Monday - October 21, 2019

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from U.S. foundations.

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The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg Featured in Season Finale of Clinton Foundation Podcast
NEW YORK, Oct. 18 -- The William J. Clinton Foundation issued the following news release:

In the season finale of "Why Am I Telling You This?," President Bill Clinton welcomes the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg for a candid conversation with NPR legal affairs correspondent, Nina Totenberg. Justice Ginsburg shares stories from her quarter-century on the nation's highest court, her distinguished career fighting gender discrimination, what it's like to serve among her fellow "sisters in law," and her pop culture ascendance. In his special introduction, President Clinton shares what set her apart in ... Show Full Article

State Budgets for FY 2020 Include Total Medicaid Spending Growth of 6.2% on Average
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation issued the following news release:

States budgeted for total Medicaid spending to increase at a faster pace than enrollment in fiscal year 2020, driven in part by rising costs for prescription drugs, provider rate increases and higher costs associated with caring for the elderly and disabled, according to KFF's new 50-state Medicaid budget survey.

The 19th annual survey of state Medicaid directors finds that officials expect total Medicaid spending to climb 6.2 percent while enrollment remains virtually flat, up 0.8 percent. This follows ... Show Full Article

Q4 2019 Equipment Leasing & Finance Industry Snapshot Now Available
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- The Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation issued the following news release:

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation has released the Q4 2019 Equipment Leasing & Finance Industry Snapshot, an indispensable resource for industry participants to incorporate into executive briefings and presentations. The presentation slide deck summarizes the current conditions and projections for the U.S. economy and equipment finance industry with clear, easy-to-digest charts and short narratives of key trends.

Among the range of details in the new release:

* The U.S. economy eased ... Show Full Article

New Film Explores Intersection of Latino Community and Environmental Justice, Marks Launch of Campaign Addressing Latino Considerations Around Wildfires
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- The Hispanic Access Foundation issued the following news release:

Today, Hispanic Access Foundation released its new short film "I Am Cheo," which explores the intersection of Latino culture and communities with the outdoors and climate issues, like wildfires, and emphasizes the need for engagement and action to preserve our future.

Inspired by the poem "I Am Joaquin" by Chicano poet Corky Gonzales, this unique film tells the story of a young boy named Cheo who, from the sights and smells of his abuela's kitchen, takes a sweeping cinematic journey across the lands that ... Show Full Article

Nemours Foundation: Update - Advanced Delivery Unit
JACKSONVILLE, Florida, Oct. 18 -- Nemours Foundation issued the following news release:

In September, media and invited guests toured the Advanced Delivery Unit at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Visitors had an opportunity to see the new suite designed to serve infants who require swift intervention after birth, and their families. To date, two successful deliveries have taken place.

The Nemours & Christiana Care Advanced Delivery Program is for healthy expectant mothers whose babies have been prenatally diagnosed with a congenital anomaly, such as spina bifida, gastroschisis ... Show Full Article

Lupus Foundation: For People With Lupus, Organ Damage Accrual Comes With Escalating Healthcare Costs Too
WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 -- The Lupus Foundation of America issued the following news release:

New research shows that the more organ damage a person with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) accrues, the higher their healthcare costs will be. In fact, the study found that those with the highest organ damage index scores had annual healthcare costs roughly 12 times higher than the people with the lowest damage scores - and that trend appears to continue long-term. Over the course of ten years, people with the greatest amount of organ damage had cumulative healthcare costs nearly nine times higher than ... Show Full Article

Conservation Law Foundation: Honey Dew, Dunkin' Toss Out Styrofoam Cups, But is It Enough to Save the Planet?
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Oct. 18 -- The Conservation Law Foundation issued the following news release:

So it's possible to recycle the new Honey Dew cups -- but practically speaking, it's not going to happen.

That explains the muted reaction from environmentalists. Styrofoam is among the most toxic of plastics, so eliminating it from landfills is a good thing, but they don't think new paper cups are the best solution.

"None of the systems in Massachusetts accept or collect coffee cups," said Kirstie Pecci, director of the Zero Waste Project at the Conservation Law Foundation, referring to Styrofoam ... Show Full Article