health services – Hilpers http://hilpers.org/ Sun, 27 Mar 2022 06:04:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://hilpers.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/cropped-icon-32x32.png health services – Hilpers http://hilpers.org/ 32 32 NGO partners for family planning, experts urge FG https://hilpers.org/ngo-partners-for-family-planning-experts-urge-fg/ Thu, 10 Mar 2022 03:56:55 +0000 https://hilpers.org/ngo-partners-for-family-planning-experts-urge-fg/ Health experts have urged governments at the national and subnational levels to engage in private and public partnership to promote financing for family planning and integrated health services as a model for revitalizing the health care delivery system from Nigeria. Experts revealed this at the 38th Annual Scientific Conference organized by the Association of Public […]]]>

Health experts have urged governments at the national and subnational levels to engage in private and public partnership to promote financing for family planning and integrated health services as a model for revitalizing the health care delivery system from Nigeria.

Experts revealed this at the 38th Annual Scientific Conference organized by the Association of Public Health Physicians of Nigeria and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Ilorin, Kwara State.

The National Vice President of the Association of Public Health Physicians of Nigeria, Sunday Aderibigbe, noted that the percentage of the national budget spent on health was low compared to the declining health indices of the population.

He said: “As part of the mandate of the association of public health physicians, we are involved in all aspects of health financing, health promotion and health prevention.

“We believe that health financing is an integral part of this conference to raise awareness among policy makers on what they can do to ensure that health financing is increased in this country so that the health indices of our people could be better off. .”

Also speaking at the conference on Wednesday, the Director of the Program Coordination Department of the Pharmacy Council of Nigeria, Emily Olalere, said the government had clearly stated the need to engage the private sector and this is why the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria got involved in repositioning the vendors of patient medicines in the country.

She said that the PCN aims to improve vendor service delivery through training.

Olalere added: “During this training, a lot of things are going to be done. We will train them on regulatory practices.

“We will train them on how to identify common illnesses in the community, how to use rapid diagnostic tests to identify childhood illnesses, even COVID-19, capacity development.

“They will be able to provide family planning, family planning space, injectables and implants.”

She said the Federal Ministry of Health has also adopted a task shifting policy to ensure that services that should be provided by the private sector to include reproductive and family planning, HIV services, HIV services tuberculosis, maternal and child health will be provided.

She added, “The Federal Ministry of Health has planned that if these people are to provide these services, their capacity must be enhanced.”

Olalere said the NCP has a partnership with NGOs and other implementing partners that help build their capacity for effective delivery services.

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In New Hampshire, Secretary Becerra Highlighted the Importance of Family Planning and Mental Health Funding https://hilpers.org/in-new-hampshire-secretary-becerra-highlighted-the-importance-of-family-planning-and-mental-health-funding/ Sat, 05 Mar 2022 01:23:00 +0000 https://hilpers.org/in-new-hampshire-secretary-becerra-highlighted-the-importance-of-family-planning-and-mental-health-funding/ Today, March 4, 2022, in Manchester, New Hampshire, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra visited a community health center for youth and families and led two panel discussions highlighting the Biden-Harris administration’s support for family planning programs. and mental health services. Throughout the trip, he spoke with state and federal leaders […]]]>

Today, March 4, 2022, in Manchester, New Hampshire, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra visited a community health center for youth and families and led two panel discussions highlighting the Biden-Harris administration’s support for family planning programs. and mental health services. Throughout the trip, he spoke with state and federal leaders and healthcare workers who have supported their communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Secretary Becerra began his day at the Boys and Girls Club of Manchester, where he toured the facility with Mayor of Manchester Joyce Craig, State Senators Lou D’Allesandro, Kevin Cavanaugh and Donna Soucy, Deputy Secretary to health, Admiral Rachel Levine, and leaders of the club. The Boys & Girls Club of Manchester has been an important community resource and has provided local young people with a safe place to thrive, which is essential to their well-being and mental health.

Later in the day, Secretary Becerra visited Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE), where he spoke with patients and providers about the Biden-Harris administration’s unwavering support for family planning programs under X. Following the PPNNE visit, he led a roundtable with Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, Congressman Chris Pappas, Assistant Secretary of Health Admiral Rachel Levine and PPNNE stakeholders, where the group stressed the importance of protecting access to health care, including reproductive health care and the peace of mind that goes with it. Secretary Becerra heard directly from a patient who had gone to Planned Parenthood for years to access reproductive health services because she trusted them to provide empathetic, science-based care.

In October, HHS updated the previous administration’s family planning rule, which kicked Planned Parenthood and other health centers out of the Title X program, stifling access to reproductive care. As a result of this update, Title X family planning funding was restored to PPNNE and other health centers across the country.

Secretary Becerra reiterated the HHS constant support to protect access to safe and legal abortions and highlighted the reinvestments HHS has made in family planning under the Biden-Harris administration. As a recipient of a federal Title X Family Planning Program grant, PPNNE received $500,000 to meet urgent needs for family planning services in January 2022. This funding represents a portion of the largest $298 million HHS and the Biden-Harris administration have allocated to strengthen the Title X Family Planning Program, which is dedicated to providing comprehensive family planning and related preventive health services, including breast and cervical cancer screening uterus, contraceptive counseling and care, and STI/HIV screening.

“The Biden-Harris administration understands that our nation’s family planning clinics, such as Planned Parenthood, play a critical role in achieving the goals the president set out on Tuesday,” HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said.

Secretary Becerra concluded the trip with a visit to Amoskeag Health, a federally licensed health center focused on behavioral health services, the first of many stops on his recently announced nationwide tour to strengthen mental health. In Amoskeag, the Secretary participated in a roundtable with Congressman Chris Pappas, Mayor Joyce Craig, Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Rachel Levine, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Addictions, Dr. Miriam Delphin-Rittmon, and other state leaders and clinic staff. . The roundtable discussed new and innovative ways to address the mental health crisis, including Amoskeag’s Adverse Childhood Experiences Response Team (ACERT) – a team comprised of a police officer, an emergency services advocate and a behavioral health professional who is deployed to serve children who have been exposed to violence. Before the end of the roundtable, Secretary Becerra emphasized that mental and behavioral health is a priority at HHS, a priority that received a record $3 billion investments in recent months thanks to the American Rescue Plan.

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Groups Engage Ebonyi Stakeholders on Family Planning – https://hilpers.org/groups-engage-ebonyi-stakeholders-on-family-planning/ Thu, 03 Mar 2022 19:58:14 +0000 https://hilpers.org/groups-engage-ebonyi-stakeholders-on-family-planning/ The high rate of adolescents and youth dropping out of school has become a growing concern among stakeholders in the education and health sectors in Nigeria. Although poverty has been implicated as being at the center of this development, issues of teenage pregnancy and reproductive health in general have been a major concern. The increase […]]]>

The high rate of adolescents and youth dropping out of school has become a growing concern among stakeholders in the education and health sectors in Nigeria. Although poverty has been implicated as being at the center of this development, issues of teenage pregnancy and reproductive health in general have been a major concern.

The increase in sexuality and sexual adventures among adolescents, young minors, reinforced by the current and unbridled access to technological devices, has made it necessary to seek corresponding corrective actions to save the future of children.

Whenever a teenager has uninformed and unprotected sex, the possible dangers could be unwanted pregnancy for the woman and/or reproductive illness for both sexes. All have the potential to jeopardize their future. Possible complications resulting from such a development have led to deaths and fatalities.

It is in an effort to resolve some of the above issues that the Novel Association for Youth Advocacy, NAYA, in conjunction with the Civil Resource Development and Documentation Center, CIRDDOC, with the support of the Population Reference Bureau, PRB, non-governmental organizations, recently organized a one-day multi-stakeholder dialogue in Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi State, Nigeria.

The dialogue centered on the implementation of the Youth Family Planning Policy Scorecard as well as an assessment of Nigeria’s policy environment for youth and adolescent family planning.

Participants were drawn from civil society organizations, traditional and religious institutions, youth and adolescent groups, and other stakeholders from the health and education sectors.

Setting the tone for the dialogue, Program Officer, CIRDDOC, Ebonyi State, Goodness Mgbaja, highlighted some troubling issues regarding adolescent reproductive health in the state. She noted that young people in Ebonyi State do not have access to sexual and reproductive health services, including family planning, tailored to their needs. Biased judgment and hostile attitudes of health workers towards young people seeking such services was also a problem.

Young people’s access to contraceptives was often deliberately restricted by most service providers on the basis of marital status and/or some unfounded personal beliefs, despite the fact that there was no law limiting these rights. .

Participants agreed that providing young people and adolescents with free information and access to family planning and other reproductive health services at health facilities was an effective way to secure their future.

They also advocated for the formal introduction and maintenance of sex education in school curricula, where adolescents would be properly educated about their sexuality, in order to prevent misinformation and misdirection from peers.

Speaking at the event, Abakaliki Health Ministry Director of Adolescent Health, Rosegold Okoro said the ministry, aware of the importance of adolescents and young people, has established the Department of department to address their issues.

Okoeo said, “The teenager is in a very adventurous stage of development where a lot of changes are happening.

“People at this stage need protection and guidance, in order to make informed choices for their own good and that of society in general.

“The ministry has worked with its relevant agencies such as hospitals, primary health care facilities and their service providers to ensure that all have equal access to reproductive health services.

“Although we are limited by some widespread cultural beliefs, ignorance and religious beliefs, we will continue to move forward for the sake of our future.”

Other contributors including Chinyere Eziuloh of the state Department of Education; Marcelina Ibina, Director, Women’s Affairs, Ministry of Women’s Affairs and Social Development; The Traditional Leader of Oriuzor Community in Ezza North Local Government Area of ​​the State, HRH Gabriel Nwite Ngele further stressed the need for parents, school and other relevant authorities to make the tail behind the advocacy, if we are to curb the school dropout rate, reduce the mortality rate and secure a better future for our children.

Ngele said, “If we don’t teach our children about their sexuality, they will surely learn it through technology, most of the time in distorted forms.

“Almost all young people today have smartphones with which they have unlimited access to the Internet.

“So we can no longer rely solely on our family values ​​and upbringing to shape their future.

“If we turn our faces away to pretend, we risk losing them or seeing their future truncated, and I believe that is not our choice.

“I support that we give them comprehensive sex education, starting at home, and encourage them to seek professional advice and services.”

Speaking on behalf of the youth, Oluchi Esther Nwite, State Representative, Pan African Youth Leaders, PANAFYL, pointed out that denying young adolescents, especially girls, access to family planning services and reproductive health is a violation of their rights and should be considered an aspect of gender-based violence.

Nwite said, “As a single young girl, I own my body and my future.

“Therefore, I should have the right to receive unbiased treatment and access to services that would help me take charge of both my body and my future.

“Anything less than that is an offense and should be considered abuse.”

For the Church, however, Reverend Vincent Nwachukwu of the Methodist Care Ministry insisted that the Church cannot go beyond advocating sexual abstinence for unmarried young people.

“We cannot preach the use of condoms.

“We cannot preach contraceptives to young people.

“We insist on abstinence as the only remedy for premarital pregnancies, infections and all the consequences that come with them,” he said.

Nevertheless, the majority of participants believed that the high maternal mortality in Ebonyi State, teenage marriages and the school dropout rate of teenage girls would significantly reduce if all concerned take appropriate action.

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SCHD opens appointments for new family planning program https://hilpers.org/schd-opens-appointments-for-new-family-planning-program/ Thu, 03 Mar 2022 17:16:00 +0000 https://hilpers.org/schd-opens-appointments-for-new-family-planning-program/ TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Residents of Shawnee Co. can now make appointments with the capital’s new family planning program to help low-income or uninsured families. From Thursday 3 March, the Shawnee County Health Department says he will be scheduling appointments for the new family planning program which will open Monday, March 7. SCHD said family […]]]>

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Residents of Shawnee Co. can now make appointments with the capital’s new family planning program to help low-income or uninsured families.

From Thursday 3 March, the Shawnee County Health Department says he will be scheduling appointments for the new family planning program which will open Monday, March 7.

SCHD said family planning services will be available at its Clinical Services Division, 2115 SW 10th Ave, by appointment only. He said the services are available to everyone, regardless of income, health insurance, gender or residence.

To make an appointment, call 785-251-5700. The clinic hours are as follows:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday – 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday – 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

SCHD said family planning includes a wide variety of pregnancy-related services. He said some of the basic services provided by all Title X recipients include:

  • Discussion with patients about their reproductive life project
  • A wide range of acceptable and effective family planning methods and services to delay or prevent pregnancy
  • The wide range of family planning services does not include abortion as a method of family planning
  • Pregnancy testing and counseling in accordance with Title X regulations

The Ministry of Health announced that it will hold an official ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the new program during National Public Health Week from April 4-8.

SCHD said funding for the program was provided by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Title X Family Planning Program – a state-federal partnership to provide reproductive wellness and related preventive health services.

For 50 years, the Ministry of Health has declared Title X Family Planning Services have played a crucial role in ensuring access to a wide range of family planning and related preventive health services for millions of low-income and uninsured people across the United States

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Maine Family Planning expands to provide primary care in Houlton and Près Isle https://hilpers.org/maine-family-planning-expands-to-provide-primary-care-in-houlton-and-pres-isle/ Thu, 10 Feb 2022 15:09:12 +0000 https://hilpers.org/maine-family-planning-expands-to-provide-primary-care-in-houlton-and-pres-isle/ Heather Curran FNP-BC_Maine Family Planning Heather Curran, FNP-BC, is expanding her role at Maine Family Planning to provide primary care services in Houlton and Près Isle. (Courtesy of Maine Family Planning) Heather Curran, FNP-BC, is expanding her role at Maine Family Planning to provide primary care services in Houlton and Près Isle. (Courtesy of Maine […]]]>

Maine Family Planning now offers primary care services at its clinics in Houlton and Près Isle, expanding health care options for Aroostook County residents.

Maine Family Planning now offers primary care services at its clinics in Houlton and Près Isle, expanding health care options for Aroostook County residents.

Heather Curran, FNP-BC, is expanding her role at MFP to include primary care after several years as a part-time family planning provider. Curran has worked in health care in Aroostook County for nearly 20 years and as a board-certified family nurse practitioner since 2015. Born and raised in the county, Curran is passionate about providing health care. quality to the communities she grew up in and is excited about the opportunities at MFP.

“I am excited to create a primary care practice at MFP with built-in time to focus on your concerns. Maine Family Planning is a small practice where patients are truly treated as individuals, and there is a high level of accessibility – like you call our office and someone picks up the phone, not a check-in. I love it, and I know my neighbors here in the county love it too,” Curran said. “I feel like there are a lot of questions people need answers to. We serve all income levels, take all kinds of insurance, and we have a sliding fee scale for patients who pay themselves. And we’re not just for women! We see patients of all genders, ages 12 and up.

The decision to expand services to include primary care was driven by a variety of factors, according to Maine Family Planning’s senior vice president of program services Evelyn Kieltyka, FNP-BC. “We have participated in several Aroostook County Community Needs Assessments over the past decade that have highlighted the need for additional health care options, and we have also heard directly from our patients and our Patient Advisory Council. So when Heather and I started discussing the provision of primary care, it made sense for many reasons.

Primary care appointments will be available at Maine Family Planning in Près Isle on Mondays and Fridays, with Tuesdays and Thursdays reserved for family planning care. In Houlton, primary care appointments will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays will remain focused on family planning. Regional Director Melissa Gray said both clinics are committed to flexibility and will work with patients to find appointments that suit their schedules.

Patients wishing to make an appointment or wishing to find out more should contact the clinics directly. Maine Family Planning & Primary Care can be reached at 207-760-4291 in Près Isle or 207-254-4042 in Houlton.

Maine Family Planning is a statewide 501c3 nonprofit health care organization founded in 1971, with 18 independent clinics providing patients with comprehensive and affordable sexual and reproductive health services. MFP also oversees a comprehensive prevention education program in conjunction with schools and youth-serving agencies statewide and administers the Maine Families (in Hancock County) and WIC (in Washington and Hancock counties). Learn more about www.mainefamilyplanning.org.

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Visiting Angels is committed to supporting donors for years of service to the Jewish family https://hilpers.org/visiting-angels-is-committed-to-supporting-donors-for-years-of-service-to-the-jewish-family/ Wed, 09 Feb 2022 14:40:44 +0000 https://hilpers.org/visiting-angels-is-committed-to-supporting-donors-for-years-of-service-to-the-jewish-family/ Jewish Family Service Senior Director of Communications and Donor Relations Beth Joseph (center) accepts a check from Patty Laychock, owner of Visiting Angels. (Photo provided) Community Submitted Content Visiting Angels of Atlantic County has made a two-year pledge to Jewish Family Service of Atlantic and Cape May Counties (JFS). Advertising As an agency-building donor, […]]]>

Jewish Family Service Senior Director of Communications and Donor Relations Beth Joseph (center) accepts a check from Patty Laychock, owner of Visiting Angels. (Photo provided)

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Visiting Angels of Atlantic County has made a two-year pledge to Jewish Family Service of Atlantic and Cape May Counties (JFS).

As an agency-building donor, the funds will enable seniors in the community to continue to benefit from programs and access services for their individual needs.

“At JFS, we are delighted to welcome Visiting Angels as a donor agency. Their generous funding will support a range of programs and services for seniors in the area,” said Andrea Steinberg, CEO of JFS. “Their health care business is committed to helping adults by providing comprehensive home care and we are proud to partner to help our local village members.”

Visiting Angels has supported and participated in JFS programs including The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore, Card Party and Turkey Drive for over 13 years.

The company sponsors fundraising events, participates in programs to share knowledge about home care options, and contributes to the Food Pantry to help residents in need.

For the past 17 years, Visiting Angels owners and sisters, Patty Laychock, RRT, and Kathy Callahan, RN, BSN, have worked diligently to provide safe, quality home care services to seniors and people disabilities in the Atlantic County area.

Each client receives a personalized care plan created by one of their registered nurses, based on the client’s individual needs.

Dedicated caregivers at Visiting Angels help to safely care for adults in the comfort of their own homes.

Recently, Visiting Angels received the distinguished Best of Home Care – Top 100 Leader in Experience Award 2022 from Home Care Pulse, the leading experience management company for home care.

This honor is the highest honor bestowed by Home Care Pulse and is only awarded to 100 home care companies in North America.

Additionally, Visiting Angels received Best of Home Care Employer of Choice and Provider of Choice 2022 awards.

“We are very proud of all our staff, from the office to the field. The work they do every day is something we can be extremely proud of. The kindness, compassion and dedication of our staff to our community is commendable to say the least,” said Visiting Angels owners Patty Laychock and Kathy Callahan.

For more information on JFS programs and services, visit jfsatlantic.org.

For more information on donor agency opportunities, contact Beth Joseph, Senior Director of Communications and Donor Relations at bjoseph@jfsatlantic.org or 609.822.7409.

For more information on the services available from Visiting Angels, contact 609.641.7200 or visitingangels.com/eggharbortwp/home.

Jewish Family Service Senior Director of Communications and Donor Relations Beth Joseph (center) accepts a check from Patty Laychock, owner of Visiting Angels.

The home health care business, located in Egg Harbor Township, became a JFS agency donor for two years. Along with Beth and Patty are Visiting Angels staff members Samantha Stroby, Jennifer Duffy and Lily Sutton. (Photo courtesy of Atlantic and Cape May Counties Jewish Family Service)

About Jewish Family Service

Jewish Family Service of Atlantic and Cape May Counties (JFS) fosters strong families, thriving children, healthy adults, energetic seniors, and vibrant communities.

With dozens of program areas, JFS specializes in counseling, mental health services, homeless programs, professional services, adult and elder services, and also hosts a food pantry on square.

The agency impacts 8,000 lives in Atlantic and Cape May counties each year.

JFS’s mission is to motivate and empower people to realize their potential and improve their quality of life. In keeping with Jewish values ​​and the spirit of tikkun olam (healing the world), JFS provides services with integrity, compassion, respect and professionalism, regardless of religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity , their age or their origin.

For more information or to keep up to date with events and programs, visit JFS at jfsatlantic.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

About the visit to the angels

Visit the Angels was founded in 2005 by sisters Kathy Callahan, RN, BSN, and Patty Laychock, RRT, with the main mission being twofold.

First, to be a leader in advocating for seniors in the community and second, to provide rewarding employment and ongoing education for our caregivers.

Keeping our customers safe, happy and well cared for are the goals we strive for every day at Visiting Angels.

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NH Executive Advisors Cancel Funding for Family Planning Providers – Again | News https://hilpers.org/nh-executive-advisors-cancel-funding-for-family-planning-providers-again-news/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 15:30:00 +0000 https://hilpers.org/nh-executive-advisors-cancel-funding-for-family-planning-providers-again-news/ CONCORD, NH — The Executive Council has rejected another effort to provide $1 million in funding for abortion-free reproductive health services for low-income residents at facilities in Concord, Greenland, Claremont, Manchester, Keene, Derry and Exeter. Health and Human Services Commissioner Lori Shibinette’s repeated request was put on the board’s agenda by Gov. Chris Sununu who […]]]>

CONCORD, NH — The Executive Council has rejected another effort to provide $1 million in funding for abortion-free reproductive health services for low-income residents at facilities in Concord, Greenland, Claremont, Manchester, Keene, Derry and Exeter.

Health and Human Services Commissioner Lori Shibinette’s repeated request was put on the board’s agenda by Gov. Chris Sununu who backed the contract and again asked fellow Republicans for a reconsideration to no avail.

The two-year contracts, which affect between 10,000 and 12,000 people, failed on a 4-1 vote. Republicans Ted Gatsas of Manchester, David Wheeler of Milford, Joe Kenney of Wakefield and Janet Stevens of Rye all voted to reject the contract. The only Democrat, Cinde Warmington of Concord, supported the request.

Shibinette said in her letter of request that by rejecting the contract, the Council would “remove the safety net of services that improves birth outcomes, prevents unplanned pregnancies and reduces health disparities, which could increase the cost of health care for the citizens of New Hampshire”.

In December, the Board also rejected the same two-year contracts totaling $1,020,329 for Equality Health Center (for $558,395), Joan G. Lovering Health Center of Greenland ($336,939) and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England ($125,000) with clinics in Claremont, Manchester, Keene, Derry and Exeter.

About 58% of the funds would come from the general state fund while the rest would come from federal sources. All would adhere to the federal Title X funding which prohibits the use of money for abortion services.

Representatives of these health centers said the money would have been used to help low-income people access care on a sliding scale and that the rejected contracts would mean that reproductive health services would be out of financial reach for some. and would have an impact on emergency rooms. and other health services.

Warmington said there were requests for additional information from the board that the contracts responded to and that the funds were for important health services, not abortions. She said she understood there had been an increase since the pandemic in sexually transmitted diseases and added that funding this would put additional pressure on an already stressed medical system in the state.

In a number of questions to Shibinette, Warmington asked and the commissioner confirmed that there would be little or no Title X services in most parts of the state now.

Wheeler said he’s not convinced the funds don’t directly or indirectly pay for abortions. When Shibinette asked him if there was anything she could provide to convince him otherwise, he said no.

Right before the vote, Sununu asked Shibinette if she wanted to bet a dollar on how the vote would go. She laughed.

After the 4-1 roll call vote, Sununu asked for reconsideration.

Warmington said she would ask for contracts to be drawn up for each upcoming meeting and Sununu said if there was any additional information to provide to the board he would allow it.

Following the vote, PPNNE, Equality Health Center and Lovering Health Center released the following statements:

“Since this Executive Council first voted in favor of reproductive health providers last September, hundreds of Granite Staters have spoken out. Councilors Kenney, Stevens, Gatsas and Wheeler have now had two opportunities to correct their mistake, but refuse to put their personal politics aside to do what is right for their constituents. This is yet another vote to dismantle the state’s family planning program and it is irresponsible and will cause irreparable harm to our care system. New Hampshire deserves better,” said Kayla Montgomery, vice president of public affairs at Planned Parenthood of Northern New England.

Dalia Vidunas, Executive Director of the Equality Health Center, said, “The fact is, New Hampshire patients and our state’s health care infrastructure will be negatively affected by these multiple funding votes.

“We remain disappointed that executive advisors continue to put politics ahead of public health and compromise access to family planning care for 12,000 Granite Staters who depend on Equality Health Center, Lovering Health Center and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England,” Vidunas said.

Sandi Denoncour, executive director of the Lovering Health Center added, “For six months, reproductive health providers and state public health officials bent over backwards to answer all of the council’s questions. As the Attorney General asserted, our health centers are in full compliance with state law. Unfortunately, the council’s willful ignorance threatens New Hampshire’s strong maternal health outcomes, including the lowest unintended and teen pregnancy rates in the nation.

Most family planning providers in New Hampshire have not received federal Title X family planning funds since 2019 due to the Trump administration’s gag rule. The Biden administration and the New Hampshire federal delegation have been working to reverse this policy, but federal funding will not return to states until spring 2022 at the earliest.

Senate Democratic Leader Donna Soucy also reacted and pointed out that DHHS had concretely shown that, according to state law, no state family planning money is used for child care. abortion.

US Senator Jeanne Shaheen said, “The New Hampshire Republicans’ assault on women and their health care in New Hampshire is unconscionable. Their repeated decision to deny women autonomy when it comes to private and personal decisions about their health is totally disconnected from the values ​​of Granite Staters. I never thought I would see these kinds of attacks targeting women and families in the ‘Live Free or Die’ state,” Shaheen said.

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Jewish Family Service Fundraising Events in 2022 https://hilpers.org/jewish-family-service-fundraising-events-in-2022/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://hilpers.org/jewish-family-service-fundraising-events-in-2022/ Content and photo submitted by the community (L to R): Amy Herskowitz, Wendy Martinez, Ellen Spear and Marcy Dash Friedman tee off at last year’s JFS and JCC Golf Tournament. The afternoon event raised over $58,000 to support the programs and services of both organizations. Watch for information on this year’s golf tournament taking place […]]]>

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(L to R): Amy Herskowitz, Wendy Martinez, Ellen Spear and Marcy Dash Friedman tee off at last year’s JFS and JCC Golf Tournament. The afternoon event raised over $58,000 to support the programs and services of both organizations. Watch for information on this year’s golf tournament taking place in the spring. (Photo courtesy of Atlantic and Cape May Counties Jewish Family Service)

As Jewish Family Service of Atlantic and Cape May Counties (JFS) enters the new year, we are pleased to announce a host of legacy fundraisers to generate income to benefit the programs and services of the agency.

In total, JFS hopes to raise approximately $200,000 through the events for essential community services.

With the ongoing pandemic continuing to affect individuals and families, especially in Atlantic County, we need to ensure that the appropriate funds are raised, so that we can help community residents in need. .

The second annual Blue Flamingo Flocking fundraiser continues through February 28.

This program offers fans the opportunity to gather a friend, family member or neighbor for a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion with a host of these brightly colored beauties.

Flamingo migration territories include Absecon, Atlantic City, Brigantine, Downbeach, Egg Harbor Township, Galloway, Linwood, Mays Landing, Northfield, and Somers Point.

Flamingos nest in the yard for up to 48 hours.

Prices start at $50 per flocking and additional charges apply for flocks larger than 20 flamingos.

It’s game time!

JFS will host its highly anticipated cocktail party on Saturday March 26 from 6:30 p.m. at Wave Nightclub & Lounge at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino.

Held during the NCAA Men’s Tournament, guests can show their team spirit by wearing their favorite game gear or collegiate team colors during the basketball-themed event.

Guests will enjoy sumptuous appetizers, cold drinks, unique entertainment and a chance to watch their favorite games. Tickets are $150 per person.

For more information, to purchase tickets or sponsorship, contact Kirby Reed at kreed@jfsatlantic.org. Proceeds are donated to Child and Family Services.

Before !

The JFS and JCC golf tournament will begin this spring. Players will enjoy an afternoon on the greens full of fun, competition, contests and prizes.

With appetizer tastings and cold beverages available at various hole intervals, guests will delight in this annual fundraising program. Date and location information to come.

33rd Annual Home Tour

With summer in full swing, the 33rd Annual Home Tour offers guests a rare glimpse into the island’s specialty homes.

Attendees will visit residences that have been part of our community for years and newly built custom homes that adorn the waterway.

This fundraiser, with proceeds benefiting programs and services at Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore, will take place on Monday, August 1.

JFS is currently looking for homes to feature, so if you would like to be included, contact Beth Joseph at bjoseph@jfsatlantic.org or 609.822.7409.

The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore Card Party

The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore Card Party brings friends and family together to enjoy an afternoon of Bridge, Canasta and Mahjong.

A community favorite, the event combines games, prizes and auction merchandise with lunch and great camaraderie.

The Card Party will take place at Harbor Pines Golf Club in August.

“At JFS, we are looking forward to hosting several fundraising events this year. While some may look and feel slightly different, the premise of providing fun and memorable experiences is our goal for every program,” said Andrea Steinberg, CEO of JFS. “Over the past two years, JFS has seen a dramatic increase in needed services, including counseling and therapy, pantry and homeless support. These fundraising events are imperative in order to raise the necessary funds to support all of our services and programs.

In addition to our fundraising events, the agency continues to raise much-needed funds through our Friends direct mail campaign as well as advertising opportunities in the agency newsletter, which is sent twice a year to more than 16,000 homes and businesses.

For advertising costs and space availability, contact Susan Kotzen at skotzen@jfsatlantic.org.

Whether it’s sending flamingos to a friend’s lawn or visiting beautiful Downbeach homes, JFS appreciates the support of the community and looks forward to a happy and healthy year.

All events, dates and locations are subject to change. Fundraisers will follow COVID health and safety guidelines.

For more information on JFS 2022 fundraising events, contact Kirby Reed at 609.822.1108 x144 or kreed@jfsatlantic.org.

For more information on JFS programs or services, contact 609.822.1108 or visit jfsatlantic.org.

About Jewish Family Service

Jewish Family Service of Atlantic and Cape May Counties (JFS) fosters strong families, thriving children, healthy adults, energetic seniors, and vibrant communities.

With dozens of program areas, JFS specializes in counseling, mental health services, homeless programs, professional services, adult and elder services, and also hosts a food pantry on square.

The agency impacts 8,000 lives in Atlantic and Cape May counties each year.

JFS’s mission is to motivate and empower people to realize their potential and improve their quality of life.

In keeping with Jewish values ​​and the spirit of tikkun olam (healing the world), JFS provides services with integrity, compassion, respect and professionalism, regardless of religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity , their age or their origin.

For more information or to keep up to date with events and programs, visit JFS at jfsatlantic.org or follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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Shehzad Roy has made population and family planning the ‘brand ambassador’ https://hilpers.org/shehzad-roy-has-made-population-and-family-planning-the-brand-ambassador/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://hilpers.org/shehzad-roy-has-made-population-and-family-planning-the-brand-ambassador/ KARACHI: From stealing our hearts with his music to winning our bows with his passion for education, Shahzad Roy, it seems, has always tugged at heartstrings. Today, the philanthropist has become the brand’s honorary ambassador for population and family planning. In a notification, the Ministry of Health Services, Regulation and Co-ordination says: “The reference to […]]]>

KARACHI: From stealing our hearts with his music to winning our bows with his passion for education, Shahzad Roy, it seems, has always tugged at heartstrings.

Today, the philanthropist has become the brand’s honorary ambassador for population and family planning. In a notification, the Ministry of Health Services, Regulation and Co-ordination says: “The reference to the 5th Meeting of the Federal Population Task Force led by the Honorable President of Pakistan, Mr. Shehzad Row, Singer renowned and social activist, was named Honorary Brand Ambassador for Population and Family Planning.

According to a United Nations projection, the population of Pakistan could reach the alarmingly uncontrollable level of 403 million by 2050. It is unimaginable how the government could provide jobs, water, public transport and food to so many people. people in the country, while providing these basic necessities is still a challenge today with a population of 207 million. Roy, with his tireless services to education, is best suited to assist the Prime Minister’s Office in devising population control strategies.

The 45-year-old ageless star was initially only known for her nostalgic love songs, but her legacy has continued through her humanitarian works and service to the education sector. He remained at the forefront of activism for several years.

In 2018, he represented Pakistan at the 61st Session of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna, Austria. In March 2018 he received his second Sitar-e-Imtiaz.

He received his first Sitar-e-Imtiaz in 2005 for his humanitarian work and excellence in public service. For his organization’s rehabilitation work after the massive earthquake of 2005. Roy has always been very active against child abuse and the endemic cases of child abuse in the country. He is of the opinion that the hitting culture in our society has spread to such a level that the idea has taken root in our minds that problems can only be solved through violence and hitting.

He insists on the creation of a strong child protection unit, under which the police and the departments of health, education and social welfare should work. He believes that when child abuse happens at school or at home, it is less of a public order problem than a societal problem, which is why the Department of Social Welfare must intervene.

As part of a major education sector reform in Sindh, Roy’s Zindegi Trust successfully assisted the provincial government in changing the format of teacher performance appraisal in public primary schools.

There is a Confidential Annual Report (ACR), on the basis of which every government official is evaluated for their performance and given a promotion.

However, the problem is that the ACRs of the police, teachers, doctors and other government employees are similar. This means that a police officer and a teacher are evaluated according to the same generic criteria, notwithstanding the entirely different nature of their work.

Singer, Activist and Founder of Zindagi Trust, Roy has taken up this issue with the Sindh government, and now Sindh is the first province to approve a new teacher performance appraisal format for government primary school teachers, including teachers in the base salary range of nine to 15.

The non-profit Zindagi Trust is now seeking approval for new assessment formats for secondary school and college teachers.

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Shehzad Roy is the new Brand Ambassador for Population and Family Planning in Pakistan https://hilpers.org/shehzad-roy-is-the-new-brand-ambassador-for-population-and-family-planning-in-pakistan/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 04:52:00 +0000 https://hilpers.org/shehzad-roy-is-the-new-brand-ambassador-for-population-and-family-planning-in-pakistan/ Pakistani philanthropist Shehzad Roy. – Ministry of Health KARACHI: From stealing our hearts with his music to winning our bows with his passion for education, Shahzad Roy, it seems, has always tugged at heartstrings. The philanthropist has now become the brand’s honorary ambassador for population and family planning. In a notification, the Ministry of Health […]]]>
Pakistani philanthropist Shehzad Roy. – Ministry of Health

KARACHI: From stealing our hearts with his music to winning our bows with his passion for education, Shahzad Roy, it seems, has always tugged at heartstrings.

The philanthropist has now become the brand’s honorary ambassador for population and family planning.

In a notification, the Ministry of Health Services, Regulation and Coordination said: “Reference to the fifth meeting of the Federal Population Task Force headed by the Honorable President of Pakistan, Mr Shehzad Ro[y], acclaimed singer and social activist, has been named Honorary Brand Ambassador for Population and Family Planning.

Pakistan’s population could reach an alarmingly high 403 million by 2050, according to a United Nations projection.

It is unimaginable to imagine how the government could provide jobs, water, public transport and food to so many people in the country when providing these basic necessities is still a challenge today. with a population of 207 million.

Roy, with his tireless services in the field of education, is in the best position to help the Prime Minister’s Office devise strategies for population control.

The 45-year-old star was initially known only for her nostalgic love songs, but her legacy has been extended through her humanitarian works and service to the education sector.

He remained at the forefront of activism for several years.

Roy’s works

In 2018, he represented Pakistan at the 61st Session of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna, Austria. In March 2018 he received his second Sitar-e-Imtiaz.

The philanthropist received his first Sitar-e-Imtiaz for his organization’s rehabilitation work after the massive earthquake in 2005.

Roy has always been very active against child abuse and rampant cases of child abuse in the country. He is of the opinion that the hitting culture in our society has spread to such a level that the idea has taken root in our minds that problems can only be solved through violence and hitting.

He insists on the creation of a strong child protection unit, under which the police and the departments of health, education and social protection should work. He believes that when child abuse happens at school or at home, it is less of a public order problem than a societal problem, which is why the Department of Social Welfare must intervene.

As part of a major education sector reform in Sindh, Roy’s Zindagi Trust successfully assisted the provincial government in changing the format of teacher performance appraisal in public primary schools.

There is an annual confidential report (ACR), on the basis of which, each government official is evaluated for his performance and receives a promotion.

However, the problem is that the ACRs of the police, teachers, doctors and other government employees are similar. This means that a police officer and a teacher are evaluated according to the same generic criteria, notwithstanding the entirely different nature of their work.

Singer, Activist and Founder of Zindagi Trust, Roy has taken up this issue with the Sindh government, and now Sindh is the first province to approve a new teacher performance appraisal format for public primary school teachers, including teachers in the base salary range of nine to 15.

The nonprofit Zindagi Trust is now seeking approval for new assessment formats for secondary school and college teachers.


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