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Compassionate Sidewalks Plan Tackles the Issue of Homelessness
Council member Jesse Arreguin proposed the Compassionate Sidewalks Plan to tackle the ongoing issues of homelessness. Arreguin decided to push through with only the community working group instead...more

MOCA Decides to Drop Merger with LACMA
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) appears to forgo collaboration with Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). MOCA board officials states that the museum would best be an independent...more

Native Agriculture and Food Systems College Scholarship Program
First Nations Development Institute announces its Native Agriculture and Food Systems College Scholarship Program that Native American college students pursuing careers in agriculture and...more

Children Should Be Protected from Firearm Violence
A study presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando documents differences in the types of injuries and how children are hospitalized based on...more

Commonwealth Fund Update on ACA Implementation
Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation that works on health policies and reform, updates on the state's latest action on Affordable Care Act Implementation. Current insurance marketplace and...more

Primary Care Physicians: Key Resource For Abused Women In Rural Areas?
According to Penn State medical and public health researchers, primary care physicians in rural communities do not routinely screen women for intimate partner violence (IPV). To address this...more

Dew-Harvesting Boxes Help Create Environments that Curtail Climate Change
Pieter Hoff, a former Holland tulip farmer, designs and sells the Groasis Waterboxx, a dew-harvesting system that repels desertification in dry places to create environments for growing food and...more

Death from Analgesic Overdose Linked to Disadvantaged, Divorce-Affected Homes
According to a research conducted at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, death from drugs like oxycodone and codeine are linked to disadvantaged neighborhoods, and high divorce,...more

Sequestration Hits Head Start
The US Department of Health and Human Services estimated 57,265 children were cut from Head Start services due to sequestration. Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide preschool for...more

Philanthropic and Environmental Groups Join Forces to Announce Shale Gas Development in the Appalachian
Representatives of philanthropic foundations, energy companies and environmental agencies gather together to announce the Formation of a Center for Performance Standards and Independent Certification...more

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