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Mental Health First Aid Helps Support Rural Communities
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a community-based resource that educates people how to recognize and respond to someone experiencing a crisis. According to MHFA National Trainer Rita McElhany,...more

Economic Development Director Spars with Lawmaker Over Tax Incentives
Debbi Durham, the director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority went head-to-head with Senator Bill Dotzler as she asked for more tax credits to attract new industry to the state. Durham...more

Rhode Island Hospital Researchers Discover Protein that Lead to Malaria Vaccine
In a new research by Jonathan Kurtis, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues, there's a protein that may just be the solution that can lead to the development of a malaria vaccine. Kurtis enthused that...more

Mindfulness Eases Stress, Promotes Wellbeing among Children
According to a new study published online by the British Journal of Psychiatry, mindfulness could alleviate stress and even boost the wellbeing among school children. Mindfulness is a form of...more

Homelessness as Social Determinant of Health
Kenora Daily Miner and News writer, Nikki Spencer discusses that having a safe place to live in can be attributed to health in many ways. According to Spencer, the biggest social determinant of...more

SBA Expands Impact Fund, Boosts Small Business Capital
The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced the expansion of the Impact Fund, which was launched in 2011 as a five-year, $1 billion pilot initiative to capitalize investment funds that aim...more

Gannon University Receives $520,000 Grant for Integrated Business Transformation Program
Gannon University has been provided a $520,800 Discovered in PA-Developed in PA grant to support its Integrated Business Transformation program. Gannon's Erie Technology Incubator, Small Business...more

6 Student-Created Projects That Tackle Climate Change
College students in the U.S. are inventing the coolest and most creative ways to battle climate change and clean up domestic energy production. From recycling unusual earth elements to exercising...more

Teens Sleep in Cardboard Boxes for Homeless Fundraiser
Minersville Leo Club teenage members spent their time in cardboard boxes to raise awareness and funds for the homeless for the club's fourth annual 24-hour "Homeless Sleepout." The members...more

Veteran Stand Down Connects Homeless and At-Risk Veterans with Essential Services
The Santa Barbara County Veteran Stand Down event helps the homeless and at-risk veterans get free haircuts, food, clothing, mental health services and flu shots. The event was held at the Santa...more

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