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Air Pollution Primes Children for Asthma-related Coackroach Allergy
Researchers at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health has recently hinted that very early exposure to certain components of air pollution can increase the risk of developing a...more



HHS Renders Additional Flexibility For Certification Of Electronic Health
A final rule recently issued by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will add flexibility to health information technology...more

Kent County Schools Acquire Health and Human Services Support for Students
Five additional Kent School Services Network (KSSN) members will be receiving health and human services to help students get the resources they need to break down barriers to learning. KSSN has...more

Medicare: Questions and Answers
Director of Runningwater Draw RSVP, Linda Milner Shipp, have gotten hold of information concerning Medicare changes provided by the US Department of Health and Human Services. Some questions that...more

CLASP: Infant and Toddler Child Care Policies
CLASP's recent publication, "Better for Babies: A Study of State Infant and Toddler Child Care Policies," shows data from a recent state survey of child care subsidy, licensing, and quality...more

HHS Issues Supreme Court Memo on Defense of Marriage Act
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces first guidance addressing that all beneficiaries in private Medicare plans have access to equal coverage when it comes to care in a...more

A Topic Guide On Community Vitality and Rural Healthcare
A topic guide on community vitality and rural healthcare centers on how community and economic development can be in line with health services in rural areas and how collaboration between the sectors...more

Sebelius Promotes Obamacare to Philadelphia Latino Community
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was in Philadelphia to address the Latino community about enrolling in health insurance plans. According to...more

Pharmacy Research to Raise Standards of Health Literacy
In a special themed issue on "Pharmacy, Medication Use, and the National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy," published in the journal Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, pharmacy...more

Health Reform Expands Opportunities for Community Health Workers
The enduring growth in health care spending and demand for affordable care is forging new opportunities for workers who can help expand cost-effective care. The Urban Institute paper suggests that...more




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Social Enterprise Earns Million-Pound Contract to Run Out-of-Hours GP Services

Social Enterprise Earns Million-Pound Contract to Run Out-of-Hours GP Services
A group of local doctors led a social enterprise, which has garnered a multi-million pound...

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