Delaware Public Health District

For Mass General Brigham — formerly known as Partners HealthCare — the brand new surgery centers are part of a sweeping effort to reinvent the corporate, which was founded 27 years ago by the renowned Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s hospitals. One pillar of the technique is to increase the celebrated health system’s reach through neighborhood sites. The company already has begun constructing an outpatient surgery heart across the state border in Salem, N.H. Mass General Brigham and several of its opponents — including Shields, UMass Memorial Health Care, and Wellforce — have been mobilizing help from patients, politicians, businesses, and nonprofits. The debate will play out over the following a number of months because the state Department of Public Health reviews the enlargement project. The department is requiring Mass General Brigham to rent an outside skilled to analyze whether or not its plans will help the state contain … Read More

Major companies will be ‘more cautious’ than public officials amid reopening: Fast Company Editor-in-Chief

President Donald Trump and some members of the business community have advocated for a rapid reopening to reverse the economic damage caused by the coronavirus outbreak, but major companies will return cautiously even as public officials remove restrictions — according to Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief of the business publication Fast Company.

“Business leaders are going to be much more cautious than public officials when it comes to returning their employees to work,” says Mehta, in a newly released interview, taped on April 27.

“I think leaders of big corporations, particularly those that have the luxury of having workforces that do work remotely already, or have the ability to work remotely, they’re going to really tiptoe into this,” she adds.

“I’m hearing, you know, Christmas, early 2021, before most of their workers come back into offices,” says Mehta, a former business reporter at The Wall Street Journal and executive editor at Fortune.

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Why Albuquerque is responding to calls to defund police with a new unarmed public safety force

Calls to defund the police are being heard in New Mexico’s largest city where this week Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller announced plans to create a first of its kind, unarmed public safety force.

The so-called Albuquerque Community Safety department will serve alongside the Albuquerque police department but be made up of unarmed social workers who are trained to respond to emergency calls pertaining to homelessness, mental health, and non-violent emergencies.

As Keller told Yahoo Finance’s YFi PM, the new force will give dispatchers a third option besides police and the fire department to de-escalate certain situations.

“This isn’t about all situations would be different, but we think there’s a lot of less intense situations that we can pull out and treat differently,” he said.

Funding for the new department would come from shifting resources away from about five other departments, Keller said, including the city’s police, fire, and transit departments.

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Two public servants describe the government’s troubled student loan forgiveness program

Congress created the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) in 2007 to help various kinds of public service workers erase their student debt after ten years of loan payments.

But management of the program is widely considered to be a failure as more than 98% of applications from teachers, firefighters, police, and other public servants are rejected.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has been sued multiple times over her department’s high denial rate, while Education Department (ED) officials contend that Congress designed the rules to be too restrictive.

To better understand the PSLF process, Yahoo Finance spoke with two public servants who tried to use the PSLF program to get their student debt discharged.

San Bernardino County firefighter Javier Marquez uses a water hose to douse a massive warehouse fire on 2200 block of West Lugonia Avenue in Redlands. 2200 block of West Lugonia Avenue on Friday, June 5, 2020 in

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Public health experts ranked 36 American activities based on risk

As more and more states begin phases of reopening, many Americans are now wondering what is safe to do and what should still be avoided to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

“There’s a huge amount of variation from business to business, from area to area, in how much transmission risk there is for resuming economic activity,” Dr. Katherine Baicker, of the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, told Yahoo Finance’s The Ticker.

An analysis by MLive chose 36 American activities and asked four public health experts to weigh in on the risk of coronavirus exposure for each activity. The experts factored in whether the activity is inside or outside, proximity to others, how long you’d be exposed, the likelihood of compliance, and your personal risk level. 

Bars and large music concerts are the riskiest settings right now. (Graphic: David Foster/Yahoo Finance)

With 1 being the least risky

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