News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.
The Affordable Care Act's (ACA) health insurance provisions will take effect in six months. Commonwealth Fund brings together an overview of updates to bring to light some issues propelling towards...more
The Ventura County Sheriff's Office's all-volunteer search and rescue teams have received new helmets as protection and unifying equipment.
The purchase of the new headgear is funded by...more
Craig Dearden-Phillips, who writes for The Guardian, attended a a conference in Moscow.
Craig explains that the social innovations conference is an eye-opener. He dishes out three points he has...more
The University of South Dakota and Civil Society join forces to spread awareness about human trafficking.
The two groups held a forum that assemble law enforcement officials, social service...more
New York City has announced the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), an anti-poverty and pro-work program, expansion plan for low-income workers without dependents.
Up to $2,000 in reimbursements is...more
Three communities in Berkshire County received a part of the $27.5 million federal Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) for neighborhood revitalization projects.
The Berkshire County...more
The US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $67 million in grant awards to 105 Navigator grant applicants in the Federally-facilitated and State Partnership...more
According to a study published by JAMA Pediatrics, household routine improvement interventions can reduce body mass index (BMI) among low-income, minority children.
The study aims to evaluate...more
An article on the World Socialist Web Site describes the increased impact the economic downturn has had on one community in San Diego, CA.
Many immigrant families are experiencing increased...more
Grace Epstein, junior at the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, has consistently been volunteering at the Oregon Food Back for the last eight years.
This year, she says she has noticed...more