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  Last Thursday in Washington, D.C., leaders from Arizona SciTech, a group anchored at both the Arizona Commerce Authority and the Arizona Technology Council Foundation in collaboration with the Arizona Board of Regents, the Arizona Science Center, Arizona State University and the University of Arizona, met with the leaders of 26 other regional networks from across the U.S…. Keep reading →

For most of its history, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) has relied on paper food instruments (checks or vouchers) for delivering healthy foods to pregnant women and families with young children. WIC provides a prescription of healthy foods to enrollees, requiring them to make purchases from authorized grocery stores… Keep reading →

With kindergarten roundup approaching, is reminding all parents of incoming kindergartners that you can order your child’s certified birth certificate online via the Vital Records Application. This official service, offered in conjunction with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), offers easy-to-follow instructions in English or Spanish for a highly secure, convenient… Keep reading →

One of the clearest and most effective ways to improve education outcomes in the U.S. is to develop and put in place exceptional school leaders. Yet, many school systems across America lack a formal or, in some cases, any process to identify and develop these individuals, resulting in a shortage of the types of leaders… Keep reading →

Well-designed nutrition education programs can lead to healthier food choices among low-income families who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), according to a study conducted by Altarum Institute and RTI International. The study SNAP Education and Evaluation Study (Wave II) was funded by the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of… Keep reading →

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) will release its analysis of the latest quality results in its State of Health Care Quality Report 2013. Findings include: Overuse of antibiotics still a problem In findings that echo and corroborate recent CDC warnings about overuse of antibiotics leading to antibiotic resistance, we see no progress on… Keep reading →