2009 Inspiration Gala raises $1.

Donations reached the million-dollar mark when Gala guests were challenged to match $500,000 in donations already committed to support colorectal cancer research at the BC Cancer Agency. Donors who stepped up to meet up the task included TELUS with a $100,000 gift and two colorectal cancer individuals who, though absent from the evening’s festivities, donated $50,000 in the hope that their gift could leverage others. Funds from the live and silent auctions and the raffle raised the evening’s grand total to $1.27 million.

40.7 percent of low-income pregnant women ages 18-44 were food insecure in 2003, up from 29.2 percent in 2001, 16.1 percent record episodes of hunger, from 6 up.2 percent. Among low-income adults in households with kids, 38.3 percent are food insecure and hunger affects 10.9 percent. Rates are higher in single-parent households with kids. Among unemployed adults, 40.4 percent are food insecure, from 39 up.3 percent in 2001, and 14.4 percent reported hunger, up from 13 percent.

ACOs to offer better coordinate care for patients HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a respected provider of managed care market intelligence, reports that provider groupings in California, including doctor groups, independent practice associations, hospitals and medical foundations, are beginning to shape their role in the anticipated shift towards accountable care agencies . Continue reading