U.S. Department of Justice Awards Safe Harbour $340,000 to Establish a Tri-County Transitional Housing Program for Victims of Domestic Violence

U.S. Department of Justice Awards Safe Harbour $ 340,000 to Establish a Tri-County Transitional Housing Program for Victims of Domestic Violence










Beachwood, OH (PRWEB) September 12, 2006

Safe Harbour Domestic Violence Shelter, Inc. has been awarded a Transitional Housing Assistance Grant by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women to establish Homeward Bound, a transitional housing project. This is the first time that these grant monies have been bestowed to any agency in the Firelands Area.

Grants made under this program support programs that provide assistance to individuals and their children who are in need of housing assistance as a result of fleeing a situation of domestic violence, and for whom emergency shelter services or other crisis intervention services are unavailable or insufficient.

Safe Harbour Domestic Violence Shelter, Inc. joined with the Volunteers of America of Northwest Ohio, Inc., Zonta Club of Sandusky Area, Ottawa County Transitional Housing, Inc., and the Sandusky Area YMCA to form Homeward Bound. Additionally, local landlords, churches, the OSU Extension Office, and other service providers are key elements to the overall project’s success.

The purpose of this partnership is to create comprehensive, wrap-around services for victims of domestic violence, who are homeless or at risk of being homeless, who reside in Erie, Ottawa, or Huron counties in the state of Ohio. Homeward Bound represents the commitment of agencies and community members in the three counties to work together to streamline efforts, search for effective alternatives, and leverage existing resources in order to create holistic, victim-centered services that assist victims of domestic violence obtain safe, secure, and permanent housing.

“Homeward Bound will make a tremendous difference for women and their children in our community by filling a current gap for those who victimized by domestic violence” said Linda Mitchell, Executive Director of Safe Harbour. “For more than five years, I have dreamed of establishing a transitional housing program and I am thrilled about the opportunity that the Office on Violence Against Women has provided us” she further stated. Safe Harbour called upon Lauren Litton of I.S.P. Consulting, based in Norwalk, Ohio to assist in locating and securing funding for the project, as she has worked nationally on violence against women and child abuse related issues.

Ms. Litton indicated that “this project is built upon the belief that with the necessary time, support and opportunities, families will be able to live violence free and break the cycle of poverty and domestic violence.” Safe Harbour will work with its partners to offer clients intensive case management services. It is anticipated that clients will locate and obtain the housing of their choice, receive necessary subsidies, and increase their self-sufficiency skills in order to maintain their housing once the subsidies have ended. As of September 1, 2006 the project will enter into its planning phase with the goal of being operational by the end of the year.

For more information about the transitional program or Safe Harbour’s services, contact Linda Mitchell at (419) 621-7785 or for information about community collaboration and violence against women and children contact Lauren Litton at (419) 660-8000.

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Privasoft 2010 Scholarship Awards Presented at University of Alberta

Privasoft 2010 Scholarship Awards Presented at University of Alberta










Ottawa, ON (Vocus) July 27, 2010

Privasoft, a world leader in specialized software for freedom of information (FOI) process automation, is pleased to announce the winners of the annual Privasoft Scholarship for Information Access and Protection of Privacy Certificate Program (IAPP) at the University of Alberta.

Each year, scholarships are awarded to the two students with the highest academic standings completing the IAPP Certificate Program with the Faculty of Extension, Government Studies.

For 2010, congratulations go to Jennifer Marks of Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Promotions and Tracy Hoskins of Research in Motion. Both students displayed excellent academic performance and leadership skills. They will be valuable assets to the FOI community as a whole.

Previous winners include Brian Perry, Jeffrey Meyer, Mary Penny, Andrea Hare, Kathryn Smerechinskiy, and Judy Boufford.

To learn more about the Information Access and Protection of Privacy Certificate Program at the University of Alberta go to: http://www.extension.ualberta.ca/govstudies/prog-iapp.aspx

About Privasoft

For nearly 20 years, Privasoft has been delivering software and services to automate case management in public sector and regulated industries. Privasoft customers must comply with legislative, regulatory and internal requirements and are represented in health care, law enforcement and all levels of government. They rely on Privasoft to capture, analyze, track, process and report on case work related to information disclosure processes. Privasoft is a Microsoft Certified Partner with offices in Ottawa, ON, Arlington, VA, and Brentford, Middlesex.

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Health Care Quality Leaders Announce 2011 International Health Promotion Awards

Health Care Quality Leaders Announce 2011 International Health Promotion Awards










Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 14, 2011

The 2011 International Health Promotion Awards Symposium, which recognizes and promotes innovative programs from around the world that significantly improve health, will be in Rome, Italy, December 5-6, 2011. Nominations are being accepted now at http://www.aihpa.org and will be accepted until September 16, 2011.

URAC and the Care Continuum Alliance, two leaders in health care quality and innovation, have partnered to present this global awards program. These awards will find, promote and share real solutions that can be replicated worldwide and put into action immediately.

The awards support the understanding that pressing health problems cannot be addressed by one country or one group alone. By bringing successful programs to wider attention, the International Health Promotion Awards will empower organizations globally to take action and save lives.

“The International Health Promotion Awards fill an important need in global health efforts. By bringing together workplace and corporate-based programs with the community efforts that are meeting local health needs, we can help create partnerships and synergies,” said Alan P. Spielman, President and CEO of URAC. “We want to be the voice of best practices across the health care spectrum and share them with the world.”

This event will be attended by delegates from internationally recognized health care organizations, governmental agencies, charitable foundations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), health care associations and corporations.

“These awards recognize the importance of reaching people where they live and work to promote better health and reduce disease risk, especially at the population level,” said Tracey Moorhead, President and CEO of the Care Continuum Alliance. “They also recognize the global nature of the challenges we face in health care and the benefits of sharing our experiences broadly to foster innovation and best practices.”

A panel of expert judges comprising health care professionals and policymakers from around the world will evaluate nominee submissions. Awards will be given in two categories:


    International Community Health Awards honor organizations whose ideas in health promotion and disease prevention have made significant contributions to improving individuals’ lives and well being in local communities. To help continue these efforts, the chosen program will also receive a $ 5,000 award.
    International Workplace Health Awards honor health promotion programs that optimize and maintain overall health and mitigate disease risk in the workplace.

Twelve finalists (six from each category) will receive a complimentary trip to Rome to present their programs at the Symposium where final award winners will be announced.

The IHPA program was established in 2010 and presented its first awards to a distinguished group of organizations including:

    IBM (United States)
    Intel Corporation (Ireland)
    MOL Group (Hungary)
    Basic Health International (United States and El Salvador)
    Centene Corporation (United States)
    Naankuse Clinic (Namibia)

For more information, please contact Jessica Lutz, URAC at +1-202-326-3967 (USA ET) or communications(at)urac(dot)org; or the Care Continuum Alliance, at +1-202-737-5980 (USA ET) or info(at)carecontinuum(dot)org.

About URAC

URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is well-known as a leader in promoting health care quality through its accreditation, education and measurement programs. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs and services that keep pace with the rapid changes in the health care system, and provide a symbol of excellence for organizations to validate their commitment to quality and accountability. Through its broad-based governance structure and an inclusive standards development process, URAC ensures that all stakeholders are represented in establishing meaningful quality measures for the entire health care industry. For more information, visit http://www.urac.org.

About the Care Continuum Alliance

The Care Continuum Alliance represents more than 200 organizations and individuals and aligns all stakeholders in the care continuum toward improving population health. Through advocacy, research and education, the Care Continuum Alliance advances strategies to improve care quality and outcomes and reduce preventable costs for the well and those with and at risk of chronic conditions. Learn more at http://www.carecontinuum.org.

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Dorland Health Announces the Finalists to the Second Annual People Awards Program

Dorland Health Announces the Finalists to the Second Annual People Awards Program










Rockville, MD (PRWEB) August 10, 2011

All finalists will be recognized at an awards luncheon on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., in what is part of a two-day event celebrating excellence in care coordination. Dorland Health’s third Care Coordination Summit will take place on Tuesday, October 21, 2011, also at the National Press Club. A highlight of the luncheon is the announcement of the winners in 18 categories.

The Dorland Health People Awards, now in its second year, “is intended recognize those healthcare professionals who are changing the culture of healthcare to be patient and family focused and provide access to consumers of healthcare across the care continuum,” says Anne Llewellyn, Editor in Chief with Dorland Health. “The People Awards recognize the front line professionals, who inspire, motivate and empower their colleagues and who are making a real difference improving the lives of their patients as they transition through the care continuum.”

Entries for the awards program were evaluated by a team of judges, and finalists have been selected for this year’s program based on leadership, creativity, innovations and specific programs or as a member of the care coordination teams in their organization. Special emphasis was placed on professionals who spearhead efforts to make healthcare safe, quality-driven and cost-effective for all.

Finalists include practitioners in the following categories: Behavioral Health, Case/Care Management, Clinical Nursing, Disability Management, Ethicist, Geriatric Care Management, Healthcare Educator, Hospice/Palliative Care Professional, Medical Director, Occupational Therapist, Patient Advocate, Pharmacist, Public Health Specialist, Quality Manager, Social Worker, Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist, and Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse. The complete list of finalists can be viewed at http://www.dorlandhealth.com/peopleawards/2011-finalists/

During the People Awards celebration, winners from all categories will be unveiled and will be brought to the stage to accept their award. The event will feature keynote speaker LeAnna Carey, principle of TheHealthMaven, LLC. Lea will share with the finalists and guests how health care is being reshaped by technology and social networks. She will discuss the importance of leveraging social media to maximize transformative health care innovation and thought leadership whether from a personal or a corporate perspective.

The second People Awards program registration is open to all who would like to participate in the celebration of these outstanding professionals in healthcare. The People Awards luncheon will take place October 21, 2011 at the National Press Club, Washington, DC followed the next day by Dorland Health’s Care Coordination Summit: Advancing the Delivery of Care, an interactive learning event for professionals responsible for care coordination across the continuum of care. Special rates are being offered for those who would like to attend both events. To learn more and register, visit the Dorland Health website at http://www.dorlandhealth.com.

About Dorland Health

Dorland Health, an Access Intelligence, LLC Company, is a leading publisher and media company providing education, training, tools, information resources, guidance and practical advice for practitioners and specialists in the healthcare field. Dorland Health services include the Professional Patient Advocate Institute, Case In Point, Case In Point Weekly, OR Manager, Patient Advocate Report, industry-specific resource directories and reports, conferences and events, webinars, awards programs, and offers continuing education credit.

To interview any of the People Award Finalist or faculty from the Care Coordination Summit, feel free to contact Hope Kabik at hkabik(at)accessntel(dot)com

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Artcraft Health Education Wins Apex Awards

Artcraft Health Education Wins Apex Awards










Flemington, NJ (PRWEB) July 21, 2011

Artcraft Health Education announces that it has won a coveted Grand Award for interactive patient education from the Apex Awards for Publication Excellence. Artcraft Health Education’s winning entry was an interactive easel, “Understanding Multiple Sclerosis.” Apex judges’ comments about the easel included: “Clear, concise copy and reinforcing illustrations work exceptionally well together, making this an excellent display – and an excellent teaching tool.”

In addition, Artcraft Health Education received 3 Awards of Excellence for its integrated health education in oncology and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

“We are honored to receive these awards from Apex,” says Marc Sirockman, General Manager at Artcraft Health Education. “We provide effective education programs that enable patients to take an active role in managing their own health and wellness. Our clients know that Artcraft Health Education programs can improve compliance and health outcomes. It’s gratifying to know that the expert judges at Apex recognize the quality of our work.”

About Artcraft Health Education (http://artcrafthealthed.com/)

Artcraft Health Education is dedicated to providing effective patient education for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. Artcraft Health Education partners strategically with clients to identify and address the needs of specific patient populations. Our team of experienced medical writers, designers, medical illustrators, animators, editors, and account personnel work with clients to create relevant tools that patients can understand and use.

CONTACT:

Christina Lynch

Artcraft Health Education

70 Church Street

Flemington, NJ 08822

908-782-4921 x4216 (v)

908-782-7158 (f)

clynch(at)artcrafthealthed(dot)com

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