Saturday - September 19, 2020
Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Missouri Newsletter for Sunday November 03, 2019 ( 24 items )  

2019 Association of Health Care Journalists-CDC Fellows Announced
COLUMBIA, Missouri, Oct. 28 -- The Association of Health Care Journalists issued the following news: The Association of Health Care Journalists has announced the selection of a new class of AHCJ-CDC Health Journalism Fellows. The 12 journalists - supported through a grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust - will spend a week studying public health issues at the Atlanta headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The AHCJ-directed fellowship program wi  more

AISI and Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute Announce the Publication of 'Cold-Formed Steel Design - Fifth Edition'
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute issued the following news release: The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) and the Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures (CCFSS) at the Missouri University of Science and Technology announce the publication of "Cold-Formed Steel Design - Fifth Edition," recognized by professionals around the world as the definitive text on cold-formed steel design. The book was updated by Wei- Wen Yu, Ph.D., P.E. and Roger A. LaBoube  more

Alliance for Justice: Advocates for Civil and Reproductive Rights Call for Pitlyk's Withdrawal
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- The Alliance for Justice issued the following news release: Following the Senate Judiciary Committee's 12-10 vote, a coalition of leaders from reproductive rights and civil rights groups called today for the withdrawal of Sarah Pitlyk's nomination for a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. The groups note that Pitlyk is one of the most extreme opponents of reproductive freedom ever nominated to be a federal judge. Even the nonpartisan Amer  more

American Iron and Steel Institute and CCFSS Announce the Publication of 'Cold-Formed Steel Design-Fifth Edition'
WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 -- The American Iron and Steel Institute issued the following news: The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) and the Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures (CCFSS) at the Missouri University of Science and Technology announce the publication of "Cold-Formed Steel Design - Fifth Edition," recognized by professionals around the world as the definitive text on cold-formed steel design. The book was updated by Wei-Wen Yu, Ph.D., P.E. and Roger A. LaBoube, Ph.D.,   more

American Soybean Association: Commodity Classic Educational Sessions Focus on Clarity During Uncertain Times
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Oct. 31 -- The American Soybean Association issued the following news release: As farmers look to improve their profitability in an unpredictable agricultural environment, the educational sessions at the 2020 Commodity Classic are designed to provide farmers with the clarity and insight they need to make better-informed decisions that can have a powerful impact on their bottom line. The 2020 Commodity Classic will be held Thursday, Feb. 27 through Saturday, Feb. 29 in San   more

Association of Health Care Journalists Selects Second Class of International Health Study Fellows
COLUMBIA, Missouri, Oct. 31 -- The Association of Health Care Journalists issued the following news: The Association of Health Care Journalists has awarded its AHCJ International Health Study Fellowships to four journalists who intend to pursue significant projects in the first half of 2020. The program, supported by The Commonwealth Fund, is meant to help veteran U.S.-based journalists compare elements of the U.S. health system with those of other countries. The program for mid-career journal  more

Association of Health Care Journalists: Board Returns Officers to New Two-Year Terms
COLUMBIA, Missouri, Oct. 30 -- The Association of Health Care Journalists issued the following news: The AHCJ board of directors has voted to retain the officers who have served the past two years. The same officers will serve a new two-year term of 2019-2021. Ivan Oransky, M.D., vice president, editorial at Medscape and Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, returns as president; Felice J. Freyer of The Boston Globe returns as vice pr  more

Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health: South Carolina - Researchers Examine Patient Safety Research Efforts
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health issued the following member research: Dr. Chen Liang, assistant professor of health services policy and management at the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health, has partnered with researchers from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center and the University of Missouri, to examine patient safety research conducted in the 15 years since the publication of "To Err is Human", a book which set  more

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital Unveils New Facility to Enhance Quality Care, Patient Experience
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Oct. 29 -- Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, a facility of BJC HealthCare, issued the following news release: On Nov. 5, BJC HealthCare will open a new facility in West St. Louis County aimed at providing the ultimate in patient care and comfort. The new Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital will offer an optimal healing environment that's innovative, efficient and designed to enhance excellent patient care. The new hospital replaces the existing 50-year-old facility. Desig  more

Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights: Advocates for Civil and Reproductive Rights Call for Pitlyk's Withdrawal
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights issued the following news release: Following the Senate Judiciary Committee's 12-10 vote, a coalition of leaders from reproductive rights and civil rights groups called today for the withdrawal of Sarah Pitlyk's nomination for a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. The groups note that Pitlyk is one of the most extreme opponents of reproductive freedom ever nominated to be a federal judge  more

Medicaid Spending Consumes Nearly One Out of Every Three Dollars of State Budgets, New Research Finds
NAPLES, Florida, Nov. 1 -- The Foundation for Government Accountability issued the following news: New research from the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) shows that Medicaid spending has skyrocketed to an estimated $603 billion in 2018, consuming 30 percent of state budgets. Thirty-two states now have a quarter or more of their budgets devoted solely to Medicaid spending. Some states--such as Missouri, Ohio, and Pennsylvania--are nearing 40 percent. The new paper reveals that Med  more

Missouri Farm Bureau Issues Statement on USDA Relocating National Institute of Food & Agriculture
JEFFERSON, Missouri, Oct. 31 -- The Missouri Farm Bureau issued the following statement by President Blake Hurst regarding the Agriculture Department's announcement that it is relocating the National Institute of Food and Agriculture and Economic Research Service to Missouri: "Missouri farmers are excited to hear that the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and Economic Research Service (ERS) will soon call downtown Kansas City, Missouri, their permanent home. "U.S. Secretary of  more

National Corn Growers Association to EPA: Good Intentions Don't Provide Certainty
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Oct. 30 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: Minnesota farmer and National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Ethanol Action Team member Brian Thalmann today called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to follow the law and accurately account for expected refinery waivers in the 2020 RFS volume rule. Thalmann testified at an EPA hearing to review the agency's supplemental proposal to the 2020 Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) rulemaking.  more

National Corn Growers Association: Commodity Classic Educational Sessions Focus on Clarity During Uncertain Times
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Oct. 30 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: As farmers look to improve their profitability in an unpredictable agricultural environment, the educational sessions at the 2020 Commodity Classic are designed to provide farmers with the clarity and insight they need to make better-informed decisions that can have a powerful impact on their bottom line. The 2020 Commodity Classic will be held Thursday, Feb. 27 through Saturday, Feb. 29 in San Ant  more

National Corn Growers Association: Commonground Spotlights AG'S Story With Food and Nutrition Experts
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Oct. 31 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: This week, CommonGround shared the story of American agriculture at the world's largest meeting of food and nutrition experts at the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) in Philadelphia. With 10,000 registered dietitian nutritionists, nutrition science researchers, policymakers and health-care providers in attendance, CommonGround volunteers attracted enthusiastic attention and engaged in m  more

National Corn Growers Association: Congressional Hearing - 'Protecting the RFS - The Trump Administration's Abuse of Secret Waivers'
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Oct. 29 -- The National Corn Growers Association issued the following news: The U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change held a hearing today to discuss the impact of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) waivers. Since early 2018, EPA has granted 85 RFS exemptions to refineries, totaling 4.04 billion ethanol-equivalent gallons of renewable fuel. Refinery exemptions under  more

National Council of Jewish Women: Advocates for Civil and Reproductive Rights Call for Pitlyk's Withdrawal
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- The National Council of Jewish Women issued the following news release: Following the Senate Judiciary Committee's 12-10 vote, a coalition of leaders from reproductive rights and civil rights groups called today for the withdrawal of Sarah Pitlyk's nomination for a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. The groups note that Pitlyk is one of the most extreme opponents of reproductive freedom ever nominated to be a federal judge. Even the nonp  more

NOW Issues Statement on Missouri Stop Tracking Planned Parenthood Patients' Menstrual Cycles
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- The National Organization for Women issued the following statement by President Toni Van Pelt: "You have no privacy. You have no rights. Your body belongs to the state. "That's the message Missouri women are getting with the news that the state is monitoring the menstrual cycles of women who receive abortion care from Planned Parenthood. "The state health director, Randall Williams, kept a spreadsheet tracking the menstrual cycles of women to determine who had undergo  more

PETA: Provocative 'I'm ME, Not MEAT' Chicken Ad Challenges Church's Chicken
ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Oct. 28 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - PETA Says That the Best Sandwich Is a Vegan One That No Bird Had to Die For * * * "See the Individual. Go Vegan!" That's the message on a new PETA ad that just went up on a bus shelter across the street from a local Church's Chicken restaurant as part of a nationwide campaign encouraging fast-food customers to exercise empathy and make kinder choices by going vegan. The cam  more

Planned Parenthood Federation: Advocates for Civil and Reproductive Rights Call for Pitlyk's Withdrawal
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 -- The Planned Parenthood Federation of America issued the following news release: Following the Senate Judiciary Committee's 12-10 vote, a coalition of leaders from reproductive rights and civil rights groups called today for the withdrawal of Sarah Pitlyk's nomination for a seat on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. The groups note that Pitlyk is one of the most extreme opponents of reproductive freedom ever nominated to be a federal judge. Even   more

United Soccer Coaches and Connecticut Junior Soccer Association to Partner on Coach Education
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Nov. 1 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches is excited to announce a new educational partnership with the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association (CJSA). Through this collaborative partnership, CJSA members will receive educational resources and coaching education opportunities through United Soccer Coaches. United Soccer Coaches will provide educational manuals and materials and the two associations will collaborate on educational offe  more

United Soccer Coaches/MaxPreps High School Players of the Week Announced for Oct. 21-27
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 30 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches and MaxPreps announced today the 31 boys and 22 girls who have been named the Fall United Soccer Coaches/MaxPreps High School State Players of the Week for their on-field efforts from Oct. 21-27. United Soccer Coaches uses results and statistics provided by MaxPreps.com to select one boy and one girl honoree from each participating state competing during the fall season. Coaches wanting to  more

United Soccer Coaches: Seven Student-Athletes Earn College Player of the Week Honors
KANSAS CITY, Missouri, Oct. 29 -- United Soccer Coaches issued the following news: United Soccer Coaches announced its College Player of the Week awards on Tuesday afternoon with seven student-athletes representing all three NCAA divisions, and one representative from the junior college ranks, being honored. NCAA Division I Men: Garrett McLaughlin (SMU) NCAA Division I Women: Ally Watt (Texas A&M) NCAA Division II Men: Georg Cholewa (Western Washington) NCAA Division II Women: Annie Rolf (W  more

University of Kansas Medical Center: NEJM Publishes Clinical Trial Results Leading to Cystic Fibrosis Breakthrough
KANSAS CITY, Kansas, Oct. 31 - The University of Kansas Medical Center issued the following news: In the summer of 2018, Sarah Carollo, a special education teacher in Grain Valley, Missouri, was on the brink of quitting her job. The 28-year-old, who had been expected not to live past the age of 10, had spent her lifetime battling cystic fibrosis, a lethal genetic disease that causes thick mucus to build up in the lungs, digestive tract and other parts of the body. But by last summer, Carollo's   more