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Visit One News Page for Veterans news from around the world, aggregated from leading sources including newswires, newspapers and broadcast media. Search millions of archived news headlines. This feed provides the Veterans news headlines.

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    $1 million of support from Wells Fargo will allow National Foundation for Credit Counseling® to continue military programs offered through Sharpen Your Financial Focus®

    WASHINGTON (PRWEB) September 18, 2018

    In support of the Sharpen Your Financial Focus® (Sharpen) initiative, National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®) announced the nonprofit has received a $1 million commitment from Wells Fargo & Co. for financial counseling and education services for active military service members, veterans and their families. Since the 2013 launch of Sharpen, Wells Fargo has contributed a total of $5.5 million to the NFCC in support of these services.

    “Providing meaningful and confidential financial counseling for our military service members and veterans is a key priority of the NFCC Sharpen Your Financial Focus program,” said Rebecca Steele, president and CEO of the NFCC. “NFCC Members will continue to deliver impactful financial education to those who have dedicated themselves in service to our nation, thanks to ongoing support from Wells Fargo.”

    Wells Fargo works with the NFCC to bring Hands on Banking® for Military classes and online resources to service members in the continental United States and Puerto Rico. In addition to education designed to keep military personnel and their families on a path to financial stability, the nationwide network of NFCC certified counselors provide personalized financial reviews, budget assistance, and concrete solutions to pressing financial concerns. Military and veteran groups seeking an NFCC representative to lead a class, or individuals interested in scheduling a confidential financial review with an NFCC Certified Financial Counselor, can contact the NFCC toll-free at 1-877-404-6322.

    More than 100,000 people have stabilized and strengthened their finances through the Sharpen program since its launch in 2013, and nearly one-quarter of those are active duty military, veterans and their families. Services are provided in English and Spanish and consist of the following:· MyMoneyCheckUp® is an online self-assessment that helps increase a client’s awareness of their own financial activities and overall financial health and provides ways to help.
    · NFCC Certified Financial Counselors offer customized one-on-one financial reviews. These sessions intend to help clients establish goals and a personalized action plan.
    · Hands on Banking for Military is an element of the financial education program specifically developed by Wells Fargo to address the unique needs of service members, veterans and their families at each stage of their careers and lives. Available nationally through NFCC member agencies and online at handsonbanking.org, the program offers 10 individual modules across a range of topics, from banking basics to managing money while deployed and planning for retirement, including information on the new Blended Retirement System.
    · eCoaching, with automated email and text reminders, helps clients stay on track.

    “Supporting the financial capability of service members and their families continues to be a top priority for Wells Fargo,” said Jerry Quinn, Wells Fargo Military Affairs Program manager. “Our online Hands on Banking for Military and ongoing support for the Sharpen Your Financial Focus Program are among the many examples of how we help military members achieve their financial goals. We are grateful for the work NFCC does for financial readiness in our communities.”

    Independent research from The Ohio State University confirms that support has transformed the lives of those who use the Sharpen program. The study found that average debt for counseled individuals decreased by $17,000 during the course of a year-and-a-half after completing the program. Participants found improvements in their credit scores while becoming more confident in their money management skills.

    Steve Hines, a veteran who is participating in the program working with NFCC member, American Consumer Credit Counseling, shares his story here.

    Active military, veterans and their family members interested in improving their financial situation or planning for a better tomorrow can call toll-free 1-877-404-6322 or visit http://www.nfcc.org/military/ to connect with an NFCC Member Agency and begin the Sharpen Your Financial Focus program.

    About the NFCC

    Founded in 1951, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling® (NFCC®) is the nation's first and largest nonprofit dedicated to improving people's financial well-being. With a national network of member offices serving 50 states and Puerto Rico, our NFCC® Certified Credit Counselors are financial advocates, empowering millions of consumers to take charge of their finances through one-on-one financial reviews that address credit card debt, student loans, housing decisions and overall money management. Make one of the best financial decisions of your life. For expert guidance and advice, call (800) 388-2227 or visit http://www.nfcc.org today.

    About Wells Fargo

    Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, investment and mortgage products, as well as consumer and commercial finance through more than 8,300 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 38 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 26 on Fortune’s 2017 rankings of America’s largest corporations. In 2017, Wells Fargo donated $286.5 million to 14,500 nonprofits and Wells Fargo team members volunteered a record 2 million hours. Wells Fargo’s corporate social responsibility efforts are focused on three strategic priorities: diversity and social inclusion, economic empowerment, and environmental sustainability. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories. Reported by PRWeb 17 hours ago.

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    Jack Roush, the champion NASCAR race team owner, will have his aviation passion recognized on November 8 when he is inducted into the EAA Warbirds of America Hall of Fame as part of EAA’s annual induction of notable people from throughout the sport aviation community. The induction dinner on November 8 will be held in the EAA Aviation Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and also includes inductees from the homebuilt and vintage aircraft areas, as well as those involved in aerobatic flight and in ultralight flying.

    OSHKOSH, Wis. (PRWEB) September 18, 2018

    Jack Roush, the champion NASCAR race team owner who has become known as the “Cat in the Hat” on the racing circuit, will have his aviation passion recognized on November 8 when he is inducted into the EAA Warbirds of America Hall of Fame as part of EAA’s annual induction of notable people from throughout the sport aviation community.

    The induction dinner on November 8 will be held in the EAA Aviation Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and also includes inductees from the homebuilt and vintage aircraft areas, as well as those involved in aerobatic flight and in ultralight flying.

    Roush, a self-proclaimed “custodian of history,” has made major contributions to the preservation and advocates for the restoration of warbirds everywhere. His passion began with restoring his own P-51 Mustang that led to the creation of Roush Aviation, an FAA Certificated Repair Station that specializes in restoring Warbird Merlin engines while introducing new technology. In his own words, Roush says Roush Aviation is committed “to keeping the Merlin engine in the sky powering the iconic aircraft of WWII for many generations to come, to honor all those that flew or worked on this historic engine and the aircraft that it powered.”

    He is perhaps best known for the restorations of the P-51 Mustangs named “Old Crow” in honor of World War II triple ace Clarence “Bud” Anderson. During that war, Anderson was credited with 16¼ air victories as part of the famed 357th Fighter Group.

    “Jack Roush’s patriotism and appreciation for the service of all veterans is evidenced by his generous sharing of resources, and his participation in the Warbird community and support of the EAA Warbirds of America and its members. He is an invaluable keeper of the legacy of warbird aircraft,” said Connie Bowlin, president of the Warbirds of America and a regular pilot of Roush’s aircraft. “He believes these airplanes must be kept flying as pieces of living history and a reminder of the sacrifice and heroism of those who flew them.”

    As a race team owner, Roush has won 137 races and two championships in NASCAR’s top series. He began his career at Ford Motor Company in the 1960s before moving to full-time racing development work. Roush has also claimed team championships in sports car and drag racing during his career. He was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2006.

    About EAA
    EAA embodies The Spirit of Aviation through the world’s most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA’s 210,000 members and 900 local chapters enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 800-JOIN-EAA (800-564-6322) or go to http://www.eaa.org. For continual news updates, connect with http://www.twitter.com/EAA. Reported by PRWeb 17 hours ago.

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    The quality of the nation’s veterans hospitals improved over the past year, allowing VA officials to remove a handful of the poorest-performing centers from a list of high-risk facilities. Reported by Wall Street Journal 15 hours ago.

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    TurnKey Vacation Rentals, the nation’s third-largest vacation rental management company, wins the Travel Weekly Magellan Award honoring the best in travel, continuing to raise the bar for vacation rental hospitality.

    AUSTIN, Texas (PRWEB) September 18, 2018

    For the second year in a row, TurnKey Vacation Rentals, Inc. has been honored with a 2018 Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Hospitality-Overall in the Vacation Rentals/Villas/Time Share category. The nation’s third-largest vacation rental management company, with more than 3,700 vacation rental homes in over 55 markets, TurnKey also won this award in 2017, proving it is redefining vacation rental hospitality by integrating technology with local, personal service to consistently provide exceptional experiences for guests and owners alike – like secure entry for each new guest, scheduling house cleaning and repairs, and even monitoring for noise levels.

    “We launched TurnKey in 2013 because we realized the vacation rental industry was missing what most travelers value: the fine hotel experience of reliable customer service, cleanliness and quality, while still maintaining what makes staying in a home a unique and exciting way to travel,” said TurnKey co-founder and CEO, T.J. Clark. “We’re thrilled that travellers and vacation rental owners recognize that TurnKey is setting new standards for what to expect from vacation rental companies.”

    The Travel Weekly Magellan Award recognizes the best companies across a broad range of travel industry segments, including Hotels and Resorts, Travel Destinations, Cruise Lines, Online Travel Services, Airlines and Airports, Travel Agents and Agencies, Tour Operators and Car Rental Companies. The panel of judges includes top travel industry professionals who seek to recognize companies that represent the highest standards of excellence in their categories.

    Established in 2012 by travel, hospitality and e-commerce industry veterans, TurnKey is building the nation’s first hospitality brand for vacation rentals, providing guests with consistent, hotel-like experiences while retaining the authenticity of one-of-a-kind vacation homes.

    About TurnKey Vacation Rentals
    TurnKey Vacation Rentals is a full-service vacation rental property management company for premier vacation rental homes in top U.S. travel destinations. As a leading vacation rental hospitality brand, TurnKey provides guests with the consistency and quality of a fine hotel experience, while optimizing the management, marketing and return on investment for vacation rental homeowners. Our proprietary smart home technology – digital smart locks, FieldSync housekeeping scheduler, HomeDroid tablet, noise decibel monitors and more – integrates with local, in-market teams to ensure extraordinary vacation rental experiences for every home, every stay, every time. TurnKey is based in Austin, Texas, and venture-backed by Adams Street Partners, Silverton Partners, Altos Ventures and institutional and angel investors. To learn more, visit TurnKey Vacation Rentals. Reported by PRWeb 15 hours ago.

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    DENVER, Sept. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Phoenix Life Sciences International Limited (“Phoenix Life”), an adaptive healthcare solutions company, today announced its common stock is now publicly traded in the United States, trading under the symbol OTC: MJMD and released these initial statements on its global production strategy for cannabinoid-based healthcare solutions.Phoenix Life, which is a consolidation of multiple domestic and international businesses including Stem BioScience, Inc., Blue Dragon Ventures, along with the MediJane brand, aims to be the premier global healthcare company that changes the way that many diseases and conditions are treated around the world.

    Phoenix Life is working with internationally-recognized doctors, botanists and pharmaceutical industry veterans to develop a pipeline of medicinal cannabis products with multiple delivery systems targeting the treatment of various medical indications, in addition to supplying generic medical cannabis products for doctor’s prescription and pharmacy fulfillment. The company plans to align with federal and state single-payer healthcare systems in established and emerging economies in order to bring these medications to market, improve overall national health and reduce the cost of providing medical services and treatments to these populations. The company also plans to partner with universities and other research organizations to advance research in both generic and targeted cannabis medications.

    “We are confident that we will be able to impact the health and wellbeing of millions of people around the world with our highly-sophisticated cannabis derived formulations and our unique production and distribution models,” said Martin Tindall, incoming Chief Executive Officer of Phoenix Life Sciences International. “I am excited to help guide the company to success and remain committed to the vision of life-enhancement through better healthcare.”

    Currently, the company is working with the government of the Republic of Vanuatu, a South Pacific island nation comprised of roughly 80 islands. The nation’s largest causes of death are cervical cancer and diabetes, both conditions that Phoenix Life plans to target with its cannabis-derived medications. Implementing a vertically integrated supply chain model, the company intends to springboard distribution throughout the Australian and South Pacific markets, as well as to 30 or more countries that have approved medical cannabis.

    For more information about Phoenix Life, please visit https://www.plsi.co/.

    *About Phoenix Life Sciences International Limited*
    Phoenix Life Sciences International Limited is an adaptive healthcare solutions company. Our business is to advance research and integrate programs and manufacturing of products that target and treat diabetes, pain, cancer, and address psychological, gastrointestinal, autoimmune, neurological and sleep disorders. We strive to create partnerships and integrate these programs for human health into communities worldwide as part of our Global Health Initiative.

    *FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS*

    Information contained in this press release regarding Phoenix Life Sciences International, Limited and its subsidiaries, (the “Companies”) may constitute forward-looking statements or statements which may be deemed or construed to be forward-looking statements. The words “plan”, “forecast”, “anticipates”, “estimate”, “project”, “intend”, “expect”, “should”, “believe,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve, and are subject to, known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause the Company’s actual results, performance (financial or operating) or achievements to differ from the future results, performance (financial or operating) or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks, uncertainties and other factors are more fully discussed in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements attributable to the Companies herein are expressly qualified in their entirety by the above-mentioned cautionary statement. The Companies disclaim any obligation to update forward-looking statements contained in this press release, except as may be required by law.

    *FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) DISCLOSURE*

    These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and therefore the products sold by Phoenix Life Sciences International are not available on U.S.

    *LEGAL DISCLOSURE*

    Phoenix Life Sciences International does not sell or distribute any products in the United States that are in violation of the United States Controlled Substances Act (US.CSA). This company does grow, sell, and distribute cannabis-based products in the United States and is solely involved with the legal distribution of medical cannabis-based products within certain international markets outside of the United States.

    *Investor Contact:*
    Phone: 1.888.717.5655 or international +1.720.699.7222
    E-mail: investor.relations@phoenixlife.co

    *Media Contact: *
    Kathryn Reinhardt
    CMW Media
    Kathryn@cmwmedia.com
    619-972-3089 Reported by GlobeNewswire 15 hours ago.

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    Training Camp, today announced that the company was named winner of the Accredited Training Center of the Year (North America) award by EC-Council.

    TREVOSE, Pa. (PRWEB) September 18, 2018

    Training Camp, today announced that the company was named winner of the Accredited Training Center of the Year (North America) award by EC-Council. Training Camp received this prestigious honor during a reception at EC-Council's 2018 Global Awards in Atlanta.

    "Training Camp is honored to receive this award that recognizes our successful partnership with EC-Council and our clients," said Mike McNelis, Training Camp. "Our exceptional success is the result of our great team that helped us to grow to where we are now. EC-Council programs have been a central part of our Valor Program, helping our veterans in finding IT employment when readjusting to civilian life. We will continue to leverage our partnership with EC-Council and are committed to helping organizations in building innovative cybersecurity training solutions"

    Each year, EC-Council honors Accredited Training Centers and Certified Instructors that have made distinguished contributions to the success of EC-Council certification programs and have made a difference in the rapidly evolving information security and ethical hacking domains. Chosen from over 700 training centers, 107 countries and a wide range of EC-Council certified instructors, EC-Council conducts extensive surveys of credential holders, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.

    About Training Camp
    Training Camp is the recognized leader in providing accelerated learning courses that offer information technology and business professional’s rapid skills transfer and accelerated time to competency. Training Camp's programs cover the most in-demand vendor and vendor-neutral certifications for information technology & management requirements. Reported by PRWeb 15 hours ago.

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    Pair Brings Wealth of Retail Consumer Loyalty Experience

    Rocky Hill, CT, Sept. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Continuing to invest in its commitment to customer loyalty, Clarus Commerce is excited to announce two new hires, Jillian Dimoff and Carlos Dunlap-Beard. Each will carry the title of VP of Business Development.

    Dimoff and Dunlap-Beard are highly respected veterans of the loyalty industry and bring a wealth of combined experience to Clarus Commerce.

    Dimoff has more than 15 years of experience covering strategic consulting and program design and the development and management of technology solutions. She brings a wealth of industry knowledge on leveraging data for optimizing the customer experience.

    Dimoff worked at Kobie Marketing for the past eight years and served as Director of Business Development since 2015.

    Her expertise includes multi-tender and cross-brand loyalty with major Retail brands, in addition to other verticals such as Financial Services, Entertainment, Telecom, and Health Care.

    Dunlap-Beard is a Marketing and Business Development Professional with more than 25 years of experience in consumer marketing, customer experience, public relations, and employee/channel incentive accomplishments in multiple industries such as: Financial Services, Retail, Telecommunications, Automotive, Technology, Airlines, Entertainment, and Packaged Goods.

    Dunlap-Beard has worked at loyalty companies such as Maritz Loyalty Marketing, Kobie Marketing, CrowdTwist, and Snipp Interactive. Most recently, Dunlap-Beard served as VP, Loyalty Solutions & Business Development at Snipp.

    “What initially attracted me to Clarus Commerce is its refreshing take on loyalty marketing, with a focus on premium loyalty programs,” said Dunlap-Beard. “It’s very much an untapped area in customer loyalty and engagement strategies because most brands that offer loyalty programs focus more on ‘me too’ for all consumers and not substantial differentiation that captures the attention of their most valuable customers.”

    With Clarus Commerce’s rapid expansion and continued focus on building Premium Loyalty programs for retailers, it continues to grow and provide a unique service to the world of commerce experiences.

    “I am very excited to add both Jillian and Carlos to our business development team,” said Michael Iannucci, SVP Business Development and Client Services at Clarus Commerce. “As the need for premium loyalty solutions continues to ramp up, we want to keep building out our team of loyalty experts. We continue to do this with Jillian and Carlos.”

    For more information, please contact Clarus Commerce at 860-358-9198; email Clarus at busdev@claruscommerce.com; or visit the Clarus Commerce website at www.claruscommerce.com.

    *About Clarus Commerce*
    At Clarus Commerce, we partner with mid-to-large sized brands to smartly develop, quickly implement, and reliably manage Premium Loyalty programs that increase audience engagement, improve metrics, and provide strategic data that is key to improving retention. Founded in 2001, Clarus Commerce has earned its reputation as a premium benefits provider and continues to create products that bring companies and consumers together, in a mutually beneficial way. For more information, visit www.claruscommerce.com.

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    CONTACT: Xenique McLeod
    Ericho Communications
    xenique@erichopr.com
    929-399-6752 Reported by GlobeNewswire 12 hours ago.

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    B2B technology marketing agency Puzzle Partner marks major milestone working with the industry’s most recognized technology brands to generate excitement and exposure

    Toronto, Canada, Sept. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Puzzle Partner, the most trusted travel and hospitality technology marketing agency, is celebrating a significant milestone this year. The company, founded in 2013 by industry veterans, is now entering it’s fifth year of helping their clients engage with their target audiences to raise awareness, drive new business opportunities and build market share.

    The company's vision to empower brands through educational and entertaining content is a refreshing twist on just offering traditional PR services. As a proponent of thought leadership and inbound marketing, Puzzle Partner has delivered results for clients throughout the USA, Canada, Europe and Australia.  Alan Young, the company’s CEO and co-founder is proud of their accomplishments, “Our agency has grown in an era marked by rapid and profound shifts in technology, communications and buyer expectations. I think our key principles, influential relationships, and deep industry knowledge are why clients have chosen to partner with us. We are work tirelessly to get their products and messages seen and heard by the right people at the right time. As an organization, we’ve accomplished so much to date, but at the same time, we’re just getting started.”

    By communicating consistent content that speaks to the heart of buyer motivations, you become part of the conversation early in the buying journey. According to a study from The Economist Group, around eighty percent of executives said superior thought leadership influences both their purchasing decisions and choice of business partner.  Ninety percent of C-Suite executives say that their respect and admiration for an organization increased after engaging with strong thought leadership. And more than 80% said that thought leadership has increased their trust in a vendor organization. In other words, for companies that get thought leadership right, the payoff can be significant.

    "I’ve worked with a lot of agencies and Puzzle Partner is definitely the best in its class,” said Jos Schaap, CEO of the award-winning mobile hotel technology innovator, StayNTouch. “Their expertise and insight of the industry has enabled us to sign many new clients and further our understanding of where to focus our sales and marketing efforts to grow our business."

    For more information about Puzzle Partner, visit puzzlepartner.co.

    *About Puzzle Partner*

    Puzzle Partner Ltd. is a boutique marketing agency focused exclusively on complex B2B initiatives for the travel and hospitality technology industry. We are experts at combining strategy and tactical execution in a way that doesn't just maximize a company's potential; it redefines it. By delivering influential content, marketing services, and public relations rooted in the skills of our team and tested through real-world experience, we help our clients gain visibility, raise their profile and ultimately increase their sales revenues. To learn more visit puzzlepartner.co.

     

    CONTACT: Ivana Johnston
    Puzzle Partner
    7057185153
    ivana@puzzlepartner.ca Reported by GlobeNewswire 12 hours ago.

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    A drop-in support centre for veterans experiencing homelessness and other issues has opened in Ottawa. Vets Canada hopes to open similar facilities in other major cities. Reported by CTV News 11 hours ago.

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    Ultimate Medical Academy Brings Together Healthcare and Education Leaders for Inaugural Event on Friday, Sept. 21 in Tampa, Florida

    TAMPA, Fla. (PRWEB) September 18, 2018

    Three dynamic, healthcare industry-leading experts will keynote Ultimate Medical Academy’s inaugural 360 Summit: Perspectives on Healthcare Innovation from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21 at the Tampa Airport Marriott, 4200 George J. Bean Parkway.

    UMA, a nonprofit healthcare educational institution, designed the 360 Summit to bring together healthcare providers and educators to encourage collaborative problem-solving by highlighting workforce diversity, innovative design, transformative technology, disruptive solutions, and creative alternatives to traditional healthcare offerings.

    The keynote speakers and their topics at the 360 Summit are:· John D. Couris, president and CEO at Tampa General Hospital and a nationally recognized healthcare leader. He will speak on Collaboration, Innovation and Vision: Disrupting the status quo to deliver world-class care. Couris leads TGH, which has been named one of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals in six specialties and is the Tampa Bay area’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, one of three verified burn centers in Florida, one of the top transplant centers in the U.S., and the primary teaching hospital for the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine.
    · Dr. J. Andrew Chacko, attending psychiatrist for the Veterans Administration’s outpatient clinic in San Bruno, California and a leader in healthcare innovation. He will speak on Transforming Healthcare Through Innovation and Design. Chacko uses his medical experience to teach others how to become design thinkers and is passionate about transforming healthcare into the vital, rewarding and life-changing practice that it can be for patient, provider, and support professionals alike.
    · Kathy B. Dempsey, author of Shed or You’re Dead, which won the Writer’s Digest International Book Award. She will speak on Shed or You're Dead®: How to Stay Alive & Thrive in the Midst of Healthcare Change. Dempsey is a motivator who has earned the designation of Certified Speaking Professional. She will help participants increase their effectiveness by 75 percent by helping them learn how to remove the biggest obstacles to a successful and sustainable change.

    A panel discussion moderated by UMA Executive Chair Jane Swift will highlight perspectives on the education-healthcare pipeline. The panel will feature local healthcare professionals, economic officials, and community leaders. Insight will also be shared by UMA Clearwater Campus Director Dr. Rebecca Sarlo and Adrianne Tolin, a UMA student in the Medical Assistant program at the Clearwater Campus who is completing her externship requirements at Gulf Coast Medical and Geriatric Care in St. Petersburg, Florida.

    “The healthcare system is constantly changing,” Swift noted. “We need transformative technology, disruptive solutions, and creative alternatives to enhance patient care and improve outcomes.”

    Almost 300 healthcare and education leaders and practitioners have registered to attend the 360 Summit to participate in the general and breakout sessions on expanding access, managing costs, and improving quality of care and patient outcomes in the face of an aging population and critical staffing shortages.

    Breakout session speakers, include Daron Diecidue, MD, CEO, Fast Track Urgent Care, the largest physician-owned urgent care organization in Florida, and Lisa McElhaney, National President, National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI), a nonprofit that facilitates cooperation between law enforcement, healthcare professionals, state regulatory agencies, and pharmaceutical manufacturers in the investigation and prevention of prescription drug abuse and diversion.

    “The 360 Summit on Healthcare Innovation builds on the success of the inaugural 2017 K-20 Education Summit,” UMA Executive Vice President Geordie Hyland said. “Bringing together leaders in healthcare and education makes us a stronger institution. We are committed to immersing ourselves in the issues facing healthcare and helping to educate the next generation of healthcare workers at UMA’s Online and Clearwater campuses as well as the healthcare professionals we serve through our continuing medical education division.”

    The 360 Summit is being held in conjunction with UMA’s Advisory Board meetings on Thursday, Sept. 20 and UMA’s Fall Commencement on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at the Yuengling Center, formerly the USF Sun Dome, at the University of South Florida.

    For more information about and a full list of speakers at the 360 Summit, please visit http://www.ultimatemedical.edu/360summit/.

    ABOUT ULTIMATE MEDICAL ACADEMY
    Ultimate Medical Academy is a nonprofit healthcare educational institution with a national presence. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida and founded in 1994, the school has more than 45,000 alumni and offers content-rich, interactive online courses to almost 15,000 students, as well as hands-on training to hundreds of students. UMA students have access to academic advising, one-on-one or group tutoring, resume and interview coaching, job search assistance, technical support, and more. UMA is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). Learn more by visiting https://www.ultimatemedical.edu/. UMA’s continuing medical education division provides CME to almost 40,000 healthcare professionals annually. Reported by PRWeb 10 hours ago.

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    Free webinar with AAEA Past President and former USDA employees discuss questions and actions for U.S. Congress.

    (PRWEB) September 18, 2018

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced on August 9, 2018, a plan to reorganize and relocate the Economic Research Service (ERS). The plan is to move the ERS out the Research, Education, and Economics mission area of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and into the Office of the Chief Economist. Secretary Perdue also announced that the ERS and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will be relocated out of Washington, D.C. The new plans will take effect before the end of 2019.

    On Thursday, September 20, 2018, a panel of three former USDA senior administrators will address questions and concerns about Secretary Perdue’s announcement in a free webinar hosted by the American Statistical Association. The webinar, “USDA Research Relocation and Reorganization: Perspectives from Former USDA Chief Scientists and Administrators,” will take place from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT.

    Veterans of both Republican and Democrat administrations, the panelists include Catherine Woteki and Gale Buchanan, both former USDA Under Sectetaries of Agriculture for Research, Education and Economics, and Susan Offutt, former USDA Economic Research Service Administrator. The moderator is Scott Swinton, AAEA Past President and Professor at Michigan State University.

    If you are interested in participating in this free webinar, please register online.

    For any other questions regarding the webinar, please contact Allison Scheetz in the AAEA Business Office.

    ABOUT AAEA: Established in 1910, the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) is the leading professional association for agricultural and applied economists, with 2,500 members in more than 60 countries. Members of the AAEA work in academic or government institutions as well as in industry and not-for-profit organizations, and engage in a variety of research, teaching, and outreach activities in the areas of agriculture, the environment, food, health, and international development. The AAEA publishes two journals, the American Journal of Agricultural Economics and Applied Economic Perspectives & Policy, as well as the online magazine Choices. To learn more, visit http://www.aaea.org. Reported by PRWeb 9 hours ago.

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    Donations will be accepted from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the S. Rocheblave Street loading dock of the VA hospital. Reported by nola.com 8 hours ago.

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    The president wants to release Russia investigation materials out of transparency, he says. But national security pros say he's imperiling sensitive information and hurting DoJ in the long run. Reported by NPR 7 hours ago.

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    The film has a stellar cast starring veterans and newer actors.

    The post RMD, Falz, MI, Ini Edo, others star in “Chief Daddy” appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria. Reported by Premium Times Nigeria 8 hours ago.

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    BEHR Paint Company serves as presenting sponsor of Working Wardrobes’ 5K Walk and Fun Run to help veterans find meaningful employment after service.

    IRVINE, Calif. (PRWEB) September 18, 2018

    Working Wardrobes, a nonprofit that helps people overcoming difficult challenges find meaningful employment, is pleased to announce it has received a $15,000 sponsorship from BEHR Paint Company, a business unit of Masco Corporation.

    The sponsorship is part of Masco's Million Differences campaign, a 2018 initiative for all its business units to support organizations across the country that are working to break down barriers to diversity and inclusion in America’s corporate workforce through education or career resources.

    The funds will support the Working Wardrobes VetNet program. VetNet, established in 2012, is a social services safety net for veterans to meet their immediate and ongoing needs, including transition training, workforce readiness preparation, job training, and job placement and retention services. Since its inception, the program has served over 2,500 veterans.

    The BEHR Paint Company sponsorship contribution comes in the form of the presenting sponsorship of Working Wardrobes’ 2nd Annual Walk In Their Shoes 5K Walk, Fun Run, and Finish Line Festival. This year’s event will be held on November 3rd at Lakeview Park in Orange, California. Participants are invited to come support veterans by wearing combat boots, cowboy boots, or the footwear of their choice. They are also invited to walk in memory of a former service member, or in honor of a veteran or an active duty service member. The Walk will conclude with a Finish Line Festival complete with an obstacle course, youth activities, and food and beverages.

    “We are honored to receive this generous contribution from BEHR Paint Company to support veterans on their journey to a job,” said Jerri Rosen, Founder and CEO of Working Wardrobes. “Transitioning to the civilian workforce is often difficult, which is why the career development services we offer address the unique challenges veterans face. However, providing these programs to thousands of veterans requires a tremendous amount of funding. BEHR understands that the greatest gift we can give veterans after service is the ability to find a job. Financial contributions like these enable us to serve even more veterans in need and for that, we are extremely grateful.”

    For more information about Working Wardrobes’ 2nd Annual Walk In Their Shoes 5K Walk and Fun Run, please visit https://workingwardrobes.org/walk/.

    About BEHR Paint Company

    BEHR Paint Company is a business unit of Masco Corporation, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded home improvement and building products. Masco’s portfolio of industry-leading brands also includes Behr® paint; Delta® and Hansgrohe® faucets, bath and shower fixtures; KraftMaid® and Merillat® cabinets; Milgard® windows and doors; Kichler® decorative and outdoor lighting; and HotSpring® spas.

    About Working Wardrobes

    Working Wardrobes is an award-winning, entrepreneurial nonprofit helping men, women, young adults, and veterans overcome difficult challenges so they can achieve the dignity of work. The organization provides a broad range of career development services using a holistic approach directed specifically to individuals who are underemployed, or have overcome challenges such as homelessness, incarceration, substance abuse, catastrophic illness, domestic violence, long-term unemployment and military-to-civilian transition.

    Founded in 1990, Working Wardrobes serves the Southern California region and has provided job training, career placement, and wardrobe services to more than 95,000 clients and counting. For more information on Working Wardrobes, please visit http://www.workingwardrobes.org or call
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    Enhanced development planned to provide shared customers better supply utilization management.

    DALLAS (PRWEB) September 18, 2018

    Homecare Homebase, the leader in home health and hospice electronic health record (EHR) solutions today announced changes to its long-time partnership with McKesson Medical-Surgical Inc., a leader in home health supply chain management and delivery optimization. This agreement solidifies plans to further the integration between McKesson as the preferred supply management solution for Homecare Homebase customers and introduces plans for an improved workflow that better controls supply utilization and provides enhanced oversight and cost controls.

    “We are constantly working to evolve our partnerships to drive more value and better functionality for our customers,” said Scott Pattillo, Homecare Homebase Chief Strategy Officer. “We have a long standing relationship with McKesson and look forward to working with them over the next months to change the way supplies are delivered for our end users for the future. We share the common goal of seeking to deliver technology that allows customers to more effectively and efficiently control costs while delivering outstanding care to their patients.”

    The integrated Homecare Homebase and McKesson offering will enable home health and hospice providers to spend more time with patients. In addition, the integration allows clinicians to order and ship medical supplies directly to the patients’ home.

    Supplies are automatically routed and billed to the insurance payer for improved efficiency.
    As a result, agencies will no longer absorb unnecessary supply costs for the managed care population. The new interface uses a simple one-step ordering process to improve efficiency.

    “We are excited to enhance our partnership with Homecare Homebase. This evolution will assist customers with better compliancy and patient care,” said Joan Eliasek, President, Extended Care Sales, McKesson Medical-Surgical. “Our customers can depend on this integrated technology to save time, money and avoid unnecessary errors. It will give our customers greater peace of mind to know that the products their patients need will be directly delivered to them and then automatically and accurately billed to the insurance provider.”

    About Homecare Homebase
    Homecare Homebase (HCHB) is a Dallas-based software leader offering hosted, cloud-based solutions to streamline operations, simplify compliance and boost clinical and financial outcomes for homecare and hospice agencies. Our customized mobile solutions enable real-time, wireless data exchange and communication between field clinicians, physicians and office staff for better care, more accurate reporting and faster payment. Founded by industry veterans in 1999, the company is now part of the Hearst Health Network. For more information visit hchb.com or call us toll-free at 1-866-535-HCHB (4242).

    About Hearst Health
    The Hearst Health network includes FDB (First Databank), Zynx Health, MCG, Homecare Homebase, MedHOK, Hearst Health Ventures and the Hearst Health Innovation Lab (http://www.hearsthealth.com). Hearst also holds a minority interest in the precision medicine and oncology analytics company M2Gen. The mission of Hearst Health is to help guide the most important care moments by delivering vital information into the hands of everyone who touches a person’s health journey. Each year in the U.S., care guidance from Hearst Health reaches 85 percent of discharged patients, 205 million insured individuals, 70 million home health visits and 3.2 billion dispensed prescriptions.

    About McKesson Medical-Surgical
    McKesson Medical-Surgical Inc. is an affiliate of the McKesson Corporation. McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 6th on the FORTUNE 500, is a global leader in healthcare supply chain management solutions, retail pharmacy, community oncology and specialty care, and healthcare information technology. McKesson Medical-Surgical works with health systems, physician offices, extended care providers, in-home patients, labs, payers and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. McKesson Medical-Surgical helps its customers improve their financial, operational, and clinical performance with solutions that include pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management, healthcare information technology, and business and clinical services. For more information, visit mms.mckesson.com. Reported by PRWeb 3 hours ago.

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