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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:

  • Having put forth his own health care plan (very similar to the Senate bill, with components from the House bill) President Obama hosts a televised, bipartisan health care summit aimed at building support to move forward (CNN)
  • Additionally, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will be hosting CEOs of top insurance companies for a discussion about their rates (Shots: NPR’s Health Blog)
  • Could perceptions of lung cancer by different races partly explain lung cancer disparities? The journal of the American Cancer Society says maybe. (Baltimore Sun)
  • How do school lunch programs relate to childhood obesity? Jill Richardson explores the connection — and the attendant opportunities. (AlterNet)
  • CBS News names Hopital Albert Schweitzer as one of two organizations successfully implementing comprehensive primary care systems in Haiti (CBS News)


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