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Featured Blog Posts – May 2015 Archive (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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Rediscovering Welcome

Creating welcoming places is a key step to ensure we can all feel a sense of belonging and worthiness. To welcome means to really "see" the person walking through the door, to see their gifts and to be open to receiving help, wisdom and guidance from the person we are meeting or helping.

Strengthening the Role of Faith-Based Organizations to Support Emergency Preparedness

A new case study by the Tamarack Institute shows how faith groups can add great value to neighborhoods in responding to local emergencies.

Open Street Project

Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

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Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced!

The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...

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REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR the Open Streets Summit 2018 in New Orleans!

The Open Streets Project is partnering with Walk Bike Places and the City of Gretna to deliver an educational Open Streets Summit in Gretna and New Orleans, from September 15-16 2018. Download the Agenda Summit Description The Summit will feature a behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program, as well as breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and a World Café with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. The Summit will provide inspiration and practical tips for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters from public health, transportation, planning, public space,...

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

LISC in the WSJ: Helping NYC Corner Stores Keep Up With Neighborhood Change

An article in The Wall Street Journal details a creative program to help neighborhood bodegas update their look and stock, and keep pace with demand as new, younger clientele moves in. Together with longtime partner Cypress Hills Local Development Corp, LISC is spearheading the "Commercial Corridor Challenge," supporting small businesses to prosper—not flounder—as demographics change.

Healthcare Partnerships That Help Heal People and Communities

In a blog for the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Healthcare Quarterly, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones makes the case for pioneering partnerships between healthcare organizations and community development, uniting to upend the roots of poor health. LISC’s collaborations with ProMedica and Bon Secours Health System, among other companies, are powerful examples of how our combined assets, knowledge and experience can begin to close America’s longevity gap.

Want to Stanch the Homelessness Crisis in California? Vote for This Bond

That’s the message in a powerful op-ed by LISC San Diego director Ricardo Flores for the Union-Tribune. A proposed affordable housing bond could funnel badly needed capital into the creation of homes targeted for the state’s most vulnerable residents, which would ease the extreme housing shortage and stoke the economy at the same time.

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