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October 30, 2015 / Ciara Myers, Editor

Friday roundup – October 26 through October 30, 2015

THIS WEEK IN YOUTH
– The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region released a new report on the perspectives of black and African American youth in Montgomery County, and offered recommendations for the school system and community to improve outcomes. (WaPo, 10/22)

THIS WEEK IN HEALTHCARE
– The Association of American Medical Colleges released a report that found that, although more black men have graduated from college over the last few decades, there were fewer black men in medical school in 2014 than in 1978. Newly released numbers for 2015, however, show a modest gain in enrollment since 2014. (WAMU, 10/24)

– A number of hospitals in D.C. are feeling the strain of patients who have been abandoned in their care. Some have banned together to create a task force to better address the challenges. (WBJ, 10/27)

Pediatricians are being encouraged to look further into the socioeconomic circumstances of their patient’s families, as 14 percent of American households are considered food insecure. (Atlantic, 10/26)

THIS WEEK IN CSR
– Tim McClimon, president of the American Express Foundation and head faculty member for the Institute for CSR, shared how his company works to minimize its operational impact on the environment. (American Express, 10/26)


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– Ciara

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