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Pathfinder Health GP Talks Improving Healthcare in India
West Midlands GP Dr Niti Pall founded Pathfinder Health India to help improve the health care system that India has been dealt with. Pall sets up Pathfinder Health Developments Community Interest...more



Health Care Innovations Save Lives of Mothers and Children
Ten cost-effective health care innovations could have the potential to save the lives of some 1.2 million mothers and children in 2015. The ten are identified by international experts from...more

Anti-Fever Medication Pose Kidney Injury Risk in Children
According to a group of researchers from Indiana University School of Medicine, common hypothermic drugs such as ibuprofen and naproxen, when taken by sick children, could greatly expose them to...more

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

HHS Rolls Out Affordable Care Act Funds for Care Access Expansion
The U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announces new funding to support new primary care sites in 236 communities to serve more than 1.25 million additional...more

The Safety Net Medical Home Initiative
The Safety Net Medical Home Initiative was a five-year (2008 to 2013) national Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) demonstration project to aid 65 primary care safety net sites become...more

States Now Deciding Whether to Expand Medicaid Programs Under ACA
Given the Supreme Court's decision in 2012, states that haven't yet expanded are looking into expanding their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act. It has been noted that the...more

Medicaid, A Key Player in Vermontís Health Care Reforms
Vermont Medicaid covers most health care services in Vermont. Under Vermont Blueprint for Health, most Medicaid's eligible recipients will be provided by medical homes with community health programs...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






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Hong Kong Continues to Support its Social Enterprise Sector

Hong Kong Continues to Support its Social Enterprise Sector
Hong Kong’s social enterprise sector seems to thrive, and the government declares its support for...



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