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HHS Launches Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative To Improve Quality Of Care
HHS Launches Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative To Improve Quality Of Care

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces its latest initiative, called Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative, to help support networks that assist doctors access...more

Housing Vouchers Can Do Better In Expanding Access To Good Schools In Safe Neighborhoods
Housing Vouchers Can Do Better In Expanding Access To Good Schools In Safe Neighborhoods

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, while it helps bring families into better neighborhoods, still has the possibility of accomplishing more. The problem is, there is still lack of access to...more

CHIP Boosts Coverage for Children, Minimizes Financial Burdens On Their Families
CHIP Boosts Coverage for Children, Minimizes Financial Burdens On Their Families

A Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) nationwide evaluation study reveals that CHIP has successfully expanded coverage for uninsured children, therefore improving their access to care and...more

One-stop Health Food Shop In West Harlem Entices Residents' Palates
One-stop Health Food Shop In West Harlem Entices Residents\

The West Harlem Community Center Healthy Food Hub offers a one-stop health food shop to bring healthy food options for low-income residents. An empty, commercial property was transformed into a...more

Vancouver Entrepreneur Receives Dalai Lama Award For Supporting Youth
Vancouver Entrepreneur Receives Dalai Lama Award For Supporting Youth

Vancouver entrepreneur John Volken is one of three philanthropists bestowed with the Dalai Lama Humanitarian Award. The other two include Frank Giustra and Djavad Mowafaghian. Volken contributed...more

AmeriCorps State and National Grants
AmeriCorps State and National Grants

The Corporation for National and Community Service is sponsoring the AmeriCorps State and National Grants, which will award grants to organizations for the development of programs that will make use...more

KCET and The California Endowment's Building Healthy Communities Program Announce 'The Power of Stories'
KCET and The California Endowment\

KCET and The California Endowment's Building Healthy Communities initiative announced THE POWER OF STORIES, a new multimedia archive that includes a collection of stories and videos that will...more

The Safety Net Medical Home Initiative
The Safety Net Medical Home Initiative

The Safety Net Medical Home Initiative was a five-year (2008 to 2013) national Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) demonstration project to aid 65 primary care safety net sites become...more

Obesity Patients Risk Higher Surgical Complication Rates, Orthopedic Conditions
Obesity Patients Risk Higher Surgical Complication Rates, Orthopedic Conditions

A study published in the November issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) finds that obesity patients are in higher risk of getting surgical...more

Social Enterprise Completes Seed Round On Onevest Crowdfunding Site
Social Enterprise Completes Seed Round On Onevest Crowdfunding Site

Social enterprise Imperative recently completed its seed round using the equity crowdfunding platform Onevest. Chief Operating Officer of Imperative, Arthur Woods, noted, "Our positive experience...more




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