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.
What We're Reading: Hillbilly Elegy
Hillbilly Elegy is a story of family stability and family instability. It’s a story of upward mobility in rural America. And it’s a story of regional values. It’s the story of J.D. Vance growing up in Appalachia. Vance was raised in Middletown, Ohio with Appalachian values of loyalty and love of country. But contrasting these …
Take Action Screening Guide: Learn About Municipal Networks, Connect With Neighbors, Share This...
Generate conversation about broadband access in your community with a screening of the short film, "Do Not Pass Go." We have created a helpful guide on how to host a screening of the film in your community. Spend some time connecting with others who share your questions about local options and want to learn more.
How did you first join the hospice community?
I joined the hospice community in 1994 when my father announced he had lung cancer that had metastasized to his bones. I watched him fight valiantly through chemo and radiation and eventually succumb. He died in a hospital bed in our living room, a morphine pump providing subcutaneous pain relief, but only if my mother remembered to push the button. Twenty one years later, I joined the team at Gentiva Hospice in Albuquerque, New Mexico where I worked as an on-call RN one…
How Partial Government Shutdown Affects Pancreatic Cancer Community
A partial government shutdown would not directly affect the public health community, because the budget for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has been approved through September 2019.
Legitimate Concerns Over Poverty Measure, But Proposed Changes Miss the Mark
The mission of Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families is to ensure that all children and their families have the resources and opportunities to lead healthy and productive lives and to realize their full potential. We serve as a voice for children at the Arkansas State Capitol and in Washington, D.C; gather and analyze data to support public policy that serves all children and families; and organize coalitions of diverse groups to drive change.
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...
Generations of Justice: Celebrating 20 years of Jewish Community Action
How to Participate in Virtual Legislative Day
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Middle schoolers (in Battle Creek) learn the impact of service at Community Action Warehouse
As she hoisted canned food into the cart of an elderly woman this afternoon, 12-year-old Elizabeth Calderon said she’d learned something n...
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.
Hamilton County Community Action Agency : What We Do : Family Support : Heating & Cooling Assistance
What is the Home Energy Assistance Program The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program that provides eligible Ohioans assistance with their home energy bills. This one-time benefit is applied directly to the customer’s utility bill Summer Crisis Cooling Program The Summer Crisis Cooling Program (July 1 - Aug. 31) provides fans, air conditioners, and/or utility assistance for qualified applicants. To be eligible,…
United College Action Network (U-CAN) Celebrating 20 years
He started out to help his son choose a college and three decades later has helped secure a higher education for thousands Dr. Alan Rowe founded the United College Action Network (U-CAN) with his wife Donna Rowe in 1988 and the couple has built it into an opportunity for young people to obtain educational freedom. As they prepare for the 20th-year of their signature college recruitment event this week, Dr. Rowe shared with the OBSERVER, the organization’s origins and its continued efforts. It…
May is Community Action Month Part 1: What is Community Action?
Each May is recognized as Community Action Month and provides an opportunity to celebrate the work CAAs continue to do in the fight against poverty.
Hospice Action Network
Hospice Action Network
Hospice cares for people where they live Although some hospice care is provided in hospitals, in-patient hospice facilities or nursing homes, the vast majority of patients are cared for in the place they consider home Hospice care is not limited to cancer patients. Hospices now care for over half of all Americans who die from cancer and a growing number of patients with other chronic, life-threatening…
Whose Heritage? Community Action Guide
Across the South, Americans of all races, ethnicities and creeds are asking why governmental bodies in a democracy based on the promise of equality should display symbols so closely associated with the bondage and oppression of African Americans.
Community Action Organization
73 percent of the Erie County Department of Health clinic patients come from zip codes in the City of Buffalo. Within these zip codes, the socioeconomic status is much lower than the county as a whole, leading to significantly poorer health outcomes. Where poverty is most prevalent, poor health outcomes are the greatest.
Promoting Wellness: A Guide to Community Action
These guides are designed to inspire action around wellness in local communities. They include tools and information to organize wellness activities that promote recovery from mental illness and substance use disorders. They discuss planning, partners, and implementation.
What is "Comfort Care"?
Inquiries have been coming in to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization asking for an explanation of what is included in Comfort Care. It has been widely reported in a statement from the Bush family that former First Lady Barbara Bush has decided to forgo further hospitalizations and curative-focused medical treatments and has chosen ... Read more...