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2014-01-23 16:24:30

Childbirth Connection Becomes Program of National Partnership for Women & Families WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two powerhouses that have been working for decades to improve the health of women, moms and families announced today that they have joined forces, with Childbirth Connection becoming a core program of the National Partnership for Women & Families. Childbirth Connection was founded in 1918 as the Maternity Center Association; its mission is to...

2014-01-23 08:30:47

WINFIELD, Ill., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cadence Health announced that Michael Wukitsch has been appointed executive vice president of human resources for the western suburban health system. With more than 20 years of experience in multiple industries and cultural environments, Mr. Wukitsch will lead the system's HR operations in support of the more than 7,400 Cadence employees. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140123/DC51165) "Michael has an impressive...

2014-01-16 16:23:45

Investment supported by Morgan Stanley, NDC, The Kresge Foundation and LISC CHICAGO, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Healthy Futures Fund--a first-of-its-kind collaboration to support accessible health care and affordable housing in low-income communities--has made its initial investment in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), helping finance the construction of a new clinic in the underserved rural community of Omak, Wash. The facility is being developed by...

2014-01-13 16:26:13

SCHENECTADY, N.Y., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ellen Sax has joined MVP Health Care as the new Director of Corporate Social Responsibility. Ellen will be responsible for the enhancement of MVP's existing community relationships as well as fostering new relationships with organizations that will further benefit the communities that we serve. "I am pleased to welcome Ellen to MVP," said Denise Gonick, President and CEO of MVP Health Care. "Ellen's expertise and established...

2014-01-13 08:28:36

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Jeffrey Levi, PhD, executive director of Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and chair of the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health, on today's release of new recommendations from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Commission to Build a Healthier America. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100204/TFAHLOGO) "TFAH fully supports the RWJF Commission to...

2014-01-09 08:29:10

Partnership reveals improved maternal health outcomes in Uganda and Zambia pilot districts WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of women dying during pregnancy and childbirth declined sharply over one year in eight pilot districts in Uganda and Zambia where Saving Mothers, Giving Life has deployed a battery of life-saving interventions, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-led public-private partnership announced today. The first annual report, a...

2014-01-07 16:25:44

U.S. overall receives "C-" second year in a row Only 17 states receive "B-"or higher; 13 states receive failing grade Detailed reports and releases on each state at http://populationinstitute.org/reportcard/ WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Population Institute today released its second annual report card on reproductive health and rights in the U.S., and the results were not encouraging. Thirteen states receive a failing grade, and the U.S. as a whole received a...

2013-12-20 23:03:24

Imperative Names Linda Blount as Organization’s New President and CEO Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 Today, the board of directors of the Black Women’s Health Imperative (Imperative) announced that it has named Linda Blount as the organization’s new president and chief executive officer (CEO). Blount brings more than two decades of experience developing innovative and integrated strategic interventions to achieve health equity among communities of color. She has also been...

2013-12-16 23:21:29

“I subscribed to the Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Baby Text Messaging Service because we badly needed this information” says Khalifan Ramadan, who is one of the 300,000 Tanzanian registrants the service counts after its first year. The implementing mHealth Tanzania Partnership team states that partnerships are key for an effective mHealth initiative. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PRWEB) December 16, 2013 Khalifan benefits from the well working integrated partnership model that is at the core...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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