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Despite partisan divide, political watchers say new Congress could make progress on public health - Nevada Current

Despite partisan divide, political watchers say new Congress could make progress on public health – Nevada Current

Despite a divided Congress next year, there are some public health measures a Republican-controlled House and a Democratic-controlled Senate could agree on — or at least that’s what panelists said this week. latest in a discussion hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), a Washington-based think tank. Potential progress could be made on telehealth, mental …

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Building public health data infrastructure is key to precision public health

Building public health data infrastructure is key to precision public health

We are at an important crossroads for public health in this country. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted that our woefully underfunded public health infrastructure is in desperate need of modernization, starting with data exchange infrastructure. In public health, we are used to receiving data and protecting it. Maybe data sharing isn’t as natural. But the …

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Prosecutor: Influx of mentally ill inmates stuck in local jails is a 'public safety crisis'

Prosecutor: Influx of mentally ill inmates stuck in local jails is a ‘public safety crisis’

More judges across the state are dismissing charges against mentally ill defendants who wait too long for mental health treatment in prison. SEATTLE — King County records show that over the past four years judges have released dozens of mentally ill defendants charged with crimes because they waited too long in jail for mental health …

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Health Care - HHS Enables People Living With Hepatitis B, HIV To Join Public Service

Health Care – HHS Enables People Living With Hepatitis B, HIV To Join Public Service

Do you have a “cloak and dagger attitude”? A “general aura of badassery”? Then you might just be the right person to be NYC’s new “Rat Czar.” Today in health, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) marked World AIDS Day by changing its eligibility policy to include people with Hepatitis B and HIV …

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Americans for Prosperity Foundation launches investigation into recent expansion of Covid-19 public health emergency - Americans for Prosperity

Americans for Prosperity Foundation launches investigation into recent expansion of Covid-19 public health emergency – Americans for Prosperity

Americans for Prosperity Foundation launches investigation into recent expansion of Covid-19 public health emergency 1 December 2022 by AFP A watchdog group is issuing requests under the Freedom of Information Act for information about the Biden administration’s decision to extend the public health emergency for another 90 days. Arlington, Virginia. – Today, Americans for Prosperity …

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In New York, public schools are often the main source of mental health care for young people

In New York, public schools are often the main source of mental health care for young people

By law, public schools are required to provide fair and appropriate education to all students, including those with mental health issues. But what really happens is that families are forced to navigate an incredibly complex system, in a process that can take years to get the right services for their child. A new report by …

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Mary Blondy, of The Loyalsock Foundation, envisions a state-of-the art wellness center, with a pool and meditation area, in rural Sullivan County.

This rural Pennsylvania county does not have a public gymnasium. A retired banker has a $20 million plan.

LAPORTE, Pennsylvania – High up an old logging road, deep in the forest, Mary Blondy envisions a doorway amid rocks, ferns and fallen leaves. Fluorescent ribbons and surveyor’s flags break up the browns and greens of the woods on this chilly November afternoon. They delineate the future location of the Summit Wellness Center, the places …

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The Princess of Wales (pictured speaking to a baby girl at the unveiling of a Windrush Generation statue in June 2022) wrote a post highlighting the importance of focusing on early childhood development

How Kate Middleton championed early childhood development in her public role

Since taking on her new title of Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton has made sure one thing stays high on her list of priorities: the mental health of younger generations in the UK. The Princess, who spoke often about mental health and wellbeing when she was Duchess of Cambridge, today wrote about the importance of …

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Why public health policy needs to refocus

Why public health policy needs to refocus

Parliamentarians, industry representatives and academics gathered in parliament to discuss how best to encourage healthier lifestyles. Photo by the photo team Amid the turmoil and political drama of recent months, there has been uncertainty about the future direction of public health policy. There have been big changes in the UK government’s efforts to help people …

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Public meeting scheduled ahead of West St. Paul Council vote on mental health crisis and recovery center

Public meeting scheduled ahead of West St. Paul Council vote on mental health crisis and recovery center

Dakota County officials will hear feedback on a proposed mental health crisis and recovery center in West St. Paul during a community engagement meeting on Thursday. West St. Paul City Council will vote on the project Dec. 12. Some residents have expressed concerns about the neighborhood’s transparency and safety after learning more about the project …

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