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Medicaid, A Key Player in Vermontís Health Care Reforms
Vermont Medicaid covers most health care services in Vermont. Under Vermont Blueprint for Health, most Medicaid's eligible recipients will be provided by medical homes with community health programs...more



Compulsive Shopping as Result to Boost Mood, Poor Credit Management
According to a new study soon to appear in the Journal of Economic Psychology, San Francisco State University researchers delved into specific behaviors that lead to compulsive shopping. The...more

Volunteers and Disaster Response Agencies Aid in Beaver Crossing Clean Up
Following the tornado that hit Beaver Crossing, disaster response agencies like the American red Cross and a slew of volunteers were ready to help victims in their disaster relief efforts. Nearly...more

Advocates Plead $100 Million to End Homelessness in Minnesota
Homeless advocates flocked to the State Capitol to lobby legislators in rolling out $100 million in funds to shelter the homeless in Minnesota. The hefty amount would fund 5,000 units across...more

Using KickStarter to Launch Social Enterprise Project
Spencer Toyama, a Web & Tech Solutions Provider and Huffington Post contributor, was recently invited to be a keynote speaker for the monthly Envision Hawaii Social Enterprise meeting. Toyama's...more

Low Levels of Exercise and Heavy Use of Electronic Media Result to Increased Health Risks Among Children
A University of Eastern Finland study finds that low levels of physical activity and heavy use of electronic media are associated with increased risk factors for type 2 diabetes and vascular diseases...more

Elected Officials Economic Development Orientation
About 45 elected officials and members of the Coastal Gateway Regional Economic Development Alliance has recently hosted an Elected Officials Economic Development Orientation. The purpose of this...more

Northern Border Commission to Provide Federal Grants for Upstate NY Projects
The Northern Border Regional Commission program will award a total of $1.1 million in federal community and economic development grants this year to upstate New York municipalities and...more

Homeless Veterans Get Housing Program Vouchers
As part of a mission to end homelessness among veterans in 2015, the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program provides $825 monthly vouchers to veterans who do not have a place to...more

United Way of Escambia County Calls on Volunteers for Flood Relief Efforts
Following the disastrous flood that hit Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in Florida, the United Way of Escambia County calls on volunteers for flood relief projects. Volunteers at these following...more






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Raised Concerns for Future of Long-Serving Social Enterprise


Raised Concerns for Future of Long-Serving Social Enterprise

Employees have raised concerns over the future of disability support organization Bindi, following four staff layoffs that were just recently announced.




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