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Housing Is Healing—and Health Systems Can Help

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSFlorida HospitalHomelessness Previous articleCentral Florida mourns the death of OPD Lieutenant Debra ClaytonNext articleBe careful what you pray for… Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply January 14, 2017 at 6:28 pm Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Why Florida Hospital is committed to ending chronic homelessnessBy Eddie Soler/ From Florida HospitalThis evening, when you retreat to the comforts of your home, more than half a million people across our country will find no such refuge.They’ll ride buses throughout the night not to reach a destination, but to ensure their safety. They’ll fight off mosquitoes in their makeshift tents. They’ll curl up on park benches and pray it doesn’t rain.Ignoring the homeless is immoral. It also guarantees a continuation of the vicious cycle that costs hospitals and our communities millions of dollars each year.No matter how excellent the care we provide, if our patients don’t have a home, they will continue to return to our hospitals.‘Housing First’In 2014, Central Florida leaders launched a campaign to end chronic homelessness by transitioning to the Housing First model, in which the chronically homeless are provided a home, wrap-around services, and case managers.This program intrigued us at Florida Hospital for both moral and financial reasons. After much evaluation, we donated $6 million toward the Housing First initiative.The figure pales in comparison to the uncompensated care we provide the homeless, as we found when we identified 100 homeless Central Floridians who most frequently used our emergency department from March 2014 to April 2015. Combined, their total hospital charges were $14.8 million.By using a Housing First approach, we can ensure that medical care for this population is coordinated and delivered in an appropriate setting.Importantly, once a person has a permanent home, he or she can qualify for Medicaid. So when that person does come to the hospital—and hopefully for an appropriate reason—we can be reimbursed.The $6 million will be spent over three years. Roughly $1.5 million has been spent so far, and we’re already seeing results.About 120 people now have homes. An additional 46 people have been assigned case managers and are receiving services in advance of being given homes. Though it’s still early, we’re seeing notable savings in the emergency department as well.Answering a Need—and a CallingFlorida Hospital is not in the housing business, and yet we consider our homeless initiative a model of care and an extension of our mission.It wasn’t long after our $6 million donation that Wayne Densch Charities, which for decades operated a transitional housing community in Central Florida, donated the development to Florida Hospital. We, in turn, partnered with Ability Housing, a nonprofit that provides affordable and supportive housing to the homeless, to transform the community into permanent housing.Hospitals have much to gain by ending chronic homelessness. What role will your organization play, and where do you begin?Track the impact of homelessness on your hospital. How many homeless patients do you treat? What is the cost?Educate community and business leaders about the impact of homelessness in your community.Leverage your role in the community and build partnerships with organizations that have shared goals.There is a cost benefit to ending chronic homelessness. Moreover, as a faith-based organization, we believe it’s what we’re called to do as a way to restore peace, hope, and dignity.Housing is healing.For more information, go here.Eddie Soler is chief financial officer, Adventist Health System–Florida Division, Orlando. Mama Mia 1 COMMENT Sadness of boy in the city Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear So what happens if Medicaid is axed? Will the hospital still try to house the needy homeless people that all too frequently have to access the ER because of their illnesses if the federal healthcare program for the poor is done away with? Just curious………. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more


June 19, 2021 0

Apopka Burglary Report

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Apopka Burglary Report: Week Ending – 3/3/2018The Apopka Burglary Report for the week ending March 3rd shows 15 burglaries reported in the City of Apopka.Three burglaries at businesses were reported in the 100 block of S PARK AVE, and the 1700 BLOCK of ROCK SPRINGS RD (two incidents reported).Four burglaries were reported at residences in the 200 BLOCK of HAAS RD, the 1700 BLOCK of WATERBEACH CT, the 100 BLOCK E THRUSH ST, and the 400 BLOCK of DREAM LAKE DREight vehicle burglaries were reported in the 1500 BLOCK of DANISCO PL (two incidents reported), the 1000 BLOCK of PIEDMONT OAKS CT, the 900 BLOCK of ROCK CREEK ST, the 800 BLOCK of ROCK CREEK ST, the 200 block of W 1ST ST, the 500 BLOCK of SPARROW CT, and the 1400 block of S ORANGE BLOSSOM TRLChief Michael McKinley of the Apopka Police Department tells us that many vehicle burglaries could have been prevented if everyone remembers to do just two things:Remove all valuables from your vehicleLock your car doorsThe breakdown of the burglaries reported to the Apopka Police Department last week:3 – Business4 – Residential8 – Vehicle Please enter your name here TAGSApopka Burglary ReportApopka Police DepartmentBusiness Burglary ReportResidential Burglary ReportVehicle Burglary Report Previous articleNolan responds to lawsuit allegationsNext articleCollaborative Effort Moves Florida Hurricane Recovery Forward Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Anatomy of Fear last_img read more


June 19, 2021 0

Coca Cola gives away free money, provided you do something good with it

first_img  75 total views,  1 views today When you agreed to the terms, your video was taken.Coca Cola’s video shows that a number of people did indeed do some good with the money, delighting various people. Howard Lake | 1 March 2013 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Coca Cola, working with McCann Madrid, placed this special ATM in several different streets in Madrid in the run-up to Christmas 2012. Users were presented with the on-screen message ‘Get 100 euros. Without your card’. In other words, free.The ‘Cashpoint of Happiness’ added: ‘But only if you agree to share it’.The ATM then gave some suggestions as to how to share it. Hire a storyteller for children in your neighbourhood, buy some nappies for a pregnant woman, buy breakfast for your office colleagues, and other ideas. Advertisement  76 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: corporate Giving/Philanthropy Individual giving Coca Cola gives away free money, provided you do something good with itlast_img read more


June 16, 2021 0

Celebrity fundraising round-up for October 2016

first_img5) John Terry and Make-A-WishChelsea Football Captain and Make-A-Wish ambassador John Terry has been awarded the charity’s first ever #WishMaker award, given to mark the charity’s 30th anniversary. Terry received the award at the charity’s fundraising Sports Dinner on 3rd October. As ambassador, Terry has so far met more than 50 seriously ill children. An auction to fund individual wishes and a silent auction of sporting prizes also took place at the event. Tagged with: Celebrity fundraising 7) Gordon and Tana Ramsay and GOSHGordon and Tana Ramsay have held their own bake sale for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. The pair set up in the GOSH canteen to sell cakes to patients, families and staff and answer questions about baking to encourage people to take part in the annual GOSH baking event, Bake it Better. The Ramsays also run the Gordon and Tana Ramsay Foundation, which raises money for the children’s hospital. Bake it Better runs from 17-21st October.Main image: Gordon & Tana Ramsay meet 6 year old Emily at their Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital bake sale.  189 total views,  3 views today Melanie May | 18 October 2016 | News Here are seven celebrities who are doing their bit for charity in a wide range of ways, from participating in challenge events, to becoming a charity patron, and donating items to be auctioned. 2) Princess Beatrice and the Virgin Strive ChallengePrincess Beatrice has completed this year’s Virgin Strive Challenge, which aimed to raise £1.5m for Big Change, a charity she cofounded with Sir Richard Branson’s children Sam and Holly. A core team of 25 hiked 95km from Zermatt into Northern Italy, then cycled over 2,000km, swam 3.3km, and them completed a half marathon up Mount Etna, and were joined by other participants at the different stages.  190 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis21 Celebrity fundraising round-up for October 2016center_img https://www.instagram.com/p/BLWHUYfAHCD/4) Sarah-Jane Mee & British Heart FoundationSky News presenter Sarah-Jane Mee raised over £800 for British Heart Foundation this month by taking on the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon. Mee ran with friend Michelle Garnier and the pair have so far raised £899 on JustGiving. 16,000 runners took part in the event on 9th October, with other celebrities including Nell McAndrew, Ben Fogle, Sophie Raworth, and Camilla Rutherford. 6) Al Murray and Grief EncounterAl Murray became the new 2016 patron of bereavement charity Grief Encounter earlier this year. Al joins founding patron Kevin Wells, and celebrity friends of the charity including Jeff Brazier, Katherine Jenkins and Lisa Faulkner. Murray first joined Grief Encounter as the face of #FunnyEncounter comedy DVD, in association with Children’s Grief Awareness Week 2015. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. 1) Maradona and the PopeDiego Maradona has presented the Pope with a Hublot Big Bang Unico United for Peace timepiece. The one-off piece has a certificate of authenticity signed by the Supreme Pontiff and will be auctioned to raise funds for the Pope’s Scholas Occurrentes Foundation, the Centro Sportivo Italiano, U.N.I.T.A.L.S.I. and the Comunita Amore e Liberta. The donation was given to mark The Match of Friendship, organised in Paris this June by Hublot, which assembled thirty stars and legends of world football to take part, including Maradona and Pelé. 3) Joan Collins and Shooting Star ChaseJoan Collins has donated over 150 items of clothing, shoes and jewellery to the Shooting Star Chase charity shop in Guildford, Surrey. Collins is the patron of the charity, which hopes to raise £10,000 through selling her belongings. The shop is running a silent auction for some of the most iconic items, which include a Chanel handbag, a pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes, a Tiffany necklace, and an Alexander McQueen bracelet. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis21last_img read more


June 16, 2021 0

FBI Warns of Farm Equipment Hacking Risks

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News FBI Warns of Farm Equipment Hacking Risks Facebook Twitter The FBI is warning agriculture against data breaches that may expose farming data through internet-connected farming equipment. The FBI, along with USDA, issued the warning last month. Together, the two agencies say farmers should be very mindful of the way they configure technology devices on the farm. The FBI suggested farmers should ensure that companies managing farm data, including digital management tools, application developers, and cloud service providers, develop cybersecurity and breach response plans. The FBI says so-called “hacktivists” may be targeting farmers as a way of protesting U.S. agricultural policies.A similar incident occurred last fall when an anonymous hacker leaked data of USDA employees to protest against Monsanto. SHARE SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Apr 26, 2016 Previous articleIndiana Corn Farmers Help Hoosiers Access Ethanol-Blended FuelsNext articleIndiana Farm Bureau Volunteers Take Ag to the Classroom Hoosier Ag Today FBI Warns of Farm Equipment Hacking Risks Facebook Twitterlast_img read more


June 14, 2021 0

Weekly Digital Agriculture Webinar Series Returns Thursday

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Weekly Digital Agriculture Webinar Series Returns Thursday Facebook Twitter By Purdue University News Service – Feb 1, 2021 Weekly Digital Agriculture Webinar Series Returns Thursday Facebook Twitter SHARE Audio Playerhttps://hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/digital-ag-webinar-wrap.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.A weekly webinar series featuring Purdue University experts in data science and digital agriculture will kick off at 12:30 p.m. ET Thursday (Feb. 4).Each Thursday this spring, the Data Driven Agriculture webinars will explore ways digital agriculture and data science can advance agriculture today and into the future.“Building on the momentum of last fall’s digital agriculture webinars, we wanted to highlight how data is not only being used today but also explore its future potential,” said Dennis Buckmaster, agricultural and biological engineering professor and dean’s fellow of digital agriculture at Purdue.“In this series, researchers from across the College of Agriculture – and beyond – will showcase how they are using data to improve crop, livestock and forest management decisions, increase produce safety, quickly identify disease outbreaks in livestock and much more.”The webinars start at 12:30 p.m. ET each Thursday starting on Feb. 4 and running through May 13. Speakers will present for the first 30 minutes followed by a live chat where participants can ask questions.Feb. 4 – Precision Soil Maps: Moving Beyond Soil Survey. Jason Ackerson, assistant professor of agronomy.Feb. 11 – Soybean Production Amplified. Shaun Casteel, associate professor of agronomy and Extension soybean and small grains specialist.Feb. 18 – UAVs in Livestock Production. John Scott, Extension coordinator for digital agriculture.Feb. 25 – Dairy Data Utilization. Jackie Boerman, assistant professor of animal sciences.March 4 – Digital Forestry. Songlin Fei, professor of forestry and natural resources and Dean’s Chair of Remote Sensing.March 11 – On Farm Experimentation, Robert Nielsen, professor of agronomy and Extension corn specialist.March 18 – Digital Forestry. Songlin Fei, professor of forestry and natural resources and Dean’s Chair of Remote Sensing.March 25 – Data in Produce Safety. Amanda Deering, clinical associate professor of food sciences.April 1 – Putting a Price on Data. Nathan DeLay, assistant professor of agricultural economics.April 8 – Using Imagery Data for Weed Identification. Dharmendra Saraswat, associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering.April 15 – Smarter Treatment of Livestock Disease. Mohit Verma, assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering, and Aaron Ault, senior research engineer.April 22 – Practical Applications for UAVs. John Scott, Extension coordinator for digital agriculture.April 29 – IoT Networks: Sensors and Data Visualization. Nithin Raghunathan, research scientist, and Charilaos Mousoulis, senior research scientist.May 6 – Public Data for the Public Good. Nicole Widmar, professor and associate head of agricultural economics.May 13 – Machines and Robotics. John Evans, assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering, and David Cappelleri, associate professor of mechanical engineering.The webinars are free, but registration is requested.The presentations will be recorded and posted on the Purdue Digital Ag Resources website. This series is supported in part by the Wabash Heartland Innovation Network. SHARE Previous articlePork Can Play a Role in Heart-Healthy LivingNext articleThe Hoosier Ag Today Podcast for February 2nd, 2021 Purdue University News Servicelast_img read more


June 14, 2021 0

PET OF THE WEEK: Olivia

first_img Olivia, a 1-year-old female Catahoula mix, needs to be adopted into a good home. To adopt Olivia or any of the other pets at the Humane Society of Odessa, call 381-5503, stop by 7012 Mockingbird Lane, visit www.odessahumanesociety.org or leave a message at facebook.com/humanesocietyofodessa. Adoption fees for pets start at $50. PET OF THE WEEK: Olivia Previous article011219_Gymnastics_09Next article010818_Superintendent Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Local News TAGS  center_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Facebook Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more


June 2, 2021 0

Mother and son escape injury in Strabane shooting

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Newsx Adverts Mother and son escape injury in Strabane shooting A mother and her three-year-old son have escaped injury in a shooting in Strabane.Two shots were fired at the back of a house in the Ballycolman area just after 7 o’clock yesterday evening.The 22-year-old woman and her child were in the kitchen at the time and the shots hit the door.A man, who is 35 years old and a 25-year-old woman were also in the house, they were not hurt.Two men were seen running away from the house Google+ WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleOmagh fire tradegy house to be demolishedNext articleCommunity wants Lammy Crescent house demolished immediately – Begley News Highland Pinterest By News Highland – February 27, 2011 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebookcenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more


May 27, 2021 0

Interest rate rise fears bearing down on sales market, surveyors say

first_imgHome » News » Interest rate rise fears bearing down on sales market, surveyors say previous nextInterest rate rise fears bearing down on sales market, surveyors sayThe number of buyers in the market continues to decline for the sixth month in a row, says RICS.Nigel Lewis12th October 20170894 Views The number of home buyers has dropped for the sixth month in a row helped by jitters among buyers over a potential interest rate rise, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has revealed.Its housing market survey for September found that the number of buyers dipped noticeably over the month with 20% more surveyors noting a fall in buyers than a rise in demand, and that London’s problems are beginning to spread out from the capital.Only Wales and the South West saw more surveyors recording an increase in sales than a decrease, with the rest of the UK remaining flat – although London and the South East lead the declines.On top of this, RICS also says the number of surveyors reporting fewer agreed sales versus a rise increased by 15%, the “softest reading since last July during the aftermath of the EU Referendum”.Stock stableWhile buyers continue to keep away from the market, the number of homes available for sale remain stable having declined over the past 18 months.On average stocks levels on estate agents’ books are holding up at 43.3 properties per branch.Looking forward, RICS doesn’t expect the market to pick up over the next yeaar but despite such a flat market, house prices continue to rise, continuing at 6% a year during September, although prices are “firmly negative” in London and the South East.“It was always questionable to talk about the housing market as a single entity but the stark divergence in key readings from the latest RICS survey demonstrates in the clearest possible terms just how important the regional narrative is at the present time,” says Chief Economist Simon Rubinsohn (pictured, left).“In part, this is a reflection of affordability constraints hitting the higher priced segments of the market. It is perhaps also indicative of a shift in economic momentum in the face of the increasing possibility of the first hike in base rates in over ten years.”But the rental market is a very different picture. Increased interest from prospective tenants increased during September, with 10% more lettings agents noting rising enquiries than those experiencing a decline, although landlord instructions have been declining – although so far this hasn’t pushed up rents, as might be expected RICS says.Read the full report.   RICS Simon Rubinsohn Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors October 12, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more


May 7, 2021 0

Online electricals retailer powers into new homes market

first_imgAfter just six months operating in the house builder sector, AO Business has secured over 12,000 building plots to supply. The business to business division of the online electricals retailer entered the competitive market last year to transform the way housebuilders purchase appliances for new developments.SUPER SERVICEWith a delivery van in every postcode, renowned customer service and over 20 years’ experience of selling electricals to the public, AO Business provides a unique proposition for time-pressed housebuilders. Many well-known UK builders already rely on AO to ensure that appliances for their new properties are delivered when they need them – even if that’s the next day.GROWING THE TEAMThree new staff members will join the established team on 1st April to strengthen and build on this success, says Anthony Sant MD of AO Business, “With two experienced team members already in post and three more joining soon, we are well-positioned here at AO to provide a solution to the everyday challenges that housebuilders face. Businesses are already welcoming the AO approach in this sector as we bring our convenience, reliability and gold standard service to new customers.”With an industry leading recycling plant in Telford, AO also assists with the clean-up operation by taking previous appliances and packaging to be recycled responsibly.Take a look at ao.com or call 01204 672 504ao new homes March 25, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Online electricals retailer powers into new homes market previous nextProducts & ServicesOnline electricals retailer powers into new homes marketUK white goods firm AO Business lands 12,000th house builder plot after just 6 months active in the market.Sheila Manchester25th March 20200891 Viewslast_img read more


May 7, 2021 0