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Compendium of U.S. Health Systems 2016

Categories: Health/Medical

https://www.ahrq.gov/chsp/compendium/index.html?utm_source=ahrq&utm_medium=en2&utm_term=&utm_content=2&utm_campaign=ahrq_en9_19_2017

Information on 626 health systems in the U.S.  Defines a health system as a hospital and group of physicians providing comprehensive care and connected through common ownership or joint management.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

 

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Ends its Historic Exploration of Saturn

Categories: Science/Technology

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-s-cassini-spacecraft-ends-its-historic-exploration-of-saturn

A collection of news features as the historic mission of exploring the planet of Saturn came to an end.  From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

EPA to Reconsider Certain Coal Ash Rule Provisions

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Energy,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Waste Management

https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-reconsider-certain-coal-ash-rule-provisions

Brief statement about Trump administration plans to reconsider coal ash regulations which had been a major feature of the Obama administration’s efforts to protect the public from the byproducts of coal-burning power plants.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Trends in Emergency Department Visits, 2006-2014

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb227-Emergency-Department-Visit-Trends.pdf

Examines why people visit hospital emergency departments including patient characteristics, conditions cited, and expected payer.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Engaging Religion and Religious Actors in Countering Violent Extremism

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Terrorism

https://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR413-Engaging-Religion-and-Religious-Actors-in-Countering-Violent-Extremism.pdf

Offers practical guidelines for policymakers to understand the role of religion in political violence and best practices for partnering with religious officials to respond to the challenge.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Earnings and Child Support Participation Among Reentering Fathers

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Income/Poverty

https://aspe.hhs.gov/system/files/pdf/257731/MFSIPChildSupport.pdf

Presents findings on pre- and post-incarceration wages and child support participation.  Finds that most men who were or had been in the corrections systems stayed connected with the child support system but that pre- and post-incarceration earnings were not sufficient to avoid poverty.

From the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the Deprtment of Health and Human Services.

 

National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease: 2017 Update

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Mental Health

https://aspe.hhs.gov/system/files/pdf/257526/NatlPlan2017.pdf

Provides narrative descriptions of agency activities in the effort against dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease completed during 2016.  From the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the Department of Health and Human Services.

 

Welfare Indicators and Risk Factors: Sixteenth Report to Congress

Categories: Births/Deaths,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

https://aspe.hhs.gov/system/files/pdf/257521/WelfareIndicators.pdf

Covers 10 indicators and predictors of welfare dependence.  Reveals that more than half (56%) of TANF and SNAP recipients are in the labor force and that the share of the population receiving more than half of their income from welfare benefits (4.9% or 15.5 million persons) has declined from recent peaks in 2010.  Also covers poverty rate, food insecurity, and births to unmarried women.  From the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation of the Department of Health and Human Services.

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