NEW YORK, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SumAll.org, the non-profit foundation affiliated with connected data innovator SumAll.com, today announced it has been named a 2013 Official Pledge Maker of the Clinton Foundation's Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI). As a Pledge Maker, SumAll.org will be offering its expertise in connected data analytics to help address major U.S. and international public health problems identified by CHMI, beginning with the challenges of prescription drug abuse.
SumAll.org believes that the use of data from diverse sources is the best leverage that exists to positively impact a given issue. The foundation helps quantify and summarize outcomes for causes, trend key issue indicators from different data sources, and find the levers that bend the curve. In the process, SumAll.org creates actionable roadmaps for decision makers and visualizes data in a transparent and understandable fashion for key audiences.
Working with the CHMI prescription drug abuse initiative, SumAll.org will help to quantify outcomes (e.g., casualty trends), connect relevant data sources, and reveal the drivers that most impact change. SumAll.org also anticipates helping the Initiative by visualizing and communicating relevant data and insights for groups including college students, decision makers and the general public.
The first project to result from the SumAll.org's collaboration with CHMI is an infographic detailing the deadly human cost of prescription drug abuse. The infographic, prepared by the SumAll Foundation and designed by DTE Studio can be found at http://sumall.org/blog/2013/5/10/sumall-foundation-clinton-health-matters-infographic. The chart draws attention to a number of statistics including:
- Drug overdose death rates in the U.S. have more than tripled since 1990.
- One person dies every 19 minutes in the U.S. from a drug overdose, largely by the misuse of prescription painkillers.
- Consumption of prescription stimulants have increased from 5 million to 45 million between 1991 and 2010.
- Between 1993 and 2005, the proportion of college students abusing prescription drugs went up dramatically, led by opioids like Vicodin and Percocet (343%) and stimulants like Ritalin and Adderall (93%).
"SumAll.org has expertise that will prove invaluable to the Clinton Health Matters Initiative. The organization is skilled at revealing the deep insights necessary to quantify, dramatize, and address complex social issues," said Ginny Ehrlich, Chief Executive Officer, Clinton Health Matters Initiative of the Clinton Foundation. "Beginning with the devastating and growing impact of prescription drug abuse in the United States, the Clinton Foundation plans to make important use of the actionable information provided by SumAll.org."
"SumAll.org's partnership with the Clinton Foundation is the latest example of how SumAll.org is making a difference here in the United States and around the world," stated Dane Atkinson, Chief Executive Officer of SumAll.com. "One of the fundamental goals of SumAll.com from its outset was to build social good into its business plan. Because we believe in 'hardwiring' companies for philanthropic impact, it's gratifying to see our efforts paying off through our support of successful organizations like the Clinton Foundation."
"SumAll.org has proven successful at bringing a data-driven approach and awareness to decision makers, the media, key audiences and the general public on social issues. We believe our new partnership with the Clinton Health Matters Initiative will prove to be a powerful combination," said Stefan Heeke, Executive Director of SumAll.org. "Beginning with prescription drug abuse, we intend to put our best efforts forward to help reduce fatalities and improve lives in a specific, measurable way."
SumAll.org is a non-profit organization dedicated to doing social good by analyzing data. One of the biggest challenges facing charities and non-profits is the lack of resources and data analytics at their disposal. By providing better analytics, we can gauge the success and impact of a social effort and how to improve. The goal of SumAll.org is for charitable organizations to reach more people and to be more effective in the way they do it. Visit SumAll.org.
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About the Clinton Foundation:
Building on a lifetime of public service, President Bill Clinton established the Clinton Foundation with the mission to improve global health, strengthen economies, promote health and wellness, and protect the environment by fostering partnerships among governments, businesses, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and private citizens to turn good intentions into measurable results. Since 2001, President Clinton's vision and leadership have resulted in nearly 5 million people benefiting from lifesaving HIV/AIDS treatment; more than 15,000 U.S. schools building healthier learning environments; more than 51,000 micro-entrepreneurs, small business owners, and smallholder farmers improving their livelihoods and communities; and more than 248 million tons of CO2 being reduced in cities around the world. And President Clinton has redefined the way we think about giving and philanthropy through his Clinton Global Initiative, whose members have made more than 2,300 commitments that are improving the lives of nearly 400 million people in more than 180 countries. For more information, visitclintonfoundation.org, read our blog at clintonfoundation.org/upclose, and follow us on Twitter @ClintonFdn and Facebook at Facebook.com/BillClinton.
About the Clinton Health Matters Initiative:
The Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI) works to improve the health and well-being of people across the United States by activating individuals, communities, and organizations to make meaningful contributions to the health of others. CHMI works to implement evidence-based systems, environmental and investment strategies, with the goals of ultimately reducing the prevalence of preventable diseases, reducing health care costs associated with preventable diseases, and improving the quality of life for people across America. CHMI works to activate individuals to lead healthier lives by providing a platform to access local, scalable solutions for healthy change agents; advance community health by closing gaps in health disparities and focusing efforts in underserved areas; and, engage the private sector through pledges to improve the health and well-being of the nation. These successes are showcased each January at the Health Matters conference, where national thought leaders convene to discuss ways in which individuals, communities, and corporations can contribute to the health of others.