Meaningful Connections Contribute to Improved Health and Longer Lives

Alissa Paolella

By Alissa Paolella, communications coordinator for United Church Homes* In the past 50 years, research into loneliness and social isolation has skyrocketed. Breakthroughs in genetics and immunology allow researchers to measure, with great precision, the impact of loneliness on long-term physical and psychological health. It’s become a known, universal problem, one the U.S. Department of […]

United Church Funds-Led Shareholder Resolutions Receive Support at Two Pharmaceutical Companies’ Annual Meetings

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United Church Funds recently coordinated shareholder resolutions at two pharmaceutical companies so that their boards can better serve the corporations and their clients. A shareholder resolution with Gilead Sciences, Inc. that received 43.4 percent support at Gilead’s annual general meeting on May 6, 2020, requested the company to separate the position of the Chair of […]

President and CEO: Retirement Housing Foundation

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President and CEO: Retirement Housing Foundation Retirement Housing Foundation is a national non-profit organization that provides housing and services to more than 22,500 older adults, low-income families, and persons with disabilities. With 197 communities in 29 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and a national staff of 2,900, Retirement Housing Foundation […]

United Church Funds Among Investors Calling on Pharma Companies to Work Collaboratively to Fight COVID-19

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United Church Funds, and other investor members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility have sent letters to the CEOs of 14 pharmaceutical companies calling for a collaborative approach in the development of health technologies, including diagnostics, treatments and a vaccine in the global fight against COVID-19. The letter was sent to AbbVie (ABBV), Amgen […]

United Church Funds and UCC Cornerstone Fund Create Online Videos for Church Leaders

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The Rev. Charles Buck, president and CEO of United Church Funds (UCF), has announced a new series of 10-minute video resources produced in conjunction with the UCC’s Cornerstone Fund. The two financial ministries have created the videos specifically for church leaders and members dealing with financial matters: 10 Best Practices for a Financially Healthy Congregation […]

Advocates Called to Stay Connected

Sandy Sorensen

From Sandy Sorensen, Director, D.C. Office, United Church of Christ. Reprinted with permission. Visit CHHSM’s Advocacy page for more resources. Dear Advocates, Like you, we in the D.C. office are concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on our community and congregations. Although we are not working from our office next to the Capitol, we are […]

Medicare and Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

Seema Verma

By Seema Verma, Administrator, U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Since older Americans are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19), I wanted to let you know the steps we’re taking to help our Medicare beneficiaries cope with the pandemic. We’re warning Medicare beneficiaries that scammers may try to use this emergency to steal their Medicare […]