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TRANSFORMING HEALTH IN TRIBAL COMMUNITIES

Preventable chronic diseases take a higher toll in Native American communities. A new federal program, Community Prevention Grants, will award grants to tribes, local governments and nonprofits to fight chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer, and to narrow gaps in health across population groups. 

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DOES PUNISHMENT FIT THE CRIME? STATE PENALTIES AND PROSECUTION FOR ETHICS VIOLATIONS

Many states have built penalties for unethical behavior by government officials into their laws. However, states conceptualize corruption differently. Inappropriate conduct by a public official may be a felony in one state and a misdemeanor in another. While most states have comprehensive ethics laws, no consensus exists as to which punishment fits the crime. 

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PROVIDING HEALTH CARE COVERAGE FOR FORMER INMATES

Among the challenges people being released from correctional facilities face is not having the resources to obtain the health care services they need. Policymakers are working to connect former inmates to health coverage as a way to increase access to services, decrease admissions to hospitals and emergency rooms, and reduce recidivism.

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SOCIAL MEDIA PRIVACY LAWS

Employees use social media sites and computers for work and personal reasons, during and outside of work hours. This new culture has raised questions about how to balance the privacy concerns of applicants, employees and students with legitimate needs of employers or schools to evaluate candidates and protect the business or institution.

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If you need to be informed, you need LegisBriefs.  Concise. Easy-to-read. Informative. For people who want to know all sides of the emerging issues. Each two-page report gives you a wealth of insight into the issues that affect the states.  As a subscriber you'll get 48 briefs a year - that's 48 of the most important topics Americans care about.  Visit the Bookstore to learn more and subscribe. LegisBriefs are complimentary to all state legislators and legislative staff - contact NCSL for more information.

 


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