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What We’re Reading: June 2015

Jun 23rd, 2015
via Smithsonian Magazine (Phototreat/iStock)

1. The Sustainia100 guide to the world’s most innovative sustainable solutions Sustainia is a Danish think tank with a dignified award committee that includes Arnold Schwarzenegger and members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Health In Harmony and ASRI were honored to be featured in the Health…

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Telling the Story is the First Step

Jun 17th, 2015
The final check!

By Jo Whitehouse, Health In Harmony’s Board Chair who lives in San Francisco, CA Last year, I teamed up with Frances Boscacci, a wonderful person who has an open heart and believes that we all share this little boat called Planet Earth. She is from Nicaragua and passionate about helping others help themselves. Her smile would melt an igloo at…

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Side-by-Side: Hospital vs. Clinic

Jun 12th, 2015
Hospital vs. Clinic

We’re sure you’ve noticed that lately, we’ve been talking a lot about building ASRI’s Community Hospital and Training Center. What’s so great about this hospital, you ask? Well, I’ve created a side-by-side comparison for you, so you know exactly why this hospital is so important:   The benefits are clear. More than 250 people and organizations have already…

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In Honor of Moms: A Profile of Karen Ruby Brown

May 28th, 2015
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By Darya Minovi   Karen Ruby Brown CNM, MSN, a midwife working and living in San Diego, CA found her way to ASRI via the Osborne Foundation, which is dedicated to improving both environmental and maternal-child health and has been one of ASRI’s most ardent supporters since 2007. In the spirit of the Millennium Development Goals #4 “To reduce…

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From Volunteer to Hospital Sponsor: An Interview with the Smith’s

Apr 28th, 2015
Photo: Ian McFadden

Interview by Trina Jones Stuart Smith’s daughter, Alla Smith, volunteered at ASRI in 2013 while a medical student at Yale. After learning more about the organization through her experience, Stuart and his wife Cynthia Smith were inspired to begin donating, and in 2014 decided to sponsor the laboratory in the Community Hospital and Training Center….

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Volunteer Voice: Bethany Kois

Apr 28th, 2015
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April is Volunteer Appreciation Month. Each week this month, we’ll be featuring new perspectives on ASRI’s work from some of the people who know it best: our volunteers. In late 2012, Bethany volunteered with ASRI after being drawn to the connection between human and environmental health and how it leads to social change. Today, we are…

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What Makes Gunung Palung National Park Worth Saving?

Apr 28th, 2015
Photo: Erick Danzer

By Loren Bell When emergency responders arrive at a mass casualty scene, they perform rapid triage: determining who stands a chance of survival, and who does not. The decisions are difficult, but critical. You do not commit four rescuers to a lost cause when they could be saving several others who stand a chance. Rapid…

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