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September 2012 Blog Posts (19)

WATCH COMCAST CHAN. 26, 7-8PM, SUN. SEPT. 30. LEARN ABOUT PROSTATE HEALTH

SEPT  IS PROSTATE HEALTH EDUCATION & AWARENESS MONTH

WATCH COMCAST CHAN. 26, SUN. SEPT 30, 7-8PM. SEE ONEWORLD'S PROSTATE HEALTH EDUCATION 1-HR PROG with  Yale Oncologists John Colberg, MD, and William Kelly, DO, as they take questions from community residents and explain the various problems that some men experience with their Prostate. 

You can see a video clip linked below. This program is also airing on AT&T Uverse, Chan. 99 (dropdown menu),…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on September 28, 2012 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Part -Time Evening Receptionist needed at Junta for Progressive Action

Junta for Progressive Action has an immediate opening for an evening Receptionist (Monday - Thursday).  The position answers phones, directs adult education students to classes, assists with evening Legal Clinic and other duties as needed. High School diploma required. Great customer service skills, ability to multitask.  Must be fully bilingual in English and Spanish.  For more information, or to submit a resume, contact Cheila Serrano at Cheila.Serrano@juntainc.org.

Added by JUNTA on September 28, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

HEALTHLAND ARTICLE SAYS - TEEN SEXTING LINKED TO REAL-WORLD RISKY SEXUAL BEHAVIOR

SOME CHILDREN AS YOUNG AS 12 HAVE SMART PHONES

DO PARENTS ALWAYS KNOW WHAT THESE CELL PHONES ARE USED FOR?

No one’s actually going to get a sexually transmitted disease because they’re sexting,” Eric Rice, the study’s lead researcher from the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, told Reuters Health. “What we really wanted to know is, Is there a link between sexting and taking risks with your body?…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on September 21, 2012 at 12:39pm — No Comments

SEPTEMBER IS OVARIAN CANCER AWARENESS AND EDUCATION MONTH - SEE ONEWORLD'S VIDEO PROGRAM

SEPT IS OVARIAN CANCER AWARENESS & EDUCATION MONTH



WATCH ON SUN. SEPT. 23, 7-8PM ON COMCAST (CTV) CH 26:
A Community Education TV Program with Thomas Rutherford, M.D., Ph.D., Gynecologic…
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Added by N'Zinga Shani on September 19, 2012 at 9:28pm — No Comments

WELFARE OFFICIALS EXPANDING HOMELESS FAMILIES PROGRAM By $35 MILLION

Program Targets Homeless Families Across US

Associated Press, Kelli Kennedy, 09/12/2012

Federal child welfare officials announced Wednesday they are expanding a pilot program that provides housing and case workers to homeless families most at risk for having a child enter foster care. The five-year, $35 million expansion to several areas across the country provides permanent housing for a few hundred families who have been…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on September 15, 2012 at 12:21am — No Comments

OneWorld Encourages Civic Engagement - REGISTER & VOTE - VITAL TO DEMOCRACY

AN IMPORTANT PART OF WHAT WE DO AT ONEWORLD IS TO ENCOURAGE CIVIC ENGAGEMENT.  VOTING IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF OUR DEMOCRACY. LET NO ONE PREVENT YOU. BELOW ARE SEVERAL LINKS WHERE PEOPLE CAN REGISTER AND VOTE, OR PRINT OUT AN ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM IN ENGLISH OR SPANISH.

VOTER REGISTRATION ON LINE: Learn how and where you can register to vote. Find…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on September 13, 2012 at 8:46pm — No Comments

MEDICAID EXPANSION - VULNERABLE POPULATIONS - AND INCREASE ACCESS TO COVERAGE

Medicaid Expansion: A Closer Look At Vulnerable Populations And State Coverage Opportunities

Health Affairs Blog, Shannon McMahon, 09/11/2012

Since the Supreme Court’s verdict on NFIB v. Sebelius in late June, considerable national attention has converged around the question of whether or not states will opt to expand Medicaid coverage for adults with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL). The…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on September 13, 2012 at 2:53pm — No Comments

Development Director Job Opening at the New Haven Symphony

The New Haven Symphony is looking for a Development Director to join its team.  The Development Director is responsible for building the capacity of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra by overseeing a comprehensive year-round fundraising program. A member of the senior management team reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Director plans, implements, manages, and evaluates all fundraising activities related to maintaining and growing earned income to ensure the financial…

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Added by Elaine C. Carroll on September 13, 2012 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Help New Haven charities win Grants from Chase Community Giving

FaceBook users!  Please visit Chase Community Giving this week & vote for a New Haven charity (like the New Haven Symphony, Knights of Columbus Museum, New Haven Reads, Neighborhood Music School, Diaper Bank, Public Library, and more) to share in $5 million in grants.  http://ning.it/OsARv9   Tell your supporters to help earn vital grant funds for New Haven charities!  Thanks, Elaine Carroll, New Haven…

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Added by Elaine C. Carroll on September 13, 2012 at 12:23pm — No Comments

CELEBRATING GRANDPARENTS EVERYWHERE – THANK YOU FOR BEING THERE FOR SO MANY OF US. SEPT. 9, 2012 - By N’Zinga Shäni

In 1979 President Jimmy Carter signed Public Law 96-62 designating the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day.   He said many grandparents "bore the hardships and made the sacrifices that produced much of the progress and comfort we enjoy today. It is appropriate, therefore, that as individuals and as a nation, that we salute our grandparents for their contribution to our lives."

According to CalendarUpdates.Com, the history of Grandparents Day can be…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on September 9, 2012 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Sept. is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Get Informed. Know Signs and Symptoms. Be Empowered.

OVARIAN CANCER UPDATES FROM NIH, MEDLINE, WEBMD AND OTHER RELIABLE RESOURCES FOR SEPTEMBER 2012 ARE ALL LISTED BELOW IN THIS BLOG.

Because Ovarian Cancer is hard to detect in its early stages,  it is important that women learn as much as is possible about the early signs and symptoms.  During the month of September there is much in information in the public domain.  Learn all that you can so that you are…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on September 8, 2012 at 9:28pm — No Comments

SEPTEMBER IS OVARIAN CANCER AND PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS MONTH - GET INFORMED - BE EMPOWERED

Sept is Ovarian Cancer & Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

We at OneWorld Progressive Institute encourage you and your loved ones to learn all you can about both of these cancers.

  • We do not yet know how to prevent getting these cancers; it is important that we do all we can in terms of learning signs and symptoms.
  • Most cancers can…
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Added by N'Zinga Shani on September 8, 2012 at 12:50am — No Comments

SOUP KITCHEN SHINES AS A CLEAN EATERY - SOME RESTAURANTS FAILED TO MEET HEALTH STANDARDS

BEFORE MAKING PLANS FOR HAVING A BURGER, SOUL FOOD, OR A FANCY MEAL THIS WEEKEND, CHECK THE NEW HAVEN INDEPENDENT (NHI) REPORT (linked below) ON WHICH RESTAURANTS PASSED AND WHICH FAILED HEALTH INSPECTION THIS WEEK.  YOU WILL SEE HERE THAT PRICE DOES NOT ALWAYS TELL THE ENTIRE STORY.



CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SOUP KITCHEN!  OF THE FIVE RESTAURANTS THAT FAILED INSPECTION, READ CLOSELY THE THINGS THAT NEED TO BE…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on September 7, 2012 at 5:28pm — No Comments

Feeling Stuck on a Project, Read this Article: Take Ownership of Your Actions by Taking Responsibility

"One of the most common momentum killers I've seen in my professional life is our propensity to wait for someone else to act, take initiative, assume blame, or take charge. But very often, no help comes...

 

Take Ownership of Your Actions by Taking Responsibility

Source: Harvard Business Review…

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Added by Lee Cruz on September 5, 2012 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Social Media Analytics: Making Customer Insights Actionable

This white paper will examine the role social media can play in presenting a more strategic view of customer data and how the right combination of technologies can deliver insight to help companies more effectively meet perpetually shifting consumer demands expressed through, and…

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Added by Lee Cruz on September 5, 2012 at 1:50pm — No Comments

URGENT: Volunteers needed for Deferred Action Clinics

On June 15, 2012 President Obama announced Deferred Action for immigrant youth. Deferred Action is an administrative power that the Executive Branch has to halt the deportation of individuals that may otherwise be subject to removal. On this ocassion, deferred action was announced for young immigrants that meet certain requirements.



Apostle Immigrant Services and Junta for Progressive Action will host the first of many clinics for deferred action applicants on September 15, 2012…

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Added by Ana María Rivera-Forastieri on September 5, 2012 at 10:07am — No Comments

UNITED STATES FALLING BEHIND FRANCE, GERMANY & UK IN LOWERING POTENTIALLY PREVENTABLE DEATH RATE WHILE SPENDING ABOUT TWICE AS MUCH PER PERSON ANNUALLY ON HEALTH CARE.

"Despite spending about twice as much per person each year on healthcare as  France, Germany or the U.K. ... the U.S. is increasingly falling behind these countries in terms of progress in lowering the potentially preventable death rate,” said Commonwealth Fund President Karen Davis in a statement. …

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on September 4, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments

PARENT- TEACHER TEAM-BUILDING: WHEN PARENTS AND TEACHERS WORK TOGETHER POSITIVELY ALL STUDENTS BENEFIT

WHEN PARENTS AND TEACHERS WORK TOGETHER POSITIVELY ALL STUDENTS BENEFIT. IT IS THE ONLY WAY TO REAL SUCCESS!

As we start a new school year, OneWorld Progressive Institute reminds parents, guardians, and advocates for children, that when parents and teachers work together in cohesive teams students benefit greatly.   In one of OneWorld's extremely successful  "EDUCATION WORKSHOPS" 14 parents and teachers worked with retired…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on September 3, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

OBESITY CALLS FOR A COMMUNITY SOLUTION - PARTICULARLY IN CHILDREN (Barbara Anderson, Fresno Bee)

NATIONWIDE, OBESITY COSTS ABOUT $300 BILLION PER YEAR SAID DR. KEN ELLZEY, ASSISTANT PHYSICIAN-IN-CHIEF OF HEALTH PROMOTION IN FRESNO. ALMOST ONE-HALF OF THE COSTS ARE FOR DIRECT MEDICAL CARE, BUT EMPLOYEE ABSENTEEISM AND LOST PRODUCTIVITY COST MORE, ELLSEY SAID.…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on September 1, 2012 at 4:25pm — No Comments

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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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