December 2013 Blog Posts (5)

THE HEALTHBEGINS NEWSLETTER- INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY EDITION

Today, December 10th, is International Human Rights Day.  The 1978 World Health Organization Declaration of Alma-Ata states that “health, which is a state of complete physical, mental and…

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Added by Linda Sharp on December 10, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

States Rejecting Medicaid Expansion Cost Taxpayers Billions

Today, December 10th, is International Human Rights Day. 
The 1978 Declaration of Alma-Ata states that "health, which is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing, and not…
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Added by Linda Sharp on December 10, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Hunger Matters

I thought that point was obvious. But apparently, there remains some debate because on November 1, 2013, the federal government effectively cut 5 billion dollars from the most powerful anti-hunger program in our country - food stamps (or SNAP as it is now called, which stands for Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program).

Here's the quick history on the issue: During the recession, unemployment rates spiked. As family incomes fell, more families were at once eligible for food…

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Added by Rhea Boyd on December 5, 2013 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

New Health Equity Guide for Public Health Practitioners

Check out this guide on Health Equity released by our friends at the Prevention institute and the CDC.

"A Practitioner's Guide for Advancing Health Equity is a resource for public health practitioners working to advance health equity through community health interventions. While health disparities can be addressed at multiple levels, this guide focuses on policy, systems, and environmental improvements designed to improve the places where people live, learn, work, and…

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Added by Ricky Y. Choi on December 3, 2013 at 9:36pm — No Comments

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