Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
You can learn more by reading this article, "Household Income and Cardiovascular Disease Risks in U.S. Children and Young Adults," available online. It will be published in an upcoming issue of Diabetes Care.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
1. Global rates of obesity doubled in 30 years, New York Times, August 25, 2011
Brief Introduction: Obesity rates have doubled in the last three decades, even as blood pressure and cholesterol levels dropped. You can read more about these three studies as they are being published today in the Lancet.
2. Vitamins may lower risk of pre-term births, New York Times, August 22, 2011
Brief Introduction: Taking a multivitamin around the time of conception may help women lower their risk of delivering low-birth-weight babies, new research shows.
1. Young Hispanic's college enrollment rose 24% in year, study says, New York Times, August 25, 2011
Brief Introduction: Hispanics in the United States have registered significant gains in education, with college enrollment among young Hispanics up by 24 percent from 2009 to 2010, a new report shows.
1. Explore the country by the numbers, CNN.com
Brief Introduction: This is an interactive map that allows you to take a look at the population of the U.S.: total population, population by race, etc.
2. Arizona sues over Voting Rights Act, The Arizona Republic, August 26, 2011
Arizona is the first state to challenge the constitutionality of sections of the federal law that forbid states from enacting a law or process that denies or limits someone's right to vote based on their race or color.
The sections at issue require states that failed to meet certain criteria in 1972 to get federal approval for any state legislation or procedural change that could impact voting.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
What do you think about the NYT becoming a point for education provision?
Prescription discount card saves residents money and makes townships cash - but many wonder "What's the catch?"
Township administrators and Coast2 Coast Rx card company officials encourage those with insurance to compare prescription prices between their insurance and the discount card. But discounts through the card change weekly, meaning cost-conscious consumers must be vigilant.Because the card is free to residents and pays governments, residents and township officials alike have expressed skepticism about how it works.
Pharmacies pay Financial Marketing Concepts and its partnered pharmacy benefit manager, WellDyne Rx of Colorado, a "dispensing fee," or a marketing or advertising fee for bringing customers into their stores. Pharmacies are interested in getting foot traffic as they hope to make money on purchases made in addition to the prescriptions.
You can learn more about this by reading this Chicago Tribune article.
To learn more about the program, click here.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
The articles discusses a report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation that found that the child poverty rate increased 18% between 2000 and 2009. 2.4 million more children fall below the poverty line and some 42% or 31 million, now live in low-income families, ones with incomes below twice the federal poverty line of $43,512 for a family of four.
Monday, August 22, 2011
If you want to learn more about developing a taxonomy, make sure you sign up for CFL's upcoming learning session.
Wouldn't it be interesting if a tool like this could be utilized in philanthropy to help program officers be more effective in recording notes during their site visits? If the tool can help influence clinical decision-making, might there also be an opportunity to re-purpose it to improve grantmaking?
This looks really interesting for those at nonprofits and foundations responsible for their organization's technology to learn new skills or get up-to-date on open web technologies.
The government has considered creating a stockpile of crucial cancer medicines in addition to the stockpiles that the CDC has created for antibiotics and antidotes that are held in case of an earthquake or terrorist attack.
According to the FDA, some of the shortages have resulted because inspectors found problems like microbial contamination that can be lethal on injection or because of capacity problems at drug plants or lack of interest because of low profits.
Federal officials recently announced an initiative to break what many call the “school-to-prison pipeline.” Suspensions, expulsions and arrests are used too often to enforce school order, officials said.
You can read more about this invention in this issue of Science.
This is an innovative presentation of information and serves as a nice example of storytelling that nonprofits and foundations should pay attention to.
In October, city and state officials proposed a two-year experiment to see if the prohibition would reduce obesity among food stamp recipients. With obesity running rampant in low-income neighborhoods, it was thought that limiting consumption of sodas and other drinks with high sugar content could help reverse that trend. But the city received a letter from Washington stating the proposed experiment would have been “too large and complex” to implement and evaluate.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
The study was published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
The study was recently published in the Lancet.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
InterEthos - Making Taxonomies Interoperable
You can register for this session using this link - the deadline for registering is August 31st.
Friday, August 5, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
At the conclusion of the program in November, three prizes will be awarded. If you know someone who works in a nonprofit or a foundation, make sure to share this blog post with them.
Visit this link to learn more about the requirements and submission requirements.
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