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Op-Ed: Communities as Assets for Health Promotion

In a presentation to OneCity, Executive Director of Health People, Chris Norwood proposes a new vision of health---a vision that absolutely includes poor communities as recognized and valued partners in building their own health.

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Presidential Debate: Expert Panel Gives Scientific Analysis of Candidates' Performances

Four expert panelists each day will present their analyses and answer your questions live and face-to-face. This event will be virtual. You can attend with any device -- PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device (with a webcam) – anywhere with good bandwidth. To participate (ask questions) in the meeting, you must be on video, just as a normal news conference. Register below for guaranteed seating; there is limited seating in the virtual room. Eight experts (four at each event) will present their analyses. The diverse expert team (7 universities and an institute) will analyze both candidates during the debates for their gestures, facial expressions (including smiles--number, type, appropriateness, etc.), posture, language, including sentiment, tone, inflammatory language, repetition, vocabulary, sentence structure, metaphors, framing, themes, suggestions, subtlety, nuance, honesty (deceit/lies—explicit and implicit), transparency, gender issues, and more...

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Hunger, Food Insecurity, Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive, WIC, supplemental nutrition assistance program, Children And Families, USDA, Food Assistance Program

Age Limit for Federal Food Assistance Program Is Increasing Food Insecurity

New research from the University of Missouri has identified a problem associated with the requirement that when children turn five, they are no longer eligible to receive food assistance from WIC, thus leading to increased food insecurity for the family. The researchers say policy makers should consider extending WIC eligibility until children enter school, rather than setting an age limit.

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access to justice, Baylor Law School, Law, law and business , Lawyers, Attorneys, Law education, American Bar Association, Poverty

Baylor Law School: ‘100 Million Americans Can’t Afford Legal Services. What Can We Do About It?’

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More than 100 million poor and middle-income Americans cannot afford representation for basic human needs, according to the ABA. A new Baylor Law School program provides a business strategy to help the public find affordable legal services by showing lawyers how to provide legal services efficiently and with low overhead.

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Higher Education, for-profit colleges, Poverty, Sociology

For-Profit Trade Schools Prove Costly for Disadvantaged Black Youth

Young people from disadvantaged neighborhoods are drawn to for-profit trade schools as the quickest route to jobs. But the very thing that makes for-profit schools seem so appealing — a streamlined curriculum — is the reason so many poor students drop out.

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WashU Expert: New Poverty Numbers Don't Give True Picture of American Poor

On Sept. 13, the U.S. Census Bureau released its new poverty numbers for 2015.  That rate fell to 13.5 percent from 14.8 percent the year before.The problem with these estimates is that they only provide a snapshot of who is poor in any single year, says an expert on poverty and inequality at Washington University in St.

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Economy, Poverty, Census Data, Poverty Level, economic inequality, Income Disparities, Income Distribution, Income equality, US Census, Census Bureau, Census Experts

Census Poverty Numbers Are a Snapshot, Not Full Picture

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Education, College Access, Rural, rural students, Minority Students

Study: Rural Location, Race Influence Students’ Access to College

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Students from rural communities who want to attend college face challenges on their pathways to higher education, according to a new study.

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Single Women with Personal Wealth More Likely to Become Entrepreneurs Than Men

A new economic study by the University of Stirling and Royal Holloway, University of London has found evidence that there is a big difference in cash flow problems faced by men and women in the UK. They found single women face more severe constraints to their incomings and outgoings, but that those single women whose personal wealth increases unexpectedly through an inheritance are more likely to start a new business than their male counterparts.

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Hiv Aids, Addiction, Sexual Behavior, Mental Health, Stress and Anxiety, Homelessness, Poverty, HIV risk behaviors, SRO housing, single room occupancy housing

Study Finds Better Definition of Homelessness May Help Minimize HIV Risk

Being homeless puts people at greater risk of HIV infection than those with stable housing, but targeting services to reduce risk behaviors is often complicated by fuzzy definitions of homelessness.

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Health Care, Healthcare System, Medicine & Health, Mental Health, policy and ethics, Quality Of Life

Homelessness Linked to Poor Antipsychotic Medication Adherence

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SFU health sciences researcher Stefanie Rezansoff has published a new study on the treatment of serious mental illnesses among people who are homeless. This is the first study to investigate adherence to antipsychotic medication in this population.

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Strabismus, crossed eyes, Ophthalmology, Pediatric ophthalmologist , pediatric ophthalmology, Eye Care, Eye Alignment, Vision Screening, schoolbased vision screening

Low-Income Kids Less Likely to Receive Strabismus Diagnoses

Children with crossed eyes are less likely to get the help they need if they live in poor communities. It's cause for concern because strabismus can lead to permanent vision loss.

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Homeless, Homelessness, Homelessness prevention, Homeless Youth, homeless college students, at-risk youth

Homeless Students Benefit From Emergency Housing Assistance at Kennesaw State

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A new door has opened at Kennesaw State – one that will provide emergency housing for homeless students or those at risk of homelessness at the University. The one-bed, one-bath apartment is one of the first in the country.

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Homelessness, Public Policy, Financial Assistance, Poverty, Homelessness prevention, Economics

Emergency Financial Aid From Call Centers Effectively Prevents Homelessness

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Nearly every major U.S. city offers a hotline for people facing homelessness to call in order to request emergency financial assistance. Despite the fact that more than 15 million people call these hotlines each year, little has been done to understand what effect, if any, they have on homelessness. Researchers at the University of Notre Dame led a study of the Homelessness Prevention Call Center in Chicago and found that these hotlines have a considerable effect on people facing homelessness, and that emergency financial assistance successfully prevents homelessness — if funding is available.

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USDA, StrikeForce, El Paso, Texas, TTUHSC El Paso, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, Penny Cooper, Nursing, Michael Scott, Continuing Nursing Education, long-distance health education, Distance Learning, West Texas, Hudspeth County, Presidio County, Yoakum County, Public Education, El Paso County, Health Education, Underserved Communities

TTUHSC El Paso to Provide Health Education to West Texas’ Impoverished Communities

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The Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing (GGHSON) at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) has received a $430,780 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide long-distance health education to underserved communities in rural West Texas.

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Drones Used to Improve Healthcare Delivery in Madagascar

Drones have become ubiquitous in our society; there is a national drone film festival, a national drone racing championship, and drones are being used extensively by the military for surveillance. But what would the world look like if this technology were used to improve the lives of the global poor? For the first time in history, drones are being used in a new, life-saving way to improve healthcare for vulnerable rural communities where delivery of care is hampered by poor or non-existent roads. Vayu, Inc. and Stony Brook University, with support from Madagascar government and backing from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), completed the first ever series of long-range, fully autonomous drone flights with blood and stool samples (watch video).

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Bicycle Helmet Laws, Cycling, bike paths, bike lanes, Commuter, transportation planning, Ethnic Disparities

Bicycle Justice Elusive for Low-Income Commuters

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As California and its myriad communities develop paths and policies to promote cycling, one segment of the bike-riding population remains largely invisible to policymakers: Those for whom bicycles are an economic necessity, not an option to driving a car.

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Endocrine Society, EndoCares, Endocrinologists, Endocrinology, Diabetes, Diabetes & Endocrinology, PERU, Outreach, Underserved Areas, Underserved Communities, Healthcare, Global Health

Endocrine Society Launches Global Outreach Campaign for Underserved Populations

On August 6th, the Endocrine Society will launch its new global outreach campaign, EndoCares, at the Peruvian Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Lima, Peru. The two-day program will include a session to educate healthcare providers on diabetes care, a one-day congress for patients with Type 2 diabetes and a Type 1 diabetes-focused workshop for children and adolescents.

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minimum wage and poverty, minimum wage and the economy

Minimum Wage Study: Effects of Seattle Wage Hike Modest, May Be Overshadowed by Strong Economy

The lot of Seattle's lowest-paid workers improved following the city's minimum wage increase to $11 in 2015, but that was more due to the robust regional economy than the wage hike itself, according to a research team at the University of Washington's Evans School of Public Policy & Governance.

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Internet, Internet Access, Precision Medicine Initiative, Education, Poverty, Medical Research

Use of Internet in Medical Research May Hinder Recruitment of Minorities, Poor

A study led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis concludes that as researchers turn to the internet to find study participants, current health-care disparities may persist. They found that getting individuals to go online was difficult, particularly if subjects didn't have high school educations, had incomes below the poverty line or were African-American.







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