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Hosting a White Ribbon Night on Friday 29 July

Subject: It's cold outside
Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2016 04:12:00 -0400

Dear Rebecca, 

Many homeless women have fled domestic violence. For them, sleeping on the cold streets tonight is the better option. Domestic and family violence is the principal cause of homelessness for women and their children. This must stop.  You can help by hosting a White Ribbon Night on Friday 29 July. 

If you are looking for ideas, why not cook up a feast, have a movie marathon, or watch the footy, all in the comfort of your own home?

Luke Batty Foundation... You did this...

Subject: You did this…
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2015 11:01:35 +1000

Dear Rebecca,

I've just come from a press conference with the Prime Minister. He called family violence in Australia a national disgrace.

And then he announced a $100 million funding package to help address this epidemic. The package aims to improve frontline support and services, leverage innovative technologies to keep women safe, and provide education resources to help change community attitudes.

Confusion over the $7 co-payment

Confusion over the $7 co-payment

This weekwe have been working with a GP practice on the Gold Coast and were surprised to hear an elderly patient lament their delay in coming to see theGP due to the new $7 co-payment. It is important to remember that thisproposed co-payment to see a GP will not come into effect until at least 1 July next year. As part of the last Federal Budget, it was tabled that an introduction of a co-payment could assist in the financial sustainability of the healthcare sector but this introduction is dependent on legislative change and save the amendment of the position of the opposition the measure would not pass through the Senate.

Why a Global Effort to Fight Infectious Disease?

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. and 26 other countries began a new effort to prevent and fight outbreaks of dangerous infectious diseases before they spread around the globe.

U.S. health officials called the Global Health Security Agenda a priority because too many countries lack the health infrastructure necessary to spot a new infection rapidly and sound the alarm before it has time to gain a foothold and even spread into other countries.

Germs "do not recognize or stop at national borders," Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Thursday as representatives from participating countries, the World Health Organization and other groups met to discuss plans.

Framingham Funding

Taking the 'fun' out of Funding?
One of the most famous and certainly longest-running trials of CVD has seen its funding slashed by 40%, and while the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) is still open and ongoing, there will be layoffs later this year and clinical examinations and laboratory activities will be eliminated. The reason for the cutbacks is the automatic funding cuts that went into place as a result of the US government sequestration. In a typical year, the FHS receives approximately $9 million per year from the government through its contract with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).
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