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Strengthening Communities Fund and the Economic Recession
The Federal government's response to the 2009 economic slump was the Strengthening Communities Fund (SCF) authorized under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). Since people...more



Atlanta Works to Put Hundreds of Homeless into Homes
An Atlanta initiative aims to help hundreds of homeless veterans and other chronically homeless people get off the streets and into homes of their own. Atlanta's efforts in tackling homelessness...more

Small Businesses, Researchers as Victims of Legislation
According to a group of economists who published their findings in Choices Magazine, sequestration and proposed legislation, such as the Census Reform Act of 2013, will cut the reporting of some...more

Students More Likely to be Bullied at Schools with Anti-Bullying Initiatives
The latest UT Arlington study finds that students attending schools with anti-bullying programs may be more likely to be victims of bullying than children at schools without such...more

Household Gun Ownership Linked to Child Gun Shot Injuries and Deaths
According to an abstract presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, researchers discovered a link between the percentage of homes with guns...more

Addressing Childhood Deprivation to Prevent Damaging Health Behaviors
Researchers from UCL (University College London) in a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health have found that childhood deprivation promotes damaging health behaviors in...more

Experiences of Racism Linked with Weight Gain among African American Women
A study published online in the American Journal of Epidemiology reveals the connection between racism and weight gain was strongest among African-American women who reported consistently high...more

Employed Homeless New Yorkers
The New York Times article by Mireya Navarro illustrates struggling working people who hold one or two jobs, but are homeless and living in shelters. According to City data gathered by the...more

Soccer Enhances Fitness and Health Among Disadvantaged Men
In a research by the Copenhagen Centre for Team Sport and Health in Denmark, street football (soccer) improves fitness and cardiovascular health in socially deprived men. Sixteen original...more

Better-Educated Middle-Aged Americans Less Likely to Smoke and Remain More Physically Active
New medical findings from the September issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior indicate that better-educated middle-aged Americans are less likely to smoke and remain more physically...more






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Social Enterprise Bicycle Shop Celebrates its 5th Year

Social Enterprise Bicycle Shop Celebrates its 5th Year
Rothar, a Dublin-based social enterprise, celebrates its fifth year of running its socially responsible bicycle...



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