Saturday, October 10, 2015
Friday, October 9, 2015
The McClendon Scholar in Residence Program at The New York Ave. Presbyterian Church is the sponsor and houses of faith assisting include Calvary Baptist, Emory United Methodist, Metropolitan AME, Luther Place Memorial, St. Columba's Episcopal, Shiloh Baptist, Covenant Baptist/UCC, Church of Christ, Right Now and St. Augustine's Catholic.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Fight for DC self-governance lasted over 170 years – How did DC win home rule? We've got an oral history for that http://t.co/xGjCU4a4dg— DC Public Library (@dcpl) October 5, 2015
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
The Research Group's blue map allows users to select the "leave from" metro area and then maps where people move to. So in the example below, the data shows that those who left the Hartford, CT area between 2009 and 2013 largely stayed in New England, and in fact, the vast majority simply moved to another part of Connecticut. (Why Hartford as a starting place? I spent some of my formative years in West Hartford.)
With the Research Group's red map, users select the destination and the map shows were people come from. In this example, the destination is the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
The rankings are based on "extensive research and interviews with over 120 palliative care experts from across the world" and data such as the cost of care (reported as affordability), the palliative care infrastructure, and public policies. Additional categories are shown in the image to the right.
Read the entire report (PDF); the US is on page 77.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Street Sense recapped the event in Forum Identifies Solutions to Child Homelessness. The story features comments, recommendations, and horror stories from panelists Jamila Larson, (Homeless Children's Playtime Project), Christie Jones (school counselor and children's book author), Christina Dukes (National Center for Homeless Education), and Joshunda Sanders (individual with first-hand experience). Kavitha Cardoza moderated.
This means that Becky Katz has left the council for the executive branch. I presume the council's counsel will be hiring another attorney to fill the vacancy.
Interested in emergency services in DC? Listen to A Proposal To Privatize Some Ambulance Service: D.C.'s Fire And EMS Chief which aired September 30, 2015.
If affordable housing is an issue you care about, listen to The Fight For Affordable Housing In D.C.’s Chinatown. It aired September 29, 2015.
Monday, October 5, 2015
Serve DC is holding trainings this fall―Wednesday, October 14; Thursday, November 12; Wednesday, December 9―and will schedule more if invited by ANCs or civic organizations.
According to Serve DC, there is a critical need for volunteers in Wards 4, 7, and 8.
What you will learn at the training:
- How residents are selected by the DC Office on Aging to receive snow removal service
- What parts of the property are to be shoveled
- Snow versus ice removal
- How to reach Tree Operations
- Equipment distribution information
- Injury and property liability information
Photo by Steve Depolo.
CDC: Kindergarten Vax Rate High, But Not High Enough is the readable report of the findings published August 28, 2015 in Vaccination Coverage Among Children in Kindergarten — United States, 2014–15 School Year.
Why are full immunizations so important? The CDC explains:
School vaccination regulations provide an opportunity for children who are behind on vaccination in infancy to be vaccinated by school entry. For example, the kindergartners covered in this report were born during 2009–2011. Despite differences in methodologies, when this cohort of children was included in the National Immunization Survey of children aged 19–35 months, their coverage with ≥1 MMR dose was 90.8%, compared with a median of 94.0% who had received ≥2 doses in this assessment during the school 2014–15 school year (9). Appropriate school vaccination coverage assessments at the state and local levels for all kindergartners will be critical to aid in identification of communities at risk for vaccine-preventable disease transmission, where further action could improve vaccination coverage to ensure that more children are able to benefit from the protection offered by vaccines.
Beyond this, there are the fundamental principals associated with population vaccines. The World Health Organization argues that vaccines help mitigate the severity of disease and protect the unvaccinated population and immune-compromised population.
Sunday, October 4, 2015
The Legislative Meeting will take place Tuesday, October 6 at 11:00 am, or immediately following the Committee of the Whole meeting. Here is information about and for the COW and leg meeting:
- Committee of the Whole agenda (PDF)
- Leg meeting agenda (PDF)
- Emergency Measures for October 6 Legislative Meeting
Additional information about the legislative meeting briefing on Monday is available by calling Mendo's office, (202) 724‐8140.