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ACEP Lauds Nomination of Marilyn Tavenner as Head of CMS
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today applauded the re-nomination of Marilyn Tavenner as administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The...more



Medicaid Expansion, Affordable Coverage Exchanges To Improve Drugs Access for Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia
The U.S. Physician & Payer Forum report entitled Healthcare Reform and Behavioral Health: Impact of Health Exchanges and Medicaid Expansion on Prescribing for Schizophrenia, Major Depression, and...more

Sebelius Promotes Obamacare to Philadelphia Latino Community
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was in Philadelphia to address the Latino community about enrolling in health insurance plans. According to...more

A Rundown on Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Implementation
The Affordable Care Act's (ACA) health insurance provisions will take effect in six months. Commonwealth Fund brings together an overview of updates to bring to light some issues propelling towards...more

Kansas Healthy Habits for Life
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Foundation is sponsoring a grant program that offers grants to school staff members. These school staff members can use the grants to develop programs that...more

HHS Sets Partnership and Video Contest in Motion with Young Invincibles
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, in partnership with the Young Invincibles, kicked off the Healthy Young America video contest. The contest is part...more

New Health Care Delivery Sites Get ACA Funding Boost
New health care delivery sites get Affordable Care Act funding totaling $67 million. The new delivery sites will expand access to preventive and primary health care to over 130,000 additional...more

Save Home Health Raps on the Negative Impact of Medicare Cuts to Home Healthcare
Save Home Health representatives participated in a press conference to raise awareness about the Medicare cuts to home health funding that went into effect on January 1 as part of the Affordable Care...more






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The “Lean Startup” Approach to Philanthropy


The “Lean Startup” Approach to Philanthropy

Homejoy, an affordable home cleaning service that caters to a broad audience and connects people with professional home cleaners online, has announced the recent establishment of its Homejoy Foundation. The foundation will provide financial grants to veterans and military families in need.


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