Wednesday - September 30, 2020

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from U.S. foundations.

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Performers Announced for the 33rd Hispanic Heritage Awards
WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 -- The Hispanic Heritage Foundation issued the following news release on Sept. 28:

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) today announced an impressive lineup of talented artists set to perform on the October 6th PBS broadcast of the 33rd Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards. Spotlighting some of contemporary Latin Music's fastest rising next generation stars, JESSIE REYEZ, SECH and show host SEBASTIAN YATRA will be performing their own newly released or current hit tracks. The broadcast will also be highlighted by special themed performances that include New York's critically ... Show Full Article

National Kidney Foundation: Major Groups Representing Millions of Patients Release Telehealth Principles
WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 -- The National Kidney Foundation issued the following news release:

A coalition of organizations representing millions of patients who live with serious, acute, and chronic conditions has released principles to guide policymakers seeking to ensure patients can continue to safely access appropriate telehealth services during and after the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Telehealth has long been an important care delivery method for improving access in underserved and rural communities, which often face physician shortages, and areas with limited access to primary care services. ... Show Full Article

Lupus Nephritis Does Not Appear to Increase Risk of Serious Infection
WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (TNSRep) -- The Lupus Foundation of America issued the following news:

Newly published research finds that lupus-related kidney disease, known as lupus nephritis (LN), is not independently associated with higher infection risk. The presence of LN was also not associated with increased all-cause hospital admission rates, longer hospital length-of-stay times or mortality rates.

Researchers assessed patient data from two healthcare facilities in Australia. They compared infection rates between 87 people with LN to a group of 86 people with lupus who did not have kidney disease. ... Show Full Article

IWMF Names Yamiche Alcindor Recipient of 2020 Gwen Ifill Award
WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 -- The International Women's Media Foundation issued the following news release on Sept. 28:

The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) today announced Yamiche Alcindor as the recipient of the 2020 IWMF Gwen Ifill Award. Alcindor, a White House correspondent for the PBS NewsHour and a political contributor for NBC News and MSNBC, is being recognized for her coverage at the intersection of race and politics, and her career-long commitment to diversity in journalism.

"Through countless attacks, Yamiche remains focused on the pursuit of the truth," said Elisa Lees Munoz, ... Show Full Article

Heritage Expert: Executive Order to Protect Vulnerable Babies Affirms Human Dignity
WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 -- The Heritage Foundation issued the following news:

President Trump recently signed an executive order to protect vulnerable newborn and infant children, including infants who survive an abortion, are born extremely premature, or are disabled. Heritage Foundation research associate Melanie Israel offered the following response:

"The administration should be applauded for its commitment to protecting born-alive infants from discrimination. Once again, this administration is affirming the inherent dignity and worth of every member of our human family, including the youngest ... Show Full Article

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Launches CBF OWL, a Live Online Environmental Education Program
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, Sept. 29 -- The Chesapeake Bay Foundation issued the following news release:

This month the Chesapeake Bay Foundation launched CBF Online Watershed Learning (CBF OWL)--a new education program designed to bring CBF's expert environmental educators live into online classrooms.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in the spring, CBF's educators have been working to transform the lessons they typically deliver to students on boats, canoes, and hiking trails for students learning remotely.

CBF OWL does this by providing schools with a team of educators who lead an online and interactive ... Show Full Article

Boston Foundation: Massachusetts United for Puerto Rico Announces Final Grants From Fund in Support of Puerto Rico Recovery
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Sept. 29 -- The Boston Foundation issued the following news release on Sept. 28:

The Boston Foundation and Massachusetts United for Puerto Rico today announce the final grants have been distributed from the fund, which was launched in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Maria in September 2017. In all, the Fund raised and distributed nearly $4.1 million from more than a 1,400 Massachusetts foundations, businesses and individual donors, in support of relief efforts and long-term recovery on Puerto Rico, as well as to support the needs of thousands of island residents displaced ... Show Full Article