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A Topic Guide On Community Vitality and Rural Healthcare
A topic guide on community vitality and rural healthcare centers on how community and economic development can be in line with health services in rural areas and how collaboration between the sectors...more



Community Health Centers Tackle Care Gap Through Medical and Mental Services Integration
A team of researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) released a new analysis that looks into factors that impact the integration of mental...more

More Arkansans Signing Up for Health Coverage
The state Department of Human Services reports that more than 55,000 residents in Arkansas are opting to sign up for coverage under the recently approved plan to use federal Medicaid funds to buy...more

More Arkansans Signing Up for Health Coverage
According to a new RAND corporation study, foreign-educated and foreign-born health professionals play an important role in the U.S. health care system. Despite significant representation in the...more

BOCES for the Unemployed
The Regional Economic Development Council has recently launched the BOCES program wherein it aims to help train unemployed workers. $80,000 has been alloted to BOCES in order to fund tuition for...more

Lower CPR Training Rates in Rural Counties
According to a study by Monique L. Anderson, M.D., of the Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, N.C. and colleagues, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training seems to be lower in more rural...more

Extending Health Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) have spawned new opportunities for health and human services programs to incorporate eligibility determination, enrollment, and...more

Health Status of Disconnected Low-Income Men
A report from Urban Institute covers the health insurance coverage and health status of disconnected low-income men in the United States from 2008 to 2010. The report tackles men's connections to...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

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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How Social Enterprises Are Transforming Societies

How Social Enterprises Are Transforming Societies
Duncan Thorp, Policy and Communications Officer at Social Enterprise Scotland, writes for the Scotsman about empowering community...



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