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2014-10-01 12:31:36

VANCOUVER, Oct. 1, 2014 The First Nations Health Authority, British Columbia Ministry of Health, and Health Canada are pleased to mark the one-year anniversary of the historic transfer of health services for BC First Nations previously administered and delivered by Health Canada to the new First Nations Health Authority on October 1. The First Nations Health Authority is the health and wellness partner to First Nations in BC and supports community-based health service delivery for 203...

2014-10-01 08:33:28

NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EHE International, the recognized leader in preventive medicine and annual physical exams, today released this statement to congratulate the recipients of the 2014 C. Everett Koop National Health Award, which recognizes population health promotion and improvement programs. "The C. Everett Koop National Health Awards is an opportunity to honor companies who understand the critical correlation between employee health and company performance. This...

2014-09-29 04:21:39

Report by alliance of top US-based organizations urges nations to maximize impact of CHWs by defining core competencies CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report finds that developing nations' ability to deal with pressing health challenges like HIV/AIDS and ensuring maternal and newborn survival will be strengthened by creating a common definition for community health workers, as well as a core set of skills and competencies that would help ensure they are...

2014-09-25 12:29:54

TFAH Applauds CDC for the Announcement WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Trust for America's Health (TFAH) applauds the awarding today of a new set of Community Prevention Grants by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The agency awarded a total of $211 million across every state which will be used to fund evidence-based and innovative partnership approaches to improve the health of Americans. A majority of these grants are from the Prevention...

2014-09-25 08:26:53

MIAMI, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation (GuideWell) and Organizacion Sanitas Internacional (OSI) have established a strategic alliance to create a new company with the purpose of offering a culturally relevant health delivery model that provides affordable and quality health care to the important and growing Hispanic market. This international strategic alliance brings two leading health care brands together. GuideWell is a health solutions...

2014-09-22 12:29:01

Certified Public Health Inspectors dedicated to safeguarding the well-being of Canadians HALIFAX, Sept. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Celebrated for the past 11 years, Environmental Public Health Week recognizes the important work that Certified Public Health Inspectors across Canada carry out in our communities. The week is also an opportunity to improve awareness of our profession within the public health family and amongst the general public. This year's theme is "The Next 100 Years: Reaching new...

2014-09-19 20:22:03

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Save the Children Action Network applauds U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.), and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), all members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, for the introduction of S. 2853, the Accelerating Action in Maternal and Child Health Act. "Every child deserves a strong start in life and if we invest in them early, from the very beginning, we are giving them the foundation they need for a strong...

2014-09-18 16:27:41

HIGHLAND, Md., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis (JKTG) Foundation announced over $100K in awards to support the next generation of health policy research and promote better healthcare for patients. Five graduate researchers in the field of health policy and administration at The Johns Hopkins University, the University of Virginia, the University of North Carolina, and Old Dominion University received Dissertation Support Grants (DSGs)...

2014-09-17 08:28:34

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health promotion and disease prevention programs have become ubiquitous in workplaces across the country. However, to deliver on their promises to improve employee well-being, reduce avoidable costs and enhance organizational functioning, these programs must be well designed, based on good scientific evidence, effectively executed and properly evaluated. To recognize organizations for outstanding health promotion programs that...

2014-09-16 23:02:23

New Action Guide 1.0 Ready for Input Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Programs and policies that promote health and disease prevention could potentially yield hundreds of billions of dollars in savings for the US health system, according to a 2007 report by the Commonwealth Fund. To help spur these types of improvements, the National Quality Forum (NQF) is seeking up to 10 collaborative groups from across the country to field test the NQF Action Guide 1.0 (http://bit.ly/1wo4gsa)...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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