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December 5, 2014 / Ciara Myers, Editor

Friday roundup – Dec. 1 through Dec. 5, 2014

THIS WEEK IN HEALTH
In a number of ways Prince George’s County is on the rise – lower rates of violent crime, robust economic growth, and possibly the new site of the FBI headquarters. One area in which change has been slow, however, is in building a much-needed first-class hospital facility for residents. (WaPo, 12/4)

Prince George’s County is Maryland’s second-largest jurisdiction. Its population exceeds that of San Francisco, Detroit, Seattle, Denver, Boston — and the District. Without a first-rate hospital, many of the county’s 900,000 people seek health care elsewhere. Of some 32,000 Marylanders who were admitted to out-of-state hospitals in 2011, about three-quarters of them were Prince Georgians who were treated at hospitals in the District. Many others sought care in Montgomery County and other neighboring localities.

THIS WEEK IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING/HOMELESSNESS
Opinion: Terry Ludwig, president and CEO of Enterprise Community Partners, tackles the “housing insecurity” crisis that many American families are facing, and offers recommendations for how to solve the growing problem. (HuffPo, 12/4)

THIS WEEK IN EQUALITY
– Studies have shown that mortality can be greatly affected by income inequality, but a new study reveals that race also plays a very large factor in the number of deaths that correlate with income disparities. (City Lab, 12/2)

DC Trust Executive Director, Ed Davies, spoke on the recent events surrounding police brutality around the country and introduced ShopTalk, a transmedia storytelling series on the challenges black boys and young men face growing up in D.C. (Washington Informer, 12/2)

THIS WEEK IN THE WRAG COMMUNITY
Philanthropy Fellow Rachel Scherpelz, shared her experience interning with The Washington Area Women’s Foundation so far. (Daily, 12/3)

THIS WEEK IN CSR | Corporate – Giving Effort Aims to Expand Giving Tuesday (Chronicle, 12/1)

THIS WEEK IN PHILANTHROPY
– The White House celebrated 100 years of community foundations with a special event that included leaders in the field and looked toward the future of the institutions. (White House, 12/2)

– #GivingTuesday had a strong show of support this year with increases in donations and volunteerism. (Chronicle, 12/4)


WRAG EVENTS NEXT WEEK
CEO Coffee & Conversation: Bringing National Funders into the Region (WRAG member CEOs)
Wednesday, December 10, 2014  9:00AM – 10:30AM

Corporate Philanthropy Affinity Group: 7th Annual Holiday Luncheon (WRAG’s corporate members and Institute for CSR registrants)
Friday, December 12, 2014  12:00PM – 2:00PM


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– Ciara

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