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PA data: Opioid overdoses spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic purpose

Jun. 24, 2021 9:00 am

PA data: Opioid overdoses spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic

There was a modest national decline in overdose mortality from prescription opioids from 2017 to 2019, but the COVID-19 pandemic has upended many of these advances, say researchers from Penn State.
New research: Disparities in respiratory health have persisted or widened in the U.S. in the last 60 years results

Jun. 22, 2021 11:00 am

New research: Disparities in respiratory health have persisted or widened in the U.S. in the last 60 years

In addition to delving into a new study, Journalist Resource's Naseem Miller looks at a body of research that links respiratory health to socioeconomic status, race and ethnicity, and where people live.
Bridging the digital divide: An equity saga purpose

Jun. 17, 2021 8:30 am

Bridging the digital divide: An equity saga

With the uptake of vaccinations and the drop in COVID cases and fatalities, the question is —will the urgency that forced the digital divide higher on the city’s priority list ultimately dissipate?
Delaware County is having a moment. Nonprofits share $2.1M in funding to provide for crucial needs funding

Jun. 14, 2021 9:58 am

Delaware County is having a moment. Nonprofits share $2.1M in funding to provide for crucial needs

"Every day, nonprofits serving our county have been on the front lines offering critical services to Delaware County residents," said Frances Sheehan of the Foundation for Delaware County.
The new normal means centering mental health to recover purpose

Jun. 8, 2021 3:17 pm

The new normal means centering mental health to recover

It is common for the populace to suffer deteriorating mental health — as evidenced by an uptick in such indicators as substance use, domestic violence, and suicide attempts — long after the actual disaster.
COVID deaths decline, but nonprofits need help if they are going to survive purpose

Jun. 2, 2021 11:54 am

COVID deaths decline, but nonprofits need help if they are going to survive

The lesson COVID-19 has made clear is that the nonprofit sector, while much needed, is under-resourced and as financially fragile as some of its own clients.
Going beyond ‘back to normal’ — 5 research-based tips for emerging from pandemic life purpose

Jun. 1, 2021 2:55 pm

Going beyond ‘back to normal’ — 5 research-based tips for emerging from pandemic life

How should you choose what to rebuild, what to leave behind and what new paths to try for the first time? Clinical psychological science provides some helpful clues for how to chart your course out of pandemic life, says guest columnist Bethany Teachman.
The post-pandemic model of food bank should put client choice at its center purpose

May 26, 2021 1:10 pm

The post-pandemic model of food bank should put client choice at its center

The pandemic has accelerated the emergence of a number of innovations in food banks and pantries and encouraged client-centered practices like trauma-informed services, mobile and delivery options, say guest columnists Caitlin Caspi and Marlene Schwartz.
PA county govs map out how they will use American Rescue Plan money while state dithers funding

May 26, 2021 8:34 am

PA county govs map out how they will use American Rescue Plan money while state dithers

According to experts, one of the most under-discussed aspects of ARP is that it represents "not only the largest positive fiscal jolt to state and local budgets in decades, but also the one most supportive of local discretion."
Lessons from pandemic dating: Stop walking while you talk, and keep your shirt on purpose

May 21, 2021 11:47 am

Lessons from pandemic dating: Stop walking while you talk, and keep your shirt on

Here's what we gleaned from the personal anecdotes our Generocity community shared with us recently.