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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, Healthcare, Madagascar, Medicine & Health

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 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 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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Improving Diversity and College Access for Low-Income Native American Students Amherst Hosts College Horizons Summit

Making good on a pledge to even further expand on its commitment to student diversity, Amherst College recently hosted a group of Native American high school students for a weeklong summit intent on helping students get to college.

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Education, New York City, Public Schools, education in troubled schools, Income Inequality, Psychology, Children

Here’s Why Run-Down Schools Trigger Low Test Scores

Lorraine Maxwell, an associate professor of design and environmental analysis at Cornell University, studied more than 230 New York City public middle schools and found a chain reaction at work: leaking toilets, smelly cafeterias, broken furniture, and run-down classrooms made students feel negatively which lead to high absenteeism and in turn, contributed to low test scores and poor academic achievement.

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nutrition counseling, smartphones and health

Iowa State dietetic interns to work virtually with low-income families to improve nutrition

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Iowa State University dietetic interns will provide nutrition coaching and wellness information to low-income families as part of a national health initiative. Interns will connect virtually with their clients using a smarthphone app.

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Gates Institute Announces ‘The Challenge Initiative’

The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is launching The Challenge Initiative (TCI), a global urban reproductive health program supported by a three-year, $42 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Agriculture, Environment, GMO, Poverty, Science

Cornell Experts Applaud House Passing GMO Labeling Bill Which President Is Expected to Sign

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Sociology, Income Inequality, Poverty, Wealth, Millennials, Socioeconomics

Income Inequality Leads Millennials to Start Families Before Marriage

Rising income inequality, and the resulting scarcity of certain types of jobs, is a key reason young Americans are having babies before getting married.

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Snap Program, USDA, Food Security, Nutrition, Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive

Federal Grant Helps UC San Diego Program Bring Healthy Food to Low-Income Families

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The University of California San Diego School of Medicine Center for Community Health recently received a $3.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to increase affordable food access to low-income community members who are part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

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Alcohol, Critical Care, Health Care, Public Health, Science Health And The Law, poverty and health

Small Rise in Booze Duty Could Cut Violence-Related Emergency Visits by 6,000 a Year

A small rise of 1% in alcohol prices could significantly reduce violence-related injuries in England and Wales, consequently reducing their burden on hard-pressed emergency departments, concludes a study by Cardiff University.

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Education

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Education, Literacy, Poverty

NYU Study Identifies “Book Deserts” – Poor Neighborhoods Lacking Children’s Books – Across the Country

A study led by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development finds a startling scarcity of children’s books in low-income neighborhoods in Detroit, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles.







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