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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Georgia Newsletter for Sunday July 12, 2020 ( 16 items )  

AFT President Weingarten Issues Statement on #SenateFail Day of Action to Demand Passage of HEROES Act
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- The American Federation of Teachers issued the following statement by President Randi Weingarten: Hundreds of educators, classroom assistants, healthcare professionals, and higher education faculty in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Ohio and Pennsylvania are taking part in a nationwide day of action protesting the U.S. Senate's decision to go on vacation without passing a new COVID-19-relief package that would help the millions of communities struggling to fund basic es  more

Alliance Defending Freedom: U.S. Supreme Court Takes Case of College Students Denied Justice by Lower Courts
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- The Alliance Defending Freedom issued the following news release: The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Thursday to take a case filed by Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys on behalf of two former college students seeking to vindicate their constitutionally protected freedoms. ADF attorneys representing the two filed the lawsuit, Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski, to challenge Georgia Gwinnett College's speech zone and speech code policies. After the lawsuit began, the college amended it  more

American Cancer Society Updates Guideline for HPV Vaccination
ATLANTA, Georgia, July 9 -- The American Cancer Society issued the following news release: The American Cancer Society (ACS) has updated its guideline for HPV vaccination, adapting a 2019 update from the Federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). The ACS first issued a guideline for routine use of the HPV vaccine in 2007, with an update issued in 2016. This third version of the guideline is published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, the ACS's flagship medical journal.   more

Atlanta Regional Commission to Expand Groundbreaking Service for Older Adults at Risk of Eviction, Thanks to New Funding
ATLANTA, Georgia, July 10 -- The Atlanta Regional Commission issued the following news release: The Atlanta Regional Commission announced that it will expand its innovative behavioral health coaching for older adults who are at risk of eviction, thanks to a grant from UnitedHealthcare and funding from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Behavioral health coaching helps older adult residents in metro Atlanta's affordable housing communities better manage beha  more

Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal Issues Research Articles in June 2020 Edition
ATLANTA, Georgia, July 6 -- Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal, a peer-reviewed journal from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published research articles, including the following topics, in its June 2020 edition: Perspective: * Identifying and Interrupting Superspreading Events--Implications for Control of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Synopses: * Risks Related to Chikungunya Infections among European Union Travelers, 2012-2018 * Manifestations of Toxic Sh  more

Georgia Chamber of Commerce Issues Op-Ed: The Transcendent Voice of Business
ATLANTA, Georgia, July 9 -- The Georgia Chamber of Commerce issued the following op-ed on July 8 by Chairman Peter Carter: When I think of economy- riddled with a global pandemic, a strained healthcare system, racial inequalities, rural economic disparity, and a fickle market - it is hard to image a Chamber of Commerce playing a meaningful role. Like so many institutions, Chambers are struggling to provide relevance and value in a fundamentally changed world. Is there even a future for a tradi  more

Internet Governance Project: The Internet's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week
ATLANTA, Georgia, July 6 -- The Internet Governance Project issued the following article: By Milton Mueller Founder This has been a grim week for the Internet. While nothing in the following article will be news to anyone who follows Internet governance, it is worthwhile to look at these events together, as part of a pattern: * China imposed a repressive National Security Law on Hong Kong * India forced its ISPs and platforms to block dozens of apps offered by Chinese companies * The United  more

Journal of Policy History Issues Research Articles in July 2020 Edition
CAMBRIDGE, England, July 8 -- The Journal of Policy History, concerned with the application of historical perspectives to public policy studies, published research articles on the following topics in its July 2020 edition: Article: * T. J. Woofter Jr. and Government Social Science Research During the New Deal, World War II, and the Cold War * Why Georgia? A Curious and Unappreciated Pioneer on the Road to Early Youth Enfranchisement in the United States * The Ford Administration, the Nationa  more

New CARE Report Calls for Urgent Gender-Transformative Response to Climate Displacement
ATLANTA, Georgia, July 8 -- CARE issued the following news release: The international aid organization CARE launched a new report highlighting the causes and consequences of climate-induced displacement and the urgent need for a gender-transformative response. The report, Evicted by Climate Change: Confronting the Gendered Impacts of Climate-Induced Displacement highlights the urgent need for more women's leadership and greater financial support for gender-just solutions to climate-induced disp  more

Piedmont Athens Works to Assuage Fears of Pediatric Patients During Pandemic
ATHENS, Georgia, July 8 -- Piedmont Healthcare issued the following news release: Staff at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center are working to show their young patients and their family members that hospital and emergency medical visits as well as other wellness checks during the pandemic are not only important, but also safe. "We know that when parents are feeling anxious, nervous or worried about their children, kids pick up on that too," said Michelle Strickland, manager of the pediatric  more

Piedmont Atlanta Hospital Partners With LifeLink of Georgia to Create Dedicated Organ Recovery Center
ATLANTA, Georgia, July 8 -- Piedmont Healthcare issued the following news release: Piedmont Atlanta Hospital is partnering with LifeLink of Georgia to create a dedicated Organ Recovery Center (ORC). The ORC, which will be the first of its kind in the state and the fifth in the nation, is expected to create an innovative organ recovery process that leads to improved donation and transplantation outcomes, increased efficiency and reduced costs. "The ORC at Piedmont Atlanta is an important next s  more

Piedmont Henry Hospital Receives Prestigious Baby-Friendly Re-Designation
STOCKBRIDGE, Georgia, July 11 -- Piedmont Healthcare issued the following news release: Piedmont Henry Hospital is proud to announce that it has achieved the highly prestigious international Baby-Friendly designation after a rigorous review process conducted by Baby-Friendly USA, the organization responsible for bestowing this certification in the United States. This distinguished honor demonstrates that Piedmont Henry is adhering to the highest standards of care for breastfeeding mothers and   more

Piedmont Home Health Earns 'Superior Performer' Patient Satisfaction Award
ATHENS, Georgia, July 9 -- Piedmont Healthcare issued the following news release: Piedmont Healthcare's Home Health Services have been recognized by Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) as a Superior Performer for achieving an overall patient satisfaction score that ranked in the top 20 percent of all eligible SHP clients for the 2019 calendar year. SHP's annual award program, the SHPBest, recognizes home health agencies that consistently provide high-quality service to their patients, and the   more

The Arc Calls for Georgia Supreme Court to Reexamine Unconstitutional Standard for Proving Intellectual Disability in Death Penalty Cases
WASHINGTON, July 8 -- The Arc of the United States issued the following news release: The Arc of the United States, The Arc Georgia, and The Georgia Advocacy Office filed an amicus brief Monday before the Georgia Supreme Court in the case Palmer v. Georgia. The brief explains that Georgia's requirement that defendants facing the death penalty must prove their diagnosis of intellectual disability "beyond a reasonable doubt" to be exempt from execution creates an unacceptable risk that people wit  more

U.S. Poultry Foundation: Research Examines the Role Dietary Calcium Plays in Necrotic Enteritis Development and Pathogenesis
TUCKER, Georgia, July 9 -- The U.S. Poultry Foundation issued the following news release: USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, in which the role dietary calcium plays in necrotic enteritis (NE) development and pathogenesis was examined. The research was made possible in part by an endowing Foundation gift from the Sanderson Farms and is part of the Association's comprehensive research pro  more

UN High-Level Political Forum: Habitat Urges World Leaders to Prioritize Adequate Housing for All Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
ATLANTA, Georgia, July 8 -- Habitat for Humanity International issued the following news: As United Nations member states hold their annual meeting to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, Habitat for Humanity is calling on world leaders to assure COVID-19 does not derail progress toward the goal of assuring adequate housing for all by 2030. "Stay at home, save lives" has emerged as a mantra in the fight against COVID-19, underscoring how central the home is to public health. Yet  more