January Health Observance: National Birth Defects Prevention Month

Birth Defects are Common, Costly, and Critical Birth defects are common Every 4 1/2 minutes, a baby is born with a birth defect in the United States. Birth defects affect 1 in every 33 babies born in the United States each year. That translates into about 120,000 babies. Birth defects are costly Each year, total hospital costs for U.S. children... Read More

200 Coats Gathered by Potomac Companies and Clients in 2nd Annual Coat Drive

    Potomac Companies and clients collected almost 200 coats and hats, scarves, mittens, gloves, boots, and blankets in their 2nd Annual Winter Coat Drive.  Winter clothing is being donated to the Interfaith Works Clothing Center in Montgomery County, Maryland.   Thank you everyone for your generosity this winter! This post and project was created by Summer 2018 intern Peter... Read More

And a Side Order of Health and Wellness?

  Since 2014, some restaurants in cities across the country have been adding a surcharge to patrons' bills: a healthcare or health and wellness charge.  Restaurants in Los Angeles in 2014 began adding a 3% healthcare surcharge, to draw patrons' attention to the rising costs of employee healthcare.  Unfortunately, not all monies in San Francisco were making it to employees'... Read More

We.Challenge.You. | Potomac’s 2nd Annual Winter Coat Drive

  The average low temperature on a Maryland January day is 29 degrees Fahrenheit. As the weather gets colder, Potomac Companies is coordinating with Interfaith Works to hold a coat drive. Interfaith Works is a local organization providing integrated prevention, stabilization, and empowerment programs to help Montgomery County residents lift themselves out of poverty. With the onset of colder weather,... Read More

October Health Observance: Breast Cancer Awareness

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women after skin cancer. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. If you are a woman... Read More