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September 2018: WiRED Salutes Volunteer Ann Mangold

In the 1980s the clothing company Hanes launched an ad campaign featuring commercials with the now iconic Inspector 12. The idea was that no Hanes product could be released to the public without being scrutinized by tough Inspector 12. WiRED International boasts its own Inspector 12 for its Health Learning Modules: volunteer Ann Mangold. Read more »

 

 

September 2018: WiRED Presentation Teaches Teenagers in Armenia about Nutrition

WiRED International-Armenia trainer Anush Kharabaghtsyan recently taught a group of young people ages 13 to 17 about nutrition using WiRED’s Adult Nutrition Module.

 

WiRED’s module provides an introduction to nutrition that gives practical advice on maintaining a healthy diet. Read more »

 

 

September 2018: Family Planning Vital to Global Community Health

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), said, “Every woman should have the right to decide whether, when and with whom she has a baby.” Yet, worldwide, an estimated 214 million women in developing countries have an unmet need for modern contraception. Read more »

 

 

September 2018: WiRED Offers Learning Modules on Sepsis — a Serious Global
Health Issue

Sepsis is more common than heart attacks and claims more lives than cancer; yet, even in the most developed countries, many people have never heard of it. WiRED International offers both a Sepsis Module and a Maternal Sepsis Module in its Health Learning Center in order to educate health workers and general audiences about this dangerous and relatively unknown health concern. Read more »

 

 

September 2018: WiRED International Marks World Suicide Prevention Day

Awareness of mental health is on the rise these past few years. Suicide Prevention Day, established in 2003 by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), is promoted each year on September 10. This year’s theme is “Working Together to Prevent Suicide.” Read more »

 

 

September 2018: WiRED International Mourns the Loss of Sheldon S. Cohen,
IRS Commissioner and WiRED Board Member


 

WiRED International’s board of directors and its volunteers are deeply saddened by the death of the Honorable Sheldon S. Cohen, Esq., on September 4, 2018, at age 91.

 

Mr. Cohen, a tax lawyer and certified public accountant, served as Internal Revenue Service commissioner from January 1965 to January 1969. He was appointed by President Lyndon Baines Johnson. Read more »

 

 

September 2018: WiRED Releases Health Learning Module on Vision

Since healthy eyes are essential to a healthy body, WiRED International now offers a health learning module on vision.

 

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August 2018: WiRED Board Member Dr. Richard Carmona Featured in AARP Magazine

The August/September issue of AARP The Magazine published a piece from Dr. Richard Carmona, 17th Surgeon General of the United States, and board member of WiRED International.

 

In the article Dr. Carmona pays tribute to his grandmother. He says, “As a kid growing up in Harlem with Abuelita, I learned everything I would later need to lead the U.S. Public Health Service. I was the oldest of her grandchildren, and Abuelita probably taught me more about community service than anybody.” Read more »

 

 

August 2018: WiRED Creates Huntington’s Disease Module in Memory of
Ronald Thomas MacDonald

WiRED International now offers a health learning module on Huntington’s disease.

 

Huntington’s disease (HD) is an inherited progressive brain disease that causes cells to die in various parts of the brain. HD affects a person’s functional abilities and usually results in cognitive, psychiatric and movement disorders. Read more »

 

 

 

 

 

Recipient of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health 2009
Organizational Public Health Hero Award. Read more >
Click here to watch the award ceremony video.