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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



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

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

Binge Drinking 5 or More Alcoholic Drinks Common among High School Seniors
According to a study published by JAMA Pediatrics, a JAMA Network publication, binge drinking five or more alcoholic drinks in a row is common among high school senior students. The authors note...more

Determining Impact of Divorce on Oklahoma Children and Taxpayers
The Senate Health and Human Services Committee is probing into the impact of divorce on Oklahoma children and taxpayers with an interim study. The study will look at lowering divorce rates in...more

Importance of Preserving Ties with Family During Imprisonment
University of Huddersfield researchers published a paper in the Prison Service Journal that examines what impact family ties and relationships can have on the prisoner, as well as how imprisonment...more

Disconnected Low-Income Men: A Demographic Picture
In a demographic study of disconnected low-income males, approximately 16.5 million civilian men across the U.S. age 18-44 lived in families with incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty...more

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CLASP reports that the number of children, from infancy to five years of age, living in poverty in the United States has been increasing. Nearly 6 million young children are living in poor...more

Hispanics to Benefit from ACA Coverage
In a RAND estimate, 5.4 million of Hispanics will have coverage by 2016 because of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If states act to expand Medicaid, more uninsured Hispanics could gain coverage....more

Mapping the Homelessness Problem in America
Nonprofits, designers, and technology specialists have gathered together at the recent Hack to End Homelessness event in Seattle to visualize and contextualize the homelessness problem across the...more






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Establishing a Social Enterprise Curriculum


Several British colleges and universities have embraced social entrepreneurship in their curriculum. Pathik Pathak at Southampton have introduced n interdisciplinary module in Social Enterprise, which is open to students of all year groups and across all disciplines.




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