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Creating Trusting Relationships Between Health Workers, Community Members In the Time of Ebola
The latest Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests that lack of trust in health system caused the Ebola outbreak to get out of control in West Africa during the early stages...more



Cafeteria Observation Study Finds Young Children Often Barely Take Healthy School Food Options
According to a new study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, school cafeterias may serve healthy food options but young schoolchildren often barely put it on their trays and eat...more

Volunteers Gather at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Community Cleanup
Following the big race, volunteers pitched in to clean up trash at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Individual volunteers and community groups are waiting in line just to pick up litter at the...more

Nashville Coalition for the Homeless Pays Tribute to Re-New Volunteers
Nashville Coalition for the Homeless presents with the Phyllis M. Frank Volunteer Award to local volunteers Julie Davis and Cheryl Hays of Re-New, a program at the YWCA of Nashville & Middle...more

New Report Details Tax Reforms Geared to Promote Homeownership
An Urban Institute report, New Perspectives on Homeownership Tax Incentives, documents three tax reforms that address to promote homeownership through a channel other than the deductibility of...more

The Long-Feared Federal Budget Cut
The White House and Congress failed to take action against the looming federal deficit reduction and the devastating effects it would cause across various states in the country. Everything from...more

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

Social Enterprise Promotes Healing of Love
A 13-year-old social enterprise, Thistle Farms, works to address trafficking, addiction and prostitution among women through promoting healing of love. The women of Thistle Farms are bringing...more

Cognizant Sponsors Maker Corps Host Sites to Incite STEM Career Interest
Cognizant Technology Solutions, a leading provider of IT-related and business process outsourcing services, is sponsoring six Maker Corp host sites as part of its initiative to build student interest...more




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