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American Technology Services Extends Role Beyond IT To Address Strategic Public Health Issues
American Technology Services Extends Role Beyond IT To Address Strategic Public Health Issues

Leading provider of comprehensive IT services to nonprofits and small to mid-sized businesses, the American Technology Services, Inc. (ATS) is sponsoring the Association of State and Territorial...more

Syracuse Hackathons Spur Student Civic Engagement
Syracuse Hackathons Spur Student Civic Engagement

The Syracuse community hackers will host several hackathons, which include ProLiteracy and two Hack Upstate hackathons. These hackathons have civic-minded missions focused on building solutions to...more

High Levels of Physical Activity Associated with Better Academic Performance Among Boys
High Levels of Physical Activity Associated with Better Academic Performance Among Boys

A Finnish study published in PLOS ONE conducted in collaboration with the Physical Activity and Nutrition in Children (PANIC) Study held at the University of Eastern Finland and the First Steps Study...more

Iowa State University Breaks Ground On Research Park To Boost Economic Development
Iowa State University Breaks Ground On Research Park To Boost Economic Development

Governor Terry Branstad and Iowa State University's (ISU) Steven Leath joined officials on breaking ground on the new segment of ISU's Research Park. The Research Park is ISU's Economic...more

HHS Renders Additional Flexibility For Certification Of Electronic Health
HHS Renders Additional Flexibility For Certification Of Electronic Health

A final rule recently issued by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will add flexibility to health information technology...more

Alaska Nonprofits Receive Federal Funding To Help Fight Off Veteran Homelessness
Alaska Nonprofits Receive Federal Funding To Help Fight Off Veteran Homelessness

Two Alaska nonprofits have garnered $768,000 in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to help reduce veteran homelessness. The funding was released through VA's...more

Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants
Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is offering Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants to national nonprofit organizations that have rural...more

ALERT: Creating Healthy Communities As Part Of Energy's Future
ALERT: Creating Healthy Communities As Part Of Energy\

The ALERT Project, which consists of scientists, health care professionals, and concerned citizens who have years of experience dealing with the human health and the costs of oil dependency, provides...more

Small Farmers Can Help Reduce Climate Change and World Hunger
Small Farmers Can Help Reduce Climate Change and World Hunger

The Fair World Project (FWP), a campaign of the Organic Consumers Association, the country's largest network of green and ethical consumers, and The Latin American and Caribbean Network of Fair...more

Medicaid Expansion, Affordable Coverage Exchanges To Improve Drugs Access for Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia
Medicaid Expansion, Affordable Coverage Exchanges To Improve Drugs Access for Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia

The U.S. Physician & Payer Forum report entitled Healthcare Reform and Behavioral Health: Impact of Health Exchanges and Medicaid Expansion on Prescribing for Schizophrenia, Major Depression, and...more




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