Chemistry for Better Health

| February 11, 2017

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The annual Chemical Sciences and Society Summit (CS3) brings together the best minds in chemical science research from around the world and challenges them to propose innovative solutions for society’s most pressing needs in the areas of health, food, energy, and the environment. This unique event boasts an innovative format, aiming to set the course of international science, and rotates each year among the participating nations.

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Community Home Health & Hospice (Community) is a local independent nonprofit healthcare agency. Community has served the healthcare needs of Washington and Oregon families since 1977. Every day, we deliver care to 600 people where they live through home care personal services, home health, hospice and bereavement services in the following four counties: Clark, Cowlitz, and Wahkiakum in Washington and Columbia in Oregon. We foster clinical excellence for which we have received recognition annually since 2008 as a HomeCare Elite top agency. Community supports the healthcare and independent living goals of each patient and their loved ones by delivering the highest quality, compassionate and dignified care to individuals in their chosen place of residence.

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Community Home Health & Hospice (Community) is a local independent nonprofit healthcare agency. Community has served the healthcare needs of Washington and Oregon families since 1977. Every day, we deliver care to 600 people where they live through home care personal services, home health, hospice and bereavement services in the following four counties: Clark, Cowlitz, and Wahkiakum in Washington and Columbia in Oregon. We foster clinical excellence for which we have received recognition annually since 2008 as a HomeCare Elite top agency. Community supports the healthcare and independent living goals of each patient and their loved ones by delivering the highest quality, compassionate and dignified care to individuals in their chosen place of residence.

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