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Study Finds Homeless Youths with Friends at Lower Risk for STDs
A new study finds that young homeless people who have same-sex friends and acquaintances with stable housing are at lower risk for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Findings also reveal that...more



Connecticut Council for Philanthropy President to Surrender Title
Connecticut Council for Philanthropy president, Nancy Roberts, will be leaving her post by the end of March. The Board's search committee will be seeking out her new successor, which will be led...more

Report Shows High Rates of Homelessness in Canada
According to two Canadian reports just recently released, rates of homelessness and poverty in the country are high. The findings state that homelessness and poverty often strikes indigenous and...more

GP Co-operatives Transform Into Out-of-Hours Social Enterprises
When the new NHS GP contract effectively released GP co-operatives from the duties of providing out-of-hours services in 2004, most co-operatives dispersed rapidly. From this, social enterprises...more

Hawaii Health Centers Garner Grants to Help Uninsured Residents Get Health Coverage
A total of 14 Hawaii health centers received $1,204,918 in funding from the Health and Human Services (HHS) to help the uninsured get health coverage as implemented by new options stated in the...more

Entrepreneurs as the Agents of Change and Opportunity
Joel Young, founder of the Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurs Society and contributor for Kelowna Capital News, writes that this is the time to "accept the need and the challenge of the entrepreneurial...more

The Invisible Boys of St. Francis: Under 30 and Homeless
According to a 2011 Homelessness Resource Center study, 23.5 percent of homeless are teens and young adults. These teens and young adults are largely invisible, buried beneath the visible homeless...more

Maple Ridge Boy Raises $24,000 By Making Lemonade Out of Lemons
Seven-year-old boy from Maple Ridge, Quinn Callander, has set up a lemonade stand to raise funds for his friend, Brayden Grozdanich, who needs surgery available in New Jersey because of his cerebral...more

Spotlight on Alexandra Lebenthal: Woman of Philanthropy
President and CEO of Lebenthal & Co., Alexandra Lebenthal, dabbles in philanthropic causes. A business-savvy finance mogul, Lebenthal also engages her spare time to community involvement. Doing...more






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These 5 Startups Use Creativity to Change People’s Views About Health

These 5 Startups Use Creativity to Change People’s Views About Health
Cause Artist lists down the five health startups that are changing people’s views about health and...



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