Latest Policy Stories

2012-05-04 23:02:50

Strategically timed to fall days after the election, and regardless of the results, the summit promises to deliver the knowledge to create solutions in the face of dynamic change. Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) May 04, 2012 The Southern Medical Association (SMA) announces its 2012 Healthcare Leadership Summit, November 16-17, in the capital of the healthcare industry - Nashville, Tennessee. Developed to harness the paradigm of change in the future direction of health care and reform, this summit...

2012-04-16 13:09:37

Education for girls in developing countries has received more attention in recent years. A new study found that the very policy documents advocating the need for equal access to education limit the scope of the initiatives by over-simplifying issues and by referring to education in a way that belies the complexity of gender roles and culture. "We found that while many international development organizations have touted the importance of girls' education over the past decade, the language...

2012-04-04 12:25:10

Findings may support additional use of health impact assessments in the US A report released today finds that a wide variety of existing laws offer important opportunities to improve Americans' health. The first comprehensive study of its kind found an unexpectedly large number of laws that facilitate the consideration of health effects, in fields such as transportation, energy, and agriculture. Many of these legal requirements may be satisfied by conducting health impact assessments...

2012-02-19 08:00:00

Patriot Foundry & Castings' leadership is committing to reducing the foundry's energy intensity by 25% or more over before 2020. The process includes designating an energy manager, developing an energy intensity baseline and crafting an energy management plan. The program is being run by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Franklin, NH (PRWEB) February 19, 2012 Patriot Foundry & Castings, a leading nonferrous company, has pledged to slash its industrial energy...

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