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HEALTH LITERACY – PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE
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.
“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…Continue
Added by Lee Cruz on May 28, 2015 at 3:25pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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 cuts. We need your help to keep this important health care coverage in the state budget.…
Added by N'Zinga Shani on May 22, 2015 at 12:19am — No Comments
Saturday morning, 8am: Gateway Community College is a hive of activity. Approximately 200 family child care providers weave through the large, light-filled building, adjusting translation equipment, deciphering their workshop…Continue
Added by Jessica Sager on May 21, 2015 at 9:48am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Emily Gallagher on May 18, 2015 at 9:34am — No Comments
OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc Presents: A Health Literacy Blog about:
Diabetes Type 2: A Dangerous, Chronic, Debilitating DiseaseContinue
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…Continue
Added by Chris Schweitzer on May 15, 2015 at 10:36am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on May 13, 2015 at 4:29pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Lee Cruz on May 13, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Mike Burns on May 12, 2015 at 2:57pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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 The Great…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Mike Burns on May 4, 2015 at 3:27pm — No Comments