What is BRICS? • BRICS is the acronym for an association of five major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. • BRIC started as a formal grouping in 2006 on the margins of G8 outreach summit. • Since 2009, the BRICS nations have met annually at formal summits. 8th summit in 2016 was held in Goa and BIMSTEC countries were invited for a joint summit as per the tradition. 9th summit in 2017 was held in China FEATURES OF BRICS/brics countries objectives: • Represents 3 Billion People. (40% of World Population) • Accounts for $20 Trillion of GDP which is growing at 28% Growth Rate. • First Summit in 2009, in the midst of Global Recession. • No European/US as a member. • Idea to form this group was conceived by Goldman Sachs. MAJOR ISSUES AND CONCERNS FACED BY BRICS: o Trade and investment o Infrastructure and industrial development o Cultural exchange and tourism What is the Significance of BRICS? • BRICS cooperation has two pillars – consultation on issues of mutual interest through meetings of Leaders as well as of Ministers of Finance, Trade, Health, S&T, Education, Agriculture, Communication, Labor, etc. • Focused on “greater people-to-people participation” during the BRICS events like BRICS Film Festival, BRICS Wellness Forum, BRICS Youth Forum and BRICS Friendship Cities Conclave held throughout the year across the country. • The New Development Bank (NDB) and the Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA) are the financial mechanism under BRICS. • CRA proposes to provide short-term liquidity support to the members through currency swaps to help mitigating BOP crisis situation, if such a situation arises. • It would also contribute to strengthening the global financial safety net and complement existing international arrangements (from IMF) as an additional line of defense. • BRICS Credit Rating Agency may come in near future to challenge the monopoly of the West • In the current global political and economic scenario where protectionism and patriotism is on the rise, BRICS can become the bulwark of new globalization and may create new world order driven by emerging economies. Highlights of the 8th BRICS Summit: GOA INDIA in 2016 • Theme: “Building Responsive, Inclusive and Collective Solutions.” • Adoption of “Goa Declaration” a document of 27 pages and 110 pointers. • BRICS: Encompasses 43% of the world population, 30% of the world GDP and 17% share in the world trade. • Institution building to further deepen institutionalize BRICS cooperation; • Implementation of the decisions from previous Summits; • Integrating the existing cooperation mechanisms; • Continuity, i.e., continuation of mutually agreed existing BRICS cooperation mechanisms. Major Outcomes of the BRICS Goa Summit • Reiterated determination to use all policy tools to achieve the goal of sustainable and inclusive growth. BRICS called for tackling terrorism, early adoption of CCIT • Called upon all nations to adopt a comprehensive approach in combating terrorism, violent extremism, radicalization, and recruitment, movement of terrorists including foreign terrorists and blocking sources of financing terrorism. • It further called upon for the early adoption of CCIT (Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism) in the UN General Assembly without any further delay. • It also appreciated the Paris Climate Agreement and its imminent entry into force on 4 November. UN Reforms • India is one among the many countries that is worried about the weakening of international institutions and the tendency to impose unilateral preferences over others. • BRICS called for urgent need to reforms of the United Nations, including UN Security Council, to increase representation of developing countries. Reaffirmed commitment to the FATF (Financial Action Task Force) • Reaffirmed commitment to the FATF (Financial Action Task Force) and swift, effective and universal implementation of FATF on combating terrorist financing, including effective implementation of its operational plan. India's Role in BRICS: India since the inception of BRICS has played an important and active role. It attaches high importance to the BRICS forum for promoting global economic growth, peace and stability. Co-operation on the economic front is one of the focus areas of India's policy towards BRIC. India sees BRICS as a platform to build multilateral relations with Latin American, African and Asian countries. India has also played an important role in the setting up of New Development Bank. Also for India, co-operation with the BRICs is very important in terms of addressing its food and energy security issues, and combating terrorism. WHAT CAN WE EXPECT AT 2025? The BRICS will significantly increase their share in the world economy and trade. A new global financial system with a significant presence of these countries, compared with the current situation, will be created.
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This seminar discusses what SLAs are, when to use them, how to plan and develop an SLA and how to align SLAs to organizational goals. Get your free performance management kit and access to all of Victor's full videos at: www.lifecycle-performance-pros.com
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More Information: https://www.arb.ca.gov/planning/sip/planarea/sanjqnvllysip.htm On October 20, 2016 the Air Resources Board (ARB) conducted a public meeting to consider the San Joaquin Valley 2016 Moderate Area Plan for the 2012 PM2.5 Standard (2016 PM2.5 Plan). The item was approved. ARB will submit the Plan to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) as a revision to the California SIP. ABOUT CVAQ Founded in 2003, The Central Valley Air Quality (CVAQ) Coalition is a partnership of more than 70 community, medical, public health, environmental and environmental justice organizations representing thousands of residents in the San Joaquin Valley that are unified in their commitment to improve the health of Californians by (a) seeking full and vigorous enforcement of the federal Clean Air Act, (b) strengthening State law and District regulations relating to air quality, and (c) educating the public about the serious health impacts of air pollution. CVAQ is a Project of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE), a registered public non-profit. Donations are fully tax deductible. CVAQ Website: http://www.calcleanair.org/
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Part one of a three-part series about the University of Washington Medicine’s journey from essentials to sustainment of TeamSTEPPS implementation. This webinar, hosted by AHRQ on Wednesday, July 12, features University of Washington Medicine’s Ross Ehrmantraut, RN, clinical director of team performance for WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare (WISH); Farrah Leland, J.D., associate director of finance for WISH; and Megan Sherman, M.A.Ed.H.D., associate director of operations for WISH. The webinar introduces the framework and fundamentals of TeamSTEPPS concepts and tools, breaking them down into 100-, 200-, and 300-level skills, to facilitate better teamwork, communication, and leadership, ultimately leading to improved patient outcomes. Video also at: https://www.ahrq.gov/teamstepps/webinars/index.html
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Consumers County Mutual Insurance Company Shoppers Mutual of Michigan is a brand new kind of nonprofit health insurer referred to as a Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP). CO-OPs have member-primarily based boards and are supposed to supply member- pleasant, affordable medical insurance choices to people and small companies. Shoppers Mutual was organized by a coalition of 15 Michigan nonprofit companies which are often called County Well being Plans (CHPs). Consumers Mutual used their delivery system to develop a statewide network including the nine counties that aren't currently served by a CHP. Shoppers Mutual constructed on the experience and experience of the CHPs and used their native presence and community-based mostly relationships to better meet the needs of our members. Beginning January 1, 2016, 51 p.c of the Directors will be members receiving their health coverage by means of Consumers Mutual. Consumers Mutual provided coverage to people and small employer teams (2 - 50 workers) alongside different medical health insurance trade plans. The ACA reformed the way in which in which health insurers comparable to Customers Mutual worth the protection they sell to small businesses. The insurance coverage supplied by Shoppers Mutual is focused to folks with incomes between 138 p.c and 400 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (roughly $26,000 to $78,000 annual family for a family of three and $94,000 for a household of four)) - but anyone should purchase insurance coverage from Consumers Mutual. We're right here to serve both those on and off the state's medical health insurance Marketplace change. For years, Michigan's small companies have faced a difficult alternative - find a solution to pay for the expense of offering health care coverage to staff, or present no health insurance plan and danger dropping valuable workers. Think domestically owned and operated credit score union versus massive national bank: It means Customers Mutual reinvests income into the organization. We'll work with them to encourage consumers to own and handle their health experience. Using low- curiosity and no-curiosity loans from the U.S. Division of Health and Human Services (HHS), the goal was that every state would have not less than one health care CO-OP chartered specifically to make sure insurance coverage is inexpensive for everyone. Consumers Mutual is required to implement a procedure to encourage insured members to face for election.
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The NHS England and NHS Improvement Board Meeting in Common was held on 24 May 2018, in London. Full meeting details, including copies of the board papers, are available on the NHS England's website - http://www.england.nhs.uk/
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Author and financial blogger JL Collins brings his refreshingly unique and approachable take on investing to Google. The author of "The Simple Path to Wealth: Your Road Map to Financial Independence and a Rich, Free Life", JL offers easy-to-understand, effective tips and resources to understand investing with confidence. In this interview with Googler Rachel Smith, JL Collins discusses money and investing, including: how to think about money and investing to build wealth, how to avoid debt, how to simplify the world of 401(k), 403(b), TSP, IRA and Roth accounts, TRFs (Target Retirement Funds), HSAs (Health Savings Accounts) and RMDs (Required Minimum Distributions). He also talks about what the stock market really is and how it really works, How to invest in a raging bull, or bear, market, and specific investments to implement financial strategies. Learn more at jlcollinsnh.com or get the book here: https://goo.gl/bvWZLq Moderated by Rachel Smith.
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When you make a gift to Whim W'Him you enable us to achieve our mission to provide a platform, centered on choreography and dance, for artists to explore their craft through innovation and collaboration. Since 2009 we have produced 50 new contemporary dance creations by 31 international choreographers We offer competitive salaries and benefits to our artists. Since 2016 we have: ● Implemented a three-year salary growth plan for our dancers ● Transitioned dancers to be paid as salaried employees rather than independent contractors ● Offered dancers a preventative health care stipend COMMITMENT TO ACCESS Everyone should have access to high quality contemporary dance performances. We are committed to providing accessible ticket prices and we partner with local nonprofit organizations to provide free and reduced tickets ➔ Each year we serve approximately 10,000 individuals ➔ Since 2015 we have partnered with TeenTix, to provide teens with $5 tickets. ➔ Since June 2016, we have been partnering with Navos and Seattle Counseling Services to provide free tickets to individuals who are low income mental health patients. To date nearly 100 people have benefited. RECORD BREAKING ATTENDANCE & FEEDBACK ● Our most recent production Choreographic Shindig III sold out nearly every night! ● Approaching Ecstasy (June 2017) was our most attended performance in the history of the company. ● We are receiving more feedback than ever & have been reviewed by nationally recognized publications. AWARDS ★ In September 2017, Seattle teens who are involved in TeenTix awarded us “BEST DANCE ORGANIZATION" ★ In July 2017, Seattle Weekly readers voted us “SEATLLE’S BEST DANCE COMPANY”
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Aetna is a major health insurance provider. At the disruptive intersection of government, healthcare, digital business, and technology is the health insurance industry. David Edelman, CMO of Aetna, is helping design personalized experiences for customers based on their lifetime health journeys. He explains innovation in a stodgy industry facing a volatile market, and describe how technology and marketing, together, will transform healthcare. As Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for Aetna, David Edelman leads the research, design, strategy, and implementation of enterprise-wide marketing initiatives. His focus is on designing personalized experiences for customers and partners based on their lifetime health journey. Michael Krigsman is an industry analyst and the host of CXOTALK. For more information and a complete transcript, see https://www.cxotalk.com/episode/aetna-cmo-digital-transformation-healthcare-david-edelman ------------------ See our upcoming shows: https://cxotalk.com ------------------ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cxotalk ------------------ From the transcript: David Edelman: (01:31) Aetna is actually a company that’s over a hundred and fifty years old. It has gone through many different phases and interests in various parts of the insurance industry, starting out in property and casualty, in life, and then eventually in health which is now where we are focused. So, we are squarely in the healthcare space, as a payer. We are doing a lot, as I’ll be talking about, I’m sure, through this talk, to expand the perception of what that role really is. (03:34) And so, from a marketing perspective, one of my critical tasks is to help our members take advantage of what we have to offer and get them engaged. And then, related to that, and also related to the brand, is the third part, which is, we have within my team, overall coordination responsibility for the member experience. David Edelman: (05:10) So, as anybody who touches healthcare knows, and I think everybody touches healthcare in some way, shape, or form; the costs are going up on a continuous basis. There are questions about access – there are all kinds of challenges in the basic momentum of the healthcare system. And from the perspective of a company that’s traditionally been a payer, a company who just creates products for people to buy and then manages the transactions, mostly the payment of transactions involved in people’s getting healthcare, that’s a very limited role. That’s not one where there’s much opportunity to shape where healthcare can go. But, yet, as in the role that we play, we have a tremendous opportunity from all the data that we collect and all the parties we connect. So, we have an opportunity to help people better understand who are the doctors who are high-quality, and who are in-network? (06:18) We can help stitch together people’s journeys when they have a hip replacement, all the way through getting help in terms of all of their therapy coming out of the hospital, going to first a place to actually get the therapy, bringing it home, even managing their transportation, helping them get meals, reminding them about taking their meds; all of that are a series of interactions that in today’s healthcare system, are the discrete. They’re all separate transactions. They’re all things that people are on their own. (09:39) There is a lot of complexity from many different angles, many of which have to do with the way the healthcare system has been cobbled together over the years; different regulations and different ways employers manage what they pay … But the bottom lines is it still comes down to helping people realize their health ambitions, coming back to the member and what is the best care for the member; and making sure our members can get the best care at an appropriate price, because increasingly, given the way cost sharing is working where employers are passing on more of the cost to their employees, everyone’s aligned if we can help people find the right care at a reasonable cost. (10:29) So we start from the premise that it's not about helping people just when they're signing, it's about helping people manage to be healthy and to stay healthy; and that our members' health is utmost. And then empowering our members to be able to stay healthy and to do so in a way that's cost-effective for them. That’s where everything starts. Michael Krigsman: It all comes back to what are you doing to support your members’ healthcare and wellness? David Edelman: (15:19) Absolutely! If you look at most people’s healthcare, it’s right now, actually paid for as a part of their employer plans. And from an employer’s perspective, one of the key things is to keep people healthy and productive. ell.
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Presenters: Claire Cordeaux, SIMUL8 Healthcare Director and Brittany Hagedorn, US Healthcare Lead at SIMUL8. The healthcare sector is starting to plan for demand across organisations in its health systems to reduce the cost of care and improve patient outcomes. Healthcare Reform in the USA is driving hospitals to think about the health behaviors of their populations as they implement PCMH, ACO and Meaningful Use requirements. Using population health as a basis for predicting demand for services and simulating the impact of changing patient flows allows all stakeholders to understand the impact of change. The aging population, higher levels of acuity from the newly insured, better management of chronic disease mean we need to monitor population and adjust systems to fit patient requirements. In order to reduce the cost of care, insurance and hospitals are working together to move patients from acute inpatient care toward outpatient, lower acuity settings. Simulation is helping organizations measure the impact of these change strategies. This workshop shows you how simulation can be used to understand how health systems can be improved. The session will draw on recent simulation projects using SIMUL8's Scenario Generator tool, used internationally, at the national level as well as the local level to show the impact of population changes on future service requirements across health systems.
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Whether it’s through claims, underwriting, marketing or other activities, your insurance company generates massive amounts of data every day. If handled right, your data can reveal important facts, trends and patterns that can provide invaluable insights into your organization. Join BKD for this complimentary webinar exploring how you can use big data to help enhance marketing strategies, develop competitive advantages, open up new revenue opportunities, reduce fraud and reputational risk and improve operational efficiency, transforming your data from invisible to invaluable. Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to: *Describe the role of data analytics in the insurance industry *Identify specific data analytics applications for various stakeholders in the insurance industry *Discuss a framework for implementing data analytics solutions in their organization
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For more information, check out http://teksystems.com/industries/healthcare/ Skilled healthcare IT talent is in short supply. Nearly 2/3 of healthcare CIOs say they are currently experiencing labor shortages. More than ½ are worried that these labor shortages will impact their organization's chance of qualifying for federal funding. Logically then, your current employees are your best asset; and your competition agrees. The average IT professional receives 23 solicitations per week. To deal with these labor challenge, healthcare organizations must take a new approach to workforce planning. Here are several suggestions to assist your attraction, development and retention programs: 1. Analyze your current workforce. Identify what skills you already have on staff, what skills can be learned and what skills to attract. Take into account the goals of your current initiatives as well as any future targets. 2. Encourage mutual feedback. Proactively soliciting feedback can greatly help your staff retention. Points of confusion and miscommunication can be addressed before they become serious issues. 3. Invest in your talent. Coaching and mentoring your employees at every stage of their career will improve your staff's success and engagement. Additional skill training will also provide stability and flexibility to your workforce 4. Define your positives. A clear description of your organization's key advantages will get the attention of top talent. Employees look for more than compensation --express benefits across all aspects of work life. 5. Team with an experienced partner. Partnering with TEKsystems can help you attract, develop and retain the best healthcare IT talent. With more than 30 years experience in IT talent management, TEKsystems Healthcare Services is the perfect partner to help your healthcare organization meet its goals. Contact us today and become one of the over 700 healthcare clients that we help every year.
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What is EMPOWERMENT? What does EMPOWERMENT mean? EMPOWERMENT meaning - EMPOWERMENT definition - EMPOWERMENT explanation - How to pronounce EMPOWERMENT? Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license. The term empowerment refers to measures designed to increase the degree of autonomy and self-determination in people and in communities in order to enable them to represent their interests in a responsible and self-determined way, acting on their own authority. Empowerment as action refers both to the process of self-empowerment and to professional support of people, which enables them to overcome their sense of powerlessness and lack of influence, and to recognize and use their resources. The term empowerment originates from American community psychology and is associated with the social scientist Julian Rappaport (1981). In social work, empowerment forms a practical approach of resource-oriented intervention. In the field of citizenship education and democratic education, empowerment is seen as a tool to increase the responsibility of the citizen. Empowerment is a key concept in the discourse on promoting civic engagement. Empowerment as a concept, which is characterized by a move away from a deficit-oriented towards a more strength-oriented perception, can increasingly be found in management concepts, as well as in the areas of continuing education and self-help. Robert Adams points to the limitations of any single definition of 'empowerment', and the danger that academic or specialist definitions might take away the word and the connected practices from the very people they are supposed to belong to. Still, he offers a minimal definition of the term: 'Empowerment: the capacity of individuals, groups and/or communities to take control of their circumstances, exercise power and achieve their own goals, and the process by which, individually and collectively, they are able to help themselves and others to maximize the quality of their lives.' One definition for the term is "an intentional, ongoing process centered in the local community, involving mutual respect, critical reflection, caring, and group participation, through which people lacking an equal share of resources gain greater access to and control over those resources" (Cornell Empowerment Group),. Rappaport's (1984) definition includes: "Empowerment is viewed as a process: the mechanism by which people, organizations, and communities gain mastery over their lives." Sociological empowerment often addresses members of groups that social discrimination processes have excluded from decision-making processes through – for example – discrimination based on disability, race, ethnicity, religion, or gender. Empowerment as a methodology is also associated with feminism. Empowerment is the process of obtaining basic opportunities for marginalized people, either directly by those people, or through the help of non-marginalized others who share their own access to these opportunities. It also includes actively thwarting attempts to deny those opportunities. Empowerment also includes encouraging, and developing the skills for, self-sufficiency, with a focus on eliminating the future need for charity or welfare in the individuals of the group. This process can be difficult to start and to implement effectively.
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Meet our panelists for this informative session in this introduction video for ConnectYourCare's session at the 17th Annual Employee Healthcare Conference in San Diego. All of these companies have implemented consumer directed health plans that reach across their diverse organizations. Hear their tips for successful adoption and implementation.
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Breakthrough and lifesaving innovations in global health like new vaccines or treatments for widespread diseases are exciting. But after the innovation is unleashed, often the hardest part remains: how to get these life-saving products and insights into adoption in places with the greatest need. Global and national regulations, a vast array of national and private health systems, insufficient medical staff or training, and often tough terrain can all stand between a patient and a cure. We’ll hear how global health leaders are attacking these problems creatively. Changemakers from around the globe and across all sectors gather each year in Oxford, England for the Skoll World Forum to share new ideas, new perspectives, and ultimately, new relationships built on trust and a mutual desire for human progress. Over the span of one week, this community tackles the thorniest challenges through the lens of social entrepreneurship. With their drive, creativity, and leadership, these innovators work tirelessly to create equilibrium change towards a more just, sustainable and prosperous world. The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship is the premier international platform for advancing entrepreneurial approaches and solutions to the world's most pressing problems. Our mission is to accelerate the impact of the world's leading social entrepreneurs by uniting them with essential partners in a collaborative pursuit of learning, leverage and large-scale social change. Each year, nearly 1,000 of the world’s most influential social entrepreneurs, key thought leaders and strategic partners gather at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School to exchange ideas, solutions and information. http://skoll.org/skoll-world-forum/
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Drs. Kitson and Harvey will present “Use of theory in implementation research; Pragmatic application and scientific advancement of the Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Services (PARIHS) framework”. June’s seminar will introduce the PARiHS framework, as well as an updated version, and its application in a series of studies highlighting its use to guide data collection, analyses and its potential for syntheses and to guide tailoring of implementation strategies.
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What is the risk associated with Privatized Banking? To understand the protection your money enjoys in a Privatized Banking structure, it is important to compare it to other traditional investments. On one end of the risk continuum is any typical investment that you might have including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, commodities, currency, precious metals or real estate. All of your capital is at risk with these investments and you have no guarantee of gain. With Privatized Banking, your funds will grow at a rate that is guaranteed within the contract between you and the life insurance company. The risk associated with this is mitigated in several ways: 1) Reserves -- Life Insurance companies are required by state law to maintain adequate reserves to be sure that they can meet all financial obligations including paying claims. 2) Ratings -- Most large life insurance companies submit to a regular audit by several different financial rating agencies. These ratings reflect the financial health of the company and are made public. We have a preferred group of companies that have financial strength ratings among the highest in the industry. 3) State insurance commissioner: All 50 states have an insurance commissioner responsible for the oversight of life insurance companies operating within their jurisdiction. If an insurance company has financial trouble or their reserves become inadequate, the commissioner can take over the operation of that company to protect the best interests of the policy holders. Typically a failing or failed company would be purchased by another more successful insurance company with very little disruption to day to day operations. 4) National Organization of Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Associations (NOLHGA): State life and health insurance guaranty associations provide a safety net for their state's policyholders, ensuring that they continue to receive coverage even if their insurer is declared insolvent. Working together through NOLHGA, the guaranty associations form a national safety net, protecting insurance consumers all across America in their time of need.
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https://plus.google.com/u/0/+GiachelloHealth/videos Services Giachello Consulting Minority Health/Health Disparities Our group of consultants has knowledge, experience and expertise in minority health and in the elimination of health disparities. We have worked with many organizations in the public and private sectors to develop linguistic, culturally, gender- and health literacy appropriate programs and services aimed at Hispanics/Latinos of diverse nationalities or origins; African Americans, Native Americans/American Indians, and Asian Americans (particularly Koreans and Chinese). We can assist our clients in: • Marketing and health communications, and community outreach • Health promotion and disease prevention • Increasing access and appropriate use of health services • Developing, implemented and/or evaluating educational program for the management and control of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, asthma and CVD. • Training and coaching of Community Health workers /health Promoters/patient navigators and the integration of these workers into the health care system. • Program planning, development, implementation and evaluation • Developing Faith-based initiatives Community Participatory Action Research (CPAR) CPAR stresses the active and meaningful involvement of stakeholders (community residents, health and human services providers) in the planning and implementation of programs and activities. It specifically calls for a) community engagement, b) assessment of needs and assets, and c) social action. CPAR allows the design, development and implementation of practical solutions to concrete, real-life problems. While we work with all types of communities, we are especially equipped at working with vulnerable populations, and racial and ethnic minorities. We employ a wide and creative range of data collection techniques and processes including face-to-face and telephone interviews, surveys (probability or convenient samples), focus groups, photovoice and other qualitative or quantitative data collection methods. Often our evaluation measures are developed through a participatory process that engages stakeholders in action planning and assessing what works and do not work and what outcomes are feasible, measurable and will make a difference. Throughout the life of the project, we bring evaluation data back to stakeholders so that its implications can be determined and mid-course program or policy corrections be made. We generally prefer a model that involves and empowers the client with new knowledge and insights. Giachello Consulting Group has expertise in the following areas: • Partnership-building o identification of stakeholders and community gate keepers o Community meeting design and facilitation. • consortium or coalition building o Logic Model development o Participatory decision-making o Conflict resolution • Engaging in community capacity-building strategies • Community assessment of needs and assets • Developing Community Action Plans • Implementation of Action Plans • Policy and advocacy training • Policy development (legislative, regulatory/administrative) • Participatory evaluation Organizational Planning & Development Organizations must respond to environmental changes such as economic situation, demographic shifts, and high technology, among others. Internal and external organizational assessments are critical to determine the types of policies needed to change organizational culture and practices. These assessments will lead to comprehensive strategic plan, higher staff morale and productivity and the retention of high performing workforce. Giachello consultants work with organizations to leverage their expertise. Together we look for common threads, emerging problems, and fresh, workable solutions. Specific services are as follows. • Internal and external organizational assessment of strengths/assets and threats/limitations • Development of organizational policies in the areas of human resources, research and data, marketing, community relations, customer services, and direct services delivery. • Board development and training. • Language and cultural competency/diversity planning and training. • Leadership development. • Human resources identification, development & management, • Accountability: performance measurement & quality improvement.
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Speaker Scott Bricker, national expert on fostering walkable communities with the organization America Walks, discusses creative ways to get communities involved in walking initiatives through investments, policies, and practices. Mr. Bricker's presentation is accompanied by Thomas Schmidt of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and City of Austin staff from Austin Transportation, Planning and Development Review, and Public Works as they share their research and findings on community health and multimodal transportation. | The Imagine Austin Speaker Series is an opportunity to promote and implement the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan through shared dialogue and mutual learning. We invite targeted thought leaders from around the nation to give talks on various subjects to promote and implement the vision and policies set forth in Imagine Austin. | Learn more about Imagine Austin, the City's Comprehensive Plan, at austintexas.gov/imagineaustin
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We hope this video has given you some insights about SAARC. If you would like to know more here is the reference book used: Concepts of Space in Traditional Indian Architecture ------------------------------ Amazon: https://amzn.to/2GWTcg2 Flipkart : http://fkrt.it/gxK8NLuuuN Support us : https://www.instamojo.com/@exambin/ Download our app : http://examb.in/app Welcome back to the fifth lesson on International Oraganisations here we are going to see about SAARC (south asian association for regional cooperation) Summit lecture which will be helpful for your preparations with climate of SAARC (south asian association for regional cooperation) UPSC/IAS South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) • SAARC is an economic & geopolitical organization of 8 countries that are primarily located in South Asia • Established in 1985; Secretariat – Kathmandu, Nepal; Official language – English • Members – India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Srilanka, Maldives, Afghanistan • 1st summit at Dhaka, only 1 new member added since birth i.e. Afghanistan • 19th SAARC submit → Pakistan + Cultural Capital → Bamyan (Afghanistan) Evolution of SAARC • The idea of regional political and economic cooperation in South Asia was first raised in 1980 and the first summit was held in Dhaka on 8 December 1985, when the organization was established by the governments of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. • Since then organization has expanded by accepting one new full member, Afghanistan, and several observer members. • The official meetings of the leaders of each nation are held annually whilst the foreign ministers meet twice annually. SAARC Objectives • SAARC policies aim to promote welfare economics, collective self-reliance among the countries of South Asia, and to accelerate socio-cultural development in the region • To promote the welfare of the people of South Asia and to improve their quality of life • To cooperate with international and regional organizations with similar aims and purposes ________________________________________ Developments in SAARC • South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) – to reduce customs duties of all traded goods to zero by gradually. • Visa Exemption Scheme – certain categories of dignitaries should be entitled to a Special Travel document, which would exempt them from visas within the region • Regional Railways Agreement • Motor Vehicles Agreement • Framework Agreement for Energy Cooperation (Electricity) • SAARC Region Satellite launch plan South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) The Agreement on SAARC Preferential trading Arrangement (SAPTA) was signed on 11 April 1993 and entered into force on 7 December 1995, with the desire of the Member States of SAARC (India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan and the Maldives) to promote and sustain mutual trade and economic cooperation within the SAARC region through the exchange of concessions. • The South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) is an agreement reached on 6 January 2004 at the 12th SAARC summit in Islamabad, Pakistan. • It created a free trade area of 1.8 billion people in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka • The seven foreign ministers of the region signed a framework agreement on SAFTA to reduce customs duties of all traded goods to zero by the year 2016. • The SAFTA agreement came into force on 1 January 2006 and is operational following the ratification of the agreement by the seven governments. SAARC Visa Exemption Scheme • SAARC Visa Exemption Scheme was launched in 1992 to allow certain categories of dignitaries to a Special Travel document, which would exempt them from visas within the region. • Currently the list included 24 categories of entitled persons, which include Dignitaries, Judges of higher courts, Parliamentarians, Senior Officials, Businessmen, Journalists, Sportsmen etc. • The Visa Stickers are issued by the respective Member States to the entitled categories of that particular country. • The validity of the Visa Sticker is generally for one year. • The implementation is reviewed regularly by the Immigration Authorities of SAARC Member States. ________________________________________ The development potential of SAARC has been stalled by various factors like. • India Pakistan bilateral issue • India’s bilateral issue with other countries like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh • Trust deficit between India and its neighboring countries • Cross border Terrorism • Political instability in the Pakistan, Afghanistan and Maldives • Low Human development Index and resource problems in the region • Persistent problems of population, poverty, illiteracy, climate change, health, terrorism, flood and droughts And recently India has contributed much to SAARC by having launched SAARC Satellite.
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CDC Workplace Health Model: Assessment, Planning and Implementation, Evaluation Comments on this video are allowed in accordance with our comment policy: http://www.cdc.gov/SocialMedia/Tools/CommentPolicy.html This video can also be viewed at https://www.cdc.gov/workplacehealthpromotion/videos/worksite-health-small-employers-09122013.mp4
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SAARC is an economic & geopolitical organization of 8 countries that are primarily located in South Asia • Established in 1985; Secretariat – Kathmandu, Nepal; Official language – English • Members – India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Srilanka, Maldives, Afghanistan • 1st summit at Dhaka, only 1 new member added since birth i.e. Afghanistan • 19th SAARC submit → Pakistan + Cultural Capital → Bamyan (Afghanistan) Evolution of SAARC • The idea of regional political and economic cooperation in South Asia was first raised in 1980 and the first summit was held in Dhaka on 8 December 1985, when the organization was established by the governments of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. • Since then organization has expanded by accepting one new full member, Afghanistan, and several observer members. • The official meetings of the leaders of each nation are held annually whilst the foreign ministers meet twice annually. SAARC Objectives • SAARC policies aim to promote welfare economics, collective self-reliance among the countries of South Asia, and to accelerate socio-cultural development in the region • To promote the welfare of the people of South Asia and to improve their quality of life • To cooperate with international and regional organizations with similar aims and purposes • To promote active collaboration and mutual assistance in the economic, social, cultural, technical and scientific fields • To contribute to mutual trust, understanding and appreciation of one another’s problems; & to maintain peace in the region ________________________________________ Developments in SAARC • South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) – to reduce customs duties of all traded goods to zero by gradually. • Visa Exemption Scheme – certain categories of dignitaries should be entitled to a Special Travel document, which would exempt them from visas within the region • Regional Railways Agreement • Motor Vehicles Agreement • Framework Agreement for Energy Cooperation (Electricity) • SAARC Region Satellite launch plan South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) The Agreement on SAARC Preferential trading Arrangement (SAPTA) was signed on 11 April 1993 and entered into force on 7 December 1995, with the desire of the Member States of SAARC (India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan and the Maldives) to promote and sustain mutual trade and economic cooperation within the SAARC region through the exchange of concessions. • The South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) is an agreement reached on 6 January 2004 at the 12th SAARC summit in Islamabad, Pakistan. • It created a free trade area of 1.8 billion people in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka • The seven foreign ministers of the region signed a framework agreement on SAFTA to reduce customs duties of all traded goods to zero by the year 2016. • The SAFTA agreement came into force on 1 January 2006 and is operational following the ratification of the agreement by the seven governments. SAARC Visa Exemption Scheme • SAARC Visa Exemption Scheme was launched in 1992 to allow certain categories of dignitaries to a Special Travel document, which would exempt them from visas within the region. • Currently the list included 24 categories of entitled persons, which include Dignitaries, Judges of higher courts, Parliamentarians, Senior Officials, Businessmen, Journalists, Sportsmen etc. • The Visa Stickers are issued by the respective Member States to the entitled categories of that particular country. • The validity of the Visa Sticker is generally for one year. • The implementation is reviewed regularly by the Immigration Authorities of SAARC Member States. ________________________________________ The development potential of SAARC has been stalled by various factors like. • India Pakistan bilateral issue • India’s bilateral issue with other countries like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh • Trust deficit between India and its neighboring countries • Cross border Terrorism • Political instability in the Pakistan, Afghanistan and Maldives • Low Human development Index and resource problems in the region • Persistent problems of population, poverty, illiteracy, climate change, health, terrorism, flood and droughts And recently India has contributed much to SAARC by having launched SAARC Satellite. Telegram group link:- https://t.me/knowledgehouse2819 Our Facebook page:- https://www.facebook.com/Knowledge-Housee-959933784176176 Contact:- 8377084401
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The problems we seek to solve—from failed school systems to infectious disease—are too big and tangled for any single organization to address, no matter how innovative or well-funded. We need “systems entrepreneurs” who see large-scale problems require close collaborations across sectors–including governments, nonprofits, and businesses. This workshop will introduce the concept of systems entrepreneurship as an approach to drive large-scale change. We’ll hear live case studies of systems entrepreneurs at work, and you’ll discuss with peers successful methods to repair unjust systems. Jeffrey Walker - Facilitator Chairman, New Profit Ellen Agler - Speaker CEO, The END Fund Raj Panjabi - Speaker Chief Executive Officer, Last Mile Health Changemakers from around the globe and across all sectors gather each year in Oxford, England for the Skoll World Forum to share new ideas, new perspectives, and ultimately, new relationships built on trust and a mutual desire for human progress. Over the span of one week, this community tackles the thorniest challenges through the lens of social entrepreneurship. With their drive, creativity, and leadership, these innovators work tirelessly to create equilibrium change towards a more just, sustainable and prosperous world. The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship is the premier international platform for advancing entrepreneurial approaches and solutions to the world's most pressing problems. Our mission is to accelerate the impact of the world's leading social entrepreneurs by uniting them with essential partners in a collaborative pursuit of learning, leverage and large-scale social change. Each year, nearly 1,000 of the world’s most influential social entrepreneurs, key thought leaders and strategic partners gather at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School to exchange ideas, solutions and information. http://skoll.org/skoll-world-forum/
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Recorded: Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm (Eastern) David Carmicheal, State Archivist, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Joe Boney, Chief, Biloxi Fire Department You can practice the Incident Command System - or any other disaster response tool - through something as simple as a tabletop exercise. This webinar will introduce different ways of practicing emergency response, from simple orientations to full-scale exercises. It will also focus on how to plan and conduct your own successful tabletop exercise. Learn about how exercises relate to your disaster plan and how to evaluate your results. Web Links Alliance for Response Website: http://www.heritageemergency.org/afr AIC's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/aiconservation FEMA Course IS-120b Notes: https://emilms.fema.gov/IS120A/summary.htm Implementing the Incident Command System at the Institutional Level: A Handbook for Libraries, Archives, Museums, and other Cultural Institutions: http://www.rescuingrecords.com/ FEMA Course IS-120b: https://emilms.fema.gov/IS120A/index.htm Files Alliance for Response FREE Webinar Series: http://www.heritageemergency.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Alliance-for-Response-FREE-Webinar-Series.pdf Tabletop Exercises, by Allen Evans: http://www.heritageemergency.org/initiatives/alliance-for-response/networks/virginia/tabletop-exercises-presentation-updated/
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Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday put forward a five-point proposal for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to consolidate unity and mutual trust, and deepen comprehensive cooperation. Speaking at the 16th SCO Council of Heads of State meeting in Uzbek capital Tashkent, Xi hailed the remarkable achievements of the regional bloc since its establishment 15 years ago. The first achievement is that the SCO has advocated and put into practice the pioneering Shanghai Spirit, which features mutual trust, mutual benefit, equality, consultation, respect for diverse civilizations and pursuit of common development, the Chinese president said. Xi noted that the SCO members have worked to build political trust and firmly supported each other's independent choices of development path. The SCO countries have also deepened their cooperation greatly in trade, business, finance, energy, and transportation, among other areas, Xi said. The SCO has signed the Treaty of Long-Term Good-Neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation, codifying into law the aspiration of enduring friendship. The organization has actively reached out to others with an ever-growing circle of friends. As last year's Ufa summit initiated the process to take in new members for the first time in the SCO’s history, the international influence of the organization has kept increasing with its full members and observers accounting for nearly half of the world's population, the Chinese president noted. Proposing for future development of the SCO, Xi urged all members to firstly carry forward the Shanghai Spirit, which has been regarded as the bloc's undergirding value. The SCO should remain open and transparent without targeting any third party, engage all like-minded international partners in wide-ranging cooperation and act as a constructive force for the healthy development of the international order, said the Chinese leader. Secondly, the SCO should continue to prioritize security and cement the foundation of the SCO development, said Xi, adding that it needs to beef up the institutional construction for cooperation on combating terrorism and drug-trafficking. Thirdly, Xi proposed that the SCO should expand practical cooperation and find greater space for SCO development, expressing his hope that the organization will play an active role in aligning the Belt and Road Initiative and the other members' development strategies. Fourthly, the SCO also needs to enhance culture and people-to-people foundation as the bridge for future development, Xi said, adding that China is willing to support other member states in restoring historical sites and archaeology studies, as well as communication and cooperation in such fields as youth, health care and environmental protection. Last but not the least, Xi said, the SCO should continue to uphold openness and inclusiveness and get more parties on board for SCO cooperation. He also proposed that the member states take the process of accepting India and Pakistan as new members to enhance institutional building of the SCO and expand and deepen cooperation in various fields. The annual summit, hosted by Uzbek President Islam Karimov, was also attended by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon. The SCO leaders agreed to remain committed to maintaining peace, boosting development, and consolidating their relationship of equality and mutual trust, based on the principles of mutual respect, good neighborliness, and friendliness. They pledged to deepen effective cooperation in wide-ranging areas and contribute to the security, stability, and sustainable development in the region. The leaders reaffirmed their support for the Silk Road Economic Belt initiative and decided to take actions to continuously implement the initiative so as to promote regional economic cooperation among the member states and integrating their respective development strategies. More on: http://www.cctvplus.com/news/20160625/8025086.shtml#!language=1 Subscribe us on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CCTVPlus CCTV+ official website: http://www.cctvplus.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cctv-news-content Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewsContent.CCTVPLUS Twitter: https://twitter.com/CCTV_Plus
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The skills necessary to apply a Health in All Policies approach, including negotiating for mutual gains, and the importance of health diplomacy. The video emphasises the need for capacity building across government, not just within the health sector
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View full event here: http://www.cato.org/events/will-obamacare-trump-religious-organizations-preview-zubik-v-burwell-eve-oral-argument Two years ago, in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the Supreme Court ruled that regulations implementing Obamacare’s “preventive care” mandate violated the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) for certain closely held corporations. Religious schools, charities, and the like were instead offered an “accommodation”: These employers had to give the government information about their insurers and sign forms allowing their health plan to provide contraceptives. The only justification for this differential treatment was that employees of organizations that aren’t houses of worship are less likely to share their employer’s faith. In other words, HHS refused to exempt people who work for groups like Little Sisters of the Poor — a group of nuns who vow obedience to the Pope! — because they’re less committed to a religious mission. Thus the Supreme Court has taken up the issue of whether the contraceptive mandate and its “accommodation” violate RFRA by forcing religious nonprofits to act in violation of their sincerely held religious beliefs when the government has not proven that this compulsion is the least restrictive means of advancing any compelling interest.
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We should understand the value of time to succeed in all aspects of life. Poor time management can be related to procrastination, as well as problems with self-control. In fact, time management is nothing but 'self-management'. Sandeep Maheshwari is a name among millions who struggled, failed and surged ahead in search of success, happiness and contentment. Just like any middle class guy, he too had a bunch of unclear dreams and a blurred vision of his goals in life. All he had was an undying learning attitude to hold on to. Rowing through ups and downs, it was time that taught him the true meaning of his life. To know more, log on to www.sandeepmaheshwari.com Connect with him at Facebook.com/SandeepMaheshwariPage Watch his inspirational videos at Youtube.com/SandeepSeminars
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In villages throughout Cambodia, local councilors and communities are telling officials how the government can better meet their basic needs, holding public meetings that are proving instrumental for government efforts to raise people's standards of living. These meetings are part of a six-year local governance support project sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the European Union (EU), finishing in 2011, which has organized forums in all eight regions of Cambodia, including its 23 provinces, the capital and more than 70 districts. "Strengthening local governance means, looking at the demand and supply sides of accountability mechanisms and improving the ability of officials to be more responsive to local residents' concerns," said Patrick Duong, coordinator of the UNDP/EU Cambodia project Strengthening Democratic and Decentralized Local Governance. "These forums offer citizens and local councilors a place to voice their concerns and services needs directly to local and government representatives, and have been essential to strengthening grassroots democracy and improving people's lives in Cambodia." In July 2010, villagers in the southwestern province of Preah Sihanouk made their way through torrential downpours to participate in a community planning meeting, where they brainstormed projects to provide and improve schools, roads, wells and latrines. "Whatever suggestions or concerns you have, or what kind of development projects you want to see coming to our neighborhood, please just raise your hand and speak freely," said local council chief Yoan Chhieng at the meeting of about 35 men and women. "As we are currently putting together a community development plan for 2011, we want to hear what the people have to say." In Mr. Chhieng's commune of O'Chrov, only about 10 percent of the 1,000 families have latrines. There is only one health centre, which also serves the neighboring commune, thus providing for a combined population of 2,000 families. He says involving villagers in the dialogue is essential to building trust and mutual understanding. Across Cambodia, community meetings like this are helping to decentralize decision-making and better identify what the real needs of local residents are. Based on their information and concerns, authorities can then draw up priorities and plans more effectively. That decentralization process thereby fosters a bottom-up approach to identifying development needs, which can then be addressed through top-down decisions by administrative districts, divided into communes and quarters (sangkat) that are then further divided into villages. Despite significant economic progress in the past decade, Cambodia relies heavily on external aid for development. People living in the countryside still lack access to basic necessities like roads, clean water, and sanitation. "Our needs concern us -- we cannot just leave it up to the commune chief," said Ms. Heng Vipheak, a 48-year-old resident of Ream village, in Ream commune, about 35 km from O'Chrov. "Sometimes he may have 10 ideas for developing the village, but we the people may have even more." The list of wants and expectations at community meetings is usually quite long. Local officials have to go through several steps before they are ready to present projects and bid for funding from the central government, development partners and nongovernmental organizations. Even before funding has been secured, however, fostering a strong relationship with local communities has been a crucial step in reforming local governance to implement those projects effectively. The Cambodian government's National Strategic Development Plan (2006-2010), and its update to that plan for the period of 2009 to 2013, acknowledge that decentralization of political power and de-concentration of administrative authority are prerequisites for poverty reduction. In 2003, Cambodia set national benchmarks with reference to the Millennium Development Goals, committing to halve levels of poverty and hunger by 2015, among other targets. UNDP has supported Cambodia's decentralization and de-concentration reforms since 1993, when it assisted with the repatriation, resettlement and reintegration of refugees from the camps on the border with Thailand.
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Law is a critical tool for protecting and promoting the health of the public. Some of history's greatest public health successes, such as childhood immunization and safer workplaces, would not have been possible without changes to laws and policies. Comments on this video are allowed in accordance with our comment policy: http://www.cdc.gov/SocialMedia/Tools/CommentPolicy.html This video can also be viewed at https://www.cdc.gov/video/phgr/2016/GR_12-13-2016.mp4
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Next Step: http://hubs.ly/H01ndv70 Full Article: http://www.giangolainsurance.com/blog/medical-mutual-of-ohio-vs.-anthem-blue-cross-blue-shield Which health insurance company in Ohio will serve you best in 2015? Both Medical Mutual of Ohio and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield have been around a long time and will more than likely be able to handle the main reason you buy health insurance. That is to protect yourself from extremely expensive medical treatment. If you are looking to compare Medical Mutual vs. Anthem this video will break down the following. Company History Medical Mutual and Anthem Policy and Plan Comparisons Medical Mutual and Anthem Doctor/Hospital Network Differences Anthem and Medical Mutual Pricing and Cost Since you will only have a short period of time for the Affordable Care Act's or Obamacare's open enrollment in 2015 you will need to know what Ohio health insurance company will work best for you.
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Opening Address at Expanded Session of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Council of Heads of State.Part 2 June 16, 2009 Yekaterinburg Вступительное слово на заседании Совета глав государств членов Шанхайской организации сотрудничества в расширенном составе. 16 июня 2009 года Екатеринбург Of course we must strengthen the international monetary system, not only by strengthening the dollar but also by creating new reserve currencies with the possibility of perhaps eventually creating supra-national means of payment and renumeration.Despite the difficulties we have a programme of multilateral trade and economic cooperation in place and an action plan to implement this programme. Yesterday we heard some interesting ideas about the mutual protection of investments. I think our colleagues can elaborate on this idea. We can use other mechanisms of public-private partnership as a way of encouraging economic cooperation. Our colleagues are currently allocating additional funds to do precisely this. I think that this is also a topic for discussion.The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation aims to improve contacts among member states and to improve our work not only in the economic sphere - although today this is obviously very important, perhaps the most important area but also in other areas related to our security.In my view, measures taken to combat terrorism and drug trafficking in recent years confirm our organisation's potential in dealing with difficult issues. For example, we held a special conference on Afghanistan in Moscow in March of this year that was attended by representatives of 36 governments and international organisations. It came up with a series of recommendations that seem to me a good basis for working together in this area, along with other undertakings concerning Afghanistan and in liaison with other international organisations.We have an effective integrated system to deal with challenges and threats. We employ a whole range of formats, including meetings of Security Council secretaries and ministers of defence. And there are new forums for such interaction, such as meetings of ministers of the interior and the heads of anti-drug agencies. I think that all these activities are useful and provide additional space for the coordination of our joint anti-terrorist and anti-drug efforts.Today we will be adopting the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation convention against terrorism, a programme for cooperation in combating terrorism, separatism and extremism for the period 2010-2012, and a collection of political and diplomatic measures and mechanisms for ensuring the responsiveness of our organisation. Of course this will enhance the legal basis of our work and create a solid foundation for addressing a number of very significant challenges.In my opinion the agreement on cooperation in the preparation of anti-terrorism personnel and ensuring international information security is a good investment. We must continue with this work.I would also like to highlight the work being done by the departments that deal with the prevention of emergency situations: there were meetings of those in charge, joint exercises and exhibitions of special equipment. I think that this kind of work should also be continued and we look forward to the speedy implementation of agreements on the establishment of the special SCO emergency response centre [SCO Centre for Prevention of Natural and Man-made Disasters]. Ideas for cooperation in the field of disaster medicine deserve our support. This is unfortunately true for every country, because disasters happen everywhere and require an instant response. We are trying to organise this more effectively. There has been progress in the area of health care: during the Russian presidency there have been meetings of leading physicians, international conferences and discussions of specific problems. I think that inter-governmental and inter-institutional coordination to combat various infectious diseases is also very important. Meetings and discussions under the auspices of ministries of culture, joint exhibitions and festivals need our support. I think that such programmes are also very useful for our organisation. It is important to move ahead with the idea of a network of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation universities. On this topic we need to finalise the selection of the major universities to be included. The Education Week that was recently held in Moscow, including a forum for presidents of our countries' leading universities, was very helpful in this regard. I think that we must build on this experience in the future.We are engaged in strengthening our organisation's influence, developing partnerships both among the member countries and with multilateral groups.
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USAID-Primary Health Care Project in Iraq’s Successes Celebrated during Closeout Conference On March 25, 2015, the Ministry of Health and the United States Government celebrated the conclusion of a successful partnership through the 4-year USAID-funded Primary Health Care Project in Iraq (PHCPI) during the project’s closeout conference. The Minister of Health, Dr. Adeelah Hamood Hussein, U.S. Ambassador, Stuart Jones, USAID Mission Director, Douglas Ball, and USAID Senior Regional Advisor, Eric Milstrey, and PHCPI’s Chief of Party, Hala Jassim, attended the ceremony. In addition, two hundred and forty five participants attended, among them the Deputy Minister of Health, the Director General of Public Health and 10 Director Generals from different directorates across Iraq. PHCPI worked closely with the Ministry of Health to improve the quality of primary health care across the country with a special focus on improving the quality of maternal, newborn, and child health services. PHCPI assisted the Ministry put in place key building blocks to strengthen health management systems and to support the delivery of quality PHC services at the community and facility levels. PHCPI has worked to build the capacity of the Ministry of Health and primary health care clinics to respond to the needs of the Iraqi population and to assist the Ministry achieve its country-level health priorities. To commemorate the “Strategic Partnership for Sustainable Health Outcomes,” the Ministry of Health and USAID and University Research Co., LLC (URC), exchanged plaques and a letter of appreciation demonstrating the gratitude both had for the successful cooperation and mutual support throughout the life of the project. Thanks to the familiarity of project interventions and close support and coordination during the development of project activities, the Ministry is well equipped to continue and expand upon implementation of PHCPI’s initiatives.
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By the end of this session you will be able to help team leaders and members learn how to better: -Communicate -Manage conflict -Know when to escalate issues -Create respect -Celebrate success -Support performance Presenter: John Goldberg, Training Officer, Department of Mental Health John Goldberg has over twenty years of experience as a trainer in private, public and non-profit organizations. He served as Manager of Organization Development for a Fortune 500 company, Diversity Training Officer for America's most integrated city, and Training Officer for several state departments. For Certificate of Completion, please visit the following link: http://www.calhr.ca.gov/Documents/training-certificate-of-completion.pdf If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: (916) 445-1547
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This Public Health Summit brought key stakeholders together from academia, industry and government to examine barriers to research on workplace mental health, implementation of workplace interventions and services and best practices for overcoming barriers to research and interventions.
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Quantitative research methods have the most power to appeal to collaborators in funding and policy, while qualitative studies can enhance the validity or trustworthiness of inferences and assertions by providing mutual confirmation of findings. Mixing qualitative and quantitative research methods can provide deeper exploration of causal mechanisms, interpretation of variables, and contextual factors that may mediate or moderate the topic of study. Dr. Leonard Jason provides an introduction to the different approaches used in conducting mixed-methods research, including the benefits and challenges.
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Health care and political systems are deeply intertwined, with implications for the quality and equality of access to health care. This symposium explores the political dynamics of health care laws and the way they affect people not only as patients but also as citizens. Health professionals, policy and public health experts, economists, sociologists, and political scientists draw on comparative politics and policies of the states—alone and as part of a federalist system—and on international perspectives to explore the relationships between citizens and their health care. ALTERNATIVE MODELS AT THE STATE AND FEDERAL LEVELS Michael Lighty (5:48), director of public policy, California Nurses Association/National Nurses United William Hsiao (26:17), K.T. Li Research Professor of Economics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Michelle McEvoy Doty (44:16), vice president, Survey Research and Evaluation, The Commonwealth Fund Moderated by Zirui Song, assistant professor of health care policy, Harvard Medical School PANEL DISCUSSION (1:01:01) AUDIENCE Q&A (1:13:34) CLOSING REMARKS (1:29:33) Janet Rich-Edwards, faculty codirector of the science program, Radcliffe Institute; associate professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School; and associate professor, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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For High Risk: http://cheaplifeinsurancein2min.com/high-risk-life-insurance/ When it comes to insurance plan, it may be the case that you have to implement for risky insurance plan coverage. This type of plan is only available to people who have a known serious medical problem, a risky profession or very risky interests. If any of these circumstances implement to you, then you may find it extremely hard to get standard insurance plan coverage from many insurance providers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3U6xnVSjPw When you implement for insurance plan the organizations will ask you a range of questions to determine whether you are qualified to be protected by them. If you are a risky to them then it is unlikely that they will accept to give you a plan. And because you are considered to be great threat, the cost of term protect will be more for you. http://buylifeinsuranceseniors.tumblr.com/post/116640836639/texas-life-insurance-for-elderly-people You may not consider yourself to be a risky, particularly if what you do is only a activity, but it will issue the underwriters enough to reject the protect. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzwERREyuMQ For example, you may enjoy going up the at the saturdays and sundays. This may not seem risky but there is more of a chance of you passing away than if we were seated at home viewing tv. This is all taken into account by the plan providers. If you are in the military or have a devastating medical situation for example, then you are considered as risky too. www.tdi.texas.gov Follow us at: http://pages.rediff.com/life-insurance-senior-citizens/2030486 http://elderlylifeinsuranceonline.weebly.com/
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Healthcare Reform: The Supreme Court Ruling and Ramifications The recent landmark Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 will impact every citizen and business in the United States. A panel of experts including a healthcare provider, health insurance executive, affordable healthcare advocate and legal expert discuss the ramifications of the court's decision. Confusion and misinformation are prevalent about the law and corresponding Supreme Court decision. The forum includes an overview of the law and the court decision presented by Richard McHugh, an attorney with Porter Wright's Washington DC office. McHugh's practice concentrates on employee benefits law and he has kept a close watch on the evolution of this new legislation and court opinion. Prompting the discussion is moderator Reginald Fields, the Statehouse Bureau Chief for The Plain Dealer, Cleveland's major daily newspaper. To understand the view of a health insurance provider, joining the panel will be Kevin Lauterjung, executive vice president for Managed Care at Medical Mutual. Prior to the court decision, several major health insurance companies announced that they would continue to uphold several key provisions of the law regardless of the legal ruling. Some examples of those policies included continuation of insurance coverage for adult children, up to age 26, as part of their parents' policies and the discontinuation of life-time limits. Representing the healthcare provider is Bruce Vanderhoff, MD, MBA, who is the chief medical officer at OhioHealth. OhioHealth is a group of not-for-profit, faith-based hospitals and healthcare organizations with a mission to treat patients regardless of their ability to pay. Completing the panel is Jeff Biehl, president of Access HealthColumbus, a non-profit organization with a mission to assure timely access to healthcare for vulnerable people in Franklin County. Biehl is also a founding member of Our Optimal Health, a local initiative that hosts conversations in our community to explore what can be expected from our healthcare system and find solutions for affordable and sustainable health care for all people in Franklin County.
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Cook Children's Health Care System keeps childhood simple while helping children heal. But complex medical technology and terminology can make explaining the organization's capabilities a bit of a challenge. Balcom saw it as an opportunity, and with a lot of research, strategy, brainstorming and planning, we created and implemented a campaign that seamlessly blends heartfelt with high-tech in a way that touches both minds and emotions. Want a message that says it all? http://balcomagency.com/contact-us/forms/put-us-to-work About Balcom Agency: Balcom Agency is a talented team of matchmakers in the business of making people fall in love with our brands. The agency uses powerful insight, creativity and technology to push for greatness in every project. Whether it’s branding & advertising, web development & digital marketing, film & video production, media planning & buying, PR & social media, consulting & training, or all of the above, Balcom makes sure it all works together. Founded in 1993 and located in Fort Worth, Texas, Balcom makes all this happen for clients in healthcare, pharmaceuticals, fashion, food, retail and beyond, including Dairy MAX, Mrs Baird’s Bread, the Neeley School of Business at TCU, USMD Health System, Cavender’s and PCCA. Learn more about our award-winning work: http://balcomagency.com/
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VOA news for Saturday, September 10th, 2016 Thanks to http://gandalf.ddo.jp/ for audio and text From Washington, this is VOA news. I'm David Byrd reporting. The U.N. Security Council has strongly condemned North Korea's most recent nuclear test. In a statement, members of the Security Council said they would begin to work immediately on appropriate measures under Article 41 of the U.N. Charter, which specifies non-military actions including sanctions. The Security Council held an emergency meeting Friday in New York just hours after North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear test. The bomb triggered a blast that seismic monitors indicated was its largest such detonation yet. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States and Russia have finalized a plan to reduce violence in Syria and lead to a political transition that would end more than five years of war. After more than 18 hours of negotiations Friday, Kerry said the deal clinched with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov could be a turning point for the conflict if implemented. "No one is building this based on trust. It is based on a way of providing oversight and compliance through mutual interest and other things. And we are determined to explore every single avenue possible for progress.” Kerry said that a new nationwide cease-fire would take effect at sundown on Monday [September 20] September 12, that is, coinciding with the Eid al-Adha holiday. Lavrov confirmed the agreement and said it could help expand the counter-terrorism fight and aid deliveries to civilians in Syria. He said that President Bashar al-Assad's government was prepared to comply. This is VOA news. The two nominees for president have weighed in on North Korea's latest nuclear test. Speaking to the conservative Values Voters Summit in Washington, Republican nominee Donald Trump said that North Korea's nuclear program is proof that his opponent, Hillary Clinton, failed as secretary of state. "North Korea performed its fifth nuclear test - its fourth since Hillary Clinton became secretary of state. It's just one more massive failure from a failed secretary of state.” Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton said after meeting with a bipartisan group of national security experts in New York City that as president she would not allow North Korea to threaten the United States or its allies. "That is absolutely a bottom line. And if other countries want to assist us in this effort we welcome that and we will engage in intensive discussions as soon as possible.” The former secretary of state also called for new sanctions in addition to those endorsed by the Obama administration and adopted earlier in the year with the United Nations. The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation Friday that would allow families of the victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to sue the Saudi Arabian government for allegedly supporting terrorism. The majority of the airline hijackers were Saudi nationals but the Riyadh government has denied any involvement in the attacks. Ted Poe is a Republican representative from Texas: "The legislation gives the victims' families access to the courts, to the rule of law. And we as a people should be more concerned about these victims of terror than we are about diplomatic niceties with other countries.” The bill has already cleared the U.S. Senate, but President Obama has promised to veto the legislation out of concern it could weaken U.S. ties with Saudi Arabia. The World Health Organization has stepped up its warning for Southeast Asia to guard against the threat posed by the mosquito-borne Zika virus amid mounting concerns in the region of the impact to local populations. WHO regional emergencies director for Southeast Asia Roderico Ofrin said that countries need to adopt "effective surveillance and reporting systems" to closely monitor the spread of the disease. South America has borne the brunt of the virus' severe impact, especially in Brazil, where hundreds of cases of the birth defect microcephaly have been confirmed since a Zika outbreak began last year. For more on these stories, visit our website. I'm David Byrd in Washington. That's the latest world news from VOA.
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What is the exponential future of healthcare? John Nosta, a faculty member at Singularity University, speaks with CXOTalk about the changing environment of healthcare and technology solutions, from artificial intelligence to wearables. For more information see Nosta is the founder of NOSTALAB, a digital health think tank, and regarded as one of the top global strategic and creative thinkers in science, medicine and innovation. He’s also a popular speaker on digital health trends, is a member of the Google Health Advisory Board, and has written for Forbes’ Health Critical column. From the transcript: https://www.cxotalk.com/episode/exponential-healthcare-technology-ai-wearables John Nosta: (00:02:26) Certainly. The end goal certainly is for patients to do better, but it's complicated. I often start a lot of my talks by telling people that they're lucky to be alive today. It's a special time in human history. Our evolution has been defined by certain key activities: the Industrial Age, the Technology Age. (00:02:52) We are entering an era of human health defined by life extension and life expansion. It's interesting because people have often talked about this in the context of the famous inflection point or even the Gutenberg moment. That comes up all the time. For me, it's not a Gutenberg moment. That's really underselling the significance of what's going on in health and medicine today. (00:03:19) We're seeing a variety of factors emerging, not the least of which is the social strife around aging, around Alzheimer's disease, around obesity, around paying for the costs of health. That in and of itself is enough of a human struggle to provide a significant inflection point, but that's not good enough. Add to that the technological changes. They are amazing, from nanoparticles to CRISPR gene editing to sensors and monitoring. That's another layer that's added onto this. (00:03:57) Interestingly, there's actually two more from my perspective. There's one that's a social empowerment. Today we talk about the democratization of healthcare. People are no longer passive participants in health. (00:04:09) Think about this, Michael. Ten years ago, 15 years ago, we'd go to the doctor. We'd take the pill that HE gave us, and would be on our way. There was a very one-way direction to that dynamic. Control was in the domain of the physician. I said "he" because that was the classic example of the male physician. (00:04:34) Today, we're seeing a fundamental change. I can talk more about that, but there's another layer, and the layer is very, very interesting because it's a sense of wonder. This is the less tangible of these factors that are causing this profound human inflection point, but it's the one that connects not only our brains with the changes but our heart. You have to go no further than the end of your arm to realize this dynamic, and that's the smartphone. John Nosta: (00:17:01) Well, yeah, I think that you can take a shot at the United States if you want to and look at it in the healthcare perspective, but the nature of innovation, business, and finance has shaped the globe like no other country in the world. Yes, there's waste. Yes, there's excess in the system. But I also think that there are profound, life-changing innovations. (00:17:25) Let's not take our eye off the ball. When we look at innovations in the life science industry, we're looking at things like CRISP gene editing, which is changing the game. Things like immunotherapy: immunotherapy is a fascinating way to treat cancer. It takes your own immune system, revises it subtly, gives it back to you, and you fight your own cancer. (00:17:50) Think about that. Think about that in the context of traditional chemotherapeutic agents, which are basically metabolic poisons. It's a poison that kills everything. Because cancer cells divide quicker than other cells, it kind of kills that first, and then we hope you survive on the other end of that equation. (00:18:06) I think we're seeing profound innovations in healthcare that can lead to extraordinary cost savings. I'll give you two classic examples right now. One is this simple, little device that takes your EKG. It was invented by a company called AliveCor. It uses your smartphone and it looks for an arrhythmia, a beating abnormality in your heart. It looks for a variety of them, but one is called atrial fibrillation, which contributes to stroke.
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News Conference following Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit.Part 1 June 16, 2009 Yekaterinburg Пресс-конференция по итогам заседания Совета глав государств членов Шанхайской организации сотрудничества.Part 1 16 июня 2009 года Екатеринбург PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA DMITRY MEDVEDEV: Colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, As president of the nation that just turned over its chairmanship of the SCO, I would like to tell you about some of the outcomes of our work within the meeting of the SCO Council of Heads of State. I would like to make a few general remarks before moving on to questions. First, Ill say straight away that although we had a great deal to talk about, we were able to discuss all of our concerns. We began our discussions yesterday, during an informal meeting (first in a restricted format, and later in an informal setting). Today, we continued our discussions in a new format that we hadnt had before: in a restricted format that also included the heads of observer states, followed by a plenary session. Our discussions were honest, occurring in an atmosphere of mutual trust. We talked about prospects for developing the SCO and problems stemming from the global crisis, as well as our key topics of discussion: terrorism, drug trafficking, and everything else that concerns the Shanghai Cooperation Organisations member states. Second, I would also like to talk about the final evaluations and agreements reflected in the joint communiquй, the Yekaterinburg Declaration. They will soon be uploaded to websites, so you will have a chance to read them. Most importantly, SCO members are determined to further develop our multifaceted cooperation on security issues and on strengthening of our economic and humanitarian ties. Today, we signed the SCO Convention Against Terrorism. This is a serious document and, I must admit, a long-awaited one. We signed the Regulations on political and diplomatic measures and mechanisms of reaction to situations endangering regional peace, security and stability. The third matter we addressed was discussing cooperation on Afghanistan-related matters. There was an emphasis on implementing the agreements that were reached at a special SCO conference on Afghanistan which, as you recall, took place in March of this year, in Moscow, so the statement [by the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Member States and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on combating terrorism, illicit drug trafficking and organized crime] and the plan of action are being implemented. We discussed other regional problems, including North Korea and some of the threatening statements it has recently made. We also noted that its behaviour is unacceptable in todays situation and that the international community had to respond by adopting a corresponding [UN] Security Council resolution. The fourth topic was the SCO member states response to challenges posed by the global crisis; rather, we began with that. We seem to have similar views here: we cannot be content with superficial changes, we need to react, and we need to create a new global system of financial security. We therefore need to tap into the Organisations potential, particularly by working within the SCO Business Council and the SCO Interbank Consortium. From time to time, we also need to bring together experts and give instructions to our finance ministers and the chairpersons of our central and national banks to meet and coordinate their macroeconomic positions. Our fifth and equally important topic of discussion was humanitarian cooperation cooperation in the area of education, culture, and ties between young people. We are already doing a lot in this area; we are planning to create a special SCO university, we are holding festivals, and we will be establishing a youth council. We continued to work actively on public health issues focusing specifically on the most serious types of diseases, infectious diseases, and reacting to present-day health threats, including epidemics and pandemics. In May, a conference was held in Moscow addressing these issues. We believe that one of the principles of the SCOs work is being open to cooperating with other international organisations. During todays meetings and discussions, two new states Belarus and Sri-Lanka were given the dialogue partner status. We also discussed the fact that countries with an observer status in the SCO must participate more actively in all formats of its work. This is a common position held by the Russian Federation and other countries.
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