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Purple Line Corridor Coalition to Host \"Beyond the Tracks\" Workshop for Community Development
The Purple Line Corridor Coalition (PLCC) will be hosting an inaugural regional workshop entitled, "Beyond the Tracks: Community Development in the Purple Line Corridor," on March 21, 2014. The...more



New York Bill Bans Direct Contact between Big Cats and the Public
The New York bill A.9004, championed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), will forbid direct contact between the public and tigers, lions and other dangerous wild animals owned by...more

San Francisco: Funding for Homeless Should Increase
Marking the anniversary of San Francisco's Ten Year Plan to Abolish Chronic Homelessness, budget analysts learns that the city is spending a whopping $165 million on programs to fight homelessness...more

Big Data Analysis: Engine to Economic Development?
Wired.com contributing writer and CEO of Panjiva, Josh Green, discusses how "Big Data" can be utilized as an engine for economic development. Since economic development has been often been...more

Expansion of Medicaid to Benefit Patients and Hospitals
The expansion of Medicaid benefits hospitals and patients alike as it provides for long-term care services while at a reduced hospital rate. The many provisions found in the Affordable Care Act...more

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Talks about National Minority Health Month
Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, speaks about the National Minority Health Month. This celebratory month tackles awareness about health disparities...more

HHS Report Finds Texas Marketplace Rates Lower, Have More ACA Options
The Department of Health and Human Services released a report that finds that Texas consumers will see increased competition in the health insurance marketplace. This results to new and affordable...more

Ambulance Volunteers Shortage Has Australian Locals Worried
Volunteers shortage impedes ambulance support for small towns in Australia and has the locals worried. According to Terry Whales of the SA Ambulance Service, most stations in Australia are manned...more

Town Kitchen Serves More Than Lunches for Companies
The Town Kitchen connects low-income Oakland youth aged 16-24 with local chefs and artisans to plan, prepare, build, box and deliver curbside lunch to companies and individuals in the Oakland and San...more

Health Care Agencies Affected by Government Shutdown
According to an article published in Medical Economics, health care agencies are being seriously affected by the government shutdown. To date, 52 percent of the Department of Health and Human...more






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Nonprofit Website Freely Connects Low-Income Individuals to Social Services They Need

Nonprofit Website Freely Connects Low-Income Individuals to Social Services They Need
Rey Faustino, who experienced poverty and had to make ends meet to help his struggling...



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