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HHS Announces Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Expansion
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $69.7 million grants to 13 states to expand Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV)...more



Greer STEP To Break Ground In Helping Homeless Families
To help homeless families, Greer STEP will be launched in n October and be operational by February, which will be run by Daily Bread Ministries. Daily Bread Ministries has managed he Greer Soup...more

States Not Expanded Medicaid Leave 1.1 Million Community Health Center Patients without Health Insurance
According to a new report by the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative at Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at the George Washington...more

Beijing Social Enterprise Works to Deliver Clean Air for City Residents
Beijing social enterprise, Smart Air, is delivering clean air to its city residents by teaching them how to build their own air purifiers. In an effort to clear out air pollution in China's...more

Mindfulness Practice Can Reduce Stress and Burnout Among Teachers
A new study conducted by the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (CIHM) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Waisman Center shows that teachers who undergo mindfulness training were able to...more

Souther Bancorp Community Hires New Development Officer
Kimberly Hall Clement, a Marvel native, has recently been named as the new community development officer of Southern Bancorp Community partners in Helena. Clement will be responsible for...more

New Health Care Delivery Sites Get ACA Funding Boost
New health care delivery sites get Affordable Care Act funding totaling $67 million. The new delivery sites will expand access to preventive and primary health care to over 130,000 additional...more

Trends in Economic Inequality and Tax Policy
An Urban Institute paper examines the historical trends in economic inequality and the role of tax policy in reducing it. The paper, entitled Taxes and Inequality, documents the reasons why income...more

Federal Sequestration Harms Head Start, Affects Other Local Social Services
According to a new RAND corporation study, foreign-educated and foreign-born health professionals play an important role in the U.S. health care system. Despite significant representation in the...more




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