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Health and C News

11 hours ago
Breaches of capped annual and lifetime costs have seen some elderly patients overcharged by tens of thousands of dollarsLabor has demanded the government reveal the full extent of “unacceptable” failings with a system that has wrongly charged residents of aged care homes tens of thousands of dol[...]
Children and ParentingHealth and CareGerontology
13 hours ago
he Capital Area Food Network, meanwhile, had little legal or political clout, but was engaged with a wide range of actors and resources throughout the community—nonprofits, social service groups, urban farmers, food banks, health care groups.
General Social WorkHealth and Care
19 hours ago
Dr Valerie Murphy was responsible for Connor Sparrowhawk’s care when the 18-year-old drowned in a bath at NHS care unit in 2013A senior psychiatrist has been suspended for 12 months following the death of a vulnerable teenager who suffered an epileptic fit and drowned in a bath at an NHS care unit[...]
Health and CareGerontologyMental HealthGovernment Policy
21 hours ago
Shortage of almost 100,000 staff is affecting performance, says NHS ImprovementOne in 11 posts in NHS England are currently unfilled, equivalent to almost 100,000 vacancies, official figures show. The number of vacancies was published for the first time in NHS Improvement’s quarterly performance r[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
21 hours ago
requent changes in social workers are associated with a lack of trust among children in care, according to a major study into their wellbeing. The Our Lives Our Care report, by Coram Voice and the University of Bristol, said there was a “statistically ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and Care
22 hours ago
on Cordova, a top Health and Human Services Department official, is placed on administrative leave after a news story exposed his social media posts that attacked multiple people. In his posts, Cordova blasted Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Sen. Ted Cruz ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGerontology
23 hours ago
Health secretary admits official failings over a number of medical treatment issuesJeremy Hunt, the health and social care secretary, has launched a nine-month review into how the NHS addresses concerns about medical treatments, including vaginal mesh devices.Speaking in the Commons, he admitted the[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 day ago
Report showing NHS facing £900m deficit delayed after health department intervenedThe NHS’s financial regulator has delayed publishing new information about the health service’s serious shortages of both money and staff after lobbying by the government, the Guardian can reveal.The figures show [...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 day ago
ntegrating nonmedical social services with medical services is necessary for the United States healthcare system to address unmet social needs, according to a case study published in Health Affairs. Integrating nonmedical social services with medical ...
General Social WorkHealth and Care
1 day ago
Academics call for investigation into effects of NHS underfunding and austerity politicsThe Department of Health and Social Care has been accused of ignoring repeated warnings about stagnating life expectancy, from academics who are demanding an urgent inquiry into whether austerity policies could b[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 day ago
Questions also raised for moderate drinkers of alcohol about their social habitHeavy drinkers are putting themselves at risk of dementia, according to the largest study of its kind ever conducted.Research published in the Lancet Public Health journal provides powerful evidence that people who drink [...]
HealthHealth and Care
1 day ago
I’ve seen for myself how agencies operate, and the toxic and exploitative relationships that can so easily developA century ago doctors began to take notice of a disturbing condition affecting white men in “the tropics”. These men, hard at work with empire-building and civilising natives, were[...]
CharitiesHealth and Care
1 day ago
Hospitality in spotlight over landmark Paddington-based project of Irvine SellarIn April 2015 Irvine Sellar, developer of the Shard skyscraper at London Bridge, invited Robert Davis, chair of Westminster city council’s planning committee, for dinner at one of his building’s high-end restaurants [...]
Health and Care
1 day ago
Mayors and leaders of five east London boroughs say the government is hindering the introduction of licensing schemes that can stop exploitation of tenantsOur residents are at the forefront of the housing crisis (G2, 20 February). As east London councils, we are extremely concerned by the actions of[...]
HousingHousing and PovertyHealth and CareMinorities and ImmigrationCriminal Justice
2 days ago
he center's work is supported by staff from a wide array of disciplines, including respiratory therapy, pharmacy, radiology, laboratory services, dietary, pastoral care, social services, care coordination and environmental services. PMC, formerly known as ...
General Social WorkHealth and Care
2 days ago
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General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
2 days ago
This year’s World Mayor prize is only for women, highlighting yet again the deep inequality in UK local governmentRos Jones, Kate Allsop, Norma Redfearn and Dorothy Thornhill may not be names you immediately recognise. But they should be – because they are the UK’s only potential candidates fo[...]
WomenHealth and CareWomens Issues
2 days ago
Exclusive: Error in automated fee calculation system means 94-year-old woman was told she owed $33,000 Residents of aged care homes were wrongly charged tens of thousands of dollars because of basic errors with a government-run automated fee calculation system.One 94-year-old woman was billed $33,00[...]
Health and Care
2 days ago
he first time, they passed an unconstitutional cigarette tax that was supposed to raise about $215 million to pay for health care, mental health and social services. Lawmakers then tried to fix that by passing a second budget during special session that ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareMental Health
2 days ago
uncie said there isn't a system available in which the schools, law enforcement, social service agencies and mental health agencies share information that could possibly connect the dots about a particular student. "We're gonna certainly review this and ...
General Social WorkEducationHealth and CareMental Health
2 days ago
he Geiger Center developed the tool with researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and the Arizona State University School of Social Work. Officers can use the tool when they respond to a domestic violence call; it involves asking a ...
General Social WorkEducationHealth and Care
2 days ago
Hospitality, gifts and free trips enjoyed by Robert Davis between January 2015 and January 2018• Westminster councillor received gifts and hospitality 514 times in three years Related: Westminster councillor received gifts and hospitality 514 times in three years 5 January 2015 – Dinner at The [...]
Charities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGerontology
2 days ago
Number of freebies enjoyed by Robert Davis is evidence of ‘broken culture’ at council, says Labour
• Full list of Robert Davis’s 514 freebiesWestminster city council’s deputy leader has emerged as a contender for the title of the most schmoozed politician in Britain, receiving entertain[...]
Health and Care
2 days ago
gt. Jeff Beigh, who runs the Social Services Unit of the Roseville police and oversaw the deployment of Narcan there, said officers have used the opioid overdose medication on three people. Each instance involved a person who was in their late teens to ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareCriminal Justice
2 days ago
t is unclear why the person in the video is slumped over. The video has prompted investigations by the Moore County Department of Social Services, Carthage Police and the state Division of Health and Human Resources. Alston alleges it demonstrated a lack ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareCriminal Justice
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5 days ago
There are many challenges that face children who age out of the foster care system, including education, housing, and health care. One rarely-addressed challenge is oral health care. Children who have aged out of the foster care system face considerable barriers in accessing oral health care. Althou[...]
 

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3 weeks ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff A key step in implementing solutions for the opioid overdose epidemic was reached in San Diego in October where days later the opioid crisis was officially declared a national public health emergency. Seventy representatives from more than 50 organizations, including NASW[...]
 
4 weeks ago
Each year in the United States, nearly 400,000 students drop out of public high school. Among high school graduates, approximately one-third complete no postsecondary education or training. Of those who do, many are unprepared. Forty percent of four-year and 63 percent of two-year college students r[...]
 
5 weeks ago
By Alison Laurio, News contributor When J. David Hawkins was a probation officer in the 1980s, he thought, “Isn’t there something we should have done to prevent these kids from getting to this place?” Programs from that period like “Just Say No” and “Scared Straight” just didn’t work[...]
 
10 weeks ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff Social workers are the among the behavioral health professionals greatly needed to meet a growing demand for services, says the new leader of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, or SAMHSA. Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz is the assistant secretary for [...]
 
13 weeks ago
Abuse has immediate effects on health and, in some cases, is fatal. It has been established that exposure to abuse results in physical, mental, and behavioral health consequences. Maltreatment is a common and significant burden on the health care system that can produce residual effects, both short[...]
 
13 weeks ago
The theme for World Aids Day 2017 on December 1 will be “Increasing Impact through Transparency, Accountability, and Partnerships.”   In elaborating on the theme Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy at the [...]