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  • Lessons From KatrinaHealth | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    Library Quick Links Our Book America s Moment Archive Media Releases Member Commentary President s Letters Videos About Markle Page Sections About Markle A Message from Zoë Baird Our Principles Our Impact Board of Directors Senior Team Our History Quick Links Conference Space Events Markle in the News Media Releases Past Initiatives President s Letters Rework America Page Sections About Rework America A Message from Rework America Opportunity for All Our Impact Initiative Members Expert Advisors Quick Links Rework America Connected Our Book America s Moment Initiative Overview Latest News Letters to Members Member Commentary Personal Stories Rework America Library Health Page Sections About Health Our Impact Steering Group Consumer Work Group HIE Committee Quick Links Blue Button Common Framework Health IT Health Library National Security Page Sections About National Security Post 9 11 Legacy Our Impact Task Force Quick Links National Security Library Reports and Recommendations Sharing and Collaboration The Lawfare Blog Library Quick Links Our Book America s Moment Archive Media Releases Member Commentary President s Letters Videos Lessons From KatrinaHealth Publication Date Tuesday June 13 2006 Katrina will likely be recorded as the worst natural disaster in the history of the United States U S National Hurricane Center KatrinaHealth was an online service that was established to help individuals affected by Hurricane Katrina work with their health professionals to gain access to their own electronic prescription medication records Through a single portal KatrinaHealth org authorized pharmacists and doctors were able to get records of medications evacuees were using before the storm hit including the specific dosages Having this information helped evacuees renew their medications and helped healthcare professionals avoid harmful prescription errors and coordinate care With the assistance of federal state and local governments KatrinaHealth was made possible by a national foundation several private businesses and national

    Original URL path: http://www.markle.org/publications/894-lessons-katrinahealth (2016-02-10)
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  • "Life on the Line," Starring Ally Sheedy, To Air On Oxygen Network | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    The Markle Foundation and Oxygen Media in collaboration with WebMD and Foundation for Accountability FACCT today announced that Life on the Line an original TV drama starring Ally Sheedy will air on October 2nd at 10 30 PM on the Oxygen Network Life on the Line is a unique initiative combining the powers of the Internet and TV to inspire and enable women to take control of both their health and health care The Life on the Line web site www lifeontheline webmd com which was launched in August is an online resource center from WebMD Health that provides women with the health information and resource tools they need to become more active participants in the health care system In the Life on the Line TV program Ally Sheedy portrays Chris McHugh a 34 year old mother of two and her courageous battle against inflammatory breast cancer Diagnosed with cancer and given only 18 months to live Chris McHugh resolved to learn everything she could about her disease and treatment options Chris passed away earlier this year but six years not 18 months after her diagnosis By becoming her own health advocate she bought precious years with her family and friends that doctors predicted she would never have had In addition she became an advocate for all women with serious illnesses urging them to be their own health care champions The web component to Life on the Line brings together some of the best health resources on the Internet and streamlines the often complex process of researching reliable health and health care information Women can use Life on the Line to assess how empowered they are as patients compare the care they are currently receiving to broader norms generate personalized tips to improve their care and their relationships with their doctors find doctors and hospitals appropriate to their individual needs learn critical aspects of self care to stay as healthy as possible and get and give support through WebMD Health s peer support systems The lesson we can learn from Chris McHugh s courageous fight against cancer is the importance of being an active patient said Zoë Baird president of the Markle Foundation The Markle Foundation s health program is committed to empowering patients and improving our health care system Life on the Line is a great example of how information and communication technologies can be used by patients to improve their health care We all know that the days of Marcus Welby MD are gone that the change in our health care system today requires a much more informed active patient said Geraldine Laybourne Chairman and CEO of Oxygen Media Life on the Line does a great job of role modeling this new reality The Life on the Line center provides high quality content specifically suited for the different stages within the healthcare continuum delivering education and guidance that addresses the challenges associated with navigating the healthcare system said Nan Forte EVP Consumer Services WebMD Health stated The Life

    Original URL path: http://www.markle.org/news-events/media-releases/life-line-starring-ally-sheedy-air-oxygen-network (2016-02-10)
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  • Zoe Baird's Remarks at the Digital Opportunity Task Force Meeting: Creating Digital Opportunity for all | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    Latest News Letters to Members Member Commentary Personal Stories Rework America Library Health Page Sections About Health Our Impact Steering Group Consumer Work Group HIE Committee Quick Links Blue Button Common Framework Health IT Health Library National Security Page Sections About National Security Post 9 11 Legacy Our Impact Task Force Quick Links National Security Library Reports and Recommendations Sharing and Collaboration The Lawfare Blog Library Quick Links Our Book America s Moment Archive Media Releases Member Commentary President s Letters Videos About Markle Page Sections About Markle A Message from Zoë Baird Our Principles Our Impact Board of Directors Senior Team Our History Quick Links Conference Space Events Markle in the News Media Releases Past Initiatives President s Letters Rework America Page Sections About Rework America A Message from Rework America Opportunity for All Our Impact Initiative Members Expert Advisors Quick Links Rework America Connected Our Book America s Moment Initiative Overview Latest News Letters to Members Member Commentary Personal Stories Rework America Library Health Page Sections About Health Our Impact Steering Group Consumer Work Group HIE Committee Quick Links Blue Button Common Framework Health IT Health Library National Security Page Sections About National Security Post 9 11 Legacy Our Impact Task Force Quick Links National Security Library Reports and Recommendations Sharing and Collaboration The Lawfare Blog Library Quick Links Our Book America s Moment Archive Media Releases Member Commentary President s Letters Videos Zoe Baird s Remarks at the Digital Opportunity Task Force Meeting Creating Digital Opportunity for all Publication Date Monday November 27 2000 Zoe Baird s remarks at the Digital Opportunity Task Force Meeting in Tokyo on Creating Digital Opportunity for All See more White House Press Release President Clinton Announces U S Representatives to the Digital Opportunity Taskforce Okinawa Charter on Global Information Society Zoe

    Original URL path: http://www.markle.org/publications/411-zoe-bairds-remarks-digital-opportunity-task-force-meeting-creating-digital-opportun (2016-02-10)
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  • Policy for a Networked Society: IT for Development | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    Consumer Work Group HIE Committee Quick Links Blue Button Common Framework Health IT Health Library National Security Page Sections About National Security Post 9 11 Legacy Our Impact Task Force Quick Links National Security Library Reports and Recommendations Sharing and Collaboration The Lawfare Blog Library Quick Links Our Book America s Moment Archive Media Releases Member Commentary President s Letters Videos Policy for a Networked Society IT for Development The IT for Development initiative aimed to demonstrate how information technology could enable developing nations to accelerate economic growth and social development Benton Foundation Markle supported the Benton Foundation in developing OneWorld US a Web site for one of the largest international networks devoted to sustainable development and human rights OneWorld US enhanced the knowledge of US citizens regarding international affairs and development issues Bridges org Bridges org provided Markle with some of the research underpinning the work of the Global Digital Opportunity Initiative Bridges org is an international non profit organization promoting Real Access to information and communication technology ICT by researching testing and promoting best practices for sustainable empowering technology use to help people in developing countries improve their lives International Rescue Committee The International Rescue Committee used a grant from Markle to develop and implement the Child Connect Refugee Tracing Program for refugees and the Kosovar Family Finder Child Connect is a software based system designed to assist humanitarian agencies in their efforts to reunify separated children with their families The Kosovar Family Finder Project provided refugees with location information for displaced family and friends through a database driven directory University of Maryland Center for International Development and Conflict Management With Markle s support the Center for International Development established the Leadership in a Digital Age project which included research publishing and applied work that focused on the vital role that leadership practices play in expanding access to the Internet and other information and communications technologies in developing nations Global Digital Opportunity Initiative The Global Digital Opportunity Initiative was a worldwide public private partnership between Markle the United Nations Development Programme and a broad set of private and public sector experts and organizations committed to increasing the impact of information and communications technologies to achieve development goals This initiative focused on Mozambique and South Africa which were selected for their range of geographic cultural and economic circumstances An important partner in this work was the United Nations Information and Communications Technologies ICT Task Force Global Internet Policy Initiative Markle worked with the Center for Democracy and Technology and Internews as the founding partners of Global Internet Policy Initiative developing and promoting agendas for policy development and reform on a country specific level Participants led consultative coalition based efforts to identify legal and regulatory impediments to Internet development and worked with local initiatives to integrate open Internet principles GIPI analyzed Internet related laws in Nigeria India and Ukraine and conducted an assessment of information technology policy needs in Eastern and Central Europe Institute on Global Conflict Cooperation Markle provided

    Original URL path: http://www.markle.org/about-markle/history/past-initiatives/policy-networked-society-it-development (2016-02-10)
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  • Policy for a Networked Society: Policy Participation | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    help support its Center for Internet and Society Glushko Samuelson Intellectual Property Clinic In association with the Internet Clinical Advocacy Project Markle provided support that helped this center continue its clinic which focused primarily on intellectual property issues related to non digital and other media Western Governors University With Markle s support the Institute for State Studies at Western Governors University conducted research in organizational development and project planning principally in the area of governance in the 21st century National Consumer Law Center Markle partnered with the National Consumer Law Center in 2001 to help this organization continue its leadership role on the facilitation of e commerce and consumer protection The work involved analysis and advocacy support in the battles over consumer protections in e commerce Uniform Dispute Resolution Process Tracking The Uniform Dispute Resolution Process UDRP Tracking project ensured the completion of a standardized public database that provided free access to an online compendium of archived decisions regarding domain name dispute cases Markle contributed to the design and implementation of the UDRP Tracking system Markle Fellows at Oxford University United Kingdom In June 2001 Markle created the Markle Fellowship at Oxford University which was designed to encourage individuals and institutions to develop comparative approaches to communications law and policy issues The goals of the program were to increase information sharing maintenance of a global governance network and the identification of new leading thinkers on policy from around the world Internet Standards Bodies The Internet Standards Bodies initiative was conducted in collaboration with the Center for Democracy and Technology The project focused on emerging technical and policy decisions related to free expression privacy and access to information on the Internet The Development of the Internet in China Since 2001 Professor Guo Liang from the Center for Social Development of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences has surveyed the development of the Internet in China and with Markle s support four reports have been released These reports provide the necessary baseline facts and figures to accurately understand the Internet s effect on everyday life in China Internet Clinical Advocacy Project Markle sought to support the development of law school based clinics and related academic clinical institutions that allow law students and others to work with seasoned advocates to promote the public interest in the area of the Internet and other new information technologies The aims of this project also included the encouragement of clinical legal education in the field and the building of capacity in the legal profession and other fields for public interest advocacy Boalt Hall School of Law Glushko Samuelson Intellectual Property Clinic and the Center for Internet and Society were the three clinics funded under this project Two reports provide more details on the outcomes of this project Serving Citizen s Needs Minimizing Hurdles to Accessing Government Information Online and Second Level Digital Divide Differences in People s Online Skills Accountability Framework for the Internet In March 2000 the Markle Foundation launched a public opinion research effort focused

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  • Policy for a Networked Society: Public Engagement through Information Technologies | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    access to technology among low income families as computer and Internet usage became more prevalent across all segments of US society This initiative had two central goals The first goal was to identify areas for research and experimentation that would encourage the development of content and services relevant to low income users The second goal was to find individual organizations with whom to collaborate and pursue their ideas for developing content and services The Children s Partnership Markle made a 3 year commitment to collaborate with The Children s Partnership to develop content for the Domestic Digital Divide Initiative This partnership began with the release of the report Online Content for Low Income and Underserved Americans the Digital Divide s New Frontier in March 2000 The study found that insufficient local information language and literacy barriers and a lack of cultural diversity on the Internet posed the greatest problems for disadvantaged populations With Markle s support The Children s Partnership developed a comprehensive online information portal called ContentBank a critical resource for staff of community technology programs after school programs libraries and other technology help centers serving low income populations Educational Netcasting Foundation Markle supported the Martin Luther King After School Program a pilot program designed by the Educational Netcasting Foundation to introduce low income youth to basic computer skills through high quality educational content regarding black history and culture The pilot site for this program was the Azusa Christian Community in Dorchester Massachusetts The program installed 10 computers at the school trained teachers and introduced young people to Encarta Africana 2000 One Economy Corporation Markle teamed up with One Economy a national non profit organization that uses affordable housing as a delivery system to provide low income and low literacy individuals with the information and tools they need in order to help them overcome economic and social divides Markle assisted One Economy in developing a scalable comprehensive network of low income housing landlords who provided at home Internet access to their residents The goal of this project was to encourage the creation of products and services for underserved communities by illustrating that providing necessary information goods and services to underserved areas can be profitable Youth E Vote Markle worked with the Freedom Channel to develop Youth e Vote to involve young people in the electoral process encourage students to become future voters and to stimulate higher parent turnout on Election Day The program sought to provide access to computers to underserved populations and make technology interesting and engaging Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Markle supported the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights LCCR in the development of a program to educate and activate the nation s leading civil rights groups The program was designed to expand the base of groups committed to closing the digital divide develop a leadership forum on the role of technology in democracy and to connect technology policy issues to the agendas of LCCR s member groups Understanding USA Understanding USA was designed to increase public

    Original URL path: http://www.markle.org/about-markle/history/past-initiatives/policy-networked-society-public-engagement-through-information (2016-02-10)
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  • One Mission, Many Screens | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    Framework Health IT Health Library National Security Page Sections About National Security Post 9 11 Legacy Our Impact Task Force Quick Links National Security Library Reports and Recommendations Sharing and Collaboration The Lawfare Blog Library Quick Links Our Book America s Moment Archive Media Releases Member Commentary President s Letters Videos About Markle Page Sections About Markle A Message from Zoë Baird Our Principles Our Impact Board of Directors Senior Team Our History Quick Links Conference Space Events Markle in the News Media Releases Past Initiatives President s Letters Rework America Page Sections About Rework America A Message from Rework America Opportunity for All Our Impact Initiative Members Expert Advisors Quick Links Rework America Connected Our Book America s Moment Initiative Overview Latest News Letters to Members Member Commentary Personal Stories Rework America Library Health Page Sections About Health Our Impact Steering Group Consumer Work Group HIE Committee Quick Links Blue Button Common Framework Health IT Health Library National Security Page Sections About National Security Post 9 11 Legacy Our Impact Task Force Quick Links National Security Library Reports and Recommendations Sharing and Collaboration The Lawfare Blog Library Quick Links Our Book America s Moment Archive Media Releases Member Commentary President s Letters Videos One Mission Many Screens Publication Date Monday April 1 2002 American youth are growing up with near ubiquitous media at home at school and with increasing wireless services everywhere in between According to the Annenberg Public Policy Center s Media in the Home 2000 report the average family with children 2 17 had almost three television sets 97 of those families had VCRs 78 had basic cable and 31 took premium channels This report reflects the expertise opinions practices and principles of people and organizations engaged in public service media and related professions worldwide Analyzes the

    Original URL path: http://www.markle.org/publications/225-one-mission-many-screens (2016-02-10)
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  • Madeleine K. Albright | Markle | Advancing America's Future
    Archive Media Releases Member Commentary President s Letters Videos About Markle Page Sections About Markle A Message from Zoë Baird Our Principles Our Impact Board of Directors Senior Team Our History Quick Links Conference Space Events Markle in the News Media Releases Past Initiatives President s Letters Rework America Page Sections About Rework America A Message from Rework America Opportunity for All Our Impact Initiative Members Expert Advisors Quick Links Rework America Connected Our Book America s Moment Initiative Overview Latest News Letters to Members Member Commentary Personal Stories Rework America Library Health Page Sections About Health Our Impact Steering Group Consumer Work Group HIE Committee Quick Links Blue Button Common Framework Health IT Health Library National Security Page Sections About National Security Post 9 11 Legacy Our Impact Task Force Quick Links National Security Library Reports and Recommendations Sharing and Collaboration The Lawfare Blog Library Quick Links Our Book America s Moment Archive Media Releases Member Commentary President s Letters Videos Madeleine K Albright Chair Albright Stonebridge Group Former Secretary of State U S Department of State Member Rework America Madeleine K Albright is Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group a global strategy firm and Chair of Albright Capital Management LLC an investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets She was the 64th Secretary of State of the United States On May 29 2012 Albright received the Presidential Medal of Freedom the nation s highest civilian honor from President Obama In 1997 Albright was named the first female Secretary of State and became at that time the highest ranking woman in the history of the U S government As Secretary of State Albright reinforced America s alliances advocated for democracy and human rights and promoted American trade business labor and environmental standards abroad From 1993 to 1997 Albright served as the U S Permanent Representative to the United Nations and was a member of the President s Cabinet From 1989 to 1992 she served as President of the Center for National Policy Previously she was a member of President Jimmy Carter s National Security Council and White House staff and served as Chief Legislative Assistant to U S Senator Edmund S Muskie Albright is a Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service She chairs both the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs and the Pew Global Attitudes Project and serves as president of the Truman Scholarship Foundation She serves on the U S Department of Defense s Defense Policy Board a group tasked with providing the Secretary of Defense with independent informed advice and opinion concerning matters of defense policy Albright also serves on the Boards of the Council on Foreign Relations the Aspen Institute and the Center for American Progress In 2009 Albright was asked by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen to Chair a Group of Experts focused on developing NATO s New Strategic Concept Albright is the author of five New York Times bestsellers her autobiography Madam Secretary A Memoir

    Original URL path: http://www.markle.org/economic/1895-madeleine-k-albright (2016-02-10)
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