Health Care, General/Other News

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HHS to Spend $450,000 Grants to Navajo Nation for Birth Control
The US Department of Health and Human Services will be spending $450,000 in grants to promote "long acting" contraceptives and "sterilization" birth control methods among the Navajo Nation's...more



Annual Growth Rate Slows Down in February 2013, S&P Healthcare Economic Index Finds
According to the S&P Dow Jones Indices for the S&P Healthcare Economic Composite Index, the average per capita cost of healthcare services covered by commercial insurance and Medicare programs in...more

HHS Statement On World Polio Day
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius remarks on World Polio Day. She asserts that a polio-free world is a priority of the U.S. Department of Health and Human...more

Physical and Sexual Abuse Rates in Children Decline, Rates of Child Neglect Remain Unknown
A new report from the Institute of Medicine finds that physical and sexual abuse rates of children have declined over the last two decades. However, the reason for the decline is not yet fully...more

CHIP Boosts Coverage for Children, Minimizes Financial Burdens On Their Families
A Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) nationwide evaluation study reveals that CHIP has successfully expanded coverage for uninsured children, therefore improving their access to care and...more

UNESCO Integrates Preservation of World Heritage Sites for Sustainable Tourism
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) integrates a unique approach to improve the lives of locals and subdue poverty by promoting cultural heritage and...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

NY Nursing Professor Garners $1.5 Million Grant from HHS
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded $1.5 million Health Resources and Services Administration Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention grant to New York University...more

Virtual Pharmacists: The Future of Telemedicine
Founder of Rock Health portfolio company TelePharm, Roby Miller explained that people will "see a shift in how pharmacists are reimbursed because their value will be realized shortly from a...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






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New Social Enterprise Hub In Ballymena


New Social Enterprise Hub In Ballymena

The Northern Zone Social Enterprise Hub at Ballymena’s Ecos Centre has now officially opened. The launching ceremony was carried out by Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland.


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