Despite efforts to combat the nation’s growing opioid crisis, a new research report, The United States of Non-Dependence shows Americans continue to be exposed to an exorbitant number of opioids. In fact, in 2016 alone there were enough pills prescribed for every man, woman and child in the U.S. to have 36 pills each.
¿Sabía que 5 millones de familias estadounidenses con niños en edad escolar no cuentan con el acceso a banda ancha en sus hogares? El 1Million Project es una iniciativa plurianual de la Fundación Sprint para ofrecer gratuitamente dispositivos y servicio móvil de alta velocidad para un millón de estudiantes de secundaria estadounidenses de escasos recursos carentes de un servicio de internet seguro en sus hogares.
Some people think kids today are all about selfies. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards says, think again. This nationwide awards program, a collaborative effort by The National Association of Secondary School Principals and Prudential Financial, Inc., honors students in grades 5-12 for making meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service.
The Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are urging consumers to check their window coverings for exposed or dangling cords which can pose a strangulation hazard to infants and young children. WCSC, CPSC and safety experts strongly recommend that only cordless window coverings or window coverings with inaccessible cords be used in homes with young children.
Junior Achievement USA® (www.JA.org) has teamed up with volunteers to help publicize their brand across the country. JA tells the public what it is like to volunteer with this program and how rewarding it will be for anyone who does. This PSA Campaign consists of videos titled “Empowerment,” “A Changing World,” and “What Is Success?”
THE CONNECTING KIDS TO COVERAGE NATIONAL CAMPAIGN, AN INITIATIVE OF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES’ CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES (CMS), ISSUES PSA TO HELP ELIGIBLE CHILDREN OBTAIN HEALTH COVERAGE
In 2016 alone, it is estimated that almost 1.7 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer. One person alone can’t beat cancer, it takes a team. The Breakaway from Cancer non-profit partner organizations – Prevent Cancer Foundation, Cancer Support Community, Patient Advocate Foundation and National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship – collectively offer a broad range of support services to people affected by cancer, complementing those provided by a patient’s team of healthcare professionals.
Over 80% of Americans want to spend their last days at home, with friends and family. Yet, despite these desires, 75% of Americans will spend their last days in a hospital room. Many people will spend hours each day getting painful and often useless treatments and tests, and be asked to take dozens of debilitating drugs. For many the cure is worse than the disease. This often has negative and lasting effects on family and friends who are often left with feelings of guilt and regret for years to come.