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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

It contains…

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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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Neighborhoods: What is Working

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

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.

PUSHing for Development Without Displacement in Buffalo

PUSH (People United for Sustainable Housing), a long-time LISC partner, has made extraordinary gains in disinvested parts of Buffalo by developing green affordable housing, workforce programs, community cohesion and even a land bank. An article in Next City plumbs the group’s mission and inventive strategies to boost prosperity for residents while trying to prevent displacement. Over the past decade, LISC has invested nearly $12 million in grants and equity in PUSH projects.

LISC’s Julia Ryan in NY Times Letter: Community Efforts are Key to Crime Reduction

In response to a New York Times article on the role of citizens in crime reduction, Julia Ryan, LISC’s vice president of health and safety, wrote a letter to the editor underscoring the importance of community nonprofits and residents in the success of these efforts. Ryan points to LISC research that proves community-led strategies work and calls for appropriate investment in community-led revitalization.

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