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Greenhouse Gas Policies Should Consider Household Income Levels
A University of Alberta (UA) study informs that government policies aimed at lowering greenhouse gas emissions should be looking at household income levels of consumers. Published recently online...more



Medicaid Expansion, Affordable Coverage Exchanges To Improve Drugs Access for Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia
The U.S. Physician & Payer Forum report entitled Healthcare Reform and Behavioral Health: Impact of Health Exchanges and Medicaid Expansion on Prescribing for Schizophrenia, Major Depression, and...more

Not Understanding the Extent of Youth Homelessness Problem
According to Bobbie Ibarra, executive director of the Miami Coalition for the Homeless, the decision-makers and funders have not always understood the extent of youth homelessness problem. Ibarra...more

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It has recently been reported that the Women's Giving Circle of Harford County has given a sum of $36,000 to 11 nonprofit organizations that focus on helping women and young girls in the...more

More Beneficiaries Choose Higher Quality Medicare Advantage Plans, Projected to Increase
According to US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, more beneficiaries prefer higher quality Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, and is projected to increase for the...more

A Second Look at Kinship Care
Child care can be expensive and most parents typically resort to ask their kin for help in babysitting their children. Placing foster care children with their relatives was considered taboo in the...more

Former Drug Dealer Reaches Out to Homeless
Fabian Bennett, a former alcoholic and meth drug dealer, saw an opportunity to change his life around while working for the Lodestar Day Resource Center in Phoenix. Bennett is now an engagement...more

Children Lacking in Motor Skills More Likely to Struggle Socially
According to new evidence published in the July issue of Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, children lacking in motor skills may result to social ineptitude. Motor skills, which include catching...more

Strengthening Families Through Stronger Fathers
The New York Legislature enacted the Strengthening Families Through Stronger Fathers Initiative in 2006 to aid low-income noncustodial parents find work and pay for child support. Urban Institute...more

Peace Corps Rep Talks about Volunteering Overseas to Students
Peace Corps representatives recently paid Grand Valley State University a visit to talk to its students about volunteer work abroad. Not sugar-coating their experience, Peace Corps volunteers deal...more




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