Calling all London Instagram photographers and social influencers to our next Bloomberg Connects InstaMeet with the Tate Modern! Sign up now for a chance to join us on January 31 at 6:45pm GMT for an exclusive after-hours tour and much more: [ Link ]

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Bloomberg Philanthropies hosts Instameet with Tate Modern
Our Innovation Team program helps cities create practical solutions using data analysis and collaborations with residents, testing these new ideas at the local level and developing takeaways that can be replicated to other cities.

Giving Cities Room to Experiment and Innovate
LONDON INSTAMEET: Take an exclusive, after-hours tour of the Tate Modern and try out the Tate app, supported by our Bloomberg Connects initiative, during an interactive scavenger hunt. Space is limited, sign up today for the event at 6:45pm GMT on 1/31: [ Link ]

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Bloomberg Philanthropies hosts Instameet with Tate Modern
Serpentine Galleries and Zaha Hadid Architects are bringing the visionary’s early paintings and drawings to Hong Kong, with a dedicated mobile tour supported by our Bloomberg Connects program.

Sketch Selection from Sketchbook 2001; © Zaha Hadid Foundation

Zaha Hadid: There Should be No End to Experimentation
Adrienne Pizatella from our public health team shares her trip to Lusaka, Zambia, where she witnessed how our Data for Health Initiative is helping to transform the country’s hundred-year-old system for recording deaths.

Witnessing how a death gets registered in Zambia
Since 2011, cities in our innovation team program have worked to develop more than 90 projects that directly improve quality of life. We’re excited to welcome Anchorage, Austin, Baltimore, Be’er Sheva, Detroit, Durham, and Toronto as they create bold solutions to complex local challenges.

Bloomberg Philanthropies Expands Innovation Teams Program to Seven New Cities Across the Globe
The CDC has joined with local public health organizations in India to train doctors how to issue more accurate and extensive death certificates. We’re glad to support this two-year program with Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai through our Data for Health Initiative.

Doctors in Mumbai get lessons on writing death certificates
The latest episode of our Follow the Data podcast discusses tobacco control on the ground. Hear stories from our partners at the CDC and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health about their experiences implementing strong policies, protecting people around the world, and defining the work that remains: [ Link ].

Follow the Data Podcast Episode 7: How tobacco control protects billions of people
The World Health Organization (WHO) and National Cancer Institute's report – “The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Control” – offers new findings that further validate the benefits of evidence-based tobacco control interventions from an economic and public health standpoint: [ Link ].
Helsinki, London, São Paulo, Tel Aviv, and Washington, DC have joined five other cities in our global initiative with The Aspen Institute to help city leaders plan and prepare for the emergence of autonomous vehicles: [ Link ].
Factors like overfishing and climate change continued to threaten our oceans in 2016, but – with partners like Rare, Oceana, Encourage Capital, and the Oceans 5 funding collaborative – we were able to support some major conservation successes.

Top 10 Ocean Conservation Victories of 2016
In the past 10 years, we’ve collaborated with more than 110 countries and five international partner organizations to end the global tobacco epidemic – showing along the way that progress is possible. Our public health lead Dr. Kelly Henning explains the value of global partnership in this life-saving effort: [ Link ].

Working Together Around The World To Kick The Big Tobacco Habit
Check out our Spotify playlist representing the wide-ranging impact of our 2016 work with partners in the arts, education, the environment, public health, government innovation, and women’s economic development: [ Link ].

Bloomberg Philanthropies’ 2016 Playlist - Bloomberg Philanthropies
As a committed school in the American Talent Initiative, Lehigh University is boosting efforts to enroll and graduate more high-achieving, lower-income students across the country: [ Link ].

How Lehigh University is reaching out to poorer students
Breathing Lights temporarily brought life to vacant New York Capital Region buildings last fall. Now mayors from these three cities are reflecting on how the Public Art Challenge-winning project united their communities by engaging citizens and transforming urban spaces.

Breathing Lights: Abandoned buildings shine bright in Albany, Schenectady, and Troy
The 29 songs on our new 2016 Spotify playlist capture our progress and global impact this past year in protecting public health, fighting climate change, revitalizing cities through art, increasing college access, supporting innovation in cities, and driving women’s economic development. [ Link ]

Bloomberg Philanthropies’ 2016 Playlist
Catch up on our #FollowtheData podcast series to hear in-depth stories of the impact of our work with partners around the world. With each episode, one aspect of our work is explored, such as how we are unlocking opportunities for women, protecting public health, increasing access to education, and more.

Follow the Data
Through the Meloy Fund for Small-Scale Fisheries, Vibrant Oceans Initiative partner Rare is helping coastal fishing communities access sustainable economic opportunity with a new investment in Philippines-based seafood company, Meliomar.

Fisheries-Focused Impact Investment Fund Announces First Deal
The Ohio State University President Dr. Michael V. Drake and Franklin & Marshall College President Dr. Daniel Porterfield join together to call on other colleges to join our American Talent Initiative with the goal to enroll, support and graduate an additional 50,000 high-achieving, lower-income students by 2025.

The new American Talent Initiative on college campuses. It isn’t about singing or dancing.
As recently as 2015, smoking-related diseases caused 8.5% of deaths in Sri Lanka – but with our support and many other tobacco control partners, the country is making encouraging progress in its fight against one of the world’s leading causes of preventable death.

The Changing Landscape of Tobacco in Sri Lanka