Economic Downturn Taking Toll On Patients And Communities Hospitals Serve: New Survey Finds

April 28, 2009

Six out of ten hospitals nationally are seeing a greater proportion of patients without insurance coming through their emergency departments, according to a new survey from the American Hospital Association (AHA). At the same time, nearly half of hospitals reported they have cut staff. Recent employment information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics confirms that hospital employment is no longer growing and that the number of mass layoffs for hospitals reported in February was more than double what it was a year ago.
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Terrence Higgins Trust Launches New Course For Health Promotion In African Communities

March 20, 2009

HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) is launching a Health Promotion Skills course targeting individuals, staff and volunteers working with African communities in London. The course, which is free, will take place over four sessions at THT’s centre on Grays Inn Road from 6th April.

The main aim of the course is to equip participants with the skills to become an effective health promoter, so they can make a positive change to the lives of many Africans who live in London. In completing the course, trainees will gain an OCN-accredited certificate in African Communities Health Promotion.
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Terrence Higgins Trust Launches New Course For Health Promotion In African Communities

March 20, 2009

HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) is launching a Health Promotion Skills course targeting individuals, staff and volunteers working with African communities in London. The course, which is free, will take place over four sessions at THT’s centre on Grays Inn Road from 6th April.

The main aim of the course is to equip participants with the skills to become an effective health promoter, so they can make a positive change to the lives of many Africans who live in London. In completing the course, trainees will gain an OCN-accredited certificate in African Communities Health Promotion.
Read the rest of this entry »