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Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence

Posted: 11 Jun 2013 12:52 PM PDT

Priorities for Research to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence Source: National Research Council/Institute of Medicine In 2010, more than 105,000 people were injured or killed in the United States as the result of a firearm-related incident. Recent, highly publicized, tragic mass shootings in Newtown, CT; Aurora, CO; Oak Creek, WI; and Tucson, AZ, have […]b.gif?host=fulltextreports.com&blog=19913883&post=19813&subd=fulltextreports&ref=&feed=1

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Protecting National Park Soundscapes

Posted: 11 Jun 2013 12:50 PM PDT

Protecting National Park Soundscapes Source: National Academy of Engineering/National Park Service America’s national parks provide a wealth of experiences to millions of people every year. What visitors see—landscapes, wildlife, cultural activities—often lingers in memory for life. And what they hear adds a dimension that sight alone cannot provide. Natural sounds can dramatically enhance visitors’ experience […]b.gif?host=fulltextreports.com&blog=19913883&post=19811&subd=fulltextreports&ref=&feed=1

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Exposing Housing Discrimination

Posted: 11 Jun 2013 11:50 AM PDT

Exposing Housing Discrimination Source: Urban Institute/U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development The Department of Housing and Urban Development, in partnership with the Urban Institute, has released its 2012 Housing Discrimination Study: Housing Discrimination Against Racial and Ethnic Minorities. The study’s findings confirm a hard truth: that America’s long journey to end housing discrimination remains […]b.gif?host=fulltextreports.com&blog=19913883&post=19809&subd=fulltextreports&ref=&feed=1

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Comparing Lab Test Payment Rates: Medicare Could Achieve Substantial Savings

Posted: 11 Jun 2013 11:46 AM PDT

Comparing Lab Test Payment Rates: Medicare Could Achieve Substantial Savings (PDF) Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General WHY WE DID THIS STUDY Medicare is the largest payer of clinical laboratory (lab) services in the Nation. It paid approximately $8.2 billion for lab tests in 2010, which accounted for 3 […]b.gif?host=fulltextreports.com&blog=19913883&post=19807&subd=fulltextreports&ref=&feed=1

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New From the GAO

Posted: 11 Jun 2013 11:43 AM PDT

New GAO Reports and Testimony Source: Government Accountability Office Reports 1. Defense Management: More Reliable Cost Estimates and Further Planning Needed to Inform the Marine Corps Realignment Initiatives in the Pacific. GAO-13-360, June 11. http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-13-360 Highlights – http://www.gao.gov/assets/660/655143.pdf 2. Medicare Program Integrity: Few Payments in 2011 Exceeded Limits under One Kind of Prepayment Control, but […]b.gif?host=fulltextreports.com&blog=19913883&post=19805&subd=fulltextreports&ref=&feed=1

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FTC and Dozens of Law Enforcement Partners Halt Travel and Timeshare Resale Scams in Multinational Effort

Posted: 11 Jun 2013 09:28 AM PDT

FTC and Dozens of Law Enforcement Partners Halt Travel and Timeshare Resale Scams in Multinational Effort Source: Federal Trade Commission The Federal Trade Commission today announced 191 actions to stop fraudulent operations hawking timeshare property resale services and travel prizes, including three FTC cases, 83 civil actions brought by 28 states, and 25 actions brought […]b.gif?host=fulltextreports.com&blog=19913883&post=19803&subd=fulltextreports&ref=&feed=1

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EU — Annual Review of Football Finance 2013

Posted: 11 Jun 2013 09:15 AM PDT

Annual Review of Football Finance 2013 Source: Deloitte The Sports Business Group at Deloitte’s Annual Review of Football Finance is the only study of its kind, analysing the financial situation of football for the 2011/12 season and providing pointers to future performance. For the first time this year, you can download a copy of the […]b.gif?host=fulltextreports.com&blog=19913883&post=19801&subd=fulltextreports&ref=&feed=1

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No Financial Disincentive for Choosing More Healthful Entrées on Children’s Menus in Full-Service Restaurants

Posted: 11 Jun 2013 08:16 AM PDT

No Financial Disincentive for Choosing More Healthful Entrées on Children’s Menus in Full-Service Restaurants Source: Preventing Chronic Disease (CDC) Children are eating restaurant foods more than ever before, and price is among the top considerations for food choices. We categorized and enumerated entrées on children’s menus from 75 full-service restaurant chains to compare prices of […]b.gif?host=fulltextreports.com&blog=19913883&post=19799&subd=fulltextreports&ref=&feed=1

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AU — Perspectives on Sport, June 2013

Posted: 11 Jun 2013 07:42 AM PDT

Perspectives on Sport, June 2013 Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics Perspectives on Sport is a series of short articles on topics of interest relating to sport and physical recreation using data sourced from a range of ABS surveys. This is the ninth issue of Perspectives on Sport. Future releases will feature articles on topics that […]b.gif?host=fulltextreports.com&blog=19913883&post=19797&subd=fulltextreports&ref=&feed=1

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Weaving It Together: A Tapestry of Transportation Funding for Older Adults

Posted: 11 Jun 2013 06:23 AM PDT

Weaving It Together: A Tapestry of Transportation Funding for Older Adults Source: AARP Public Policy Institute This report provides insight into how transportation services for older adults and persons with disabilities are funded. With a growing population in need of transportation and limited funds for these services, providers need to creatively leverage existing and untapped […]b.gif?host=fulltextreports.com&blog=19913883&post=19795&subd=fulltextreports&ref=&feed=1

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The New State Achievement Gap: How Waivers Could Make It Worse-Or Better

Posted: 11 Jun 2013 05:30 AM PDT

The New State Achievement Gap: How Waivers Could Make It Worse-Or Better Source: Education Sector With the adoption of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) in 2002, the federal government signaled its intention to close achievement gaps in K-12 education, particularly for minority students. While there has been surprising progress in educating disadvantaged students […]b.gif?host=fulltextreports.com&blog=19913883&post=19793&subd=fulltextreports&ref=&feed=1

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