Data Analytics Organization SumAll.org Extends Its Public Mission By Helping
Clinton Foundation Address Prescription Drug Abuse
Non-Profit, Named a 2013 Official Pledge Maker by Clinton Health Matters
Initiative, Leverages Connected Data to Provide Transparency and Insight on
Key Societal Issues
NEW YORK, July 18, 2013
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
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
The chart draws attention to a number of statistics including:
oDrug overdose death rates in the U.S. have more than tripled since 1990.
oOne person dies every 19 minutes in the U.S. from a drug overdose, largely
by the misuse of prescription painkillers.
oConsumption of prescription stimulants have increased from 5 million to 45
million between 1991 and 2010.
oBetween 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
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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 CO 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.
Contact: Mallory Snitker, SS|PR, 847-415-9300, email@example.com
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