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Social Entrepreneur Spotlight on Fairbourne Consulting\
Forbes contributor, Joshua Steimle, profiles individuals who are ta the forefront of social entrepreneurship. One of them is Peter Harris, venture capitalist and social entrepreneur at Fairbourne...more



Accela Ushers In An App Challenge To Foster Civic Engagement
Accela Inc. kicks off its 2014 Accela Construct App Challenge, in which civic-minded developers can leverage the Accela API and CivicData.com to develop apps that help connect government agencies and...more

A Neurobiological Trigger May Cause Abusive Parenting
In the quarterly journal Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, report shows that parents who physically abuse their children appear to have a physiological response that triggers more...more

Reinforcing Work Ethic To Ensure People Find Paid Employment
Work requirements can't be enforced when people can't find work. Recent analysis indicates that at least two-thirds of the growth in food stamps between 2007 and 2011 was the direct result of...more

Scope and State of Civil Society in South Africa
Fazila Farouk of South African Civil Society Information Service (SACSIS) in Johannesburg speaks to Piroshaw Camay, executive director of the Co-operative for Research and Education, about the scope...more

High Rate of Uninsured African Americans May Be Eligible for Coverage If All States Expanded Medicaid
In a new report announced by the Department of Health and Human Services, six out of ten (4.2 million) uninsured African Americans might qualify for Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program...more

Immigrants Greatly Benefit from Medicaid Growth
The Center for Immigration Studies presented new government data that finds immigrant families hugely benefit from the Medicaid expansion. Evidence suggests that the Medicaid growth linked with...more

Social Enterprise Seminars Formed for Entrepreneurs in Blackburn
Regenerate Pennine Lancashire, an economic development company, plans to hold a series of seminars about starting a social enterprise. There will be an introductory session in Blackburn, which...more

Strong Support for Proposed Improvements to 2015 Medicare Part D
A total of 151 organizations have sent a letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner in support of proposed improvements included in the agency's...more

New Study Reveals Autistic Children Are More Sedentary Than Peers
A new study published in the journal "Autism Research and Treatment" finds that children with autism are more sedentary than their typically-developing peers. The study were co-authored by Kiley...more




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