Health Care, General/Other News

News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.

WIC Food Cost Report 2010
The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture administered the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). The WIC supplies federal...more



HHS Announces Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Expansion
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $69.7 million grants to 13 states to expand Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV)...more

HHS Continues Smoothing Out Technology Creases
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is moving forward to continue ironing out technology issues to enhance consumer access to online health insurance exchange websites that went live...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

New Study Finds Medicaid Programs Vary in Coverage of Preventive Care
In a new study published in the July issue of Health Affairs, Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries will not have preventive coverage for cancer screenings, diabetes tests, heart disease counseling and...more

This Simple Plaster-Like Patch Might Just Monitor Health and Release Drugs
An innovative wearable health technology has been unveiled -- the plaster-like patch from South Korea that can monitor disorders, sense movement, and disburse drugs. According to a paper published...more

Commonwealth Fund Update on ACA Implementation
Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation that works on health policies and reform, updates on the state's latest action on Affordable Care Act Implementation. Current insurance marketplace and...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






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Wealthy Resource Generation: Tax Us More!


Wealthy Resource Generation: Tax Us More!

Resource Generation, a group of young people who grew up wealthy, wish to give something back. They published a letter this week that implies advocacy and participation in structural change that will ultimately improve the resourcing of schools in Pennsylvania.




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