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AmeriCorps State and National Grants
AmeriCorps State and National Grants

The Corporation for National and Community Service is sponsoring the AmeriCorps State and National Grants, which will award grants to organizations for the development of programs that will make use...more

KCET and The California Endowment's Building Healthy Communities Program Announce 'The Power of Stories'
KCET and The California Endowment\

KCET and The California Endowment's Building Healthy Communities initiative announced THE POWER OF STORIES, a new multimedia archive that includes a collection of stories and videos that will...more

The Safety Net Medical Home Initiative
The Safety Net Medical Home Initiative

The Safety Net Medical Home Initiative was a five-year (2008 to 2013) national Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) demonstration project to aid 65 primary care safety net sites become...more

Obesity Patients Risk Higher Surgical Complication Rates, Orthopedic Conditions
Obesity Patients Risk Higher Surgical Complication Rates, Orthopedic Conditions

A study published in the November issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) finds that obesity patients are in higher risk of getting surgical...more

Social Enterprise Completes Seed Round On Onevest Crowdfunding Site
Social Enterprise Completes Seed Round On Onevest Crowdfunding Site

Social enterprise Imperative recently completed its seed round using the equity crowdfunding platform Onevest. Chief Operating Officer of Imperative, Arthur Woods, noted, "Our positive experience...more

Geriatric Education For Rural Health Professionals Scholarship
Geriatric Education For Rural Health Professionals Scholarship

The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York announces its Geriatric Education For Rural Health Professionals Scholarships, which will allow medical professionals and nurses to attend...more

Early Implementation Findings Of Teacher Incentive Fund Grantees
Early Implementation Findings Of Teacher Incentive Fund Grantees

Mathematica conducted a national evaluation of the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) for the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences and found that after the first year, two key...more

Doctors Without Borders Experiments With Delivery Drones To Battle Tuberculosis In Rural Areas
Doctors Without Borders Experiments With Delivery Drones To Battle Tuberculosis In Rural Areas

Doctors Without Borders is experimenting with delivery drones to help battle a serious tuberculosis epidemic in rural areas. According to Doctors Without Borders program manager Eric Pujo, they...more

HHS Accelerates Ebola Vaccine Development
HHS Accelerates Ebola Vaccine Development

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) advances the development of a vaccine to prevent Ebola virus...more

French Civil Society Groups Launch New Campaign For Ethical Clothing
French Civil Society Groups Launch New Campaign For Ethical Clothing

French civil society groups and labor unions come together to launch an ethical clothing campaign designed to support the payment of decent wages to workers in Asia and Africa. The groups have...more




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