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African-American Medical Students Most Affected By High Debt Load
Researchers at Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University examined data from a sample of over 2% of the U.S. medical students enrolled at over a hundred accredited American medical...more



Government Shutdown Could Render More Than 23K Families Homeless
If the government shutdown still pushed through at the end of the month, more than 23,000 families could end up being homeless. According to LA County Housing Authority Executive Director Sean...more

Recurring Intimate-Partner Violence Drops through Mandatory Community Intervention Program
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill claim that mothers who completed a mandatory community intimate-partner violence (IPV) program were less prone to be re-victimized and...more

Genes Contribute to Behavior Problems in Preschool, Child Care Centers
Findings from the International Journal of Behavioral Development indicate some children may be genetically predisposed to developing behavioral problems in child care and preschool...more

NCAIED Brings Economic Opportunities in Indian Country
The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED), a Native American-geared business organization in the US, works to expand economic opportunities across the nation. NCAIED...more

Food Stamps Saved Millions Out of Poverty in 2012
In the government's annual update on income, poverty and health insurance coverage, the report states that food stamps kept 4 million Americans out of poverty in 2012. The report finds that SNAP...more

An Unprecedented Look at Gender Gap in College Enrollment
In the October 2013 issue of Educational Researcher (ER), it examines the role of sorting between boys and girls across public U.S. high schools in explaining the gender gap of college enrollment...more

Three-Hour Group Sessions Can Prevent Mental Health Issues Among Teens
According to a study conducted by Dr. Patricia Conrod of the University of Montreal and its affiliated Sainte-Justine Hospital Research Centre, teacher delivered interventions for mental health...more

Commonwealth Fund Scorecard Presents State-by-State Survey of Healthcare Systems
A new Commonwealth Fund scorecard presents the first state-by-state comparison of health care experiences of Americans. The scorecard finds low-income individuals in top performing states are...more

Interactive Poverty Simulation to Understand Low-Income Family Struggles
The Center for Civic Engagement and the Office of the Chaplaincy will run an interactive poverty simulation on October 7 to raise awareness of the challenges low-income families go through. During...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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