Celebrating Mama's Day: In Honor of ALL Moms
Reporting on trauma is very much at odds with our news cycle right now,” said King, relating an anecdote about setting out to report on a rise in violence in Chicago, only to be told by sources that it will just keep happening after she’s gone.” via Kira Goldenberg for the Columbia Journalism Review — http://www.cjr.org/behind_the_news/wam_trauma_panel.php (via wamnyc)
Takeaways from the 2013 WAM! It Yourself Conference -
Thanks @jennybits for this recap!
Major thanks to Regina Mahone for this post synthesizing some of the discussions at #WAMNYC’s conference this past weekend!
New York Coalition for Reproductive Justice: NYC4RJ Launches the "No Stigma! No Shame!" Campaign -
Join this campaign to tell NYC that shaming pregnant and parenting teens is NOT prevention…we must do better in our messaging to young people about sex and sexuality.
The New York Coalition for Reproductive Justice is launches its No Stigma! No Shame! Campaign in response to the Human Resource Administration’s,“Think Being A Teen Parent Won’t Cost You?”campaign.
We ask that you stand with us and sign on listing your affiliation, organization…
Harlem’s St. Mary’s Center Receives Highest Rating from U.S. News & World Report
Washington, D.C., February 26, 2013—St. Mary’s Center, a nursing home in Harlem for people living with HIV and AIDS, has received the highest possible overall rating of five stars in U.S. News & World Report’s fifth annual Best Nursing Homes, available exclusively at http://www.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes.
The Best Nursing Homes 2013 ratings highlight the top nursing homes in each city and state, out of nearly 16,000 facilities nationwide. U.S. News’s goal is to help users find a home with a strong track record of good care.
Best Nursing Homes draws on data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, a federal agency that assesses homes in three categories—health inspections, level of nurse staffing, and quality of care—and gives each an overall rating.
U.S. News awarded the “Best Nursing Home” designation to homes that earned an overall rating of five stars from CMS in January 2013.
“With the support and leadership of our governing body, our residents, their families and our staff have formed a powerful and cohesive partnership to ensure that the highest and most appropriate care is delivered. We are proud to have this recognition and will strive to continue to serve the communities affected with HIV/AIDS,” explained Holly Argent Tariq, CEO, St. Mary’s Center.
Along with the ratings, U.S. News has published a series of articles and a step-by-step video to guide users in choosing the right nursing home. The articles and ratings are exclusive to the website and aren’t expected to appear in print.
“Fewer than one out of every five nursing homes got an overall rating of five stars,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. “All seniors deserve the best nursing care available, and these are homes that merit their consideration by demonstrating such high quality.”
Since 1992, St. Mary’s Center Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) has provided quality medical care and social services to people living with AIDS in Harlem and New York City. Our 40-bed facility provides bilingual resident-centered individualized care ensuring residents find a comfortable home-like environment where they can concentrate on their health and well being under the care of compassionate doctors, nurses, therapists and social workers.
Our goal is to assist our residents in regaining their health so that they may live independently again. We also operate an adjoining adult day health care program so when our residents are healthy enough to leave the nursing home, we can still support them in their daily health management and maintenance. St. Mary’s Center is LGBTQI-friendly and non-denominational.
“It’s true that you have competitors, and that sometimes, for you to win, they have to lose (and vice versa). Even so, there are no enemies in business.
Enemies are opponents in warfare, when people are killing one another. Business is about making things better, not killing people.
The moment you demonize competitors by calling them enemies, you close off your business options. Today’s competitors are often tomorrow’s partners.” — http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/5-common-words-that-create-failure.html
#NBHAAD NBLCA Online: Why Do You Get Tested? -
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is Thursday, February 7th. Much of our work is about destigmatizing HIV/AIDS, encouraging testing, and getting people more comfortable talking about their sexual health. One of our best tools is social media so on Feb. 7th, join our online rally of folks…
Latino Sexuality: Women of Color Sexual Health Fundraising 2013: Help 5 Black women sexologist present their original research! -
Support opportunities for women of color sexologists to present their original research!
The Women of Color Sexual Health Network (of which I am a part) is fundraising for 5 Black women sexologists to attend the 2013 AASECT conference in Miami. We need the funds to attend, if we don’t raise them we can’t attend (I’m one of…
One of the ways you control what people think is by creating the illusion that there’s a debate going on, but making sure that the debate stays within very narrow margins. —
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