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N'Zinga Shani's Blog – August 2012 Archive (6)

JOIN ONEWORLD'S TV CONVERSATIONS FOR A MORE INFORMED, ENLIGHTENED AND PRODUCTIVE COMMUNITY

JOIN THE CONVERSATIONS AT ONEWORLD ON OUR "21ST CENTURY CONVERSATIONS" TELEVISION PROGRAMS.

HELP TO BUILD MORE SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITIES.

HELP TO BUILD A BETTER MORE PEACEFUL WORLD.



WE CAN BUILD A MORE UNDERSTANDING, PATIENT, FORGIVING
AND SUPPORTIVE WORLD WITH THOUGHTFUL AND INFORMED CONVERSATIONS.



WE CAN LEARN MUCH FROM EACH OTHER-- REGARDLESS OF OUR INDIVIDUAL…
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Added by N'Zinga Shani on August 30, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments

"THE WORLD'S 100 MOST POWERFUL WOMEN" According to Forbes Magazine. OneWorld Recognizes Some Who Paved the Way - Trail-Blazers.

THE 100 WOMEN WHO RUN THE WORLD

 (According to Forbes Magazine)

Forbes, Caroline Howard, 08/22/2012

From CEOs and heads of state to early adopter entrepreneurs, celebrity role models, billionaire activists and philanthropists who are healing the world, Forbes ranks the women who matter most.

Editor’s Note: Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is included in this…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on August 28, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

ANOTHER REPORT INFORMING US ABOUT HEALTH DISPARITIES AMONG MINORITY CHILDREN - WE NEED TO CHANGE THIS

Health Disparities Found Among Black, White and Latino Children 

Los Angeles Times, Anna Gorman, 08/22/2012 



Black and Latino children were more…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on August 27, 2012 at 2:28am — No Comments

HAVING A CONVERSATION WITH LOVED ONES ABOUT ORGAN & TISSUE DONATION IS ESSENTIAL TO MAKING DONATION WISHES KNOWN.

The NH Register Story about Bryan Donahue's book – On Borrowed Time – How I Built a Life While Beating Death - is a wonderful accounting of what is possible with organ donation.

We are happy for this family and pleased that they are sharing their story. While not many living people can easily donate a piece of liver or a kidney, with consistent and committed education efforts cadaver donation can be increased…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on August 12, 2012 at 4:44pm — No Comments

IF YOU WERE ASKED TO MAKE THE CASE FOR LAWS THAT IMPROVE PUBLIC HEALTH, HOW WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

AT A TIME OF TIGHT BUDGETS, SHORT-SIGHTED POLITICAL AND FISCAL LEADERS EVEN HERE IN OUR BLUE STATE, MAKING AND IMPLEMENTING LAWS THAT REALLY IMPROVE ACCESS TO AND EFFECTIVE MAINTENANCE OF PUBLIC HEALTH IS A REAL CHALLENGE. FORTUNATELY, ACROSS THE COUNTRY THERE ARE INNOVATIVE IDEAS BEING PUT FORWARD AND WORKED ON AND AVAILABLE TO ALL TO LEARN.

WHAT IS OUR PLAN IN CT, AND ARE OUR LEGISLATURE AND THE GOVERNOR REALLY ON…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on August 2, 2012 at 4:03pm — No Comments

HEALTH CARE REFORM IN ACTION: HOW WILL HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGES IMPROVE QUALITY?

HEALTH CARE REFORM IN ACTION:  How Will Health Insurance Exchanges Improve Quality?



Health insurance exchanges aren’t just an opportunity to expand access to health insurance. They also offer states a number of options to drive quality improvement and delivery system reform.  

 Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) is the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s signature effort to lift the overall quality of…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on August 2, 2012 at 2:17am — No Comments

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Open Street Project

An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...

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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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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Emma Tenayuca (1916-1999): A Champion of Working People

In honor of Women's History Month, we are profiling some of the extraordinary women who conceived and shaped our current community development, social justice and anti-racist movements. Their stories may not be widely known, but their intelligence, insight, passion and unrelenting efforts blazed the path we walk today.

Lenders Launch SOAR Fund to Fuel Recovery of Small Businesses, Nonprofits in the South

The Southern Opportunity and Resilience (SOAR) Fund is raising $150 million to provide flexible, affordable financing and support services to “the smallest of small businesses” and nonprofits across 15 southern states. The fund will work with CDFIs to deploy capital, targeting historically underbanked owners and organizations. LISC is serving as fund manager.

Rethinking Ways to Get Capital to Small Businesses

The pandemic has prodded state and local governments to think hard and act quickly to move public money into shoring up the small business sector. An article in Next City looks at how new public-private partnerships—particularly ones engaging CDFIs, like the LISC-managed NY Forward Loan Fund—are paving the way to make equitable small business development part of a new normal.

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