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Two-thirds of studies on 'psychosocial' treatments fail to declare conflicts of interest

The creators of commercially sold counseling programs increasingly profit from public health services across the world. However, a new study on the evidence basis for some of the market leaders reveals that serious conflicts of interest across the majority of the research go habitually undisclosed.

Smartphones likely contributing to rising number of traffic deaths

As much as I would have thought recent legislation, public awareness programs, and those pesky police officers dishing out hefty fines would have made people aware that using a smartphone while driving is incredibly dangerous and that distracted driving is a huge contributor to traffic fatalities, well it looks like such vital information simply hasn’t [...]

Study: Medicaid, CHIP score higher than private insurance on access to kids’ preventive care

Public health insurance programs often get a bad rap, despite a growing positive evidence base on their patient care, quality and outcomes. Earlier this month, another study emerged that found Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance...Show More Summary

Broadcast Networks Kick Off Thanksgiving Programming With Obama Message: Keep Calm, Carry On

Big 4 broadcast networks joined their cable news brethren in carrying President Obama’s short Thanksgiving-eve statement to a jittery public about traveling, shopping, etc. over the holiday. “As we go into Thanksgiving weekend, whatShow More Summary

Setting the Record Straight on Edward Snowden and the Paris Attacks

In the wake of the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris, there’s been a great deal of discussion in the United States and around the world about data surveillance programs, their merits, and whether or not the public’s greater awareness...Show More Summary

They Thought They Were Free

Chuck Todd, host of America's preeminent public policy and politics program, "Meet the Press": Donald Trump — the post-truth 2016 candidate We've been around the political block long enough to know that almost all presidential candidates exaggerate, dissemble, take statements out of context and, yes, lie. Show More Summary

21st Century Library Measuring Sticks

Gone are the days when public libraries measure their worth solely by the number of books circulated annually. It is no longer enough to measure our success by the size of the crowd that attended our Storytime program. Our communities expect more from their public libraries than just moving books or filling a room. Show More Summary

Fargo Renewed For Season 3 By FX

FX president John Landgraf has been public about his views that there is too much TV out there, but those opinions thankfully haven?t caused him to scale back on the quality programming his network puts out. Case in point: More Fargo!Click To Continue Reading

Embedded Videographers

Libraries have had marketing or public relations people taking photos of library programs for years. However, in the days where YouTube and sharing videos online is becoming the norm for many of our patrons, does it almost seem necessary to have library videographers as well as photographers?

Here's Why College Costs So Much

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

  Last week, The Huffington Post and The Chronicle for Higher Education published an investigation revealing that public universities are subsidizing their athletic programs to the tune of $10.3 billion a year. Millions of students are paying fees they don’t know about to support sports they don’t watch. Show More Summary

GUN TURN-IN PROGRAM not living up to media spin: Police-community partnerships are a positive mea…

GUN TURN-IN PROGRAM not living up to media spin: Police-community partnerships are a positive measure to increase public safety, but good intentions aren’t the same thing as a good (or effective) plan. A report by Time-Warner Cable News tried to put a positive spin on things by noting that “almost 1,000 people” responded to take […]

"They really need to know"

In her day job, Susan Hackley is chief administrative and financial officer for the Harvard Program on Negotiation, but her prior experience in a variety of public policy and other positions offers her a crisp view on many issues facing the country and the world. Show More Summary

US Media Shows Footage of Russian Airstrikes Passed Off as American

PBS NewsHour, a daily US television news program shown on the US Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), used footage of Russian airstrikes against ISIL targets, claiming that they were US airstrikes, an Information Clearing House article revealed.

VIDEO: Air Force Whistleblowers Risk Prosecution to Warn Drone War Kills Civilians, Fuels Terror

last weekNews : Truthdig

Four former Air Force servicemembers have risked prosecution to publicly accuse President Obama of lying about the effectiveness of his administration’s drone program, which they call one of the greatest forces for the creation of terrorism.

U.S. Drones: Making Terrorists Daily

Four former U.S. Air Force drone operators issued a public letter on Wednesday warning that the United States' ongoing targeted killing program "is one of the most devastating driving forces for terrorism and destabilization around the...Show More Summary

Report Details ROI on 14 Years of Citywide Library Improvement

When the San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) completed its recent 14-year Branch Library Improvement Program (BLIP), the city Controller’s Office released an impact study detailing the economic benefits and returns on investment that the program stimulated throughout the city. Show More Summary

“New Study: Small Donor Matching Program Would Incentivize Shift in 2016 Presidential Fundraising Strategies”

Release: Candidates in the 2016 presidential race would see a dramatic shift in fundraising success under a proposed small donor public financing system, according to a study released on Thursday by U.S. PIRG Education Fund. Using third quarter fundraising data … Continue reading ?

Loyola University Chicago Public Health Program Accredited by Council on Education for Public Health

Loyola University Chicago's Public Health Program has received a five-year accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health.

RTD's Brenda Tierney Wins Excellence in Arts & Culture Award

Brenda Tierney, public information manager for RTD's North Metro Rail Line is the 2015 Denver Mayor's award winner in Excellence in Arts & Culture. She is also the creator and manager of RTD's Art-n-Transit program.

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