News Service Category: Health

ABCD THANKS ASSISTANT SPREAKER KATHERINE CLARK, MASSACHUSETTS DELEGATION, FOR PASSAGE OF CSBG MODERNIZATION ACT

Vote marks critical step to strengthening low-income families and communitiest On Friday, May 13, 2022, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5129, the Community Services Block Grant Modernization Act of 2021-2022 on a 246-169 vote. The bill reauthorizes the Community Services Block Grant program through FY2031 and makes important changes concerning administration and leadership. performance measurement, and minimum and maximum…

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Failure to Fund Successful Health Services Program Leaves 30,000 Vulnerable Residents, Communities of Color Without Vital Care

On March 29, 2022, ABCD—Action for Boston Community Development—received the shocking news that the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Population Affairs, was terminating funding of the anti-poverty organization’s Title X Family Planning program as of March 31, 2022. For more than 50 years, in collaboration with a vital community health center network, ABCD has done an…

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Hearing loss awareness campaign addresses overlooked health risk

Do you crank up the tunes in your earbuds? Attend noisy sporting events? Work in a noise-polluted environment? A recent New Yorker article cautions that noise pollution may be the next big health crisis. Having anticipated that, ABCD Health Services and ABCD Board Vice Chair James A. Owens, Jr. created the “Lower the Sound, Save Your Hearing” public awareness campaign….

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<a href="https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/north/2018/03/02/funding-for-homeless-outreach-running-empty/UPq5W1bZKha2v38a65eCDL/story.html"target="_blank">Funding for homeless outreach is running on empty</a>


<a href="http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/breakingnews/ci_31653588/baker-safeguards-womens-health-funding-just-case"target="_blank">Baker safeguards women’s health funding — just in case</a>


<a href="https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/Heating-Assistance-Programs-Funds-Could-Run-Dry-467195023.html"target="_blank">Heating Assistance Program’s Funds Could Run Dry</a>


<a href="http://boston.cbslocal.com/2017/12/27/mbta-abcd-preventative-action-frigid-temps/"target="_blank">MBTA Aims For Preemptive Action Against Frigid Temps</a>


<a href="https://abcdinsightblog.wordpress.com/"target="_blank">ABCD Insight Fall/Winter 2017</a>