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National Fall Prevention Day

Falls are the leading cause of injuries and deaths among older adults  According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), in 2014 there were 29 million reported falls among older Americans resulting in about 31 billion dollars in annual Medicare costs What makes these numbers shocking is not...

Recognizing the Need for Medicaid Reform

Recommendations for Reforming Medicaid from JAMA Forum article which can be located at https://newsatjamajamacom/2017/07/11/jama-forum-reforming-medicaid/ Summary  Medicaid program was originally passed by Congress in 1965 and now serves more than 70 million people in 4 categories: children...

GHHI Travel Blog: Pittsburgh, Memphis, and Richmond

This summer has been busy and exciting for GHHI!  We have been honored to meet with elected officials and community leaders taking clear action to rid their communities of lead Since the revelations of lead poisoning in Flint, Pittsburgh has re-committed itself to the fight to eradicate lead in...

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2016 Recap

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2016 launched on Monday, October 24th, 2016 with a press conference in Baltimore, Maryland Moderated by Green & Healthy Homes Initiative, President & CEO, Ruth Ann Norton, with Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of Governor...

GHHI National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Events

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI Thursday, October 18:  Proclamation Recognizing Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Jackson City Hall: Mayor Tony T Yarber will issue a proclamation recognizing Lead Poisoning Prevention Week in the City of Jackson Mayor Yarber and staff from the Department of Planning &...
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