The Data for Health initiative seeks to provide governments, aid organizations, and public health leaders with tools and systems to better collect data - and use it to prioritize health challenges, develop policies, deploy resources, and measure success.
Earlier this week, Mike Bloomberg took his first trip to the United Arab Emirates, where he met with leaders in public health, business, and government, headlined by his appearance at the World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Abu Dhabi.
We have a lot of work to do between now and December's climate treaty in Paris, but we have reason to be optimistic. More and more countries recognize that protecting the environment is smart economic policy.
Citi's decision to make $100 billion in new clean energy investments over the next decade is a great example of how carbon reduction and economic growth can go together - and how the private sector can play a leading role in tackling climate change.
"The U.S.-China agreement setting new targets for greenhouse gas reductions is an important acknowledgement by both President Obama and President Xi that the timetable for climate change action must be accelerated."
New York City's effort to replace failing schools with new, smaller schools is one of the great education success stories any city has ever experienced - and it was fought tooth-and-nail by entrenched political interests.
Whether it was tackling illegal guns or reviving neighborhoods, Tom was never afraid to take on tough issues. He cared deeply about the people of Boston, and he was tireless in making his city a better place to live and work.
The government of Uruguay and President José Mujica deserve great credit for standing strong against the tobacco industry and defending their sovereign right and obligation to protect their citizens against the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the world – tobacco use.
The Bloomberg administration made $5 billion in capital investments in parks, the largest capital investment in the city’s history, with the vast majority invested in the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Northern Manhattan.
The honorary knighthood was awarded in recognition of Mr. Bloomberg’s prodigious entrepreneurial and philanthropic endeavours, and the many ways in which they have benefitted the United Kingdom and the UK-US special relationship.
CVS's decision to accelerate the end of tobacco sales at its stores and offer a smoking cessation program to customers is an important step forward for public health - and one that other pharmacies should follow.
Over the last several weeks, the debate over school bus contracts has failed to accurately and adequately depict the results of the actions the Bloomberg Administration took in its last term to reduce school bus contract costs.
Mr. Brady was a pioneering figure in the gun violence prevention community, with his tireless efforts to reform America's gun laws ultimately leading to the 1993 passage of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act.
Just hours after the FAA prohibited domestic airlines from flying to Israel this week, I boarded an El Al flight Ben-Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv to express solidarity with the Israeli people and show the world that Israel’s airports remain open and safe.
The Young Men's Initiative aims to make sure that every willing black and Latino young man has an opportunity to get ahead and reach his full potential. My Brother's Keeper, a new program announced by President Barack Obama, is based in large part on the Young Men's Initiative.
The Centers' financial counselors help clients with low and moderate incomes reduce debt, understand their credit reports, create budgets, improve their credit scores, open bank accounts, and start saving for emergencies and for the future.
Over the past 12 years - by consistently raising standards, improving classroom instruction, and investing in new schools that give parents more high-quality choices - our City’s public schools have made major progress.