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Featured Blog Posts – September 2014 Archive (10)

Access to Mental-Health Care Has Increased Under the ACA

Yes, Access to Mental-Health Care Has Increased Under the Affordable Care Act, and to be certain that those in need benefit from that access, families, friends, loved ones and advocates MUST help to ensure that providers deliver on the promises made and also on the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (the Obamacare law).

Those in need and their advocates must access that care. Providers are not going to…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on September 26, 2014 at 2:09am — No Comments

Nonprofit Board Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has introduced to the ALS board a challenge: more money that it dreamed of. Now, the board must, in accordance with its fiduciary duty of care, determine by policy or strategy, what it must do with its newfound wealth.

I believe that the Wall Street Journal did a fine job describing the choices unexpected prosperity introduces.

As far as challenges go, too much cash is a good one to have.…

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Added by Mike Burns on September 22, 2014 at 11:08am — No Comments

With Surgery, Err on the Side of Caution. Ask Questions.

Joan Rivers: Sedation Gone Wrong?

Friday, 29 Aug 2014 11:38 AM by Charlotte Libov

Asking questions and getting all relevant information before undergoing medical procedures are always best.  Because something is standard for many does not mean it is standard for specific individuals. Age and other personal health factors matter.

“Sedation always holds risks, and Joan…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on September 12, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Nonprofit Board Recruiting

I frequently hear nonprofit board members express their frustration about their inability to attract new and maybe even different kinds of prospects to become board members. True, they may not actually have a recruitment plan and they don't have a governance committee whose job it might be to think very intentionally about what needs the board has and where individuals might be identified and wooed to joing and they may not even have opportunities for prospective board members to lend their…

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Added by Mike Burns on September 11, 2014 at 3:52pm — No Comments

CHIP at Risk: Why Connecticut Should Pay Attention

CHIP at Risk: Why Connecticut Should Pay Attention

This article was written by Eva Marie Stahl, Ph.D., Project Director, New England Alliance for Children’s Health at Community Catalyst.

Unless Congress acts, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) will run out of funds by the end of 2015. CHIP covers about…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on September 9, 2014 at 9:49pm — No Comments

The Affordable Care Act in CT for 2015 - Informative Q & A

The Affordable Care Act in CT for 2015 – Get Informed Now. Please read the Q & A article in the CT Mirror that is linked below in this blog.

OneWorld encourages great caution in selecting a health insurance provider for 2015. United Health Care has proven to be extremely difficult with many of its existing Medicare enrollees. There are ongoing complaints and investigations against UHC. Please be sure that you are…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on September 5, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Coping With Cancer: Learn What Works For Each Of Us

When we go to the doctor and get a diagnosis of cancer we often panic; our mind sometimes go into over-drive and conjures up the worst case scenarios.  First, it is important to know that millions of people survive cancer in the long-term and have good quality of life after treatment.  Yes, treatment is sometimes debilitating, but not always. Even when treatment is debilitating we can and do survive them. One of the most significant challenges faced by those with…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on September 5, 2014 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Students Recognized for Creativity and Innovation

 

Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity Awarded to 7 Students for Projects Involving Science, Health, Education, the Arts, and Social Action; 

Honorable Mention to 8

 

Next Deadline for Applications April 30, 2015

 

New Haven, CT (September 4, 2014)- The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region’s largest grantmaker and charitable endowment, announces the…

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on September 4, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

ChildSight CT seeks office space

 

 

ChildSight® Connecticut is a school-based vision screening- eyeglass distribution program, which has been providing services to students within the New Haven schools since 2000.   Since our launch, we have received generous support from a local church through office space.  The church has provided our program with administrative space either as a donation ( free) or at a rate less than market value.  This has allowed…

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Added by Nancy Prail on September 4, 2014 at 11:38am — No Comments

REPORT CARD On CT's Top Performing Schools. Thanks ConnCAN

EDUCATION AGENDA – CT SCHOOLS’ REPORT CARD –COURTESY OF CONNCAN

OneWorld highly recommends reading and sharing this information; it is very interesting and informative for a variety of obvious reasons.

"Just in time for the start of a new school year, ConnCAN has released its annual…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on September 1, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

Institutional Precipitation

Institutions can enable citizen action if they can be a precipitant rather than a programmatic intervener. A precipitating action avoids defining for neighbors what should be done, how it should be done and who should do it. Instead, it acts to precipitate citizens performing these three actions.

Organizing the Unorganizables

The leader in the drug-use harm elimination movement, Ann Livingston talks about her work as a community organizer dedicated to working at the local, regional and national levels to improve the lives of people who use illegal drugs.

Life after FIX

Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU) co-founder Ann Livingston talks about the successes and setbacks in establishing Insite, Vancouver's supervised injection site and the only one of its kind in North America.

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.

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Accounting for a Family’s Financial Future

A young mother in Chicago has solid footing on a career path and has taken control of her family’s financial future, thanks to a LISC-supported Financial Opportunity Center. LISC’s innovative Twin Accounts™ are part of the process, allowing her to save and build a credit score, all at the same time.

It’s Time to Help More Communities Prevent Crime

In a blog for CitiesSpeak, Jason Cooper, a director for LISC’s safety initiatives, describes the urgent work of helping residents, non-profits and police work together to prevent crime—which is exactly what LISC supports in 74 areas across the country through the Justice Department’s Community-Based Crime Reduction Program. As the national training and technical assistance partner for the program, LISC has an up-close view of how it succeeds in making communities safer, stronger and more cohesive.

A Study of Two Americas—and How to Bring Them Closer

A new study on race and economic mobility in the United States by economists Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren stresses the role that neighborhoods can play in closing the country’s yawning, race-based opportunity gap. In the blog that follows, David Greenberg, LISC’s new director of Research and Evaluation, unpacks the lessons of the study, and posits how the findings can help guide the work of LISC and its partners going forward.

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