Imperial Valley News Center
Department of Education Seeks Public Input for Guidance on Protecting Privacy of Student Medical Records
- Written by IVN
Washington, DC - As part of the Obama Administration's commitment to protect students' privacy and ensure that all higher education institutions help promote a safe and healthy campus for students, the Department of Education's Chief Privacy Officer is reaching out to members of the higher education community for input on protecting student medical records from inappropriate disclosures.
- Written by CDC
Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today launched an annual challenge designed to identify and honor clinicians and health care teams that have helped their patients control high blood pressure and prevent heart attacks and strokes.
- Written by Danielle Nierenberg
Washington, DC - Industrial agriculture is externalizing the environmental and health costs associated with food production. Worldwide, 75 billion tons of soil is lost every year, costing approximately US$400 billion per year, or about US$70 per person, per year, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). And the McKinsey Global Institute estimates that approximately 30 percent of the global population is overweight or obese, with the global economic impact amounting to roughly US$2 trillion annually, or 2.8 percent of global GDP.
- Written by White House
Washington, DC - Today, President Obama signed an executive order that makes the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program a permanent part of the Federal government going forward. The program brings executives, entrepreneurs, technologists, and other innovators into government, and teams them up with Federal employees to improve programs that serve more than 150 million Americans.
- Written by IVN
Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills.
- Written by Imperial Valley News
Imperial, California - The Imperial County Sheriff’s Office submitted a case involving the suspected animal cruelty of four horses in the Imperial area in early July.
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