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May 2015 Blog Posts (15)

POWER MORCELLATORS - FIBROID TREATMENT - FDA CAUTIONS

HEALTH LITERACY – PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE

  • Capable patients / health care consumers should be actively involved in their own care.
  • Ask questions; take notes; seek second opinions; know what you are being given or prescribed.
  • Ask what are the intended outcomes; what are the benefits…
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Added by N'Zinga Shani on May 30, 2015 at 2:01pm — 1 Comment

What if Marginalized Neighbourhoods Crafted Their Own Handmade, Place-based Economies?

From entrepreneurs in their 20s to established real estate developers, the diversity of people who joined the first few gatherings on neighbourhood economics in Cincinnati had an initiator of the effort, Peter Block, happily stunned.



Peter Block “The most excited people in some cases were the people who came in with the most responsibility — and they got it,” Peter says.

Christine Egger, who is supporting the…

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Added by Lee Cruz on May 28, 2015 at 3:25pm — No Comments

For Baby Boomers Alzheimer’s Might Show-Up Differently

The information provided in this article by Lisa Rapaport is most informative and certainly worth reading and sharing.  At the end of the article are links to segments of a two-part program done by OneWorld with a  physician, an assessment specialist and loved ones of Alzheimer's patients.

Memory loss may not always be first sign of…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on May 22, 2015 at 1:10am — 1 Comment

A CALL TO ACTION: SAVE HUSKY COVERAGE NOW – MAY 21, 2015

The Governor and legislative leaders are negotiating a final budget deal now.

The Governor is pushing for cuts in HUSKY (Medicaid) that will eliminate coverage for 30,000+ people.  The Appropriations Committee restored the cutsWe need your help to keep this important health care coverage in the state budget.…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on May 22, 2015 at 12:19am — No Comments

Dreams, Discovery and Development at All Our Kin’s 10th Annual Family Child Care Conference

Saturday morning, 8am: Gateway Community College is a hive of activity. Approximately 200 family child care providers weave through the large, light-filled building,…

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Added by Jessica Sager on May 21, 2015 at 9:48am — No Comments

OneWorld's Health Literacy: NO LONGER WANTING TO DIE!

Mental Illness and the Associated Shame Run in Families.

Mental Illness is Curable. Shame Can Be Prevented. 

We CAN Learn How to Be Proactive, Open and Supportive.

Please read this article in the NY Times- linked below.

Many people opt for suicide because they see no way out of…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on May 19, 2015 at 6:39pm — 1 Comment

Public Allies Connecticut is Looking To Partner in 2015-2016!

Have you been looking to boost capacity at your organization? Are you interested in becoming an Public Ally host site for the 2015-2016 year? Read on! …

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Added by Emily Gallagher on May 18, 2015 at 9:34am — No Comments

Type 2 Diabetes: A Dangerous, Chronic, Debilitating Disease

OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc Presents: A Health Literacy Blog about:

Diabetes Type 2: A Dangerous, Chronic, Debilitating Disease

OneWorld on Facebook OneWorld on YouTube  http://oneworldpi.org/blog/  …

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on May 16, 2015 at 10:20am — 1 Comment

Join Storytelling Delegation to Nicaragua in July

Storytelling Delegation to Leόn, Nicaragua - July 26 – Aug 2 2015

The New Haven/Leόn Sister City Project invites you to join a family oriented delegation (families with kids middle school age or older are welcome to join the group) to Leόn, Nicaragua this summer 2015. The trip is to experience the cultural and economic realities of the current Nicaraguan community through sharing stories and experiences between the generations and with members of the rural…

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Added by Chris Schweitzer on May 15, 2015 at 10:36am — No Comments

New Grant Opportunities for Nonprofits Working with Immigrants or Formerly Incarcerated Individuals in New Haven

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is pleased to announce two special grant opportunities for organizations working with immigrants or formerly incarcerated individuals and their families. Organizations providing services or programs that provide direct service, advocacy, collaborative efforts, capacity building, public education and leadership development in alignment with the goals of The Foundation’s immigrant integration or incarceration and reentry…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on May 13, 2015 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Thought provoking read: Lessons from our National Park System for Baltimore, Ferguson

For 20 years that we've been traipsing through the national parks, I looked forward to the day when we'd encounter black and brown Americans in such numbers among the visitors that their presence on the trail in Grand Canyon would be unremarkable. Their faces would be radiant with joy as we met among the giant sequoias in Giant Grove, Sequoia National Park. They'd move easily among the other guests at Yellowstone Lodge after a day watching bison and grizzlies in the park. I'd run into…

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Added by Lee Cruz on May 13, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Nonprofit Governance Matters

President Obama has started a new foundation focused on assisting young men in disadvantaged communities.

The Wall Street Journal article about this effort had offered three pieces of information: the foundation's origin/purpose; financial support, and the board. Nonprofit governance matters.

Here's what was stated about the board:

(News Corp) vice president and global head of government affairs, Toni Cook Bush, will sit on the organization’s board and leadership team.…

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Added by Mike Burns on May 12, 2015 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Be Aware of Children's Mental Health Issues

OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc Presents: May 3-9 was Children's Mental Health Awareness Week.  Unfortunately, the blog did not post (technical glitch I guess) However, there is much adults can do to help children relieve stress.

Of course, we should think of children’s mental health daily.  But in our busy world the powers that be have designated one week when we should…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on May 8, 2015 at 10:42pm — 1 Comment

Unprecedented Giving for Local Nonprofits

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven (The Community Foundation) announces that $1,291,096 will be distributed to area nonprofits thanks to more than 7,000 donors who made more than 9600 gifts during …

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on May 8, 2015 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Nonprofit Board Host not home

If nonprofit boards are the surrogate owners of a nonprofit representing the public/taxpayer's interests, it stands to reason that good governance would mean that the board would sit ever ready to listen and hear the needs, wants and interests of the many stakeholders/constituents of what the nonprofit has to offer. If a board accepts this concept it then must also accept and value the concept of community engagement.

In last week's conference on governance, David Renz of the Bloch…

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Added by Mike Burns on May 4, 2015 at 3:27pm — No Comments

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

When Disaster Hits, Your First Responder Probably Will Not Be a First Responder

The FIRST assets in a disaster are neighbors. In fact, it turns out that while your neighbors have everything to do with your immediate chances in a disaster, your neighbors and their collective extended connections determine how well and how fast your community will recover.

Organizational Culture of Fear: The Shadow Side of US Culture

Don't let the title mislead you. Peter's intimate conversation with life, career and business coach CJ Liu is profound, touching and funny. Ostensibly a discussion of Peter's book Flawless Consulting, CJ says at the end, "We didn't talk about the book at all." Instead, the conversation ranged from personal transformation, integrating who you are with what you do and outlets for pain and rage to freedom, authenticity, courage and the power of co-creation--plus yoga, cartoons, parenting and much more.

The Problem With Problems

One of the reasons we may have so little productive citizen creativity at the local level is that people buy into the belief that the purpose of getting together is to deal with a problem. There is another purpose that is probably more important: engagement that mobilizes citizen creativity and contributions.

Open Street Project

Join us for an Open Streets Study Tour October 6th-8th!

The Open Streets Project is partnering with the non-profit organization New Brunswick Tomorrow to deliver an educational Open Streets Study Tour in New Brunswick, NJ from October 6th - October 8th. The Study Tour will feature classroom sessions, networking opportunities, a behind the scenes tour of New Brunswick’s industry leading Ciclovia.

The post Join us for an Open Streets Study Tour October 6th-8th! appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Open Streets Project Revamped

The Open Streets Project has undergone some changes over the last year. We bid a sad farewell to project co-founder, the Alliance for Biking & Walking, who are moving on to other things, and we happily welcomed a new partner, international Open Streets leader 8 80 Cities. We are excited for all the possibilities and energy this partnership will bring.

The post Open Streets Project Revamped appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Home for the Holidays, and for Good

This is the story of Michael Elliot, who was homeless and fighting cancer when his life took a sharp turn for the better. Through a unique partnership with ProMedica Health in Toledo, where he was receiving treatment, Elliot was introduced to a LISC Financial Opportunity Center. There, he worked with a financial coach, who helped him secure a safe, affordable apartment and even begin saving money—all within a few months. Said Elliot, “It’s the greatest thing in the world that I have a place to call home.”

Kindling Hope in a Chicago Neighborhood

You can feel the change, say residents. Police data show it, too. In just one year, crime and violence have dropped precipitously in Englewood, a Chicago neighborhood where LISC has long partnered with local leaders, according to an article in the Chicago Tribune. How did it change? A concerted mix of strategic policing and community engagement, says Julia Ryan, LISC’s VP for health & safety—the very approach LISC supports in Englewood and dozens of communities across the country.

LISC Pledges New Commitment to Health

LISC has invested deeply in the health and wellbeing of people in the places where we work for 40 years. But we’re upping the ante. President and CEO Maurice Jones calls partners to join us in upending health disparities through tailored investments in communities, and designing a plan to assess the health outcomes of our broad work in economic development, housing, safety and financial stability.

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