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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Living Arrangement of Adults

Categories: Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/hhes/families/data/adults.html

Describes the living arrangements of U.S. adults by age and sex since 1967.   Includes young adults living at home and unmarried couples of the opposite sex with children.  From the Census Bureau

 

Mapping the Digital Divide

Categories: Income/Poverty,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/wh_digital_divide_issue_brief.pdf

Examines the state of the digital divide in order to characterize disparities in Internet access and adoption as they exist today.  Traces disparities to factors that influence demand (household income), and cost of service provision (population density)  From the Council of Economic Advisers

 

Home Health Compare Quality of Patient Care Star Ratings

Categories: Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid

http://cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Fact-sheets/2015-Fact-sheets-items/2015-07-16.html

Unveils a new federal system of rating the quality of home health care agencies using a 5 star rating system.  Measures performance on 9 of the 29 quality measures already used on the Home Health Compare website.  From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

 

NASA Satellite Camera Provides EPIC View of Earth

Categories: Science/Technology

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-satellite-camera-provides-epic-view-of-earth

Provides image and information about view of entire sunlit side of earth from  one million miles away.  The camera was aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite.  From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

U.S.-Cuba Agricultural Trade: Past, Present, and Possible Future

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Cuba,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1856299/aes87.pdf

Foresees more normal relations between U.S. and Cuba leading to expanded U.S. agricultural exports to Cuba.   From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

Ensuring the Integrity of Medicare Part D

Categories: Crime/Justice,Elderly,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid

http://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-03-15-00180.pdf

Discusses the vulnerability of the prescription drug portion of Medicare to fraud and what has been done to mitigate the problem in the 9 years since the benefit was added.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services

 

2014 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report: Chartbook on Care Coordination

Categories: African Americans,Health/Medical,Hispanics,Income/Poverty,Native Americans,Statistics

http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/2014chartbooks/carecoordination/2014nhqdr-care.pdf

One of the supporting reports associated with the annual National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report, which reports on disparities in health care experienced by different racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.  This chartbook includes a summary of trends across measures of care coordination from the QDR.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Digest of United States Practice in International Law 2014

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Affairs,Laws/Regulations,Treaties

http://www.state.gov/s/l/2014/index.htm

Provides a historical record of key legal developments involving U.S. foreign policy during 2014.  From the State Department

 

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