A Plan to Serve Homeless Youth in a State With the Largest Need

It’s estimated that anywhere from 1.8 million to 2.1 million young people are homeless each year in the U.S., and more of them reside in California than anywhere else. In San Francisco alone, an estimated 5,700 youth are homeless each year, according to Larkin Street Youth Services.


Hospices, Wary Of Costs, May Be Discouraging Patients With High Expenses

Many people who are terminally ill delay entering hospice care until just a few days or weeks before they die, in part because they or their families don't want to admit that there's no hope for a cure.


Medicaid Expansion May Be Key To Restoring State Mental Health Funding

The recent mass killings in Tucson, Aurora and Newtown have sparked public conversations about the deficiencies in state-run mental health systems across the United States. But few states are poised to spend their own money to reverse as much as a decade of budget cutbacks in those areas.


HHS Releases Inventory of Initiatives and Prevention Programs Aimed at Reducing HIV Infections among African Americans

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released a report [PDF] describing findings of an interagency collaboration to identify, review, and assess the effectiveness of HHS-funded, discretionary initiatives and programs to reduce HIV infections among African Americans. The report describes relevant prevention programs and initiatives, identifies future opportunities, and provides insights that will help inform strategies to reduce HIV infections among vulnerable African-American populations.

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