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HHS Announces $67 Million in Grant Awards to Navigators
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces $67 million in grant awards to 105 Navigator grant applicants in Federally-facilitated and State Partnership Marketplaces. According...more



Advocates of Cancer Care Rally Congress to Stop Sequester Cut to Cancer Drugs
Cancer care advocates and physicians across the U.S. are rallying Congress lawmakers to stop the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from executing the sequester cut to Medicare payments...more

Obesity Could Most Likely Lead to More Car Crash Deaths
A research based on the US Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) from 1996 to 2008 has recently found that obesity could be a factor in determining a greater risk of death in car crash...more

Air Pollution Primes Children for Asthma-related Coackroach Allergy
Researchers at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health has recently hinted that very early exposure to certain components of air pollution can increase the risk of developing a...more

HHS Seeks Obamacare Translation Services Supporting at Least 100 Languages
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is addressing data privacy and security concerns in connection with the operation of exchanges. The solution: translation services. HHS is...more

OKC Volunteer Program To Help Fill Health Care Needs For Uninsured
It has recently been reported that political and businessed leaders in Oklahoma City are set to join health care officials in announcing the creation of a new volunteer-driven program to that's...more

NURSE Corps Scholarship Program Deadline Extended
The NURSE Corps Scholarship Program (formerly Nursing Scholarship Program) will offer scholarships to nursing students in exchange for a minimum 2-year full-time service commitment (or part-time), at...more

Primary Care Physicians: Key Resource For Abused Women In Rural Areas?
According to Penn State medical and public health researchers, primary care physicians in rural communities do not routinely screen women for intimate partner violence (IPV). To address this...more

Urban Institute: Medicaid and the Young Invincibles Under the Affordable Care Act
A total of 5.4 million uninsured young adults will be qualified for Medicaid coverage in 2014. However, 4.3 million uninsured young adults earning below 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level...more






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Why This Book Needs to be Read By Every Social Entrepreneur
Pedagogy of the Oppressed, a 1970s book by author Paulo Freire, envisions a world not as...



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