Health Care, General/Other News

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Affordable Care Act Implements Health Profession Opportunity Grants
The Affordable Care Act confirms the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program for eligible Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) beneficiaries. The program presents training...more



HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Talks about National Minority Health Month
Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, speaks about the National Minority Health Month. This celebratory month tackles awareness about health disparities...more

HHS Advisory Committee to Focus on Needs of Children in Disasters
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' new National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters targets the needs of children in disasters. The new committee will dispense provide...more

Social Enterprise Brings Fitness Oomph to Elderly
Social entrepreneur Ben Allen established The Oomph, a North Yorkshire-based personal training provider, which brings physical training and fitness classes to thousands of elderly people. The...more

Study: Bright-colored Fruits & Veggies May Prevent or Delay ALS
A new study published by the Wiley in Annals of Neurology suggest that increased consumption of foods containing colorful carotenoids, particularly beta-carotene and lutein, may prevent or delay the...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

Beyond Agrarian Design, Health Care Tech Company Gears Up for Sustainability
A bucolic farm houses the campus of health care software provider, Epic Systems Corporation, where employees and visitors alike will likely run into a cow or an alfalfa farmer in a conference...more

Affordable Care Act: Skid Row Homeless Still Gets Health Care
JWCH Institute Lead Community Outreach Worker Christopher Mack observes that regardless of the many homeless living in Skid Row will qualify for health insurance by the end of the year under...more

Souther Bancorp Community Hires New Development Officer
Kimberly Hall Clement, a Marvel native, has recently been named as the new community development officer of Southern Bancorp Community partners in Helena. Clement will be responsible for...more






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Rolled Into One: Locavesting, Social Entrepreneurship and Crowdfunding

Rolled Into One: Locavesting, Social Entrepreneurship and Crowdfunding
Award-winning journalist and Forbes contributor, Anne Field, explains the ways inĀ strengthening communities at the same...



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