New federal funding will allow New Jersey to recruit and train nearly 2,000 more primary-care providers to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health and substance abuse issues in children and adolescents — an age group that is known to lack proper behavioral health care. A branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has pledged to provide the New Jersey Department of Health nearly $2.3 million, over five years, to enhance primary and behavioral healthcare with new telemedicine and education programs. The Nicholson Foundation, which supports health initiatives for underserved communities, is also contributing $109,000, NJ Spotlight reports. The funds will allow the state to expand an existing effort, the Pediatric Psychiatry Collaborative, a network of nine regional hospital-based programs that seek to properly screen and diagnose children with behavioral health needs and connect them with effective treatment locally. RELATED READ: New Jersey … [Read more...] about Pediatric mental health programming in New Jersey just got a big boost
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Phoebe Wall Howard Detroit Free Press Published 8:26 AM EST Nov 9, 2018 CLARKSTON — Elissa Slotkin met her husband on her third tour in Iraq at the palace of ousted dictator Saddam Hussein. Slotkin, a CIA analyst, and U.S. Army Colonel Dave Moore were part of a U.S. team sent by the Pentagon to negotiate with the Iraqis in 2009. “Our entire life has been connected to serving our country and serving in combat zones,” she said after a morning spent on her family farm in Holly. Just a few hours earlier, she unseated a congressman who admitted publicly he was a bit stunned. "This didn't work out the way I anticipated," Rep. Mike Bishop told reporters after learning the election results. But people who know Slotkin weren’t surprised at all. “Don’t get in a knife fight with Elissa,” said Keith Slotkin, a scientist based in St. Louis who said anyone who knows his sister expects her to prevail, … [Read more...] about Combat zones don’t scare new Michigan congresswoman
Oct. 31, 2018 / 9:31 AM GMT By Suzanne Gamboa and Carmen Sesin Latinos are 18 percent of the national population and make up 7 percent of the 435 representatives in the U.S. House, according to the National Association of Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO). But the current number of 34 representatives could increase this year to about 41, based on NALEO's analysis of U.S. House races. Here are a few of the Latinos campaigning in the last full week before midterms in the hopes of getting elected and becoming some of the new faces in Congress: RANDY BRYCE — Randy Bryce, a Democrat, faces Republican Bryan Steil for Wisconsin's District 1 congressional seat, currently held by House Speaker Paul Ryan, who announced his retirement. Half Mexican, half Polish, Bryce, 53, is an ironworker, union activist, Army vet and cancer survivor known as the “Iron Stache” for his pronounced mustache. Bryce, who touts he's lived in southeastern Wisconsin his entire life, gained … [Read more...] about These Latino candidates are competing to be among new faces in Congress
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByJesse McKinley Sept. 5, 2018 Politics, like Hollywood, often looks to repeat a good thing: Find a formula that works, and stick with it. That strategy has led Democrats across the country, in races large and small, to search for candidates who might become the next Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the giant slayer who took down Representative Joseph Crowley in New York’s primary. And in Brooklyn, there seemed to be no better or more natural choice than Julia Christine Salazar. Like Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, Ms. Salazar is young and Latina, poised and progressive, and a democratic socialist. Like Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, she boasted of blue-collar roots: she worked as a nanny, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez as a bartender. Neither had ever been elected to office. The easy and flattering comparison brought Ms. Salazar … [Read more...] about Want to Be the Next Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? Be Careful What You Wish.
FORT LEE, N.J. — A young man wearing a baseball cap sat alone in his convertible at the drive-through lane of a Dunkin’ Donuts here, the top down on a warm October afternoon, waiting to order Munchkins and coffee. He did not notice, from behind, the approach of a man carrying a baseball bat. The stranger smashed the bat into the back of the driver’s head and ran away. The driver, dazed and bleeding, lurched his car out of the line and crashed into another vehicle on Bergen Boulevard. The attack was as brief as it was brutal, but it was long in the making. A couple of years, at least, perhaps longer. The yearnings of the heart don’t come with time stamps, and long-game acts of deceit and betrayal don’t lend themselves to simple when-and-where entries on police reports. The chain of events that led to and followed that attack would not be a straight one, but a twisting series of seemingly random and bizarre actions and reactions no one could have seen … [Read more...] about A new wife, a secret past, and a trail of loss and blood