News Brief

September 26, 2019

North Bethesda, MD – JBS International is among the Phase II winners of the Grand Challenges sponsored by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) to spark innovative technological solutions to critical maternal and child health issues. JBS is developing a mobile application that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to put clinical guidelines at the fingertips of health care professionals treating pregnant women and new moms experiencing opioid use disorder (OUD).

August 26, 2019

If you’ve ever tried to solve a problem among people with different roles, responsibilities, education levels, priorities and concerns, you know the path to getting everyone “on the same page” is often thorny. But JBS successfully does just that daily – on the ground in rural communities across America that are plagued by the opioid epidemic.

News Brief

June 7, 2019

The Interactive Media Council (IMC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to elevating the standards of excellence on the Internet, recently awarded JBS International with a Best in Class Interactive Media Award (IMA) for JBS’s Opioid Epidemic Landing Page in the Professional Services and Healthcare categories. The highest honor bestowed by IMA, the Best in Class award represents the very best in planning, execution and overall professionalism.

News Brief

April 10, 2019

Jennifer Kasten, Ph.D., who has served as Chief Strategy Officer, Vice President, and Senior Researcher during her 10-year tenure at JBS International, has been selected as its President.

JBS’s founders, Gail Bassin and Jerri Shaw, are transitioning from their co-CEO roles into the new roles of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer, respectively. 

News Brief

February 19, 2019

Two longitudinal studies JBS conducted for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) from 2014 to 2018 found that Senior Corps volunteers not only improve the lives of others, but also improve their own health and happiness.

Caregivers play critical roles in caring for family or friends experiencing difficulties with daily living. A goal of the Senior Companion Program (SCP) volunteer is to assist caregivers with much-needed time off from their duties and provide friendship to the care recipient. 

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