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Toyota Gives Back Through Innovative Ideas  

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When I began Social Good Moms over three years ago, one of my primary goals for the community was to continually find unique and innovative ways for online moms to engage with nonprofits and NGOs about big global and domestic issues. Social Good Moms has changed a lot over the years. It’s grown considerably and I am constantly working on finding new ways for members to connect with nonprofits. Now, we have click campaigns via social media to educate people about issues like maternal health and nutrition. We collectively blog as a community about global and domestic issues and we work as a community to bring awareness to some of the best nonprofits and NGOs out there. With a community of over three thousand mothers I am perpetually seeking ways to more efficiently work with Social Good Moms. It’s a continual process.

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The Importance of Vaccination Throughout One’s Life

In the interest of promoting more robust discourse around the importance of regular vaccinations for serious but preventable contagious conditions, MHA@GW is hosting a guest post series in honor of National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). During the month of August, they featured blogs from thought leaders and advocates who were asked to answer the question “why immunize in 2015?” Read an excerpt from Editor-in-Chief Ashley Huntsberry-Lett here, and read on to explore more posts on their blog. MHA@GW is the online master of health administration from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University.

“For many people, the topic of vaccinations evokes memories of anxious trips to the doctor for shots as young children. However, keeping up with recommended vaccine schedules through adulthood and old age is just as imperative as receiving initial doses in childhood.

As we age, our immune systems begin to function less efficiently. Healing and immune responses slow significantly because the body produces fewer immune cells and antibodies. This increases the likelihood of older individuals falling ill. According to the Census Bureau’s 2014 National Population Projections report , the projected number of Americans ages 65 and older is 82.3 million by 2040. With the elderly population surging as baby boomers age, the looming health implications are a point of substantial concern for the entire country.

Proper nutrition, regular exercise, adequate sleep and a positive mental state can all help keep an individual’s immune system in top condition. However, an all-around healthy lifestyle is not the only way to reduce the age-related risk of getting sick. Vaccinations play an important role in keeping each and every part of the population healthy — especially those with susceptible immune systems.” Read the rest of her post here.

Sophia Bernazzani is the community manager for MHA@GW and MPH@GW, both offered by the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University. She’s passionate about global health, nutrition, and sustainability.

Our Instagram Takeover With the Liya Kebede Foundation

Last week we partnered with the Liya Kebede Foundation, a nonprofit foundation that supports safe motherhood initiatives, on an Instagram takeover to discuss maternal health in India. I was delighted to share photos from Delhi where I saw Save the Children’s maternal health work in one of Delhi’s slums, Okhla.

Below see the photos and facts about maternal health in India.

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