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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

Restorative Practices: A Toolbox for Turbulent Times

Transcription of John and Peter's May 8, 2018 conversation with Thom Allena about his work in getting justice out of courthouses and into neighborhoods. Thom is a community and organizational psychologist who for nearly thirty-five years has worked in the fields of community and restorative justice, applying creative approaches to respond to crime, violence and group conflict. In Thom’s community justice work, citizens are invited to play active rather than passive roles in determining the shape of justice and become more directly involved in redressing the quality of life issues that are breached by crime.

Associating Associations: The Power of Convening

While many institutions are interested in enabling neighborhoods, they tend to focus on interventions and see convening as a means to their ends. An even more productive function could be to act as a neutral convener.

Visionary Leadership in Community Building

How do we create a culture, a way of being together that affirms our relatedness? Peter talks with Nicole Farkouh about visionary leadership, personal versus communal transformation and building community in organizations, neighborhoods and beyond.

Open Street Project

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. 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, and policymaking fields....

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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

SSIR: Groundbreaking study looks at how neighborhood networks anchor community gains

In this week’s Stanford Social Innovation Review, LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones takes a close look at the outcomes from one of the largest single-city community development efforts in the country, the decade-long New Communities Program (NCP) in Chicago. Most notable, Jones writes, is data on community networks and how closely they connect to local growth and opportunity. The evidence confirms what community developers have long assumed but previously never proven: a durable local infrastructure of nonprofits, businesses, and other stakeholders is able to both attract and absorb capital in ways that measurably improve residents’ quality of life.

Helping Americans Live Longer

Why is the U.S. falling behind other wealthy nations when it comes to life expectancy? LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones tells the New York Times that underinvestment in core human needs like housing, education and jobs is damaging the health outlook for millions of Americans. He pointed to innovative partnerships, like LISC's collaboration with Toledo-based ProMedica, as a way to raise standards of living and improve longevity. “Let’s make this the new standard of care…,” he urged.

Home-Grown Talent Lifts Communities

LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones takes a hopeful look at the future in an interview with Philanthropy News Digest, pointing to the wealth of untapped talent in American communities as evidence that there are gains yet to come. "The question is, what do we do as a society to ensure that these people are able to fulfill their promise?” For LISC, that includes a range of local investments, from employment skills training to entrepreneurship to affordable housing development, all of which help expand economic opportunity and support a good quality of life.

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