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Most of his friends signed on to Hillary Clinton's campaign as the 2016 election approached. But Shkliarov was captivated by Sanders and his commitment to universal health care. Shkliarov "felt the Bern" and jumped aboard the first offer, heading up voter turnout efforts in Nevada. “If Obama made politics ...
Three key themes formed the concept of the Activist Lab at Boston University School of Public Health in August 2016: educate, innovate and empower. Harold Cox, associate dean for public health practice at Boston University School of Public Health, said the Activist Lab was formed because there was a ...

This collection of live videos, and the hashtag #SexEdLive, appeared Monday on the Facebook page for Advocates for Youth, a national reproductive and sexual rights organization that champions full access to health information for young people. Youth activists with the group introduced the live video ...
Many Charlottesville for Reasonable Health Insurance members have resorted to imperfect jury-rigged policies that do not come with many of the coverage guarantees of the Affordable Care Act. (Photo: Getty). CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — When Garnett and Dave Mellen sent their 19-year-old daughter, ...
Arizona special election 2018: ALS patient and activist Ady Barkan stumps for Democrat Hiral Tipirneni ... bill last year, Barkan has latched onto that message. “I think this race epitomizes the big questions about health care in America,” the activist told the Arizona Republic's Ronald Hansen in an interview.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — When Garnett and Dave Mellen sent their 19-year-old daughter, Gita, off to college an hour away at Virginia Commonwealth University last fall, they didn't expect to follow her. But in November, the family received notice that its monthly health insurance premium in ...

24/7 Columbia has been occupying Lerner Hall since Thursday night, pushing for the creation of a 24/7 rape crisis center, healthcare center, and 24/7 ... that students—particularly students of color and undocumented students—can feel unsafe having to interact with police in order to access health care.
Some 35 percent of all funds would provide benefits to regions of the state that face significant harm from environmental health impacts. These regions must be drawn up and approved by the state. Finally, it sets aside $50 million to provide full pension, salary and health benefits for two years to fossil fuel ...
And then in 2015, an anti-abortion activist group secretly recorded video footage showing one abortion clinic making fetal tissue available to anti-abortion activists posing as researchers, which led to an intense Congressional hearing. A few months later, a deadly shooting at a clinic in Colorado led to ...
Activist was involved in numerous neighborhood improvement projects after death of Officer Michael Briggs ... MANCHESTER — Cheryl Mitchell, who become the face of neighborhood activism after Manchester police officer Michael Briggs was gunned down outside her Lincoln Street home in 2006, died ...
Utah Decides Healthcare, a coalition of activist groups, health care organizations and consumer advocates, submitted enough signatures from Utahns to place an initiative on the ballot this November that would expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, the organization announced in a press release ...
Darris deals with topics ranging from racial disparities in prison to education, health services and voting rights restoration. He has worked with organizations including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the American Civil Liberties Union and with political campaigns.
Joe Manchin, a Democrat running for re-election in a state Trump won easily in 2016, asked what would happen to West Virginia residents who choose not to get health care because of a provision in the GOP tax overhaul. He also questioned whether Republicans would cut funds from Social Security and ...
A longtime peace activist in Buffalo is very proud of the recent activism by Western New York students. ... on the Columbine anniversary students at Mount St. Mary Academy will join health care professional, elected and community leaders to discussing safety, mental health issues and student advocacy.
Amidst an outpouring of activism from a student campaign claiming mental health counseling comes "30 days too late" at the University of Maryland, the school ... The school should be working to make things easier for students facing mental health issues at all levels. who all deserve timely counseling.
A viral Facebook video has renewed outrage in the activist community against city agencies and their treatment of homeless residents. ... “I'm driven to tears watching city officials send crews to destroy the lives and health of people who have nothing,” Youll wrote in a follow-up statement provided to the ...
It was that realization that prompted Keelo and her childhood sweetheart Carl “Crush” Foster to launch “A Health Crush,” a Bedford Stuyvesant-based company that provides education and products to support an alkaline lifestyle. According to experts, such as Dr. Sebi, a pioneer of the movement, the body ...

The California Healthcare Roadblock Removal Act would give the state solid legal footing to raise billions of taxpayer dollars needed to finance single-payer health care. A single-payer system would, by current estimates, cost taxpayers an extra $200 billion a year. Fountain's initiative would set up a ...
The Woman Project, which represents the voices of thousands of residents of Rhode Island, is focused on the Reproductive Health Care Act. Due to how the ... The Woman Project is a highly diverse community of artists, activists, lobbyist, mothers, daughters, female-identified, gender queer and trans folk, ...
Along with the long hours, constant confrontation and frequent heartbreak they experience, activists work for little or no pay and sometimes struggle for basic needs like food and shelter even as they push for societal change. In other news: HIV testing, strokes, hep C in baby boomers, ADHD, weight loss, ...
Activist, storyteller and filmmaker Kevin Hines will share a presentation at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Baldwin Hall Auditorium in Kirksville. Hines is one of few survivors of a suicide attempt at the Golden Gate Bridge. He's now an advocate for mental health issues and suicide prevention. The event, funded by A.T. ...
Billionaire megadonor Tom Steyer, founder of the climate advocacy group NextGen, has, for some time, been one of the most prominent climate activists in the Democratic Party. He's recently turned his attention to an expansive effort to build support for removing Trump from office. He's spent millions on an ...
The meeting came two days after a chaotic board meeting in which Moore — a longtime activist in the city — was removed by security because she ... Many of the district's buildings are in poor condition — including Palmer Park Preparatory Academy, which the district shut down this week over health ...
Today (March 15), members of Congress, reproductive health, human rights and immigrant justice activists delivered a petition with more than a quarter million signatures demanding his dismissal. As Colorlines previously reported, per the Trump administration's immigration policy, unaccompanied minors ...
While volunteering and voting were "favorably associated" with mental health, activism was associated with "more health-risk behaviors and not associated ... One was, they said, you know, historically activists have sometimes belonged to counter-culture group where maybe risky behavior is more typical.
He was one of several tobacco control advocates at last week's 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Cape Town who in telephone conversations described violence or threats they faced as they fought the expansion of smoking in their countries. No arrests were made in any case, and none of ...
The Post-Tribune spoke with high school students participating across Northwest Indiana about their own safety fears and hopes for their activism. ... Kelly, who said she had extensively researched gun violence as a public health issue, was disappointed she felt politicians were unable or unwilling to ...
Pablos is an organizer for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health. Institute associate director Margie Del Castillo says Pablos' supporters believe her activism made her a target of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The agency denies it. Actress and activist Alyssa Milano has circulated a ...
"We should be educated from a young age about mental health. About what it looks like. About what to if your friends are going through certain situations." "Gurls Talk" started with Aboah sharing her story in 2015 after a failed suicide attempt. She talked openly and honestly about her struggles with mental ...
Reproductive justice activist Alejandra Pablos was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Wednesday during a routine visit with her ... In the petition for her relief, activists at NLIRH describe Pablos detention as just the latest in what they say has become something of a pattern with ICE.
How the Women's March organizers and activists are keeping the movement alive—without burning out ... Join an activist group in your community? Or have a fruitful ... Keep reading for our powerful convo about balancing activism, health, and positivity in order to lead a movement through uncertain times.
2 report by Global Witness and The Guardian, 197 activists were killed in 2017 for defending their communities and natural resources against agribusiness, ... is indicative of the U.S. government's historical failures to acknowledge First Nation treaties and the current administration's complete disregard for public health, the ...
This is a story that plays out every day in health facilities and communities in Uganda where community healthcare workers, many of whom are women like m2m's Mentor Mothers, help empower other women and their families to access medical care and transform their lives. What makes the m2m's 70+ ...
August 12, 2017 - Local activist Tami Sawyer addresses a crowd from the base of the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue in Health Sciences Park during a protest showing support for ... Cothren also reiterated Casada's controversial claim that some BLM activists had advocated for the "murder" of police officers.
First, it could shed much-needed light on better mental health initiatives in schools so that students know there are actual people and programs that can help them with their problems. Second, and perhaps most crucially, a focus on de-weaponizing campuses may harmonize and equalize the education ...
Pablos works for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health and is a member of We Testify, an abortion storytelling leadership program of the ... Among other immigration activists, ICE has also detained Ravi Ragbir, executive director of the New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City, and Eliseo ...
The sadness I feel is deep, destabilizing, debilitating, damning. It does not build. It buries. The point therein is that, as you say, this is a question of mental health, not activism, and must be answered as any question of mental health. Activists like us must make time and space for ourselves. We must sit in this ...
In this state, the governor and his former commissioner of Health and Human Services, Mary Mayhew, have systematically dismantled the very services that would support high-quality early childhood care and learning. They have siphoned millions of state and federal dollars out of programs like Head Start, ...
The House on Monday voted 73-25 to pass the resolution, which was approved by the Senate a month ago and will now go before voters in a November referendum. (Virtanen, 3/5). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an ...
Last month, activists testified on the bill's behalf during a hearing in the House Health, Insurance & Environment Committee. Many expressed health concerns as the major reason for supporting the bill, asserting that scientific studies suggest a link between illness and oil and gas operations. The problem is ...
“With Medicaid, I can get the medicine I need!” rows of men and women chorused to the tune of “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” “With Medicaid, we've got a chance to live!” For an hour Wednesday, Medicaid beneficiaries, community activists and heath care lobbyists rallied and then readied themselves in a ...
Other big industry donors are not located in the Bay Area, including Johnson & Johnson, Merck and ViiV Healthcare, which specializes in HIV drugs. Funding for the 2020 conference has not yet been confirmed, Sugrue said. Naina Khanna, the executive director of the Oakland-based Positive Women's ...
Over the last two years, at least five young activists who gained national prominence amid the Black Lives Matter movement have died. The causes range ... In late 2014, she connected with Reggie Harris, a political operative and activist, who helped her as she entered the world of activism. Ms. Garner read ...
Activists are often wary of sharing with mainstream news outlets, feeling that they have been burned in the past and their messages have been twisted. One activist even expressed concern that my article would sow divisions within the movement. And talking about mental health is not easy or comfortable ...
As important, this work seeks to bring assurance to the community that it will be fully informed about potential hazards to public health and that hazards will not be allowed to ... However, the activist group reports it has been unable to find documentation that HPI has done anything to remove the chemicals.
The compromise that Congress reached early Friday morning will keep the government funded for two years and provide money for community health centers, health care for children from low-income families, disaster relief, and more. But, Congress didn't even touch the question of what to do about ...
People are taking to the streets to send a message to their lawmakers about health care. Virginia Organizing - along with Indivisible Charlottesville and other groups - held a Medicaid expansion rally on University Avenue, near the University of Virginia Rotunda, on Thursday, February 8. People held signs ...
Other credits include Fellow Emeritus at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, poet and essayist. John Perry Barlow survived a massive heart attack on May 27, 2015 but has been struggling with one health issue after another ever since. He faced enormous medical bills and benefits ...
Ray Lowe has the kind of HIV success story that the health community likes to hear. As one of the 471,500 African-Americans living with HIV/AIDS, Lowe's healthy and well-managed lifestyle is the kind pushed by organizers of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day observed on Feb. 7. The gay ...
When they need health care they often start with the emergency room or a walk-in clinic. Obamacare allowed more people to get private health insurance or Medicaid. But some activists say it's unconscionable that with a nation as wealthy as the US that we still have people without health insurance or ...


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