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Today’s roundup of news stories related to health disparities, health care, health issues, direct service, social justice, animal welfare, environmentalism… basically, all things Schweitzer:

  • On Saturday night, the House of Representatives narrowly approved a  bill “that would be the biggest expansion of health care coverage since Medicare was created more than 40 years ago.” Will the bill make it through the senate intact (or at all)? Time will tell… (CNN)
  • The WHO releases the results of its first-ever study of global women’s health, and reports that “the AIDS virus is the leading cause of death and disease among women between the ages of 15 and 44” (Associated Press)
  • Schweitzer Fellow for Life (and ASF Board Member) Stefan Kertesz urges the Birmingham community to capitalize on progress being made towards ending homelessness (Birmingham News)
  • Robert Frank spotlights the Mayo model of health care delivery — and the challenges to its more widespread implementation (New York Times)