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Austin,Texas (PR MediaRelease) June 2, 2017 - Fifty-five nursing homes from across Texas earned national honors today for proving their commitment to improving the quality of care for seniors and persons with disabilities. “This is extraordinary, Texas has never had 55 facilities achieve this level of recognition before,” Read more
Austin,Texas (PR MediaRelease) May 5, 2017 - State Rep. J.D. Sheffield (R-Gatesville) takes his fight to improve nursing homes to the House floor on Saturday, as HB2766 is set for debate. HB2766 would bring in much-needed funding to improve Texas nursing homes without increased state spending. This new money would enable nursing home owners across the state to raise wages, improve training and invest to enhance their facilities. Read more
Trenton,New Jersey (PR MediaRelease) March 28, 2017 - PCG Public Partnerships announces its selection by the New Jersey Department of Human Services (NJ DHS) as the fiscal intermediary for all DHS-administered self-directed programs in New Jersey. By Spring of 2017, PCG Public Partnerships will begin enrolling self-directed participants and providers for the Division of Developmental Disabilities Read more
Austin,Texas (PR MediaRelease) April 25, 2017 - Texas nursing facilities moved one step closer to better staffing and improving overall quality Monday as the Nursing Facility Reinvestment Allowance, or NFRA, was voted out of the House Human Services Committee. Read more
Dallas,Texas (PR MediaRelease) April 21, 2017 - Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) and National Presenting Sponsor Nationwide® released new survey data today, specific to parents’ attitudes and behaviors about teen drinking during special occasions, such as prom. Parents ranked prom as the time of year they are most concerned about their teens drinking alcohol, followed by spring break, graduation, summer break, homecoming, winter break and at school sporting events. Read more
Sacramento,California (PR MediaRelease) March 22, 2017 - Disability Rights California (DRC) and the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC) today called on the California congressional delegation to preserve access to Medicaid services (Medi-Cal in CA). The plea comes on the eve of the House’s March 23 vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Read more
Sacramento,California (PR MediaRelease) March 21, 2017 - The House plans a full floor vote on the American Health Care Act on Thursday, March 23. The California Foundation for Independent Living Centers and Disability Rights California will hold a news conference to urge Congress to preserve access to Medicaid services (Medi-Cal in CA). Read more
Austin,Texas (PR MediaRelease) March 22, 2017 - On Wednesday, March 22, the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI), working in coordination with numerous other health organizations, will convene the 2017 National Conference on Tobacco or Health (NCTOH), bringing together over 1,800 tobacco control and public health professionals at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. Read more
Springfield,Illinois (PR MediaRelease) March 15, 2017 - March is Save Your Vision Month, and the Illinois Optometric Association (IOA) supports healthy habits in the workplace. With the apparent increase in use of computers and other technology, digital eyestrain is a major concern for people of all ages and all occupations from students to full-time working citizens. Symptoms can include: headaches, blurred vision, dry eyes, light sensitivity, glare, as well as neck and shoulder pain. Read more