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Dec 12, 2007

“Hoping for a Home for the Holidays” Highlights Experiences of Foster Children without a Safe, Permanent Family

Many current and former foster youth say that celebrating holidays without a permanent family is a tremendous challenge.  Today, former foster youth from across the country joined policy makers and child welfare advocates to stuff holiday stockings for children currently in the foster care system at a Congressional reception sponsored by FosterClub.  The event also marked release of a new brief, “Hoping for a Home for the Holidays,” by FosterClub and Kids Are Waiting, a project of The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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Health Topics
May 15, 2012

“Supermoms Against Superbugs” Take Washington by Storm

Moms from Maine to Hawaii have come to Washington, D.C., today to press the Obama Administration and Congress to do more to rein in the overuse of antibiotics on America’s industrial farms, a practice that breeds antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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Antibiotics in Food Animal Production
Apr 16, 2008

1 in 33 Homeowners Projected to be in Foreclosure Within the Next Two Years

One in 33 homeowners is projected to be in foreclosure primarily over the next two years, as a result of subprime loans made in 2005 and 2006, according to a new report released today by The Pew Charitable Trusts. 

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Jun 14, 2012

22 of America's Most Promising Scientists Selected as Pew Biomedical Scholars

Twenty-two of the nation’s most innovative young researchers were named Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences by The Pew Charitable Trusts today.

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Biomedical Research
Mar 1, 2012

A Step Forward for Food Safety in School Meals

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) took a step toward improving school food safety and reducing students’ risk of foodborne illness when top officials signed a new agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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School Food
Sep 10, 2009

Advocates Urge Senate to Pass Food Safety Legislation

Today, victims of foodborne illness, their families, concerned parents of young children and members of the Make Our Food Safe coalition hand-delivered lunch bags that detail potential hazards in common lunch items to every member of the United States Senate in Washington, D.C., as well as several in-state Senate offices.

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Food Hazards
Mar 2, 2010

Alternatives to Routine Antibiotic Use in Food Animals

Talk with Bill Niman, founder of Niman Ranch; Steve Ells, co-CEO of Chipotle Mexican Grill; and other successful livestock producers and businesspeople who sustain profitable ventures based on antibiotic-free meat production.

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Antibiotics in Food Animal Production
Nov 12, 2012

America Gets Mixed Score on ''Antibiotics IQ'' Test

Nearly nine in 10 Americans recognize that antibiotics are effective treatments for fighting bacterial infections like strep throat, but more than a third mistakenly believe the drugs are also appropriate treatments for viral infections such as the common cold.

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Antibiotic Innovation
Sep 15, 2008

America’s Leading Thinkers Propose Innovative New Ideas for Investing in America’s Children

A selection of America's leading thinkers, including a Nobel laureate, award winning economists, researchers, and other notable experts have come together to provide 22 innovative new proposals for dramatically improving the lives of America's children.

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Nov 19, 2007

American Indian Children Overrepresented in Nation's Foster Care System, New Report Finds

American Indian and Alaskan Native children are overrepresented in the nation's foster care system at more than 1.6 times the expected level, according to a new report by the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) and the national, nonpartisan Kids Are Waiting campaign, a project of The Pew Charitable Trusts. Yet tribal governments are excluded from some of the largest sources of federal child welfare funding.

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