners Network (CPN) is a collaborative effort of more than 20 community organizations, labor unions and the business community that aims to increase employment opportunities for women, minorities and veterans. Initially formed to help MGM meet its diversity goals for their Springfield casino, CPN has broadened their reach to help construction employers throughout the region increase diversity in the workplace. This video captures the formal announcement of the Community Partners Network of Western Massachusetts. It contains brief remarks from two recent CPN graduates who are now members of the Carpenters Union, Local 108, as well as CPN leaders, state and local officials.
HARVARD UNIVERSITY Tour Boston Massachusetts USA - Summer 2015 Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, established 1636, whose history, influence and wealth have made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Established originally by the Massachusetts legislature and soon thereafter named for John Harvard (its first benefactor), Harvard is the United States' oldest institution of higher learning, and the Harvard Corporation (formally, the President and Fellows of Harvard College) is its first chartered corporation. Although never formally affiliated with any denomination, the early College primarily trained Congregationalist and Unitarian clergy. Its curriculum and student body were gradually secularized during the 18th...
This summer and fall, Mass Save is partnering with Massachusetts Fallen Heroes to raise awareness and funds to support their mission of honoring the Fallen, assisting Gold Star Families and empowering returning Veterans. The sponsors of Mass Save will be selling special packs of ENERGY STAR(r) certified LED bulbs at festivals and events throughout the state this summer and fall. For every 6-pack of LED bulbs sold (for a price of $10) through this campaign, $5 will be donated to Massachusetts Fallen Heroes with an overall goal of raising $25,000 for the organization. http://www.masssave.com/mafallenheroes
The first ever California Labor Management Initiative Symposium was held in early May 2015 in San Diego. Find the presentation slides at http://bit.ly/1DqIpCI To learn more about the symposium, visit http://cdefoundation.org/lmi/spring-2015-symposium/
Massachusetts, through the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security and MEMA, and in partnership with the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, has launched a statewide See Something Say Something public awareness campaign to encourage the public to report suspicious behaviors to the police. See Something Say Something was a program launched by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)in 2010 to emphasize the importance of reporting suspicious activity, specifically behaviors indicative of or a precursor to terrorism, to state and local law enforcement agencies. The initiative highlights the important role the public and local information play in maintaining a safe environment and preventing terrorism. Remember if you see something suspicious report it to your local police depa...