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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Michigan Newsletter for Sunday November 17, 2019 ( 37 items )  

$3 Million Grant Awarded to Nationwide Children's Hospitals in Ohio, Michigan to Establish Regional Disaster Center of Excellence
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 15 -- Nationwide Children's Hospital issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services of the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response recently awarded a $3 million grant that will establish The Eastern Great Lakes Pediatric Consortium for Disaster Response as a Center of Disaster Excellence. The consortium, which Nationwide Children's Hospital is a part of, is led by University Hospitals' Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital and   more

A Dry Spell for Consumers in Michigan During the Holidays Due to Outdated Liquor Distribution Monopoly
DETROIT, Michigan, Nov. 14 -- The Consumer Choice Center issued the following news release: A series of technical errors since mid-October from one of Michigan's 3 licensed liquor distributors could leave consumers unable to purchase their spirits of choice for holiday gatherings. Republic National, which distributes popular brands such as Jim Beam, Crown Royal, and Captain Morgan, said Tuesday it will not be receiving new orders or fulfilling existing orders in the lower peninsula through the  more

ACLU, Michigan Workers File Class Action Lawsuit Against McDonald's for Sexual Harassment
DETROIT, Michigan, Nov. 12 -- The American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following news release: The American Civil Liberties Union and Michigan McDonald's workers filed a class action lawsuit Tuesday seeking to force the company to address a "systemic problem" of sexual harassment in its restaurants across the country. The suit was filed against   more

Adrian Dominican Sisters: Honoring Sisters Who Served in Military
ADRIAN, Michigan, Nov. 11 -- Adrian Dominican Sisters issued the following news: On Veterans Day, we honor and remember service men and women of the U.S. military for the sacrifice of many years of their lives - and, in some cases, for paying the ultimate sacrifice out of love for their country. Today we honor and remember five Adrian Dominican Sisters who served not only in our community but in the military as well. Sister Marvel Glasford, OP (1923-2005) enlisted in the Navy WAVES after her h  more

Altarum Health Research Institute Have Been Awarded Grant to Help Primary Care Practices in Michigan
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Nov. 13 -- The Altarum Institute issued the following news release: Altarum and Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI) have been awarded a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to help primary care practices in Michigan increase screening and treatment for unhealthy alcohol use. The grant is part of AHRQ's Patient-Centered Outcomes Research initiative, which aims to improve patient outcomes through broader adoption of evi  more

American Human Rights Council Calls for Protection of Peaceful Iraqi Protesters, Calls for Dialogue
DEARBORN, Michigan, Nov. 12 -- The American Human Rights Council issued the following news release: The American Human Council (AHRC-USA) adds its voice to the rest of the human rights community in America and abroad in calling for the full protection of Iraqi civilians who are peacefully protesting for better living conditions and an end to corruption and dysfunctional governance. AHRC affirms that peaceful protest is a basic human right that must be fully respected and not met with force. Th  more

American Human Rights Council Cautiously Welcomes Ceasefire in Gaza, Calls for Immediate International Protection for Palestinians
DEARBORN, Michigan, Nov. 14 -- The American Human Rights Council issued the following news release: The American Human Rights (AHRC-USA) cautiously welcomes the ceasefire in Gaza and calls for a solution that addresses the roots of the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Israel must adhere to international law. Despite it being a member of and a creature of the United Nations, Israel continues to disregard to all United Nations as to Palestine and Palestinians. Gaza is an open air prison tha  more

American Human Rights Council Urges National Dialogue in Lebanon
DEARBORN, Michigan, Nov. 12 -- The American Human Rights Council issued the following news release: The peaceful protests in Lebanon and the mostly peaceful way the government has dealt with them has been one of the main news items in the world. AHRC commends the protesters for their peacefulness and the government for respecting the rights of its citizens. Regardless of deep political disagreements, the Lebanese people managed to sustain the civil nature of a leaderless mass public protest. S  more

American Human Rights Council Urges Supreme Court to Stand With Dreamers
DEARBORN, Michigan, Nov. 14 -- The American Human Rights Council issued the following news release: The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) urges the US Supreme Court to side with the DACA recipients. DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. These are undocumented who were brought to the US as children and spent their life in the US. The Obama administration recognizing the humanitarian nature of these children, provided with deferred action status while hoping for a new imm  more

Annenberg Public Policy Center: Individuals Find Polls That Favor Their Candidates More Credible
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Nov. 14 -- The Annenberg Public Policy Center issued the following news release: As the 2020 U.S. presidential election approaches, the public will be barraged with opinion polls seeking to assess its attitudes toward the candidates and on leading campaign issues. Of concern to researchers is how people's partisan biases may influence their perception of these polls and, subsequently, their voting behavior. A recent study by researchers at the Annenberg Public Policy  more

Beaumont Health Net Income Increases Through the Third Quarter of 2019
ROYAL OAK, Michigan, Nov. 15 -- Beaumont Health issued the following news release: Beaumont Health's net income increased to $258.7 million through the third quarter of 2019, an increase of $132.2 million for the same period in 2018. The organization saw operating revenues rise to $3.49 billion, a $103.4 million increase over the $3.39 billion reported in the third quarter of 2018. Net operating income for the first nine months of 2019 was $127.8 million (3.7% operating margin), a $2.6 million  more

Child Development Journal Issues 34 Research Articles in November/December 2019 Edition
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Nov. 12 -- Child Development, a journal from the Society for Research in Child Development that provides research for child psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, psychiatric social workers, specialists in early childhood education, educational psychologists, special education teachers, published 34 research articles on the following topics in its November/December 2019 edition: * Associations Among Mothers' Depression, Emotional and Learning-Material Support to Their Child  more

College of Healthcare Information Management Executives: Industry Leader, Collaboration and Partner Awards Announced at Forum
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Nov. 14 -- The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives issued the following news release: The CHIME Foundation announced winners of three awards on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The awards were presented during the 2019 CHIME Fall CIO Forum in Phoenix, along with the previously announced federal policy leadership award. CHIME Foundation Industry Leader Award Mac McMillan, founder and CEO emeritus of CynergisTek, was named winner of the prestigious CHIME Foundation Indu  more

College of Healthcare Information Management Executives: Launching Into the Future With New Programs, Partners and More
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Nov. 14 -- The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives issued the following news release: The 2019 CHIME Fall CIO Forum was a resounding success, with members engaged in three days of learning, sharing, networking and being rejuvenated. The theme this year was "Into the Future," which provided an opportunity to look ahead while celebrating the gains made in 2019. For those who missed the live streaming or otherwise couldn't join us, here are some highlights  more

College of Healthcare Information Management Executives: Most Wired Report Finds Parallels Between Acute-Care and Ambulatory Organizations
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Nov. 13 -- The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives issued the following news release: Acute-care organizations and ambulatory facilities are following similar trajectories in their adoption of healthcare technologies, according to a report released by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). Organizations that used advanced technologies the most also reported the most benefit. The report, HealthCare's Most Wired: National Tre  more

College of Healthcare Information Management Executives: Most Wired Trends Report Sheds Light on Participants' Use of Healthcare Technology
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Nov. 14 -- The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives issued the following news release: CHIME has released a national trends report based on an analysis of data from the 2019 Most Wired surveys. The report is free and available for download through the CHIME website. This year CHIME offered an ambulatory survey in addition to domestic and international surveys. The 2019 report includes a section devoted to the ambulatory findings; other sections focus on   more

Consumer Healthcare Products Association: Michigan Becomes 20th State to Adopt Age-18 Sales Law on Cough Medicine
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 -- The Consumer Healthcare Products Association issued the following news release: Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer today signed HB 4412, legislation to combat teen abuse of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines containing the cough suppressant dextromethorphan (DXM) by prohibiting the sale of DXM-containing products to minors without a prescription. The new law goes into effect on July 1, 2020. "Michigan is now the 20th state to pass an age-18 sales law, joining states across  more

Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for '6326 Rest & Ride Park' Project in Detroit
LANSING, Michigan, Nov. 15 -- The Michigan Economic Development Corp. issued the following news release: * * * - $12,500 goal to win matching grant through MEDC's Public Spaces Community Places initiative * * * Detroit's NW Goldberg neighborhood will soon gain a pocket park and gathering space at a busy bus stop through a new crowdfunding campaign , the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and NW Goldberg Cares announced today. The campaign is being offered through Michigan-based crowdf  more

Detroit Free Press Names Detroit Regional Chamber a 2019 Top Workplace
DETROIT, Michigan, Nov. 12 -- The Detroit Regional Chamber issued the following news release: Detroit Regional Chamber has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2019 honor by the Detroit Free Press. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connec  more

Detroit Nabs Spot on PETA's 'Vegan-Friendly Cities' List
DETROIT, Michigan, Nov. 15 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - Motor City Wins Top Honors for Revved-Up Vegan Food Scene * * * The results are in for PETA's 2019 ranking of the top 10 vegan-friendly cities in the U.S.--and Detroit has landed a spot on the list, coming in at fifth place, thanks to its abundance of vegan twists on standard American fare. "From sumptuous soul food to nachos, pizza, veggie dogs, and more, the Motor City is f  more

EMILY's List Issues Statement on Endorsement of Four Women Leaders for Re-Election to Michigan House
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 -- EMILY's List issued the following statement: Today EMILY's List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics, endorsed four women leaders for re-election to the Michigan House of Representatives. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List, released the following statement: "Over the past legislative session in Michigan, we've seen how instrumental pro-choice Democratic women at all levels of government have been to blocking Republicans' dangerous agenda and st  more

Huntington Library Acquires Two Major Collections of Slavery and Abolition Materials
SAN MARINO, California, Nov. 13 -- The Huntington Library issued the following news release: * * * - Troves include a rare manuscript from the Underground Railroad. * * * The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens announced today that it has acquired two collections related to abolition and slavery in 19th-century America, including an exceptionally rare account book from the Underground Railroad. The first group of materials includes the papers of Zachariah Taylor Shugart (1  more

Journal of Clinical Investigation-Insight Issues 22 Research Articles in Nov. 14, 2019 Edition
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Nov. 15 -- The Journal of Clinical Investigation-Insight, a peer-reviewed journal that says it features preclinical and clinical research studies from the American Society for Clinical Investigation, published 22 research articles, including the following topics, in its Nov. 14, 2019 edition: * 2B4 but not PD-1 blockade improves mortality in septic animals with preexisting malignancy * Continuous vestibular implant stimulation partially restores eye-stabilizing reflexes *  more

Michigan Environmental Council: Conflicts of Interest Plague Review Panel Decisions on PFAS Water Protections
LANSING, Michigan, Nov. 12 -- The Michigan Environmental Council issued the following news release: * * * - Public health, community, and environmental groups call for transparency, ask member with financial stake in outcome to recuse himself * * * The Environmental Rules Review Committee (ERRC) - created in 2018 by the Republican-led legislature and signed into law by Governor Snyder - is heavily dominated by representatives from industry and the regulated community. Members of the ERRC ar  more

Michigan League for Public Policy Recognizes Fred Keller With First-Ever Corporate Crusader Award
LANSING, Michigan, Nov. 15 -- The Michigan League for Public Policy issued the following news release: * * * - Award acknowledges Keller and Cascade Engineering's commitment to a diverse and equitable workplace * * * The Michigan League for Public Policy presented Fred Keller with its first-ever Corporate Crusader Award as part of its annual public policy forum this week. The award was given to recognize the efforts Mr. Keller and the company he founded, Cascade Engineering, have made to pr  more

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Announces $510,000 in Grants From the Bring Back the Natives Program
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 -- The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation issued the following news release: * * * - Grants support seven projects that will reestablish stream connectivity, restore riparian habitat, manage invasive species and support innovative research * * * The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced $510,000 in grants to support seven habitat restoration and other on-the-ground projects that advance recovery goals for threatened or sensitive native fish in Ar  more

NSF International: Major Revision to Drinking Water Treatment Standard Allows UV-LED Technology to Treat Microorganisms
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Nov. 14 -- NSF International issued the following news release: * * * - NSF International publishes new criteria for UV technology and test methods as part of NSF/ANSI 55: the American National Standard for ultraviolet microbiological water treatment systems * * * The joint committee of experts that maintains an NSF International drinking water treatment standard has recently updated it to allow a more efficient method of treating microorganisms in drinking water. The re  more

Operation Blessing International: Full Stomachs, Grateful Hearts
VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia, Nov. 12 -- Operation Blessing International issued the following news: Life often takes bitter turns when they're most inconvenient. Five-year-old Susan and her family in Michigan know this all too well. But they're grateful, because you sent them help when they needed it most. Susan's parents, Katie and Matthew, have stayed financially stable throughout their marriage by both working full-time jobs. Matthew earns a living at a wood preserving plant, while Katie had b  more

PETA: Protest to Hit Grand Opening of World's Biggest Starbucks
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 14 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - PETA Will Press Chain to Stop Charging Extra for Vegan Milks * * * The largest Starbucks location in the world will open its doors tomorrow on Michigan Avenue--and PETA supporters will mark the occasion by sitting inside the store all day long with giant posters proclaiming, "Soy Milk Surcharge Sux." The protesters will point out that Starbucks' extra charge for dairy-free mil  more

Polling in Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin Finds President Trump Voters Biggest Motivator
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation issued the following news release: * * * - New KFF/Cook Political Report Partnership Poll in Key States Finds Solid Support for President Trump among his Base but Democrats Have an Edge in Enthusiasm, Especially in Michigan and Wisconsin - Progressive Stances on Fracking, Medicare-for-all and Border Detainments May Turn Off Swing Voters * * * A year ahead of the 2020 presidential election, President Trump is the biggest defining fa  more

Ranke Joins The Nature Conservancy's Michigan Board of Trustees
LANSING, Michigan, Nov. 15 -- The Nature Conservancy issued the following news: The Nature Conservancy (TNC) recently welcomed John Ranke to its Michigan Board of Trustees. "We are excited that John has officially joined our board," said Helen Taylor, TNC's state director for Michigan. "John brings a wealth of financial experience and business acumen to our board." Ranke retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) after serving 35 years with the firm, most recently as an international tax partn  more

Sierra Club Commends Gov. Whitmer and Bipartisan Lawmakers for Fixing Solar Property Taxation
LANSING, Michigan, Nov. 15 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release: * * * - Legislation signed into law will remove disincentive for clean energy, give clarity to local govern * * * Last night, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bills 4069, 4465, and Senate Bill 47 which eliminate property tax increases for residential, commercial, and industrial customers who install rooftop solar, moving Michigan one step closer to dismantling a key disincentive for distributed solar. Th  more

Sierra Club Files Brief in Support of Lawsuit to Shut Down Line 5
LANSING, Michigan, Nov. 15 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release: The Sierra Club filed an amicus brief with the Ingham County Circuit Court today in support of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel's lawsuit seeking to permanently decommission part of Enbridge's Line 5 pipeline. Line 5 carries oil and hazardous gas liquids beneath the Straits of Mackinac between Lakes Michigan and Huron. The 66-year old pipeline is deteriorating, with significant gaps in protective coating and   more

Transformational Leadership, Innovator and Outstanding Service Awards Given at College of Healthcare Information Management Executives 19
ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Nov. 14 -- The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives issued the following news release: CHIME announced the names of four award winners on Monday, Nov. 4, during CHIME19. Here is a look at the award-winning initiatives and the people behind them. CHIME-AHA Transformational Leadership Award Aviv Gladman, MD, CIO and CMIO at Mackenzie Health in Ontario, Canada, and Amanda Hammel, senior vice president and CIO at Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston, T  more

Tyler Diers Joins TechNet as Midwest Executive Director
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Nov. 13 -- TechNet, a network of technology CEOs and senior executives that promotes the growth of the innovation economy, issued the following news release: TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, today named Tyler Diers as its new Executive Director for Illinois and the Midwest. Based in Springfield,Illinois, Diers will oversee TechNet's state advocacy and political activities in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentuc  more

UAW Ford Members Ratify Contract
DETROIT, Michigan, Nov. 15 -- The United Automobile Workers issued the following news: UAW Ford members ratified the 2019 Collective Bargaining Agreement by 56.3% the UAW announced this evening. "Every Ford employee and temporary employee will be at the top-rate for full-time status at the end of this four-year agreement," said Acting UAW President Rory Gamble, who is Director of the UAW Ford Department. "This is a life-changing contract for many and provides a template for all future Ford UAW  more

United Auto Workers Acting President Rory Gamble Enacts Immediate Nationwide Ethics Reforms
DETROIT, Michigan, Nov. 13 -- The United Automobile Workers issued the following news: * * * - New Ethics Reforms Will Include Stringent Monetary Controls * * * United Auto Workers (UAW) Acting President Rory Gamble has announced the initiation of widespread ethics reforms. These reforms make clear the UAW is committed to establishing the right mechanisms and safeguards to protect the union from corruption and misfeasance. "When the United Auto Workers union was created more than 84 years a  more