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2014-07-22 16:27:23

CLEVELAND, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University Hospitals (UH) in Cleveland has been named a finalist for the American Hospital Association's (AHA) inaugural Equity of Care Award for its efforts to reduce health care disparities and promote diversity within the organization's leadership and staff. The health system was honored July 21 at the Health Forum-AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego. To view the Digital Media Release, please click here:...

2014-07-22 16:27:08

BROOKLYN, N.Y., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lutheran HealthCare in Brooklyn, N.Y., has been named a finalist for the American Hospital Association's (AHA) inaugural Equity of Care Award for its efforts to reduce health care disparities and promote diversity within the organization's leadership and staff. The health system was honored July 21 at the Health Forum-AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego. To view the Digital Media Release, please click here:...

2014-06-12 16:25:46

RICHMOND, Va., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The surprising upset of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Virginia's GOP primary is a warning to establishment politicians who compromise their pro-life base. Last year, Cantor introduced an amendment to the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act which excluded those conceived in rape and incest from the law's protection. According to inside sources, several national pro-life groups went along with the change simply to help...

2014-05-29 10:34:04

BMJ-British Medical Journal Dropping this policy may widen inequalities, warn researchers A policy of higher NHS spending in deprived areas compared with affluent areas is associated with a reduction in absolute health inequalities from causes amenable to healthcare in England, suggests a study published on bmj.com today. In 1999, the government introduced a new 'health inequalities' objective for the allocation of NHS resources in England, which resulted in greater NHS spending in...

2014-05-23 11:16:23

University of Michigan As new research documents growing inequalities in health and wealth, the gap between "haves" and "have-nots" is growing in the field of scientific research itself, says University of Michigan sociologist Yu Xie. "It's surprising that more attention has not been paid to the large, changing inequalities in the world of scientific research, given the preoccupation with rising social and economic inequality in many countries," said Xie, research professor at the U-M...

2014-03-31 12:29:42

DENVER, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following letter is being issued by Personhood USA: National Right to Life, What does it mean to be pro-life? Is it about protecting every innocent human being or about getting good marks on the NRLC scorecard? I was shocked when I read your decision to revoke affiliation with Georgia Right to Life. It reminded me of a moment last summer, when you wrote a letter to Congress, threatening to censure pro-life legislators who voted...

2014-02-26 23:02:28

He urges uninsured Chicagoans to enroll in healthcare before deadline. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 Actor Laz Alonso visited iconic Chicago landmarks on the eve of Valentine's Day to encourage Chicagoans to get health care coverage. “The Affordable Care Act provides a historic opportunity to close the gap of the uninsured and reduce health disparities that disproportionately affect minority communities,” said Jennifer Koehler, executive director for Get Covered...

2014-02-23 16:20:22

BOSTON, Feb. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reverend Patrick Mahoney, Personhood USA will hold a news conference on Monday, February 24, at 12:00 P.M. The news conference will be held outside of the Suffolk County Juvenile Court where the father of Justina Pelletier is facing contempt charges for breaking a court imposed gag order. Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, will be in the courtroom along with the Pelletier's local counsel to represent the Pelletier...

2014-01-14 16:26:01

Blue Cross commits nearly $450,000 through its Center for Prevention to help 18 organizations engage people in improving the health of their communities. EAGAN, Minn., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Engaged and involved community members are a key component to creating a healthier Minnesota. In recognition of this, the Center for Prevention (the Center) at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) has awarded funding to 18 projects that will be shaped through...

2013-12-12 23:02:32

The Fenway Institute's National LGBT Health Education Center and the Center for American Progress have published an educational brief to help health centers and care providers support LGBT patients and insurance customers under the ACA. Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Seeking to reduce health disparities for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the National LGBT Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute, and the...


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