Market On Your Calendar

May 14, 2008

The City Paper reports, “Where is this produce? It’ll soon be scattered across more than 30 farmers markets — run by Farm to City and the Food Trust — opening throughout Philly during spring and summer, featuring a bunch of new locations, farmers and cheesemongers.”

Source: Market On Your Calendar

When Ends Don’t Meet

May 8, 2008

The City Paper reports, “Food prices are going up. Food stamp allowances aren’t.”

Source: When Ends Don’t Meet

Food costs likely to boost obesity in poor

May 6, 2008

The Inquirer reports, “Some of the fattest people in America are among the poorest. And with food prices rising, the problem is likely to get worse.”

Source: Food costs likely to boost obesity in poor

Even the Insured Feel Strain of Health Costs

May 5, 2008

The NY Times reports, “The economic slowdown has swelled the ranks of people without health insurance. But now it is also threatening millions of people who have insurance but find that the coverage is too limited or that they cannot afford their own share of medical costs.”

Source: Even the Insured Feel Strain of Health Costs

Study Warns Job Losses Will Strain Government Health Programs

April 29, 2008

The New York Times reports, “Leading health researchers projected Monday that each percentage-point rise in unemployment during the economic downturn would swell the uninsured by 1.1 million, stoking demand for government health coverage just as states face pressure to cut benefits.”

Source: Study Warns Job Losses Will Strain Government Health Programs

Health system not ready for boomers

April 15, 2008

The Inquirer reports, “Millions of baby boomers are about to enter a health-care system for seniors that not only isn’t ready for them, but may even discourage them from getting quality care.”

Source: Health system not ready for boomers

Long waits cited in city health care

April 10, 2008

The Inquirer reports, “It takes patients at the city’s health centers an average of more than five months to get an appointment to see a doctor, according to a report released yesterday by the city controller.”

Source: Long waits cited in city health care

Seniors want bigger digs: N. Phila. center is cramped

April 9, 2008

The Daily News reports, “Lunch was over, and it was time for the poetry club to swing into action. Several aspiring bards pressed into the room. But they didn’t get far. They had to wait for lunch dishes to be cleared.”

Source: Seniors want bigger digs: N. Phila. center is cramped

As Jobs Vanish and Prices Rise, Food Stamp Use Nears Record

March 31, 2008

The New York Times reports, “Driven by a painful mix of layoffs and rising food and fuel prices, the number of Americans receiving food stamps is projected to reach 28 million in the coming year, the highest level since the aid program began in the 1960s.”

Source: As Jobs Vanish and Prices Rise, Food Stamp Use Nears Record

Group helping with health of Southeast Asian immigrants

March 27, 2008

The Phila. Business Journal reports, “A coalition of Philadelphia health-care providers, public broadcaster WHYY and the Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition Inc. launched a partnership Wednesday aimed at overcoming language barriers that block the city’s Southeast Asian immigrant community from accessing preventive and other health services.”

Source: Group helping with health of Southeast Asian immigrants

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