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HHS Supports Community-Based Options for Older Americans, People with Disabilities
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final rule to ensure that Medicaid's home and community-based services programs provide full access to the benefits of community...more



Federal TANF Funds for Child Care Reaches Lowest Point
The decline in TANF spending used for child care has reached its lowest level in since 1998. A number of families have been affected by the sudden drop in federal TANF funds, which left them...more

HHS Awards $1.2 Million Grant to Standing to Achieve New Directions
Standing to Achieve New Directions (STAND) is receiving a $1.2 million grant to provide behavioral health services for men out of jail. The grant will go towards expanding STAND's work to...more

More Arkansans Signing Up for Health Coverage
The state Department of Human Services reports that more than 55,000 residents in Arkansas are opting to sign up for coverage under the recently approved plan to use federal Medicaid funds to buy...more

Case Study on Las Vegas Investors and Housing Markets
The Las Vegas case study examined four areas in the Las Vegas Metro featuring low to middle-level housing market subareas. Investors displayed a persistent presence throughout the study area,...more

Transparency Legislation for Indiana\
The transparency legislation for Indiana's state funded economic development has been lobbied to both houses of the General Assembly. Indiana taxpayers will be able to access better visibility,...more

HHS Continues Smoothing Out Technology Creases
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is moving forward to continue ironing out technology issues to enhance consumer access to online health insurance exchange websites that went live...more

Durham Entrepreneur Uses Social Media to Get Kids Active
Coleman Greene, a Durham entrepreneur and creator of Sqord, has collaborated with Premera Blue Cross to keep kids active by using social media. The Sqord is a funny word that children made up,...more

Cal State Fullerton Student Volunteers File Taxes For Free
About 500 student volunteers from Cal State Fullerton (CSUF) will work through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program at CSUF to help members of the community file their taxes at no charge....more

Wells Fargo Imparts $3.8 Million for Triangle Philanthropy Efforts
Wells Fargo & Co., provider of banking and investment, contributed $3.8 million in the Triangle East region in 2012. The donation is part of the $15.6 million in North Carolina philanthropy for...more






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Partnerships in Social Enterprises Can Increase Social Impact

Partnerships in Social Enterprises Can Increase Social Impact
Chief executive of HCT, Dai Powell, shares the experiences and practical lessons he learned along the...



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