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Featured Blog Posts – November 2014 Archive (17)

MEDICARE ENROLLMENT UPDATE FOR 2015

Have you received a “Medicare & You 2015 Handbook?  It is the official US Government Medicare Handbook and provides clear guidelines to all aspects of Medicare health coverage.  If you have not received a copy, visit:

http://www.medicare.gov/medicare-and-you/medicare-and-you.html

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 20, 2014 at 10:56pm — No Comments

Nonprofit Board Policy

Today's Wall Street Journal article on corporate branding as a source of revenue for children's musuems introduces some great nonprofit board policy questions. Making policy to inform day-to-day decisions is part of a nonprofit board's fiduciary duty of care. Policy also reduces the need for a nonprofit's management to need board action on every single decision.

According to the article, corporate branding can play a significant role in the sustainability of a nonprofit. Children's…

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Added by Mike Burns on November 17, 2014 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Nonprofit Rogue Board

What happens when all the lines of governance and ownership and family and program and action and, well just about everything, get entangled with "issues"? The following story about a Charter School and its "arm".

MARTHA WOODALL, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER

When Imhotep Institute Charter High School opened its new building in East Germantown five years ago, officials dubbed the $10 million facility "the Miracle on 21st Street."

Now, as the school with an African-centered…

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Added by Mike Burns on November 10, 2014 at 9:53am — No Comments

It’s Not Too Late to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes – Live Empowered

Nearly 29.1 million Americans have Diabetes; it is a serious and costly disease in which blood glucose (blood sugar) levels are above normal. Most people with diabetes have type 2, which used to be called adult-onset diabetes.   In years past type 2 diabetes was seen mostly in people over age 45.  Now in 2014 more young people, even children, have the disease because many are overweight or obeseMany…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 7, 2014 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Kicking Ebola to the Curb

Hi everyone, Just wanted to be sure you had heard about the opportunity to " Drive Out Ebola". Take care as always and thanks in advance for your donations. This city wide effort really does exemplify and illustrate what can happen when we publicly align and support for a cause greater than our individual objectives. http://tomficklin.blogspot.com/2014/11/city-pitches-in-for-sierra-leones-ebola.html

Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on November 7, 2014 at 2:28am — No Comments

Wages for Housework? Four Divergent Perspectives Highlighted in The New York Times

The New York Times recently published a “Room for Debate” column featuring four different perspectives on the topic “Wages for Housework.” The premise of the debate: that housework – including child care – is generally unpaid labor, except when others are hired to perform it. A professional child care provider…

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Added by Jessica Sager on November 6, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Blacks, Latinos Make Up 54% of NHPD New Police Recruits

With Blacks being 33 percent, and Hispanics/Latinos being 27 percent (for a total of 60 percent) of New Haven residents, it is only logical that the NHPD new police officers should look more like the residents.  The class of 37 new police recruits will start their training on Nov. 10, 2014. This is one leg of an extensive hurdle for the NHPD —finding Black and Latino officers. With this…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 5, 2014 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Affordable Care -Open Enrollment #2: Nov. 15 – Dec. 31, 2014

The first open enrollment period was challenging for assisters and consumers. The next open enrollment period will bring new challenges; however, the process will be less complicated if people seek help in getting enrolled in a timely manner, and have with them the required information. There are 5 million more individuals to be enrolled, plus re-enrolling millions. We have only seven weeks in this enrollment…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 5, 2014 at 3:44am — No Comments

All Our Kin’s Bridgeport Network Director Receives First Annual Susan M. Lewin Women’s Leadership Award

“This work is my seed that I can plant in the world. I know that seed will grow, and it will be fruitful. We already see progress. But we also still have so much work to do. We can always do more.” -Nilda Aponte, All Our Kin's Bridgeport Network Director…

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Added by Jessica Sager on November 4, 2014 at 5:50pm — No Comments

Drive Out Ebola

I love the fact that we have Sister City Relationships. Let's show the love.

http://tomficklin.blogspot.com/2014/11/please-join-mayor-toni-harp-and-city-of.html

Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on November 4, 2014 at 9:39am — No Comments

New Haven Healthy Chat - Nov. 10, 6-7:30pm - Ives Library

HELP IS HERE - Sign up for the ACA…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 3, 2014 at 10:37pm — No Comments

ACA Provides Public Access to Key Health Industry Information

Under Obamacare (ACA), the Public Now Has Access to Important Medical Industry Data.   

How much is the health industry paying your doctor?  Why is this important?

What prescriptions do you get?…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 3, 2014 at 1:46am — No Comments

Lifetime Achievement Awards

I  long for the day that we can become non racial which was by the way a dream of not only MLK, but also of Steve Biko and Mandela. If you are white please feel totally invited to the African American Historical Lifetime Achievement Awards taking place on Sunday November 9, 2014.

http://tomficklin.blogspot.com/2014/10/gnh-african-american-historical-society.html

Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on November 2, 2014 at 7:38am — No Comments

Veterans of Color Screening and Discussion

Those of us who work in the non-profit community and or nurture non profit partnerships it can be said often "rely" upon those that are "under developed" for our livelihood. My on going quandary is to understand further how Veterans of Color, have fought for the country since it's inception in spite of full citizenship barriers being erected. As we all strive to decrease the inequities perhaps this upcoming exclusive film screening might aide in increasing our service delivery…

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Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on November 1, 2014 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Health Equity

I am proud to say that I am a Ct Health Foundation Fellow, Class of 2011 and have been communicating health issues since my days as editor of the Inner City from 1990-2000. Nonetheless this health disparity-health equity still confuses me and yes  still angers me. At any rate many efforts are underway to diagnose, treat and eradicate the volatility of quality of life access. Perhaps you may know some soldiers eager to join the crusade. Please consider sharing the position opening. Thanks in…

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Added by THOMAS FICKLIN on November 1, 2014 at 9:34am — No Comments

November Is Lung Cancer Awareness Month - The BIG Picture

 November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month: Lung Cancer is the top cause of cancer deaths in both men and women.  Today, smoking causes nearly 9 out of 10 lung cancer deaths, while radon gas, pollution, and other chemicals play a smaller role.  See a Visual Guide to  Lung Cancer here:…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on November 1, 2014 at 12:28am — No Comments

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Money and the Civic Impulse

One of the most powerful ways to immobilize citizen engagement can be outside money, even when purported to be available for citizen engagement.

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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

JPMorgan Chase Fuels Economic Development in Philly, Milwaukee

LISC-led coalitions in Milwaukee and Philadelphia are among the four winners of this year’s JPMorgan Chase PRO Neighborhoods competition. In each city, local partners are pooling their expertise and resources to drive major community-focused economic development plans that revitalize commercial corridors, spur small businesses, create jobs and raise standards of living for residents.

Fast Company: ‘26x26’ Will Boost Soccer, Kids, Communities

Soccer fans have been cheering LISC's $30 million collaboration with Lionsraw and American Outlaws to fuel soccer facilities and youth programming in underserved communities. But the effort to invest in 26 fields by the 2026 World Cup is about much more than scoring goals; the program is set to empower 1 million kids and improve the health of their communities as well. Fast Company takes an in-depth look.

Hispanic Heritage Is Integral to the American Experiment—and American Potential

LISC CEO Maurice A. Jones marks the close of Hispanic Heritage Month reflecting on the extraordinary talent and assets Latino Americans inject into our communities, and how our partnerships work to harness those assets for the benefit of all.

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