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Jimmy Carter's Sunday School

Lynn LaPlante Allaway | Posted 12.21.2016 | Politics
Lynn LaPlante Allaway

We did it! We drove from Chicago to Plains, Georgia to attend Jimmy Carter's Sunday School! There is so much to say about the trip but I'll write abou...

We Should Talk About Mental Health With Respect

Janine Francolini | Posted 12.02.2016 | Media
Janine Francolini

You wouldn't know it because of the way we talk about mental health in this country -- the way we shame and mock each disorder, each symptom, each call for help. As a society, we have made a serious health condition something that is easier to hide than to address.

Countdown to the Solstice: Gratitude

Janine Francolini | Posted 11.24.2016 | Good News
Janine Francolini

This is the first blog in our newest series as we count down to the darkest day of the year: the winter solstice. Over the next few weeks, we will be featuring some of the brightest lights of hope in our community -- the true shooting stars in our field.

President Jimmy Carter's Most Successful Public Health Effort

Alice Achieng | Posted 08.21.2016 | Impact
Alice Achieng

President Jimmy Carter is best known as a former president of the United States. What many may not know is that in addition to his achievement as a Nobel Peace Prize winner, he has also forged immense efforts to fight diseases worldwide.

Jimmy Carter: Global Women's Issues Represent 'Worst Human Rights Abuse On Earth'

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 01.13.2015 | Women

Former President Jimmy Carter is a dedicated figure in the fight for women's rights. In a HuffPost Live interview on Tuesday, Carter re-emphasized the...

WATCH: President Jimmy Carter Talks Eradicating Disease On HuffPost Live

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.13.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Since his presidency ended, former President Jimmy Carter has made humanitarianism his life's work. Carter is set to stop by HuffPost Live on Tuesday ...

Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illness: Looking for Heartfelt Leaders

Ginger Lerner-Wren | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Ginger Lerner-Wren

It may be an uncertain world, but we are clear about ending stigma and we need many more voices and true leaders of the heart -- now.

Of Worms and Water: In the Field With the Carter Center

Nancy Farese | Posted 10.09.2013 | Impact
Nancy Farese

I now see images of children nurturing smoky embers for morning fires, of drinking mysterious teas in cramped huts with a tiny, single source of light and fresh air, and of a mother sweaty with fieldwork leaning heavily on a hoe to balance the baby wrapped tightly to her back.

A Special Birthday Wish for Helen Keller

Kathy Spahn | Posted 08.26.2013 | Impact
Kathy Spahn

Achieving the elimination of blinding trachoma in 2015 in Mali and Niger will reinforce the promise of global elimination for 2020 and can save the sight of thousands of children and adults. It can also serve as one of the greatest tributes to Helen Keller's legacy the world has ever seen.

Why Every Mom Should Cry on World Malaria Day

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

No mom will walk away from this film with a dry eye, neither should anyone else. So, this World Malaria Day, see the film. Cry. Then take action ... because you can.

For Jimmy Carter, Faith Leads The Way

Elizabeth Raum | Posted 11.05.2011 | Religion
Elizabeth Raum

In his inaugural speech, Carter included the words from Micah: "He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God."

How to Solve Really Big Problems

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

If Jimmy Carter can wipe an entire disease off the planet, don't you think you can start solving your problems?

Watch: Jimmy Carter, Worm Slayer

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

To fight disease is one thing; to fight and win is another. And the Carter Center proves that you don't have to be a former U.S. President to make it happen. Just being a fighter is enough.

Jimmy Carter On Giving: "I Got A Lot More Out Of It Than I Put Into It"

NEED Magazine | Matthew Pritchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living