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Mobile Health Units Put the Emphasis on Access for mHealth

June 17, 2017
Mobile Health Units Put the Emphasis on Access for mHealth

Specially equipped mobile health units like Flagstaff’s ‘Big Orange Bus’ are giving healthcare providers new mHealth platforms to deliver services to underserved neighborhoods and push population health initiatives. Healthcare providers around the country are taking a literal approach to mobile health these days. They’re customizing RVs, vans, buses and ambulances with telemedicine tools and wireless…

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President Trump chooses inexperienced woman who planned his son Eric’s wedding to run N.Y. federal housing programs

June 15, 2017
President Trump chooses inexperienced woman who planned his son Eric’s wedding to run N.Y. federal housing programs

President Donald Trump has appointed longtime loyalist Lynne Patton – who has no housing experience and claims a law degree the school says she never earned – to run the office that oversees federal housing programs in New York, the Daily News writes.

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Letitia James Calls on Albany to ‘Step Up’ and Help the City Fight Homelessness

June 14, 2017
Letitia James Calls on Albany to ‘Step Up’ and Help the City Fight Homelessness

Public Advocate Letitia James called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature to “step up” and take “bold and brave steps” to address the city’s homelessness crisis, arguing that the city is “just treading water” without the resources of state government, The Observer writes.

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New York Adding Shelter Options for Homeless Victims of Domestic Abuse

June 14, 2017
New York Adding Shelter Options for Homeless Victims of Domestic Abuse

Domestic violence continues to drive homelessness in New York City, ahead of evictions and overcrowding, and to address the issue, the city is also bolstering its separate, smaller system of domestic violence shelters by opening 54 additional apartment-style units for families next month, the Times writes.

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Help AAPCI Earn AmazonSmile Donations this Father’s Day

June 14, 2017
Help AAPCI Earn AmazonSmile Donations this Father’s Day

Dear AAPC Supporters, Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18. Shop at Smile at smile.amazon.com/ch/11-3305070 and Amazon donates to African American Planning Commission, Inc. Amazon has a large variety of gifts that are perfect for Father’s Day including electronics, clothing, and more. Use the link below…

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NYC pension fund to back out of investments in private prisons

June 8, 2017
NYC pension fund to back out of investments in private prisons

New York City’s pension system has become the first in the nation to fully divest from private prisons, city Comptroller Scott Stringer will announce Thursday, selling off about 48 million dollars in stocks and bonds of three private prison companies, the Daily News reports.

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Tips to help nonprofits avoid conflicts of interest

June 7, 2017
Tips to help nonprofits avoid conflicts of interest

If you’re at a nonprofit funded by the city of New York, and you’re thinking you don’t have to worry about the city’s internal staff ethics rules in Chapter 68 of the city charter, think again, writes Claude M. Millman, a partner at Kostelanetz &…

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Advocates Hope That Food Issues Will Find a Place on City’s Campaign Table

June 7, 2017
Advocates Hope That Food Issues Will Find a Place on City’s Campaign Table

The final city budget added $18.4 million to the food assistance program, which the mayor had long said he had no intention of cutting but advocates still want to see feeding the hungry on the agenda in the coming months as the city gears up…

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Number of poor New Yorkers living in high poverty neighborhoods rises, study shows

June 7, 2017
Number of poor New Yorkers living in high poverty neighborhoods rises, study shows

More poor New Yorkers are stuck in high poverty neighborhoods where they’re faced with higher crime and worse schools, according to a new report from the New York University Furman Center, which found a spike in the concentration of poverty, the Daily News reports.

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Disability Advocates Fear Impact Of Medicaid Cuts In GOP Health Plan

June 6, 2017
Disability Advocates Fear Impact Of Medicaid Cuts In GOP Health Plan

The Congressional Budget Office estimates the proposed cuts to Medicaid in the Affordable Care Act repeal bill that passed the House of Representatives amounts to 834 billion dollars over 10 years, particularly affecting services for disabled Americans, NPR reports.

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City Council irks de Blasio by sneaking provision into budget

June 6, 2017
City Council irks de Blasio by sneaking provision into budget

Just days after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito agreed on an $85.2 billion fiscal year 2018 budget, the council inserted a last-minute provision on immigrant legal defense that de Blasio repeatedly said he doesn’t support, the New…

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