4 Ways We Can Use Social Media to Promote Positive Mental Health
“Instagram? Back in my day, we called our friends on the phone to see what they’re up to.” It’s a quote I’ve heard more than once from parents and family friends older than me. With the rapid rise of social media, our methods of staying connected to one another and understanding the world around us...
What We Can Do To Promote Health
The goal of Minority Health Month is to raise awareness of minority health disparities This year, Minority Health Month’s theme is “30 Years of Advancing Health Equity | The Heckler Report: A Force for Ending Health Disparities in America.” The theme draws attention to the work that has been done to address minority health since the Heckler Report came out. This report inspired action to address…
What can YOU do during Hunger Action Month?
For food banks around the country, September is a big deal.
United Way Day of Action
All around the world, volunteers are coming together with United Way around a Day of Action. Check out the great things that are happening at unitedway.org
How You Can Take Action During Attendance Awareness Month
Attendance is critical for keeping kids on track to success in school. In fact, research shows that attendance is a better predictor of high school graduation than 8th grade test scores.
Saving Downsyndrome » Bioethicists ask: How we can best promote infanticide?
Friday April 19, 2013 The fallout from the Otago University Bioethics paper on screening for Down syndrome continues in a new paper “Bioethics and the New Media ” by Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva, the same authors of a paper last year supporting infanticide for Down syndrome This time Giubilini and Minerva are expressing surprise that the Down syndrome community opposes their agenda of eugenics and…
How you can Get INN Action for Community Action Month!
Click here to pre-register for this year's INNkeepers' Ball Silent Auction. Starting May 4th, we will debut new items daily for early bidding.
How we can promote more creativity in schools?
With a focus on standardized testing, activities promoting creativity can often get left behind. Here's how play can help encourage creativity by giving kids space to problem solve.
10 Tips for Great Actions For CNV Week of Actions
10 Tips for Great Actions During the Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions by Rivera Sun for Campaign Nonviolence The Campaign Nonviolence Week of Actions ha
How tech can promote diversity in the workplace
From screen readers to no-touch keyboards, assistive technology has a lot to offer both in and outside the workplace
Missouri Community Action Network
Missouri CAN recommends Dr. Kathryn J. Edin and Luke Shaefer's recent book "$2 A Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America" about deep poverty in the US.
10 Things You Can Do To Promote A Gender Equitable Society
There is a need to be more aware of the challenges women in our country still face.
Food Research & Action Center
FRAC is the leading national nonprofit organization working to eradicate poverty-related hunger and undernutrition in the United States. We lead efforts to identify and communicate the connections among poverty, hunger, and obesity among low-income people conduct research to document the extent of hunger, its impact, and effective solutions seek stronger federal, state and local public policies that will reduce hunger, undernutrition, and obesity; monitor the implementation…
Celebrating 20 Years of Jewish Community Action
In 1995, seeking a new way to bring a Jewish voice to social justice in the Twin Cities, Rachel Breen, Steven Gray and Frank Hornstein founded the Jewish Met...
What kind of "holy days" promote Jihad and Violence?
Ramadan is considered a holy month in Islam, during which adherents to the "religion of peace" abstain from eating, drinking, smoking, and sex from dawn to sunset during the month. The theory is that abstinence from earthly pleasures and curbing evil intentions and desires is regarded as an act of obedience and submission to God as well as an atonement for sins, errors, and mistakes So much for theory and theology. In practice, Ramadan has become one of the most violent months in…
Report Details How Different Sectors Can Promote Community Safety
Every day, people make decisions about land use that impact whether or not communities will be safe. These decisions include where schools are sited, how streets and parks are designed, and the kinds of businesses that are allowed to operate. To the extent that safety has been taken into account in these decisions, it has mostly been through the lens of crime prevention. PI’s new paper…
How Can Campus Culture Prevent Or Promote Sexual Violence?
Sexual violence is part of the culture on campus and beyond. We can all have a role in creating—or challenging—that culture.
Proxy Voting Guide: Members Take Action as Shareholders
WDN recently released Proxy Preview 2015: Special Proxy Voting Guide for WDN Members, designed to help us take action as shareholders. WDN members collectively own $2.7 billion in assets, much of that in stock – so we can be a powerful voice for change! Proxy Preview 2015 highlights opportuniti
Suicide Prevention Month: Ideas for Action
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-talk (8255) Suicide Prevention Month: Ideas for Action Information Publisher: Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) See This Resource This two-page resource offers information to help anyone, anywhere get involved in Suicide Prevention Month in September. It includes tips on how to take action to help prevent suicide in your community, such as learning about effective suicide prevention, sharing stories of hope, and…
From Evidence to Action: How Can Policy Close the Gender Gap?
Ambassador Deborah Birx and Global Experts Discuss Data and the Gender Gap Current policy debates highlight the need for more hard evidence to identify problems, prove results, and change lives. But what happens when there are gaps in the data, particularly a lack of sex-disaggregated data? Will the gender data gap further marginalize women and girls?