Misión Barrio Adentro was founded in 2003 as part of 17 Misións, or comprehensive national social service programs, that aim to overturn decades of growing social inequalities and disinvestment in public health in Venezuela.
HOUSING AS A HUMAN RIGHT RESOLUTION
Whereas, in 2009 in Dane County, 2,413 individuals in families were turned away from shelter, 92% of those were individuals with families. 94% of turned-away families were rejected due to lack of shelter space or lack of funds to pay for motel vouchers; and
Whereas these resource limitations mean families with children can only stay in shelter up to 90 days and have a 180 life-time limit; and
Whereas, in 2009, 29% of families and 30% of single women reported “the threat or fear of violence” as the reason they were seeking shelter; and
Define Effectiveness in Out of School/After School Programming Leaving aside educational reform, the out of school sector could be a potential vehicle to support and advance students‚Äô learning. Yet, despite significant resource spending in this area, results remain inadequate. The failures of our public schools have allowed for mediocre standards, with services seen as respite care where at least children are respected, even if they don‚Äôt achieve other gains.
Compiled by the World Health Organization on behalf of the EU in 2004, this publication gives brief descriptions of the healthcare systems in place in each country, with particular emphasis on financing mechanisms and expenditure trends. (Note: the section on Israel does not adequately address the specific issues raised for the health care system by the occupation of Palestine or the apartheid conditions facing Arabs).
A quiet revolution to create a healthier India has kicked off in the east with Assam becoming the first state in the country to introduce a bill guaranteeing the right to health and well-being.
Responding to an appeal from the Centre for legislating on health rights, the state government tabled the landmark Assam Public Health Bill, 2010, in the assembly. The bill proposes path-breaking provisions for health equity and justice to achieve the goal of health for all.
The purpose of this legislation passed by the National Congress of American Indians is to have all health related research reviewed by the tribe. Originally passed by the Northwest Portland Indian Health Board, then nationally in 2006, this policy grants the tribe the opportunity to review data about their health and to receive the results of the research, and to benefit from its findings, thus providing better care for the population.
Introduced to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in January 2006, but currently pending committee vote, the measure strengthens the City's Health Code regulations and enforcement powers regarding environmental health conditions in rental housing. It includes a new provision prohibiting smoking in common areas of multiple unit buildings, measures to limit vermin, and classification of asbestos as a hazard, while new powers to the Department of Public Health.
The policy workbook contains policy templates and tribal examples of smokefree policies. They include templates for (1) a comprehensive secondhand smoke policy, (2) youth prevention policy, (3) tobacco tax policy, (4) workplace cessation and (5) clinic-based tobacco policy.
Smoking and tobacco would be prohibited in all SRPMIC owned and leased buildings located in the SRPMIC Tribal Complex. Smoking and tobacco use is also prohibited within 25 feet of any public entrance and/or walkway to all SRPMIC Tribal Complex buildings and is also prohibited in any SRPMIC owned vehicle. The Community Council recognizes that smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death in the United States and Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) or secondhand smoke contains toxic substances that cause cancer, asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia and lung disease.
The policy communicates the Muscogee Creek Nation Health System's position on smoking and the use of tobacco products and its expectations for all employees. The policy defines commercial tobacco as any tobacco product other than that used by American Indians for the sole purpose of healing the mind, body and spirit.