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Medicaid Expansion, Affordable Coverage Exchanges To Improve Drugs Access for Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia
The U.S. Physician & Payer Forum report entitled Healthcare Reform and Behavioral Health: Impact of Health Exchanges and Medicaid Expansion on Prescribing for Schizophrenia, Major Depression, and...more



Changes to Medicare Will Upset Health of Low- And Middle-Income Individuals and Families
In conjunction with Affordable Care Act's (ACA) third anniversary and the Advance Notice of Methodological Changes released by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a statement...more

HHSentrepreneurs Program Needs Social Innovators
The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the need for social entrepreneurs and innovators as applicants fr its HHSentrepreneurs Program. The program partners...more

Maternal Exposure to Air Pollution Believed to be the Cause of Low Birth Weights Worldwide
A study conducted by Tracey J. Woodruff, PhD, MPH, professor of obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive sciences at UC San Francisco has recently reported that mothers who are exposed to...more

Planned Parenthood to Get Federal Funds for Insurance Enrollment
The Planned Parenthood Federation of America will get federal funding to assist US citizens for enrolling in Obamacare insurance. Planned Parenthood is a sexual and reproductive health care...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

New Hampshire HHS Offers Free Lead Testing for Kids, Toys
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is overseeing a free blood testing and toy testing for children, marking the National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. The free tests...more

More Homeless Patients Are Being Discharged With \"No Fixed Abode\"
Homeless patients, including those that suffer from with serious illnesses or addiction, are being discharged by hospitals due to lack of funding. District Health Board figures reveal a flock of...more

Mental Health First Aid Helps Support Rural Communities
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a community-based resource that educates people how to recognize and respond to someone experiencing a crisis. According to MHFA National Trainer Rita McElhany,...more

Health Reform Benefits in Oregon
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services reports the benefits reaped by individuals and families concerning the health reform in Oregon. The report features the law as "already providing...more






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Declara’s Social Enterprise Network Garners $16M Funding, Helps Teams Communicate Efficiently

Declara’s Social Enterprise Network Garners $16M Funding, Helps Teams Communicate Efficiently
Declara’s founder Ramona Pierson has recently raised a new $16 million for her company to further its global...



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