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World Health Day 2020: Recognizing Nurses, Midwives, and Health Workers at the Frontlines of COVID-19 Response

World Health Day 2020: Recognizing Nurses, Midwives, and Health Workers at the Frontlines of COVID-19 Response

Published 04-07-20

Submitted by America's Charities

World Health Day takes place on April 7th each year, marking the anniversary of when the World Health Organization (WHO) was founded. WHO selects a different theme each year, focusing on one of the topics from their 6-point agenda and highlighting a priority area of concern.

  1. Health and Development: advocate for greater recognition of the bidirectional links between poverty and poor health, and strengthen intersectoral work to address health risks and socio-economic determinants

  2. Health and Security: taking steps to reduce health risks from outbreaks of new, existing and mutating diseases, and providing assistance to countries in strengthening trauma care and mass casualty management systems

  3. Health Systems: Bridging the prevention and treatment gaps, and integrating management of chronic conditions, nutrition services, and mental health into primary healthcare, including prevention and community-based rehabilitation

  4. Information and Knowledge: Devising guidelines on evidence-based interventions for health promotion and risk reduction

  5. Partnerships: promote partnerships for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases, nutritional deficiencies, mental and substance use disorders, violence and injuries, and disabilities. 

  6. Performance: Monitor noncommunicable diseases, nutritional deficiencies, mental and substance use disorders, violence and injuries, and disabilities, and their determinants and to evaluate progress at the national, regional and global levels

For World Health Day 2020, WHO is honoring the contribution of nurses and midwives, recognizing their vital role in keeping the world healthy. 

In honor of #WorldHealthDay, America's Charities is celebrating our member charities and the contributions nurses have on their missions.

Whether they have nurses working on the frontline of COVID-19, nurses volunteering to support communities impacted by disaster, nurses providing hospice care, nurses advocating for patients and supporting patients battling challenging illnesses, nurses helping under-served populations, or nurses who play a pivotal role in the field of clinical research to help us make progress towards better treatments and cures - thank you! 

Click on the nonprofit's name to learn more about what they do.

On April 7th and all year round through workplace giving, we encourage you to:

  • Join us in celebrating World Health Day! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook as we share how our members’ specific programs and impact.

  • One of the most cost-efficient ways you can support these nonprofits is to donate to them via payroll deduction through your employer's workplace giving program (Don't have a program? Click here to have your employer contact our team.) Click on each charity's name above to learn more about their work, and to make a donation now!
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  • Charities ­– We help charities fundraise recurring, unrestricted, sustainable dollars through the workplace. Click here for a printable list of our members.
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Core Services:

  • We offer a full suite of employee giving and engagement tools, including easy-to-use workplace giving technology platforms ranging from a straightforward, out-of-the-box option, to a comprehensive platform that integrates matching gifts, employee volunteering, cause campaigns, and more. Each of our solutions is tailored to fit an employer's specific needs and social impact goals, and deliver personalized, highly social online giving experiences.
  • We generate sustainable unrestricted financial support for member charities through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), state and local giving campaigns and private sector workplace giving campaigns.
  • We provide charitable funds management services to nonprofits and private and public sector employers while maintaining a resolute commitment to transparency and accountability.
  • We provide comprehensive consulting services with expertise in employee engagement, corporate social responsibility (CSR), workplace giving program and strategy development, benchmarking, analysis, and more.
  • We help companies support their employees in times of distress and hardship through Employee Assistance Funds (EAFs), also known as Employee Relief Funds or Employee Crisis Funds. By working with us, a company increases its flexibility around the types of hardships the fund can cover and lowers its administrative burdens.

Since 1980, our collective experience and ability to provide the highest level of personal service and expert consulting to our member charities and employer clients has resulted in more than $750 million for more than 25,000 nonprofits through federal, state and local government, and corporate workplace giving programs.

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