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2014-08-08 08:25:51

Builds on 78-Year Commitment to Illinois Communities CHICAGO, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) is awarding $3,380,000 to nonprofit health and human service organizations that are making meaningful differences in the lives of the people of Illinois. "Giving back to help our communities is part of our 78-year legacy of serving the people of Illinois," says Donna Gerber, vice-president, Public Affairs and Community Investments. "Just as the...

2014-07-15 12:29:41

WASHINGTON and RIDGEFIELD, Conn., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NCLR (National Council of La Raza) today released a report on Latino health, "An Inside Look at Chronic Disease and Health Care among Hispanics in the United States." The study found that even though Latinos are accessing health care, they face barriers to maintaining their health including affordability, immigration status and language. Of those surveyed, 25 percent had visited an emergency room in the past year, a...

2014-06-23 16:24:57

Leading Academic and Community Organizations Foster Dialogue on Improving Community Health and Reducing Gaps in Care LEAWOOD, Kan. and WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Peers for Progress, a program of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation (AAFPF), and NCLR (National Council of La Raza) gathered researchers and program leaders last week at a conference in San Francisco for an in-depth discussion, "Peer Support: Evidence and Directions Forward." The...

2014-05-22 16:26:38

BALTIMORE, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 240 Community Health Workers (CHWs) and supporters from 35 states and the District of Columbia joined together at the Inner Harbor Hyatt in Baltimore, Maryland. The two and a half day program highlighting best practices, skill-building workshops, and updates from US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) agencies with interests in CHWs. Tonight, the conference will hold a special award reception honoring outstanding...

2014-04-28 23:06:28

The Patient Health Navigator and the Community Health Worker training programs are both designed to help healthcare organizations better meet the goals of healthcare reform through a focus on supporting and improving individual health literacy and behavior. Portland, OR (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 The Institute for Professional Care Education (IPCed), an Oregon based company that provides healthcare training, both online and through DVD and print resources throughout the U.S. and Canada,...

2014-04-22 12:31:15

BALTIMORE, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Community Health Worker (CHW) Interagency Workgroup will facilitate "Open Forum: We're Listening!" on Friday May 23 from 9:00 to 10:30 am as a featured session at UNITY 2014--the National CHW Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. As part of the rapidly changing health care environment, there is greater acknowledgment of the important role of community health workers in...

2014-03-27 12:31:00

BALTIMORE, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The preliminary program for the UNITY 2014 National Community Health Worker (CHW) Conference was released today and is available at www.populationhealthcenter.org/chwln. This is the 12th Annual UNITY Conference which is set for May 20-23, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland. UNITY 2014 is the only national CHW conference designed for and about community health workers. The theme for this year's conference...

2014-03-07 12:25:31

Partnering with Delmarva Foundation and Central Massachusetts AHEC to Host "Community Health Workers: Innovative Solution to Addressing the Triple Aim" BALTIMORE, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Sustainable Health Outreach (CSHO)--in partnership with Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care, Inc.; Central Massachusetts AHEC, Inc.; and Community Resources, LLC--will hold its 12th Annual Unity Conference on May 20-22, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore in...

2014-02-05 23:01:03

Alex D. Federman, MD, Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, General Internal Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, has been approved for funding by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) for his research, “Clinic-Based vs. Home-Based support to improve care and outcomes for older asthmatics.” New York, NY (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 Alex D. Federman, MD, Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, General Internal Medicine at the...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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