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Tag Archives: 2010

World Diabetes Day: Let’s Take Control of Diabetes. Now.

World Diabetes Day was November 14, 2010. The World Diabetes Day campaign is led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and its member associations. It engages millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness. The theme for 2010 is “Let’s Take Control of Diabetes. Now.” This is the second year of a five-year campaign on diabetes education and prevention. ... Read More »

AASWG: 33rd Annual International Symposium, June 2-5, 2011

The Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups (AASWG) is hosting their 33rd annual international symposium from June 2-5, 2011 on board Queen Mary, Long Beach.  AASWG is seeking your help through contributions, sponsorships, or charitable donations. The AASWG is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization founded in 1979.  The purpose of this member-driven organization is to promote excellence ... Read More »

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: White House Briefing Call, Oct 27

The White House Council on Women and Girls will host a conference call on Wednesday, October 27th at 6:00pm EST. Obama Administration officials will speak on the call about our efforts to address and end violence against women. White House Briefing Call Wednesday, October 27th 6:00pm EST Call-in:  United States: (866) 233-3845 Password: Domestic Violence Awareness Month Read More »

Congressional Hearing on Cyber bullying

On Thursday, June 24th, the House Committee on Education and Labor, Subcommittee on Healthy Families and Communities, chaired by Representative Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), held a hearing on cyber bullying.  The witness panel included popular television psychologist, Dr. Phil Mcgraw, and 14-year-old Girl Scout, Dominique Napolitano. Ms. Napolitano offered personal insight by describing a cyber bullying incident involving a school friend, ... Read More »

News from the Hill – May 2010, Second Edition

Political Climate The primary season began in earnest on Tuesday, May 18 and we learned several important lessons that night.  For one, voter turnout was not particularly high, defying the expectations of many observers who believed voter anger would voice itself loudly at the first opportunity.  Second, the night clearly went better for Democrats than it did for Republicans.  The ... Read More »

Happy Social Work Month

Every now and then, something very significant takes place during my work day. Yesterday was one of those days. I had the opportunity to meet and spend some time with Congressman John Lewis from Georgia. I imagine almost all of you recognize his name. He is often called “one of the most courageous persons in the Civil Rights Movement” and ... Read More »

Social Work Month 2010: Social Workers Inspire Community Action

Celebrate Social Work Month – March 2010 The 2010 Social Work Month theme is “Social Workers Inspire Community Action” Since its inception, the social work profession has worked to improve life for millions every day. Social workers operate from values that recognize each person as relevant to society and believe that, when needed, society should help each person achieve his ... Read More »

NHPCO: Hospice Rate Cuts Softened in FY2010 Hospice Wage Index

The Final FY2010 Wage Index Rule was posted on the Federal Register public inspection desk just now.  NHPCO is thrilled to announce that the reimbursement cuts associated with the elimination of the Budget Neutrality Adjustment Factor have now been spread out over 7 years, instead of being harshly phased in over just 2 years. For nearly 18 months, the hospice ... Read More »

Go Run Florida, New York and Wisconsin!

The White House Project has announced new training dates for the fall. The White House Project trains women to run for public office. Their award-winning Go Run leadership training will provide you with the inspiration, information, and necessary tools to lead a political life.  Whether you’re a political novice or embarking on a 2010 campaign, participants come away from the ... Read More »