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Pills2Me program helps elderly access medications during pandemic

Protecting the most vulnerable population is essential during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pills2Me program is making sure the elderly still have access to their medications without leaving their home. Pharmacist and Student at Yale School of Public Health, Leslie Asanga, is also the founder of Pills2Me and he explains how this free delivery program works in the video above. For more information, you can go to www.pills2me.com.

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  • New Wristband Monitors Personal Exposure to Air Pollution

    Whether it comes from second-hand cigarette smoke, motor vehicle exhaust, building materials or the fumes from household cleaning supplies, toxic air is all around us. Doctors and scientists are notably concerned about air pollution as it ranks among the top 10 global health risks associated with non-communicable diseases. Organic air pollutants have been shown to contribute to respiratory and cardiac disease as well as reproductive and neurobehavioral problems.

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  • ‘One’ Episode 3: Public Health scholars blend arts and tech to boost energy

    In episode #3 of the Schwarzman Center web series, One, Taiga Christie interviews Tanya Yajnik and Yuwen Qiu about their recent collaboration, Agora Good Life, an energy-focused wellness app that is set to launch this summer. Yajnik and Qiu explain how their intersecting interests in arts and public health research inspired the app’s development. Yajnik, a skilled musician, concludes the segment with an aria from her spring recital that was postponed due to physical distancing.

    Source: Yale News
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  • Mobile Pharmacist Makes The Hand-Off

    Leslie Asanga was on a mission as he popped out of a rented Mitsubishi Wednesday — to help seniors and other vulnerable people get their medicine without risk of contracting Covid-19. He headed into an apartment complex on Elm Street near the Boulevard in search of a woman who needed a prescription filled but didn’t want to venture into a pharmacy to pick it up. Her partner has a compromised immune system, so Covid-19 could kill her.

    Source: New Haven Independent
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  • Students Pitch Ideas with Impact as Startup Yale Goes Virtual

    “It’s not an adventure until something goes wrong,” said Yale Center for Business and the Environment executive director Stuart DeCew, quoting Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, as he kicked off the Sabin Sustainable Venture Prize finalist showcase, the first event of Startup Yale 2020. With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, Startup Yale — an annual event that brings together pitch-offs for Yale’s biggest entrepreneurship awards — had moved online, suddenly transforming from a two-day event full of panel discussions, receptions, and more to a series of pitch-offs on Zoom. But, DeCew, noted, Yale’s innovation community, from the network of centers who form the Yale Entrepreneurship Collaborative to the students whose ideas the event celebrates, had rapidly adapted, embarking on the adventure of a virtual Startup Yale together.

    Source: TSAI Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale
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  • Don’t Stop Investing in Philanthropic Goals

    The impact of COVID-19 has sucked the oxygen out of the room for many organizations, as they cope with sudden changes, dislocations, and new priorities. But human needs continue in all their variety. We asked Teresa Chahine, an expert in social entrepreneurship and public health, how philanthropies and donors can respond to the turmoil caused by the crisis while keeping their long-term goals in mind.

    Source: Yale Insights
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