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Proposed Medicare Part D Would Hike Senior Premiums, Raise Medicare Costs by $24 Billion
A Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) study reports about the proposed changes to the Medicare prescription drug program eliminating preferred pharmacy networks in Part D, which would...more



Burma Civil Society Groups Goes on a Study Trip to Sri Lanka
Members of a Burma civil society group comprised of lawyers, journalists, women social rights advocates, among others, have embarked on a trip to Colombo to meet with and learn from the experiences...more

Volunteer Coach Helps Teach Sports to Children
Charlotte Beard, a volunteer coach for 24 years, has been teaching students about basketball, softball, and football. According to Charlotte, she wants children to have the same great experiences...more

Social Enterprise Promotes Healing of Love
A 13-year-old social enterprise, Thistle Farms, works to address trafficking, addiction and prostitution among women through promoting healing of love. The women of Thistle Farms are bringing...more

USAID Kicks Off $24 Million Phil-Am Fund for Civil Society
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a $24 million fund (P1 billion) for innovative solutions to poverty, corruption, and human trafficking. The Phil-Am Fund a...more

The iVolunteer Movement
The Internet has been used as a medium for various activities. Now, it's used as a means to do volunteer work. iVolunteer, a web-based portal that seeks to bring volunteers and organizations...more

Social Entrepreneurs: How to Foster Social Impact
Katie Smith Milway contributes a Bloomberg post that has been adapted from her remarks at Babson College's 2014 Lewis Institute Social Innovator Awards. Milway discusses how social entrepreneurs...more

HHS Issues $12 Million ACA Funding to Support Health Centers Train Primary Care Providers
Health and Human Services (HHS) announces $12 million Affordable Care Act funds to help 32 Teaching Health Centers implement training in their primary care residency programs nationwide. The...more

Reuniting Kids and their Families Still No. 1 Goal
Thomas Pristow, director of Children and Family Services (CFS) for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, writes about improvement in the state of child welfare in Nebraska. Pristow...more

Lawyers Honored for Helping Low-Income Individuals with Civil Legal Needs
At a luncheon held by the Northern Kentucky Volunteer Lawyers (NKVL) and sponsored by the Lawyers Mutual Insurance of Kentucky, volunteer lawyers were honored for their commitment in helping meet the...more






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Cornwall as First-Ever Rural Social Enterprise Zone


Cornwall as First-Ever Rural Social Enterprise Zone

Cornwall, England has been christened as the first-ever rural social enterprise zone. Minister for Civil Society Nick Hurd remarked that what was happening in Cornwall was an example to the rest of the United Kingdom.




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