The promotion and support of consumers' rights and interests.
Promotion and protection of the rights of patients, frequently through a legal process.
Customer satisfaction or dissatisfaction with a benefit or service received.
Community or individual involvement in the decision-making process.
Promotion and protection of the rights of children; frequently through a legal process.
Organized groups of users of goods and services.
Information intended for potential users of medical and healthcare services. There is an emphasis on self-care and preventive approaches as well as information for community-wide dissemination and use.
Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.
Use of written, printed, or graphic materials upon or accompanying a food or its container or wrapper. The concept includes ingredients, NUTRITIONAL VALUE, directions, warnings, and other relevant information.
Instruments or technological means of communication that reach large numbers of people with a common message: press, radio, television, etc.
Publications printed and distributed daily, weekly, or at some other regular and usually short interval, containing news, articles of opinion (as editorials and letters), features, advertising, and announcements of current interest. (Webster's 3d ed)
The application of knowledge to the food industry.
Relations of an individual, association, organization, hospital, or corporation with the publics which it must take into consideration in carrying out its functions. Publics may include consumers, patients, pressure groups, departments, etc.
A course or method of action selected, usually by a government, from among alternatives to guide and determine present and future decisions.
Compliance with a set of standards defined by non-governmental organizations. Certification is applied for by individuals on a voluntary basis and represents a professional status when achieved, e.g., certification for a medical specialty.
That branch of medicine dealing with the studies and effects of flight through the atmosphere or in space upon the human body and with the prevention or cure of physiological or psychological malfunctions arising from these effects. (from NASA Thesaurus)
A weight-carrying structure for navigation of the air that is supported either by its own buoyancy or by the dynamic action of the air against its surfaces. (Webster, 1973)
Design, development, manufacture, and operation of heavier-than-air AIRCRAFT.
Insurance against loss resulting from liability for injury or damage to the persons or property of others.
Failure of a professional person, a physician or lawyer, to render proper services through reprehensible ignorance or negligence or through criminal intent, especially when injury or loss follows. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
A filament-like structure consisting of a shaft which projects to the surface of the SKIN from a root which is softer than the shaft and lodges in the cavity of a HAIR FOLLICLE. It is found on most surfaces of the body.
Individuals responsible for fabrication of dental appliances.
Diseases affecting the orderly growth and persistence of hair.
A chronic, benign, and usually painless inflammatory swelling of the lacrimal and salivary glands. It is considered by some to include the glandular enlargement associated with other diseases, such as Sjogren's syndrome, sarcoidosis, lupus erythematosus, etc.
The smallest continent and an independent country, comprising six states and two territories. Its capital is Canberra.
Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.
Government sponsored social insurance programs.
An independent agency within the Executive Branch of the United States Government. It administers a national social insurance program whereby employees, employers, and the self-employed pay contributions into pooled trust funds. Part of the contributions go into a separate hospital insurance trust fund for workers at age 65 to provide help with medical expenses. Other programs include the supplemental social security income program for the aged, blind, and disabled and the Old Age Survivors and Disability Insurance Program. It became an independent agency March 31, 1995. It had previously been part of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, later the Department of Health and Human Services. (From United States Government Manual, 1994-95)
The study of the effects of drugs on mental and behavioral activity.
Protective measures against unauthorized access to or interference with computer operating systems, telecommunications, or data structures, especially the modification, deletion, destruction, or release of data in computers. It includes methods of forestalling interference by computer viruses or so-called computer hackers aiming to compromise stored data.
Regulations to assure protection of property and equipment.
Insurance designed to compensate persons who lose wages because of illness or injury; insurance providing periodic payments that partially replace lost wages, salary, or other income when the insured is unable to work because of illness, injury, or disease. Individual and group disability insurance are two types of such coverage. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988, p207)
A loose confederation of computer communication networks around the world. The networks that make up the Internet are connected through several backbone networks. The Internet grew out of the US Government ARPAnet project and was designed to facilitate information exchange.
The application of an unpleasant stimulus or penalty for the purpose of eliminating or correcting undesirable behavior.
A republic in eastern Africa, south of UGANDA and north of MOZAMBIQUE. Its capital is Dar es Salaam. It was formed in 1964 by a merger of the countries of TANGANYIKA and ZANZIBAR.
A practice whereby tokens representing money, toys, candy, etc., are given as secondary reinforcers contingent upon certain desired behaviors or performances.
The outer layer of the woody parts of plants.
A form of interactive entertainment in which the player controls electronically generated images that appear on a video display screen. This includes video games played in the home on special machines or home computers, and those played in arcades.
Providing an investigational therapy to a patient who is not eligible to receive that therapy in a clinical trial, but who has a serious or life-threatening illness for which other treatments are not available. Compassionate use trials allow patients to receive promising but not yet fully studied or approved therapies when no other treatment option exists. Also called expanded access trial.
The aggregate business enterprise of agriculture, manufacture, and distribution related to tobacco and tobacco-derived products.
Process that is gone through in order for a device to receive approval by a government regulatory agency. This includes any required preclinical or clinical testing, review, submission, and evaluation of the applications and test results, and post-marketing surveillance. It is not restricted to FDA.
Freedom of equipment from actual or potential hazards.

Tobacco control advocates must demand high-quality media campaigns: the California experience. (1/154)

OBJECTIVE: To document efforts on the part of public officials in California to soften the media campaign's attack on the tobacco industry and to analyse strategies to counter those efforts on the part of tobacco control advocates. METHODS: Data were gathered from interviews with programme participants, direct observation, written materials, and media stories. In addition, internal documents were released by the state's Department of Health Services in response to requests made under the California Public Records Act by Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. Finally, a draft of the paper was circulated to 11 key players for their comments. RESULTS: In 1988 california voters enacted Proposition 99, an initiative that raised the tobacco tax by $0.25 and allocated 20% of the revenues to anti-tobacco education. A media campaign, which was part of the education programme, directly attacked the tobacco industry, exposing the media campaign to politically based efforts to shut it down or soften it. Through use of outsider strategies such as advertising, press conferences, and public meetings, programme advocates were able to counter the efforts to soften the campaign. CONCLUSION: Anti-tobacco media campaigns that expose industry manipulation are a key component of an effective tobacco control programme. The effectiveness of these campaigns, however, makes them a target for elimination by the tobacco industry. The experience from California demonstrates the need for continuing, aggressive intervention by nongovernmental organisations in order to maintain the quality of anti-tobacco media campaigns.  (+info)

Regulating the private health care sector: the case of the Indian Consumer Protection Act. (2/154)

Private medical provision is an important constituent of health care delivery services in India. The quality of care provided by this sector is a critical issue. Professional organizations such as the Medical Council of India and local medical associations have remained ineffective in influencing the behaviour of private providers. The recent decision to bring private medical practice under the Consumer Protection Act (COPRA) 1986 is considered an important step towards regulating the private medical sector. This study surveyed the views of private providers on this legislation. They believe the COPRA will be effective in minimizing malpractice and negligent behaviour, but it does have adverse consequences such as an increase in fees charged by doctors, an increase in the prescription of medicines and diagnostics, an adverse impact on emergency care, etc. The medical associations have also argued that the introduction of COPRA is a step towards expensive, daunting and needless litigation. A number of other concerns have been raised by consumer forums which focus on the lack of standards for private practice, the uncertainty and risks of medicines, the effectiveness of the judiciary system, and the responsibility of proving negligence. How relevant are these concerns? Is the enactment of COPRA really appropriate to the medical sector? The paper argues that while this development is a welcome step, we need to comprehensively look into the various quality concerns. The effective implementation of COPRA presumes certain conditions, the most important being the availability of standards. Besides this, greater involvement of professional organizations is needed to ensure appropriate quality in private practice, since health and medical cases are very different from other goods and services. The paper discusses the results of a mailed survey and interview responses of 130 providers from the city of Ahmedabad, India. The questionnaire study was designed to assess the opinion of providers on various implications of the COPRA. We also analyze the data on cases filed with the Consumer Disputes and Redressal Commission in Gujarat since 1991. Four selected cases filed with the National Commission on Consumers Redressal are discussed in detail to illustrate various issues affecting the implementation of this Act.  (+info)

Nonprofit to for-profit conversions by hospitals, health insurers, and health plans. (3/154)

Conversion of hospitals, health insurers, and health plans from nonprofit to for-profit ownership has become a focus of national debate. The author examines why nonprofit ownership has been dominant in the US health system and assesses the strength of the argument that nonprofits provide community benefits that would be threatened by for-profit conversion. The author concludes that many of the specific community benefits offered by nonprofits, such as care for the poor, could be maintained or replaced by adequate funding of public programs and that quality and fairness in treatment can be better assured through clear standards of care and adequate monitoring systems. As health care becomes increasingly commercialized, the most difficult parts of nonprofits' historic mission to preserve are the community orientation, leadership role, and innovation that nonprofit hospitals and health plans have provided out of their commitment to a community beyond those to whom they sell services.  (+info)

Public advocacy and allocation of federal funds for biomedical research. (4/154)

Members of Congress and officials of the National Institutes of Health face heightened pressure from public advocacy groups seeking more funding for research on specific health conditions. In response, Congress and the Institute of Medicine have urged the NIH to create more opportunities for the public to participate in decision making on allocation of biomedical research resources. The ethical and policy implications of including advocates in the deliberations are explored, leading to the conclusion that public participation could contribute to more defensible decisions under three conditions: public participants are fairly selected and meaningful opinions are solicited; public participants look beyond their narrow constituencies to consider the health needs of the broader public; and NIH officials develop materials to assist participants with their deliberations.  (+info)

Reporting comparative results from hospital patient surveys. (5/154)

Externally-reported assessments of hospital quality are in increasing demand, as consumers, purchasers, providers, and public policy makers express growing interest in public disclosure of performance information. This article presents an analysis of a groundbreaking program in Massachusetts to measure and disseminate comparative quality information about patients' hospital experiences. The article emphasizes the reporting structure that was developed to address the project's dual goals of improving the quality of care delivered statewide while also advancing public accountability. Numerous trade-offs were encountered in developing reports that would satisfy a range of purchaser and provider constituencies. The final result was a reporting framework that emphasized preserving detail to ensure visibility for each participating hospital's strengths as well as its priority improvement areas. By avoiding oversimplification of the results, the measurement project helped to support a broad range of successful improvement activity statewide.  (+info)

Public disclosure of health care performance reports: comments and reflections from Sweden. (6/154)

In all countries quality improvement is a very important issue. At the same time the demands for information from consumers are increasing. By combining these two principles we can gain a great deal. In my opinion we will go both ways. Bad results, if publicly disclosed, are probably the strongest incentive to improve if they are reliable. Confidential performance feedback for self improvement is the way Sweden is heading at the moment. In the near future, I am sure, we will publish performance reports accompanied by analytic comments regarding quality indicators that are well defined and easy for consumers to evaluate. A pre-condition is that the medical profession must have time to get accustomed. Only experience will show how to devise the most effective means to improve quality and confidence in health care. We will follow the progress in the USA with great interest.  (+info)

Public disclosure of health care performance reports: a response from the UK. (7/154)

In the UK, the experience with public disclosure of health care performance data related to provider organizations is limited to a small set of administrative data known as the 'Patient's Charter' which has concentrated mainly on aspects of efficiency and which is currently being reviewed, and, most recently, to a set of reference costs by case type (known as Healthcare Resource Groups). Clinically oriented performance data has been published in Scotland since 1994 and will be published in England and Wales early in 1999. Knowledge about the impact and effect of such publication is limited, even in the USA, but there is some evidence that consumers and purchasers become gradually familiar with them and confident in their use. However, even with this scant knowledge, it would appear that the publication of data across the public services will continue to be a policy of the current UK Government for the foreseeable future. It would seem likely that this policy will have the tacit approval of the general population who have been educated to be somewhat wary of professional self-regulation. The greater public accountability that public disclosure of information brings, needs to be evaluated against the overall costs of the exercise, particularly within a publicly financed system, and against the disadvantages in public confidence and impact on the patient-doctor relationship that might occur if not managed appropriately.  (+info)

Lobbying and advocacy for the public's health: what are the limits for nonprofit organizations? (8/154)

Nonprofit organizations play an important role in advocating for the public's health in the United States. This article describes the rules under US law for lobbying by nonprofit organizations. The 2 most common kinds of non-profits working to improve the public's health are "public charities" and "social welfare organizations." Although social welfare organizations may engage in relatively unlimited lobbying, public charities may not engage in "substantial" lobbying. Lobbying is divided into 2 main categories. Direct lobbying refers to communications with law-makers that take a position on specific legislation, and grassroots lobbying includes attempts to persuade members of the general public to take action regarding legislation. Even public charities may engage in some direct lobbying and a smaller amount of grassroots lobbying. Much public health advocacy, however, is not lobbying, since there are several important exceptions to the lobbying rules. These exceptions include "non-partisan analysis, study, or research" and discussions of broad social problems. Lobbying with federal or earmarked foundation funds is generally prohibited.  (+info)

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Eduardo is a young man from Colombia enroled in EC Montreals English Academic Year programme. He has been studying English with us since February 28, 2015. Today, Eduardo presented as part of our Student Academic Lecture Series. He chose to talk about the antivaccination movement. He began by talking about the first vaccine that was invented to combat small pox. It was actually made from cow blood and caused quite the contraversy back in the 15 century.. He then moved on to discuss the vaccine for the measles and his graph illustrated that with the introducion of the vaccine, the cases of measles decreased a great deal from 1974 to present times.. He showed us that there was a recent spike in the measles cases because of this antivaccination movement that is taking place in America. He specifically spoke about former Playboy bunny, Jenny McCarthy, who has been extremely influential in her campaign against vaccines. She was living with Jim Carrey at the time and they appeared on many talk shows ...
A vast array of consumer protection requirements mandate licenses, certifications, inspections, and the like for the businesses that sell us goods and services. Those regulations may once have made sense but - thanks to the Internet - increasingly they do not. Its time for them to go. Barbers, manicurists, and cosmetologists have to be licensed. So do plumbers and roofers. Restaurants are inspected. Lawyers have to pass a bar exam. Real estate appraisers must be registered. Taxicabs have medallions. The list goes on and on, touching on almost every facet of our daily economic lives. And, for the most part, all these requirements are an enormous waste. They dont provide consumers with much in the way of protection. And they come at a considerable cost.
: Health Alert is a summary of the critical judgments, legislation, press releases and news items which have come to our attention each week. Australia Consumer Protection DLA Piper Australia 25 Oct 2010
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Article Risk Management of Nanomaterials: Environmental and Consumer Protection under Existing EC Legislation on Chemicals, Pesticides and Biocides. Abstract: There are many promises, but also potential risks, concerning the evolving nano-industry. F...
When Free of Cost Medical Services come within the purview of Consumer Protection Act ?he Appellant-1st Hospital was held liable for Medical Negligence
There are growing national concerns regarding the increasing financial burden of out-of-pocket expense for the health care consumer, especially as it relates to physical therapy services. Under certain health plans, copayments for physical therapy services, some as high as $60 per visit, exceed the reimbursement paid by the plan to the provider of care. In addition, in many states and health insurance contracts, the physical therapist (PT) is classified under the specialist designation, which increases the financial burden to the patient by imposing higher copayments and thus restricts access to physical therapy services. High copayments for physical therapy have recently been cited as a reason that some consumers opt to reduce their frequency of care or forgo medically necessary care-running the risk of worsening the underlying condition and/or risking reinjury, thus potentially negatively impacting patient care outcomes. APTA supports state legislation that provides for fair physical therapy ...
A measure that would prohibit the collection of all but a few types of individuals racial data by state and local governments will appear on the March 2004 ballot, raising concerns from some public health advocates, the |cite|Los Angeles Times|/cite| reports.
Nearly $169,000 was raised by a chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to support research, legislative advocacy, and patient support efforts.
Civil society organizations, TB forum members, the State NGO Network and Partners working in different districts of Tamil Nadu under Project Axshya and Partnership for TB Care and Control in India met recently in Chennai to discuss the current scenario of Tuberculosis programme in Tamil Nadu and the challenges faced at grass root level for providing services to the TB patients. The meeting was coordinated and facilitated by The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and REACH ...
Boycotts as a Tactic against Racism. Avnery says Tutu told him: The boycott was immensely important, much more than the armed struggle. But it was the revolutionary, Nelson Mandela, who refused to give up the right to armed struggle, who negotiated the dismantling of South African apartheid.6. Tutu also told Avnery, The importance of the boycott was not only economic but also moral. Avnery writes, It seems to me that Tutus answer emphasizes the huge difference between the South African reality at the time and ours today. So what is Avnery saying? First he states that Tutu is best qualified person to speak to the effectiveness of boycotting as a tool in the fight against racism, then he says Tutu has it wrong. So is Avnery saying, then, that he is best qualified to speak on the effectiveness of boycotts against racism?. Avnery fears that Israeli Jews will feel the whole world is against us. However, isnt that, in a sense, what the purpose is: to show that the whole world is against ...
A national health care consumer advocacy group estimates that three Americans die every hour as a result of not having health insurance. According to Dying for Coverage, the latest report by Families USA, 72 Americans die each day, 500 Americans die every week and approximately Americans ...
A national health care consumer advocacy group estimates that three Americans die every hour as a result of not having health insurance. According to Dying for Coverage, the latest report by Families USA, 72 Americans die each day, 500 Americans die every week and approximately Americans ...
A consumer advocacy group is sounding the alarm on certain school supplies in its annual Safer School Supplies: Shopping Guide.
Consider this observation by communications consultant and blogger Dave Evans:Ordinary consumers are continuing to integrate technology into their everyday
A producer, importer, distributor, retailer or service provider may also not market any goods or service in a manner that is reasonably likely to imply a misleading or false representation concerning the goods or service as contemplated in Section 41.236 Section 41 prohibits false, misleading or deceptive representations to a consumer, either by direct or indirect, expressly or implied representation of material facts to a consumer,237 by the use of exaggeration, innuendo or ambiguity as to a material fact or failure to disclose facts that will amount to deception,238 or by failure to correct a misapprehension.239 Praising by a supplier of goods or services, sales talk or so called puffing has no binding effect,240 but it could be affected or even prohibited by this provision. An example of puffing would be an advertisement stating: You will lose ten kilograms in four weeks. Guaranteed results!. However, a representation that goods are new or unused in terms of Section 41(3)(b)(iii) will not ...
Children born with severe combined immunodeficiency, or SCID, can be successfully treated with stem-cell transplants within a few months of birth, according to a new study that could put pressure on states that have resisted adding the condition to their newborn-screening programs.
Australian consumer law may imply statutory conditions such as warranties, conditions or guarantees or impose obligations which cannot be excluded, restricted or modified. For example, if you are considered a consumer (as defined by consumer protection laws that apply to APN) you will be entitled to certain warranties under that legislation. For more information on consumer protection laws please visit www.accc.gov.au. These Terms and Conditions must in all cases be read subject to these statutory conditions. To the extent permitted by law, APN and its information contributors and associated service providers exclude all warranties, including without limitation, as to the availability, accuracy, completeness, currency or reliability of the Material, products or services, including products or services of any third party, that are made available via the Site. APN does not investigate or endorse any person, company or organisation that uses, advertises, posts on or provides Material to the Site or ...
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The Community Mobilization and Action Planning workshop was created as an addendum to PATHs three-day policy advocacy strategy development curriculum, which aims to increase the understanding and skills among individuals and organizations to plan, facilitate, and implement policy advocacy strategies to bring about change. Using PATHs 10-part framework for assessing policy advocacy options and making strategic decisions about goals and activities, Advocacy for Better Health developed this Community Mobilization and Action Planning workshop focused on community-level advocacy and health-related change.. Publication date: March 2017. Region: Africa ...
Mullins v. Premier Nutrition Corp., 2016 WL 1534784, No. 13-cv-01271 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 15, 2016) This case revisits an issue with which courts have struggled: when consumer plaintiffs plead that a product advertised as clinically proven isnt, is that a mere
TexPIRGs consumer program works to alert the public to hidden dangers and scams and to ban anti-consumer practices and unsafe products.
US is Incapable of Removing Aspartame from Market, Consumer Protection shifts to International Focus A horrifying conclusion, but these are the facts: without a massive overhaul at the FDA resulting from a very large hue and cry from the American public, nothing will ever get done in terms of the FDA removing this neurotoxic carcinogen from the market. There is considerable hope, however, in efforts going on right now in Sacramento, California to require a carcinogen label on aspartame containing products, as well as international efforts to fight back against the misleading corporate propaganda that assures hundreds of millions that aspartame is somehow safe to consume. Talk about Fake News! These Ajinomoto guys in Japan win the Gold Prize for getting away with audaciously lying to consumers in every nation.
Cell phone service is one of the most complained about industries in the nation. Results from this study show overwhelming support among New Yorkers for proposed consumer protection legislation for wireless telephone service. (18 pages)
What:The Federal Trade Commission will host the 12th session of its Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century.
Public health advocates urged voters Tuesday to support a renewable energy mandate on the November ballot even though not one of them could say how much of a
The Wellesley College Alumnae Achievement Awards, which have been presented annually since 1970, are the highest honor given to Wellesley alumnae. This year, the award goes to sustainability pioneer Eva Sommaripa and public health advocate C. Tracy Orleans.
Kim Hall Jackson is coming into her season.. Hall Jackson beat colorectal cancer in 2009, and has gone on to become deeply involved in the American Association for Cancer Researchs (AACRs) Scientist↔ Survivor Program.. Her advocacy begins with her family. Colorectal cancer disproportionately affects African-Americans, and she wants her loved ones to know that screening is absolutely crucial.. When we get together for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Kwanzaa, I am the pain in the butt … literally, she said, drawing laughs from her audience at a recent AACR advocacy meeting. I will do whatever I need to do to make sure my loved ones dont die because they were afraid of a test.. On Nov. 16, 2015, the AACR hosted several dozen patient advocates and executives from leading pharmaceutical companies, as well as several cancer survivors who have participated in the Scientist↔Survivor Program. Their advocacy may begin with family and friends, but it extends well beyond, thanks in part to the ...
As a child, I was fortunate to have family friends who served as missionaries in numerous locations around the world. Perhaps this early introduction to a global mindset laid the foundation for the role I hold today. I remember quite fondly the moments shared with a family who served in Senegal, West Africa, and from an early age, I recall the draw I felt to this region of the world. Even now the call to Africa remains alive and, quite possibly, stronger than ever.. Today, more than three billion people live on less than US $2 per day, with the population of Africa accounting for more than 50 percent of the worlds poor. Additionally, the majority of African countries are experiencing a critical health workforce shortage including eye health professionals, adding to the 1.1 billion people around the world who do not have access to vision correction.. A recent study on Africa, Poverty and Eye Health (2014), suggests that the relationship between poverty and eye health can be interpreted as being ...
AS THE IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC CONTINUES TO ESCALATE ACROSS THE COUNTRY, there is increased urgency to ensure that frontline pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and our healthcare partners have the medications and equipment they need to successfully treat their patients. ASHP continues to spearhead multiple advocacy efforts that support your ability to provide the best care possible for those in need.. Mitigating shortages of critical medications like propofol, fentanyl, midazolam, paralytics, and others remains a high priority. We continue to engage with relevant federal agencies to improve access to medications. I am pleased to report that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have taken critical actions in direct response to ASHPs advocacy efforts.. ASHP, in coordination with the American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association, the Association for Clinical Oncology, and the American Society of Anesthesiologists, sent a ...
When it comes to reading the updated nutrition facts label, consumers are most keyed into sugar and calorie content, reports The NPD Group.
OSHA Instruction STP 2-1.6 October 30, 1978. To: National Office Directors Regional Administrators Assistant Regional Administrators for State Programs. Subject: Pre-Approval Public Disclosure of State Plans. Attachments: 1. National Office Control Form for State Plans 2. Written Public Comments Log. 1. Purpose. This directive is to establish control procedures for public disclosure of State plans and to provide a system for public review of the plan and for handling written public comments.. 2. Background. The regulations (Part 1902.11) provide that upon receipt of an 18(b) plan the Assistant Secretary shall publish a notice in the Federal Register. The regulations further provide that no later than 5 days following the publication in the Federal Register, the applying State agency shall publish within the State reasonable notice containing the same information.. ...
June 15, 16, & 17, 2011. This one-day workshop will introduce participants to the importance and value of media advocacy as a tool to advance healthy public policy and how community mobilization can support local and community level policy efforts.. Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:. ...
The Anti-Tobacco Industry Plan was a comprehensive, long term plan drawn up by Philip Morris to divide the ranks of public health advocacy groups and weaken their efforts to reduce tobacco use. Public health authorities, groups and individuals who work to reduce smoking (such as the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association and Americans for Nonsmokers Rights) are known collectively inside PM as the anti-tobacco industry, the ATI, or antis for short). PM regards these groups as competitors seeking to take away market share. PMs Anti-Tobacco Industry Plan was devised by Joshua Slavitt, Director of Policy and Programs at PM Management Corporation. Slavitt was considered PMs internal expert on the antis and their strategies. Part of PMs plan was to cause dissent among to tobacco control groups by enhancing internal conflicts among them. To carry out this strategy, PM sought what it considered a moderate anti-tobacco group, worked to ...
Anarchists in Ireland have had amazing success in this endeavor. Since 2000, activists from all over Ireland have come together in Rossport for a protest camp to oppose a Shell gas project that residents say would harm their environment and way of life. Five activists were arrested for their involvement in this stunningly successful camp. Anarchists from the Workers Solidarity Movement mobilized in their defense, planning protests and marches, covering buildings with Free the Rossport 5 graffiti, and blockading Shell Oil buildings and work sites. Activists in other countries protested at Irish embassies and consulates. Importantly, their protests always demanded the Rossport 5s freedom and termination of the Shell gas project, and protests to free the Rossport 5 more often than not targeted Shell holdings even though the Irish government imprisoned the five activists. Activists used the Rossport 5 in their protests against Shell to raise awareness and righteous anger against the gas project. ...
The Hungarian Competition Authority (GVH) has published its market analysis on digital comparison tools. The analysis contains, a number of relevant findings from a consumer protection perspective, in relation to which the GVH has formulated a series of recommendations.. Comparison websites and applications that enable consumers to compare products and services are also popular in Hungary. Consequently, the GVH considered it important to examine whether consumers can rely on the information provided on such websites and applications and the extent to which the provided information is objective and user-friendly.. The GVH took advantage of the use of a market analysis in the field of consumer protection for the first time. It based its findings and recommendations on several publicly available consumer research studies, the information provided by market participants, reviews of websites and the results of a targeted market research conducted by AC Nielsen Kft.. Prior to making purchasing ...
[email protected] The Health Education Coordinator is the primary liaison between the BSC and University Health Services, as well as other health promotion organizations. Their goal is to advocate for member and community health in all units of the BSC through furthering Harm Reduction efforts, coordinating and providing unit and central-level health training, organizing health workshops, assessing the needs and strengths of BSC health advocacy efforts, supporting unit Health Workers, and promoting a healthy environment across the BSC! The HEC acknowledges that physical, social, sexual, spiritual, emotional, and mental health are essential to a holistic understanding of health in the BSC, and is here to support any and all efforts to contribute to the development of comprehensive health education and promotion at the unit and central-level. Members or Health Workers with concerns or suggestions regarding health promotion and the health environment in their unit are encouraged to reach out to the HEC ...
Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston (speaking to bottom up commercialization). Managing large international programs with focus in Middle East at Joslin Diabetes Center. Programs consist of supporting international clients corporate social responsibility and marketing initiatives to implement diabetes wellness and disease management programs. Aspects of work entail improving clinical care processes, providing patient/provider education and training programs, developing resource and collateral materials, and supporting government/Ministry of Health advocacy efforts to help impact the lives of patients at risk and with diabetes.. Previous work at CIMIT/Partners HealthCare, TIAX and Arthur D. Little health care management and technology-based consulting. Professional experience and expertise include facilitating the implementation and commercialization of medical device innovations, assessing health care markets and technologies, preparing medical product development and strategic business plans and ...
HHS is proposing that health plans be required to offer benefits that are substantially equal to the benefits of the benchmark plan. This is the same standard that is applied to health plans participating in CHIP. Similar to CHIP, HHS proposes that a health plan have some flexibility to adjust services covered and quantitative limits, as long as they continue to offer coverage for all 10 categories. HHS is considering whether health plan substitutions for the benchmark plan only be allowed within each of the 10 categories, or if health plans might be permitted to substitute benefits across the categories, while maintaining actuarial equivalence, i.e., that the plan would be of the same value in terms of protection to the consumer. However, such plan flexibility may make it more challenging for people to make informed choices to the extent that plans offer considerably different benefits within, or across, the 10 categories ...
The black salve product was advertised both as a cure for cancer and as a legitimate alternative to Aldara a conventional medicine. It was the Delegates view that this comparison could mislead consumers into incorrectly believing that black salve was a natural safe alternative which was more effective than conventional medicines and that the advertisement sought to give credibility to black salve over clinically proven alternatives. The Delegate considered that statements made in the advertisement could lead to consumers inappropriately relying on black salve to treat skin cancer to the exclusion of clinically proven conventional medicine and that the suggestion that black salve will help people cure their own cancers may lead to self-diagnosis and a failure to seek out proper medical attention for a potentially fatal disease. The Delegate found the advertisement was likely to lead to inappropriate treatment of a potentially serious disease and was misleading, therefore in breach ...
June 11, 2012. Largest health insurer to keep key parts of law regardless of court ruling from the Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/largest-health-insurer-to-keep-key-parts-of-law-regardless-of-court-ruling/2012/06/10/gJQA7VYfTV_story.html?tid=pm_pop By N.C. Aizenman, Monday, June 11, 12:11 AM The nations largest health insurer will keep in place several key consumer provisions mandated by the 2010 health-care law regardless of whether the statute survives Supreme Court review. Officials at UnitedHealthcare will announce Monday that whatever […]. ...
Lawyers generally assume that non-lawyers cannot compete with them by giving legal advice. That, the Bar would say, is the unauthorized practice of law. Rules against the unauthorized practice of law can protect consumers, but they also keep prices higher...
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Although further work is still needed on the details of the draft Strategic Framework, the Commission agreed with its intent and the overall structure. Dr. Colin Grant, Executive Manager of the Biosecurity Services Group for Plants of Australia, commented that as a document and as a framework I found it very convincing. It provides a clear statement of what the IPPC is and where it proposes to focus its efforts. I strongly endorse and support any efforts that we can put into finalizing this document and having a product that we can use to portray the big picture. Rebecca Bech, Deputy Administrator of Plant Protection and Quarantine of the U.S. Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, indicated her countrys support for the rapid completion of the strategic framework, stating that the strategic framework would position the IPPC to proactively respond to new global challenges. The revised draft Strategic Framework, Medium Term Plan, programme of work and budget and annual operational plan will ...
The problem with the consumer is that the industry is very complex. We have deep insight into the industry and consumers are welcome to become members of the advocacy and have access to information they would otherwise not have available. Another motivation for the establishment of the advocacy group is the dire need to equip the consumer with the necessary information to make informed decisions. Shedding light on the complexities at play, Simasiku said, I became disturbed by the fact that, when I asked consumers to pose questions, to comment on the recent Nampower presentations, they could not do that and the simple reason was that they had no information. And therefore the consumer advocacy group should address that issue and ensure that the consumer has that information because the consumers should not be taken as simple [units] in the equation ...
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The Dodd-Frank Act has several provisions that call upon the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to implement several new rules and regulations that will affect corporate governance issues surrounding public corporations in the United States. Many of the provisions put in place by Dodd-Frank require the SEC to implement new regulations, but intentionally do not give specifics as to when regulations should be adopted or exactly what the regulations should be.[244] This will allow the SEC to implement new regulations over several years and make adjustments as it analyzes the environment.[244] Public companies will have to work to adopt new policies in order to adapt to the changing regulatory environment they will face over the coming years. Section 951 of Dodd-Frank deals with executive compensation.[245] The provisions require the SEC to implement rules that require proxy statements for shareholder meetings to include a vote for shareholders to approve executive compensation by voting on ...
The Dodd-Frank Act has several provisions that call upon the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to implement several new rules and regulations that will affect corporate governance issues surrounding public corporations in the United States. Many of the provisions put in place by Dodd-Frank require the SEC to implement new regulations, but intentionally do not give specifics as to when regulations should be adopted or exactly what the regulations should be.[237] This will allow the SEC to implement new regulations over several years and make adjustments as it analyzes the environment.[237] Public companies will have to work to adopt new policies in order to adapt to the changing regulatory environment they will face over the coming years.. Section 951 of Dodd-Frank deals with executive compensation.[238] The provisions require the SEC to implement rules that require proxy statements for shareholder meetings to include a vote for shareholders to approve executive compensation by voting on ...
The Dodd-Frank Act has several provisions that call upon the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to implement several new rules and regulations that will affect corporate governance issues surrounding public corporations in the United States. Many of the provisions put in place by Dodd-Frank require the SEC to implement new regulations, but intentionally do not give specifics as to when regulations should be adopted or exactly what the regulations should be.[237] This will allow the SEC to implement new regulations over several years and make adjustments as it analyzes the environment.[237] Public companies will have to work to adopt new policies in order to adapt to the changing regulatory environment they will face over the coming years. Section 951 of Dodd-Frank deals with executive compensation.[238] The provisions require the SEC to implement rules that require proxy statements for shareholder meetings to include a vote for shareholders to approve executive compensation by voting on ...
European Commission - Press Release details page - Enlargement, Food Imports and Rural Development EEP Seminar Brussels, 10 December 2003 I welcome the opportunity to speak to you here today and to appear together with my colleague Franz Fischler as indeed we did at our last meeting just over a year ago. Today I will start with a
J. Schiemann. Introduction. O. Sanvido, F. Widmer, M. Winzeler and F. Bigler. A framework for the design of general surveillance of genetically modified crops based on a concept for environmental post-market monitoring. M. Fink, H. Seitz and H. Beismann. Concepts for general surveillance: VDI proposals. Standardisation and harmonisation in the field of GMO-monitoring. D. Bartsch, F. Bigler, P. Castanera, A. Gathmann, M. Gielkens, S. Hartley, K. Lheureux, S. Renckens, J. Schiemann, J. Sweet and R. Wilhelm. Concepts for General Surveillance of Genetically Modified (GM) Plants: The EFSA position. K. Schmidt, L. Beißner, J. Schiemann and R. Wilhelm. Methodology and Tools for Data Acquisition and Statistical Analysis. J. Schiemann, R. Wilhelm, L. Beißner, J. Schmidtke and K. Schmidt. Data acquisition by farm questionnaires and linkage to other sources of data. M. Delos, F. Hervieu, L. Folcher, A. Micoud and N. Eychenne. Biological surveillance programme for the monitoring of crop pests and ...
Last month, the Society for Science-Based Medicine submitted a comment to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in response to its request for public comments on the agencys current regulation (actually, lack of regulation) of homeopathic drugs. As the SFSBM pointed out, the FDA has, without legal authority, exempted homeopathic drugs from the safety and efficacy requirements applicable to other drugs under.... ...
27/04/2009A dairy project started by FAO in Kabul and four Afghan provinces: Logar, Wardak, Mazar and Kunduz, has proved so successful that the 1 600 farming families taking part have seen their incomes increase fivefold, from $130 to $650 a year. And as its women who do most of the work involved, they keep 95 percent of the money ...
"Ray Story of TVECA addresses factasia seminar , factasia - consumer advocacy". factasia.org. Retrieved 2017-03-22. "Injunction ... and consumers with education, communication, and research. He successfully defended the position of the e-cigarette as an ...
The legal action launched by the company was criticized by the consumer advocacy group, Public Citizen. As part of their action ... Public Citizen consumer advocacy group. Retrieved 2007-10-01. 12/27/2007 Press release, Public Citizen. Retrieved February 19, ... Top 10 consumer and business complaints in 2009 - KUSA-TV, 9NEWS.com, 2010 Al Lewis (2007-09-23). "Video Professor wants the ... Video Professor To Leverage "Strong Brand Equity" To Raise $10 Million "Consumer Complaints about Video Professor". ...
Clinician-Consumer Health Advocacy Information Network. Retrieved 28 January 2016. Aldrich, Joni James; Jerry, Christopher ( ... It challenges consumers, caregivers, and governance board members to act. News video footage of "The Miracle on the Hudson" ... "The Healthcare Tsunami". Regina Holliday's Medical Advocacy Blog. Regina Holliday. Retrieved 28 January 2016. "Surfing the ... 2015-10-16). Advocacy Heals U. Motivational Press. ISBN 9781508078012. Retrieved 5 May 2017. "Trust Your Caregiver... Not the ...
... based non-profit watchdog and consumer advocacy group that advocates for safer and healthier foods. CSPI is a consumer advocacy ... One of CSPI's top goals has been to ensure that consumers have reliable information about what they eat and drink. Since the ... In addition to making calorie information available to consumers, a key benefit of menu labeling has been the reformulation of ... "Impact of Menu Labeling on Consumer Behavior: A 2008-2012 Update". Healthy Eating Research. Archived from the original on July ...
Gilson, S. F. (2007). Underground advocacy: emergence of the consumer voice". In Fauri D.; E. F. Netting, S. P. Wernet (Eds.). ...
NAF had been criticized by consumer advocacy groups, U.S. Senators, and Public Citizen for bias against consumers. Swanson ... "Attorney general honored for consumer advocacy work". Star Tribune. "Attorney General Swanson Receives "Pro Patria" Award". ... She also served as chair of the Consumer Advisory Council to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington D.C. in 2006 ... Consumers (Guess Who Wins)". Businessweek. Hopkins, Jamie Smith (February 26, 2010). "Mann Bracken put in receivership in lieu ...
"Health advocacy: Strategic complement to consumer-directed Healthcare." Inside HR/NY September 2004 Leibowitz, M.D., F.A.A.P., ... The company offers a direct-to-consumer advocacy service, called Health Proponent to individuals who are not part of groups. ... is a US national health advocacy, patient advocacy and assistance company. The privately held company was founded in 2001 by ... "The Role of Social Work in Health Advocacy." Social Work Today Newsletter August 2010 Dorschner, John. "Healthcare advocacy ...
Public-interest / consumer advocacy groups, including Public Citizen. However, Rodengen quotes GAMA President Ed Stimpson as ... However, the public-interest advocacy group Public Citizen has cited testimony March 1997 by Cessna senior vice president John ... declines in consumer discretionary income; the changing demographics of income and wealth distribution, reducing the number of ... interest advocacy group) website. Aubert, Garth W. and Michael A. Hession, "Trends and Developments: The General Aviation ...
The Columbus Community Legal Services clinics include the General Practice Clinic; the Families and the Law Clinic; Advocacy ... for the Elderly, and the Consumer Protection Clinic. In addition, the school offers the Criminal Prosecution Clinic, the ...
For the 1980s consumer advocacy television program, see Fight Back! with David Horowitz. Fight Back! is an anarcho-punk ...
"A global advocacy network for consumers in the digital age". A2Knetwork.org. Archived from the original on 2013-10-30. ... Consumer Project on Technology's A2K resources Consumers International's A2Knetwork.org Yale Information Society Project A2K ... Consumers International is particularly prominent, running a dedicated domain, and defines the movement as: the umbrella term ... These goals are of interest to a broad coalition of consumer groups, NGOs, activists, Internet users and others. For many of ...
... is a nonprofit, nonpartisan consumer health advocacy organization. The organization is dedicated to the ... consumer-centered health care. A key part of this work is helping state consumer leaders share best practices and learn from ... He was appointed by President Bill Clinton to be the sole consumer representative on the Presidential Advisory Commission on ... Families USA is working to address this problem by researching and giving broad voice to consumer perspectives, and exploring ...
Public Citizen, An extensive in-depth collection of advocacy for consumers. Much of its automobile defects collection voices ... Roof pillars may appear strong to the average consumer, but many of them are constructed only of sheet metal that is hollow on ... The Ford Pinto gas tank cases present another instance of saving money at the cost of serious injury to consumers. In Grimshaw ... "Car rollover 101". Consumer Reports. April 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2017. "Roof Crush Resistance". NHTSA. National Highway ...
He was also the Executive Director for a consumers advocacy group. He lives in Aurora with his wife Audrey where they raised ... He previously served as parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Government and Consumer Services. In June 2016, he was ...
Consumer advocacy groups advised of food safety issues during the shutdown. Food safety attorney, Bill Marler, advocated ... Some economists believed that an extended shutdown would weaken consumer confidence and heighten the risk of pushing the U.S. ... FCC Chairman Ajit Pai canceled his trip to the Consumer Electronics Show. The FTC also suspended certain online operations. The ...
Jenni Mack - For significant service to business through consumer advocacy roles. Dr Robert David Macpherson - For significant ... Bettina Mary Arndt - For significant service to the community as a social commentator, and to gender equity through advocacy ... Helen Patricia Oxenham - For service to the community through social welfare initiatives and advocacy. Brenda Jean Rayner - For ... Colleen Georgette Pearce - For significant service to the community through public advocacy roles. Dr Peter Andreas Pedersen - ...
Hearing Loss Association of America Consumer-based self-advocacy group, information. Hard of Hearing Advocates Non-profit ...
Some consumer advocacy groups believe such reporting requirements violates consumer privacy. By shifting the remittance duty of ... Under current state laws, consumers are generally responsible for paying the sales tax due on their online purchases. Due to ... sales tax from consumers to retailers, the Main Street Fairness Act would make it unnecessary for retailers to report customers ... problems with compliance, some states have considered laws which would compel online retailers to report consumers' purchases ...
Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, a consumer education and privacy rights advocacy organization. "Privacy", in the Stanford ... Attempts to improve consumer privacy protections in the US in the wake of the May-July 2017 Equifax data breach, which affected ... FTC - How To Comply with the Privacy of Consumer Financial Information Rule of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act Samantha Barbas, Laws ... 145.5 million US consumers, failed to pass in Congress. The early years in the development of privacy rights began with English ...
Advocacy group Shark Trust campaigns to limit shark fishing. Advocacy group Seafood Watch directs American consumers to not eat ...
Consumer advocacy organization Public Citizen opposed over-the-counter approval for orlistat. Alli became available in the U.S ... Over-the-counter approval was controversial in the United States, with consumer advocacy group Public Citizen repeatedly ... To minimize these effects, foods with high fat content should be avoided; the manufacturer advises consumers to follow a low- ... In 2007 the Committee decided to keep orlistat as a Schedule 3 drug, but withdrew its authorization of direct-to-consumer ...
The recommendations of the task force led to Boe being named Executive Vice President for Consumer Advocacy at AOL in October ... CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) "Boe Named to Lead Consumer Advocacy Group". Archived from the original on September 1 ...
The Pension Rights Center is a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization established in 1976. Its stated mission is "to protect ... and consumers' perspective. Since 1993, the Center has received support from the Administration on Aging to provide technical ...
Currently, he serves as the vice president of the consumer advocacy center, Ghana. Amartey is a Christian. He's married and has ...
"Consumer Advocacy Group Calls for a Recall of 5 Million Jeep Grand Cherokees". The New York Times. Retrieved 2 June 2013. "FCA ... Consumers reported that they put the car in park and left the engine running, and then were surprised when the car rolled away ... Among the awards are: Top Safety Pick for 2011 from the IIHS, listed as a Consumers Digest Best Buy for 2011, Safest SUV in ... The minimal price tag differential resulted in low consumer demand, and as a result, the low-line model was eventually ...
Seat 2 shall be a member with experience in ratepayer or consumer advocacy. Seat 3 shall be a member with experience in project ...
Usher, William (July 23, 2012). "Diablo 3's Always-On DRM Pushes German Consumer Advocacy Group To Pursue Legal Action". ... On June 15, 2012, French consumers group UFC Que Choisir announced that it had received 1,500 complaints in four days regarding ... The German Federation of Consumer Organizations [de] threatened legal action if Blizzard did not respond to complaints about ... William Usher, the article's author said, "Journalists should have been acknowledging consumer distaste rather than fueling it ...
She started her television career in 1980 at KGTV as a consumer advocacy reporter. Walker has also dabbled in acting, appearing ...
... is a project of Public Citizen, a consumer advocacy non-profit organization. Commercial Alert opposes ... It was co-founded in 1999 by prominent consumer advocate Ralph Nader. The mission of Commercial Alert is "to keep the ...
... (German Consumers' Federation) is a European consumer advocacy group based in Kassel. It is a non- ... The organization offers general consumer information and consumer protection services publishing Rapex warnings in German ... Website of Deutscher Konsumentenbund (German Consumers' Federation) Lobby-Register der EU-Kommission, Nr. 15615763186-36 ... profit organization and registered with the European Commission to be a consumer rights lobby group with claimed 2,500 members ...
... advocacy, and stewardship organization at a cusp moment in the history of that culture."[6] ... or organizations with access to an open source had the means needed to develop technical material for a variety of consumers. ... used in open-source movements is now being broadened to include a larger group of non-expert users as well as advocacy ... OSI was founded by Eric Raymond and Bruce Perens in February 1998 with the purpose of providing general education and advocacy ...
... consumers purchasing conventional eggs will likely see no change in price; consumers preferring California grown eggs could see ... Leading nonprofit and advocacy organizations-More than 45 organizations across the country that are working to address the ... "Animal Care Certified" -- A Case of Animal Abuse and Consumer Fraud". Compassion Over Killing. Archived from the original on ... and harms consumers by driving up prices at grocery stores and restaurants and creates a dependency on eggs shipped from other ...
Tax cuts allow consumers to increase their spending, which boosts aggregate demand. Both tax cuts and spending have multiplier ... The Chicago School of economics is best known for its free market advocacy and monetarist ideas. According to Milton Friedman ... An immediate example of this is the consumer theory of individual demand, which isolates how prices (as costs) and income ... consumers move toward it from relatively more expensive goods (the substitution effect). In addition, purchasing power from the ...
Kathleen G. Donohue (2005). Freedom from Want: American Liberalism and the Idea of the Consumer. Johns Hopkins University Press ... advocacy of American exceptionalism,[6] and a defense of Western culture from the perceived threats posed by socialism, ... What they condemned was intervention in behalf of consumers.[47]. The economic philosophy of American conservatives tends to be ...
... the availability of sexually explicit and violent material would suggest that it had little effect on the media or on consumers ... Political advocacy groups in the United Kingdom. *Christian political organizations. *Christianity and society in the United ...
... are any arrangement under which wages are paid in the form of: payment in kind (i.e. commodities, including goods and/or services); credit with retailers or; a money substitute, such as scrip, chits, vouchers or tokens, rather than with conventional money. Truck, in this context, is an archaic English language word meaning "exchange" or "barter" (and is derived from the French troquer). By contrast, the term truck system usually refers to a specific set of practices under which employees are defrauded and/or exploited. This may take one or both of two forms. Firstly, the payment in kind, credit, or money substitute is demonstrably of a lesser market value than the amount of money that would normally be paid for the same work. Secondly, truck systems are normally regarded as undesirable or illegal because they limit employees' ability to choose how to spend their earnings. For example, credit or company scrip might be usable only for the purchase of goods at a monopolistic ...
Environmentalists' more recent advocacy for big economic and social intervention against global warming, according to Mead, has ... He argues that India's policy is driven by elites determined to maintain high-consumer lifestyles which will have devastating ... The Local Government Climate Lounge will be an advocacy and meeting space located directly in the COP 15 building, at the heart ...
... those that consumers can order for themselves). Another key distinction is between traditional small-molecule drugs, usually ... which includes advocacy for greater resources to be devoted to currently untreatable diseases that primarily occur in the ... Other critics claim that patent settlements would be costly for consumers, the health care system, and state and federal ... is usually some degree of restriction of the availability of certain therapeutic goods depending on their risk to consumers. ...
Advocacy organizations. *American Civil Liberties Union. *Center for Democracy and Technology. *Computer Professionals for ...
Carbone, L. (2004). What Animals Want: Expertise and Advocacy in Laboratory Animal Welfare Policy. Oxford University Press. p. ... In the context of consumer protection, denialism has been defined as "the use of rhetorical techniques and predictable tactics ... Groups in the US opposed to GMOs include some environmental organizations, organic farming organizations, and consumer ... An Illustrated Taxonomy of Rhetoric Used to Frustrate Consumer Protection Efforts". SSRN 962462.. ...
Building public understanding and awareness through consumer advocacy helped bring mental illness and its treatment into ... Later, mental health consumer movement came by 1980s. A consumer was defined as a person who has received or is currently ... In the 1980s Mental Health Act was amended to give consumers the right to choose treatment alternatives. Later the focus ...
Dan Gillmor for his advocacy of citizen-based journalism. *Mark Pesce, for his campaign around the issue for an alternative ... MIT Press, 2004 (examines participatory innovation starting from the users/consumers themselves) ... Wireless community networks, Open Spectrum advocacy, file-serving television, and alternative meshwork-based telecommunication ...
"Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. Retrieved 15 February 2011.. *^ a b c d e f Australian Parliament House, ... Policy advocacy[edit]. *WWF Australia's 'Clean Energy Future for Australia' outlines a range of policy recommendations for ... Advocacy & ChangeMakers Archived 15 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine. TEAR Australia. ... young people with organising and facilitation skills and provides first-hand campaigning experience in environmental advocacy ...
Advocacy, both for business and social concerns. This can include advertising, marketing, propaganda, public relations, and ... Magazines fall into two broad categories: consumer magazines and business magazines. In practice, magazines are a subset of ... Advertisements can convince citizens to purchase a specific product or have consumers avoid a particular product. The ... and the resulting pressures can come from groups with particular political action and advocacy positions. Finnegan and ...
Northwestern.edu Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property Paper on: "Consumer Protection" Consumer ... Some scientists and advocacy groups, such as Greenpeace and World Wildlife Fund, have however called for additional and more ... "Health and Consumers: Food and feed safety." (under "What are the National safeguard measures?") Link. Retrieved 28 July 2012. ... The European Parliament's Committee on the Environmental, Public Health, and Consumer Protection pushed forward and adopted a " ...
... or the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), or standards subsequently established by those entities. ...
There is also a network of private, non-profit fair housing advocacy organizations throughout the country. Some are funded by ... Consumer advocate groups conducted studies and found that many minority borrowers who were eligible for affordable, traditional ... "The Sociology of Discrimination: Racial Discrimination in Employment, Housing, Credit, and Consumer Markets". Annual Review of ...
Advocacy groups wanted a long list of non-traditionally covered (e.g., vision care) or under-covered (e.g., mood-altering ... Consumer-driven health care *Flexible spending account (FSA). *Health Reimbursement Account. *Health savings account (HSA) * ... Pulos, Vicky, MassHealth Advocacy Guide, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI) and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education ...
There is still a lack of examples of implemented policy where the reuse aspect is fully integrated in policy and advocacy. When ... This risk also extends to consumers of crops fertilized with untreated excreta. Therefore, excreta need to be appropriately ...
"Consumer Reports. Retrieved 2017-10-30.. *^ "How To Save Money On Prescription Drugs, Insured Or Not". NPR.org. Retrieved 2017- ... David Mitchell of the advocacy group Patients for Affordable Drugs argues that in the face of reduced pharmaceutical company ... This is largely invisible to the consumer, because a drug company does not report how much money it returns to the payer. In ... According to the 2017 consumer reports, it is important to compare prices of various retail pharmacies to get the best deal.[68 ...
"Consumer Reports. Retrieved 2017-10-30.. *^ "How To Save Money On Prescription Drugs, Insured Or Not". NPR.org. Retrieved 2017- ... David Mitchell of the advocacy group Patients for Affordable Drugs argues that in the face of reduced pharmaceutical company ... There are programs in place to help the consumer navigate to obtain affordable drugs such as GoodRx and RxSaver.[82] One of the ... This is largely invisible to the consumer, because a drug company does not report how much money it returns to the payer. In ...
Advocacy organizations. *American Civil Liberties Union. *Center for Democracy and Technology. *Computer Professionals for ...
Investigations by CSI and others, including consumer watchdog groups, law enforcement and government regulatory agencies,[27] ... and other forms of advocacy, to the detriment of public health and safety.[citation needed] ... and in contributing to consumer education; prepares bibliographies of published materials that carefully examine such claims; ...
As the potential harm for a consumer when eating rotten fish is much larger than for example with dairy products, the U.S. Food ... The National Fisheries Institute, a trade advocacy group representing the United States seafood industry, disagree. They claim ... Iceland, Japan, and Portugal are the greatest consumers of seafood per capita in the world.[52] ... These practices can harm both the consumers' wallet and pose health risks. Another type of mislabelling is short-weighting, ...
The trade agreement involves an estimated 362 million consumers in the United States and the Republic of Korea.[citation needed ... and advocacy groups expressing support for the KORUS FTA.[26] ... KORUS FTA would remove tariffs on 95% of consumer and ... follow their global operating models for outsourcing and offshoring provided they have existing practices to protect consumer ...
The bill included all professions licensed by the state Department of Consumer Affairs, and it was signed into law by the ... The Paw Project Non-profit anti-declawing advocacy group. *Declawing: What you need to know anti-declawing site ...
"California Center for Public Health Advocacy". publichealthadvocacy.org.. *^ Algert, Susan J.; Agrawal, Aditya; Lewis, Douglas ... Sustainable urban agriculture can also promote worker protection and consumer rights.[66] For example, communities in New York ... Without proper education on the risks of urban farming and safe practices, urban consumers of urban agricultural produce may ... However, to create a consumer dependency on urban agriculture and to introduce local food production as a sustainable career ...
"Consumer Reports.. *^ Kasperkevic, Jana (2016-08-25). "Mylan to provide EpiPen cost assistance as CEO is asked to testify on ... saw an opportunity to increase sales in the US through marketing and advocacy, and the company launched a marketing campaign to ... They do nothing about the high price which is still being paid by insurers, who ultimately pass the cost on to consumers.[106] ... "Canadians users of EpiPen not subject to price hike as U.S. consumers". Aug 26, 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2016.. ...
Oaks, D. (2006). "The Evolution of the Consumer Movement". Psychiatric Services. 57 (8): 1212. doi:10.1176/appi.ps.57.8.1212. ... Patient advocacy organizations have expanded with increasing deinstitutionalization in developed countries, working to ... A consumer/survivor movement gained momentum. Other kinds of psychiatric medication gradually came into use, such as "psychic ... The consumer/survivor movement (also known as user/survivor movement) is made up of individuals (and organizations representing ...
Consumer Rites: The Buying and Selling of American Holidays (reprint, illustrated ed.). pp. 252, 348 (footnote 17 of chapter 5 ... Howe raised her children in South Boston, while her husband pursued his advocacy work. She hid her unhappiness with their ...
Treatments and Tools for Consumer Advocacy. Find Consumer Advocacy information, treatments for Consumer Advocacy and Consumer ... MedHelps Consumer Advocacy Center for Information, Symptoms, Resources, ...
This group caught my attention because I am currently in graduate school earning my masters degree in health care consumer ... advocacy with a focus on womens health - particularly perimenopause and meno ... This Health Care Consumer Advocacy & The Empowered Patient page on EmpowHER Womens Health works best with javascript enabled ... I was hoping there would be some interesting conversations revolving around health care consumer advocacy. But, I havent found ...
Home » Commentary » You call this consumer advocacy?. You call this consumer advocacy?. By Christopher Elliott , April 26, 2012 ... He also hosts a weekly consumer advocacy podcast on Spotify. Hes the author of numerous books on consumer advocacy and writes ... Elliott Advocacy is a nonprofit organization that offers free advice and advocacy for consumers. If you need help with any ... Im a consumer. Consumer advocacy is difficult and dangerous work. We rely on individual supporters to cover the sizaeable ...
Consumers face potential of serious risk when unlicensed personnel perform hair restoration surgery The International Society ... International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery warns consumers of growing risk Geneva, IL - While hair restoration surgery ... of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) issued a consumer alert with a warning that increasing numbers of unlicensed personnel ...
Can you take a few minutes to share how coronavirus has affected you as a consumer? Your views will help shape what we do next. ... Will all kinds of businesses flogging hand sanitisers, can consumers trust that the products are effective and fairly priced? ... We want to celebrate those businesses whove done the right thing by consumers during the COVID-19 crisis. ... CHOICE is still pushing for reforms on these five issues to protect consumers against unsafe products. ...
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Antibiotic resistance Consumer advocacy Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Food policy Food safety reform Foodborne illness ... Buck P. (2018) The Role of Consumer Advocacy in Strengthening Food Safety Policy. In: Roberts T. (eds) Food Safety Economics. ... Consumer Federation of America, Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention, STOP Foodborne Illness, Consumers Union, ... Beck R. 2015 Consumer trust study: impact on food safety. Webinar, Part IV: transparency-food safety. Center for Food Integrity ...
Consumer Advocacy Group Names Restaurants With the Worst Foods for Your Health. By Timi Gustafson, RD on July 22, 2011 at 1:33 ... The differences in costs between smaller and larger sizes are minimal to them, but consumers feel they get lots of "extra value ...
Consumer Advocacy Group, Responsible Telemedicine, Sues WebMD for False Advertising, Withholding of Material Information and ... Consumer Advocacy Group, Responsible Telemedicine, Sues WebMD for False Advertising, Withholding of Material Information and ... The group is the de facto consumer-driven telehealth industry watchdog. The non-profit has filed a lawsuit against WebMD in the ... The complaint filed against WebMD further alludes to decisions that were made to withhold vital information from the consumer ...
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  • My first thought was that ranking consumer advocates makes about as much sense as rating your priest or rabbi. (elliott.org)
  • I haven't been a pure-play travel advocate since 2010, although I did help start a nonprofit called the Consumer Travel Alliance, which advocates for travelers (I currently serve as its volunteer ombudsman). (elliott.org)
  • Consumer advocates made important contributions to secure the passage and implementation of both the 1996 Pathogen Reduction/Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points Final Rule at USDA and the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act at FDA, and they have led the way in developing other protections, such as improved labeling for foods. (springer.com)
  • The goal of this Consumer Advocacy funding opportunity is to ensure Colorado has an effective field of consumer advocates and consumers proactively influencing public policy decisions regarding health coverage and cost of care. (coprevent.org)
  • Provides guidance for mental health consumer and/or survivors who wish to become advocates for another person or for themselves. (cwhn.ca)
  • This week, Public Knowledge leads a group of public interest and racial justice allies in welcoming net neutrality advocates from across the United States to Washington, D.C. for a "Day of Advocacy. (publicknowledge.org)
  • Every week, community and consumer advocates speak to people trapped in payday lending debt. (consumeraction.org.au)
  • Consumer advocates postulated that many of those deaths and injuries could have been avoided had automobile producers included certain safety features as part of the standard package. (encyclopedia.com)
  • All CUE members agree at the time of membership application to attend an annual CUE meeting to set priorities, receive training, and collaborate with other consumer and health advocates throughout the United States. (wikipedia.org)
  • See in your mind's eye the sights, sounds and other sensations one might have experienced at mental health institutions in the USA or elsewhere, as advocates, consumers/patients, staff or otherwise and the lessons this trip may have for individual, systemic, legislative, policy and other advocacy. (mn.gov)
  • Advocacy - PROP advocates for state and federal policies that promote more cautious prescribing practices. (idealist.org)
  • We provide leadership and support to state and local consumer organizations, policymakers, and foundations that are working to guarantee access to high-quality, affordable health care for everyone. (communitycatalyst.org)
  • Next year-2011, we plan to continue and expand our work to encourage and support consumer advocacy by individuals, nonprofit organizations, the foundations, government agencies and development partners. (blogspot.com)
  • It will do this by providing general support to organizations that represent consumer interests or engage the consumer voice. (coprevent.org)
  • Specifically, the Foundation wants proposals from consumer health advocacy organizations that are well-positioned to advocate for policies that ensure the effective implementation of the Affordable Care Act, guarantee that systems are in place to support consumers in accessing and maintaining coverage and support payment and delivery reform that contains cost. (coprevent.org)
  • We couldn't have done it without you, and the help of other health advocacy organizations. (anh-usa.org)
  • Throughout history, American citizens and consumers have expended considerable energy toward ensuring that organizations, retailers, and governments recognize and adhere to these rights. (encyclopedia.com)
  • As organizations working to ensure consumers understand their health insurance options and are able to enroll, we are writing to you with deep concern regarding the recent Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announcement that HealthCare.gov will have extended, scheduled outages. (lwv.org)
  • CUE has hosted three Summit conferences, in 2007, 2010 and 2017, attended by health advocacy organizations and other key stakeholder groups. (wikipedia.org)
  • Organizers are asking vape shops, online retailers, distributors, manufacturers, and other entities that want to see vaping survive to donate some, or even all, of their profits for the day to consumer advocacy organizations! (e-cigarette-forum.com)
  • The VBP workgroup was composed of providers as well as individuals from advocacy groups, community-based organizations, MC0s, and representative associations (including health plan, hospital, and physician-focused associations), among other groups. (nashp.org)
  • It was during this time that consumer organizations began to emerge in the United States, starting with a Consumers League in New York in 1891 which merged with other regional branches to form the National Consumers League in 1898. (wikipedia.org)
  • Consumer activists may also be part of various consumer organizations or portray themselves as members of a larger consumer movement. (wikipedia.org)
  • Corporations are made the recipients of consumer activism based on an aspect of the way in which they do business or because of organizations they choose to support, financially or otherwise. (wikipedia.org)
  • by Gerard Brody, CEO of Consumer Action Law Centre Fairness will be the big issue in consumer policy during 2020. (consumeraction.org.au)
  • Elliott Advocacy is underwritten by Virtuoso . (elliott.org)
  • Christopher Elliott is the founder of Elliott Advocacy , a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that empowers consumers to solve their problems and helps those who can't. (elliott.org)
  • Elliott Advocacy is a nonprofit organization that offers free advice and advocacy for consumers. (elliott.org)
  • Elliott Advocacy works with forward-looking companies who want to be associated with our advocacy mission. (elliott.org)
  • We have been in discussion with and will soon be welcoming the Society for Healthcare Consumer Advocacy (SHCA) into The Beryl Institute community. (theberylinstitute.org)
  • HealthCare.gov is the primary portal for millions of consumers who will be shopping for, enrolling and re-enrolling in Marketplace health insurance during the upcoming 2018 open enrollment period. (lwv.org)
  • According to HHS, consumer engagement in shopping and comparing health coverage options was higher on HealthCare.gov compared to State-based Marketplace websites in 2017. (lwv.org)
  • outages are unavoidable, we request that: 1) CMS provide a public explanation for their necessity compared to previous years, including why such maintenance must be conducted during key business hours, and 2) that CMS explain its plan(s) for how to provide information and follow-up to consumers who may try to access HealthCare.gov during these times. (lwv.org)
  • Consumers United for Evidence-based Healthcare ( CUE ) is a coalition of health advocacy consumer groups interested in evidence-based healthcare . (wikipedia.org)
  • CUE provides leadership to other efforts aimed at involving patients in the research process, strengthening the voice of consumers in healthcare research, which has been called for over two decades [2] but which has not always been successfully implemented free of commercial influence. (wikipedia.org)
  • This group caught my attention because I am currently in graduate school earning my masters degree in health care consumer advocacy with a focus on women's health - particularly perimenopause and menopause. (empowher.com)
  • Consumer Advocacy Group Asks NIH To Cease Sepsis Study. (ascp.org)
  • The group is the de facto consumer-driven telehealth industry watchdog. (prnewswire.com)
  • But a new study by the consumer advocacy group, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) , shows that a shocking 97 percent of kids' menu combinations at restaurant chains fail to meet basic nutritional standards. (gaebler.com)
  • USA Today reported that Public Citizen, a consumer advocacy group, is calling for the ban of Ortho Evra birth control patch due to increased risks for drug injuries such as fatal blood clots. (lawyerworks.com)
  • The Pension Rights Center (PRC), a pension advocacy group, has called a new Department of Labor (DOL) disclosure rule "anti-consumer," saying it will adversely affect people's ability to plan for retirement and prove their entitlement to benefits. (pensionrights.org)
  • A nonprofit, nonpartisan public interest group founded in 1971 to represent consumer interests in Congress, the executive branch and the courts. (cwhn.ca)
  • The illustrative quotes all come from women with breast cancer who participated in various consumer focus groups held as part of a joint research project between Monash University School of Information Management and Systems with Breast-Care Victoria, and Breast Cancer Action Group (Victoria). (bmj.com)
  • asked Joe Ridout, a spokesman for the advocacy group Consumer Action. (latimes.com)
  • Some chemically enhanced caramel food colorings used in widely consumed cola drinks could cause cancer and should be banned, a US consumer advocacy group has claimed. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • Since the Boston Tea Party, consumers have determined to attain and maintain an undercurrent of resistance to unfair business and industry practices directly affecting consumers' health, welfare, and safety. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Under Obama, the bureau's top goal was to "prevent financial harm to consumers while promoting good practices that benefit them. (latimes.com)
  • As a result, consumer activism challenges existing corporate practices in order to effect a direct change in production, or attempts to modify some aspect of the behavior of consumers themselves. (wikipedia.org)
  • The targets of consumer activism are often corporations that support causes or practices consumer activists find unethical. (wikipedia.org)
  • Individuals such as Ralph Nader (1934 - ) and his advocacy groups have crusaded to ensure consideration and enforcement of consumer rights since the mid-twentieth century. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Ray is also the founder and CEO of The Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association (TVECA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a sensible and responsible electronic cigarette market by providing the media, legislative bodies, and consumers with education, communication, and research. (wikipedia.org)
  • These resources can help you communicate with your employees members or other stakeholders about advocacy issues and events, including ethanol, the American Boating Congress, and Boating United. (nmma.org)
  • Consumer Education - PROP works with a variety of stakeholders to improve access to accurate information about prescription opioids. (idealist.org)
  • Consumer activism has several aims: Change the social structure of consumption Protect the social welfare of stakeholders Satisfy perceived slights to the ego Seek justice for the consumer and environment in the relationships of consumerism Historian Lawrence B. Glickman identifies the free produce movement of the late 1700s as the beginning of consumer activism in the United States. (wikipedia.org)
  • Specifically, during certain volatile times (the 1890s Progressive era, the Great Depression in the 1930s, and the 1960s through the 1970s), consumer concerns have been more strongly emphasized. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Earlier this week, I learned that a well-known investigative reporter is working on a story about the "best" consumer advocate in travel. (elliott.org)
  • But the Mintz letter and the leading questionnaire made me wonder: What makes a good consumer advocate? (elliott.org)
  • Ainslie has been a tremendous advocate in many spheres of consumer health and the AM is the latest recognition of her. (chf.org.au)
  • Section 198 of the bill adds a presidentially-appointed "consumer advocate" to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which already has such an office. (instituteforenergyresearch.org)
  • Independent observers, and even some legislators, rated Florida's 2011 legislative session as one of the worst on record for the state's consumers. (aarp.org)
  • Stay in touch with AARP's advocacy on behalf of Floridians of all generation, please visit the AARP FL website often during the legislative session. (aarp.org)
  • Whereas past activism had focused on the consequences of consumer actions and the protection of consumers, Lang and Gabriel argue the activism inspired by Ralph Nader and others is more confrontational toward the market. (wikipedia.org)
  • To misrepresent the level of approval process that a clinical diagnostic assay has gone through with the FDA is a gross misrepresentation and breach of patient trust, and it goes entirely against the best interest of the consumer. (prnewswire.com)
  • The allegations filed against WebMD also state that the type of review of patient information that WebMD suggests is made to determine whether testing is appropriate for a consumer is not actually undertaken. (prnewswire.com)
  • More details will soon be available around this exciting next step in the history of focus on patient advocacy and more broadly patient experience improvement, but suffice it to say, the commitment to engaging all voices and growing those engaged in this important work is top of mind for us all. (theberylinstitute.org)
  • The Continuity of Care Collaboration survey has shown the range of influences affecting patient access to health care during the pandemic that should guide future improvements to health services, the Consumers Health Forum said today. (chf.org.au)
  • Patient advocacy. (ucd.ie)
  • Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed S.B. 591 to amend Missouri's consumer protection act and the state's punitive damages system. (atra.org)
  • In response, ANH-USA, together with the Organic Consumers Association and the Weston A. Price Foundation, submitted formal comments to the FDA . (anh-usa.org)
  • Consumer activism seeks to change some aspect of the way in which goods or services are produced in order to make the production process safer, more ethical, more environmentally friendly, and to make the products themselves safer and of better quality, or more available to consumers. (wikipedia.org)
  • Our contributions, which range from policy analysis and strategic assistance to managing national campaigns, enable consumer groups to provide leadership in the hard work of transforming the U.S. health care system. (communitycatalyst.org)
  • The Consumer State Advocacy (CSA) project supports approximately 25 state and local project grantees on a variety of health care advocacy and health justice-oriented initiatives and campaigns. (communitycatalyst.org)
  • It is enormously gratifying to know that through our consumer public education campaigns, one-to-one advisory service, web resources and publications, we are partnering with you to make a real difference at the community, national and international level. (blogspot.com)
  • Join an organization at the forefront of health advocacy across the nation. (communitycatalyst.org)
  • Community Catalyst, a national advocacy organization, has been giving consumers a voice in health care reform for more than a decade. (communitycatalyst.org)
  • The consumer advocacy organization, U.S. Right to Know, has filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency for violating provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. (rrfn.com)
  • Policy and advocacy in HIV/AIDS prevention : strategies for enhancing prevention interventions. (who.int)
  • Explores and discusses the contributions of intersectional feminist frameworks (IFFs) to alternative approaches to re-envisioning policy change and advocacy. (cwhn.ca)
  • Our team leads change to policy, laws and industry practice across a range of consumer issues, informed by our experience assisting and representing people in Victoria. (consumeraction.org.au)
  • We use our skills in the law, financial counselling, policy and campaigning to make consumer markets fair. (consumeraction.org.au)
  • Nearly overshadowed by these developments was the budget's defenestration of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which Trump has made a top policy goal. (latimes.com)
  • The Evolution of Disability Rights Litigation: Evolutions in Advocacy. (mn.gov)
  • CI CAN is a new initiative designed to amplify ACI Alliance's ongoing efforts with grassroots advocacy. (hearingreview.com)
  • This lecture addresses the advocacy of Bay Area civil rights attorneys working alongside grassroots partners to stop the use of local resources for national initiatives that unfairly target communities based on race, religion, and country of origin. (berkeley.edu)
  • Consumer activism includes both activism on behalf of consumers for consumer protection and activism by consumers themselves. (wikipedia.org)
  • Activism on behalf of the consumer began around the 20th Century in the United States, in what scholars Tim Lang and Yiannis Gabriel term the "value-for-consumer" wave, and which sociologist Hayagreeva Rao calls the antiadulteration movement. (wikipedia.org)
  • CHOICE is still pushing for reforms on these five issues to protect consumers against unsafe products. (choice.com.au)
  • This past year, TCAS expanded its work across different sectors and activities as consumers issues are cross cutting by nature, while continuing to work intensively with groups working for improved public education, legal reform, consumer's rights, environmental protection, financial education, competition and standards issues and we hosted on other issues which were of critical importance to social and economic justice to consumers. (blogspot.com)
  • From consumer protections on utilities issues to restoring safe nursing-care standards to Florida nursing homes, AARP will be working hard for our members and Floridians of all generations this year. (aarp.org)
  • Among the many issues which have emerged with fresh power for consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic is health ethics. (chf.org.au)
  • Our qualified legal staff and financial counsellors are on hand to provide free, independent and confidential advice to people struggling with a range of consumer and financial issues. (consumeraction.org.au)
  • 3 Clinical and consumer guidelines have now been produced on all aspects of breast cancer, including psychosocial issues. (bmj.com)
  • He also hosts a weekly consumer advocacy podcast on Spotify. (elliott.org)
  • Discusses the benefits of community participation for mental health consumers, and includes tips. (cwhn.ca)
  • and consumer groups, the Consumer Federation of America (established in 1967). (encyclopedia.com)
  • Consumers love to do business with someone that can admit mistakes and state how they made improvements. (ripoffreport.com)
  • The book's unique application of economic theory to food safety decision making in both the public and private sectors makes it a key resource for food safety professionals in academia, government, industry, and consumer groups around the world. (springer.com)
  • This would, at least in theory, give the member groups an edge in advocacy activities. (wikipedia.org)
  • Consumer activist tactics can include boycotts, petitioning the government, media activism, and organizing interest groups. (wikipedia.org)
  • Boycotts are especially prevalent among consumer activists within environmental and animal rights activist groups. (wikipedia.org)
  • In addition to quickly making the operation profitable, owners have to stay on top of the latest culinary trends and dining preferences, in an industry where consumer tastes sometimes change from one season to the next. (gaebler.com)
  • Quality first : better health care for all Americans : final report to the President of the United States / President's Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry. (who.int)
  • As part of its growth strategy for the new in-ear monitor solution-the 3DME-ASI Audio announced it has formed a partnership with Pro Audio/MI/Consumer Technology industry veteran Gregg Stein and his new company, Triple G Ventures. (hearingreview.com)
  • New consumer research shows that brand loyalty is a key element in success in the dietary supplement industry. (nutraingredients-usa.com)
  • It's been clear since our businessman-in-chief took office that he had no love for a federal consumer watchdog - and that his administration was more than happy to dance to the tune of financial-services industry lobbyists who wanted it dead. (latimes.com)
  • The Communications Manager will be responsible for providing strategic communications counsel and support to a new Community Catalyst Project: the Consumer State Advocacy Project (CSA), funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (communitycatalyst.org)
  • The team at Consumer Action Law Centre are continuing to support people experiencing vulnerability and disadvantage through COVID-19. (consumeraction.org.au)
  • While we support the development of innovative services and business models that genuinely meet the needs of consumers much of the existing legal and regulatory frameworks are no longer fit for purpos. (consumeraction.org.au)
  • Become A Consumer Advocacy News Subscriber And Stay Up-To-Date On The Latest News! (baddrug.news)
  • He's the author of numerous books on consumer advocacy and writes weekly columns for King Features Syndicate, USA Today, and the Washington Post. (elliott.org)
  • the earliest members include the National Breast Cancer Coalition , Consumer Reports , and the Black Women's Health Imperative , among others. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, by participating in the Corporate Advocacy Program, the member business has made a commitment to working with its customers to resolve complaints quickly and fairly whenever possible. (ripoffreport.com)
  • As Florida lawmakers tackle another year of dreary state fiscal conditions, services vital to older Floridians and protections for consumers of all generations are under pressure in Tallahassee. (aarp.org)
  • Legislators eliminated all state consumer protections for residential telephone customers and nearly passed legislation that would have socked consumers with extra costs for renewable-energy initiatives. (aarp.org)
  • Like members of the British abolitionist movement, free produce activists were consumers themselves, and under the idea that consumers share in the responsibility for the consequences of their purchases, boycotted goods produced with slave labor in an attempt to end slavery. (wikipedia.org)
  • One of the first consumer protection laws in the United States and worldwide, the Pure Food and Drug Act, was passed in 1906 during the first wave of the U.S. consumer movement. (wikipedia.org)
  • In this way, consumer activists attempt to influence the behavior of consumers by getting them to consider their consumption choices in an ethical light, and portray consumer activism as a movement among consumers, themselves included, for a common good. (wikipedia.org)
  • Upload a poster depicting the science and approach of the Consumer Awareness Curriculum. (nwabr.org)
  • Teachers who have received professional development training for the Consumer Awareness curriculum are invited to participate in the lotion kit loan program. (nwabr.org)
  • The Empathica Consumer Insights Panel surveyed consumers on their perception, attitude and opinion towards the retail pharmacy experience. (prweb.com)
  • Australian patients and taxpayers will contribute more than $25 billion over five years under the new Community Pharmacy Agreement yet consumers have little effective say in this central part of the health system. (chf.org.au)
  • The Consumers Health Forum is disappointed that the new Seventh Community Pharmacy. (chf.org.au)
  • Jurors in Missouri determined J&J hid the cancer risks of baby powder from consumers and awarded 22 women $4.69 billion damages. (baddrug.news)
  • Multinational corporations and the impact of public advocacy on corporate strategy : Nestlé and the infant formula controversy / by S. Prakash Sethi. (who.int)
  • The complaint filed against WebMD further alludes to decisions that were made to withhold vital information from the consumer regarding whom the tests were initially intended for. (prnewswire.com)
  • The Consumers Health Forum congratulates Ainslie Cahill on being made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her great work in promoting the interests of health consumers. (chf.org.au)
  • There's no denying that 2019 was a dynamic one for Consumer Action, bringing a wave of change for consumer rights in Australia. (consumeraction.org.au)
  • Until consumers and purchasers hold the leaders of health care institutions accountable for rapid and continuous processes toward safety, nothing will change. (academyhealth.org)
  • In this model, the goal is the change consumer activists wish to effect in the way goods or services are produced or in the way consumers themselves approach consumption. (wikipedia.org)
  • We are thankful we get to do meaningful work that helps make our community a better place to live, businesses to strive and consumers to get better value to money spent on goods and services. (blogspot.com)
  • Few people know about this process, but it's a crucial part of our consumer-protection role," said Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler. (blogspot.com)
  • White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney, who also oversees the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, says the Trump administration is committed "to fulfill the bureau's statutory responsibilities, but go no further. (latimes.com)
  • He described Mulvaney as "an arsonist burning down every consumer protection he can find. (latimes.com)
  • 71 vi SUMMARY The Federal Trade Commission enforces a variety of federal antitrust and consumer protection laws. (stlouisfed.org)
  • In fiscal year 1987, the Federal Trade Commission continued its commitment to carrying out its statutory responsibilities, embodied in consumer protection and antitrust laws, to promote the welfare of consumers. (stlouisfed.org)
  • Consumer activism may also target the state in order to implement some form of regulation for consumer protection. (wikipedia.org)
  • NPS Medicinewise and CHF Working Together Logo A new Working Together agreement between the Consumers Health Forum of Australia (CHF) and NPS MedicineWise has been launched setting out how they will partner and build on their collaboration over the past 20 years to ensure consumers are at the. (chf.org.au)
  • Under Trump, the No. 1 goal is to "ensure that all consumers have access to markets for consumer financial products and services. (latimes.com)
  • Under Trump, it's to "implement and enforce the law consistently to ensure that markets for consumer financial products and services are fair, transparent and competitive. (latimes.com)
  • Virtuoso advisors collaborate with their clients to create personalized itineraries featuring exclusive perks, while also providing advice, access, advocacy, and accountability. (elliott.org)
  • The Victorian Government's proposed changes to class action rules should enable greater access to justice and promote corporate accountability, according to Consumer Action Law Centre. (consumeraction.org.au)
  • Therefore, access to this website is critical for all consumers who want to know their health care options. (lwv.org)
  • While maintaining the "iconic" look of the Nutrition Facts label, the Nutrition Facts Rule makes several updates with the intent to give consumers access to information that they need to make informed eating decisions. (lexology.com)
  • Australia's leading health officials provided both caution and encouragement for consumers when they spoke on CHF's Not Going Viral webinar this week. (chf.org.au)
  • This is advocacy for travelers? (elliott.org)
  • Besides, if he really cares about helping consumers, he'd understand that having more people advocating for travelers is better than fewer. (elliott.org)
  • If you've benefitted from the advice, advocacy, or executive contacts on this site, please consider supporting us. (elliott.org)
  • This article is based on my 12 years' experience with treatment for breast cancer and eight years' experience as a consumer representative on many different committees, including the development of guidelines for the treatment of advanced breast cancer and ductal carcinoma in situ in Australia. (bmj.com)
  • I was hoping there would be some interesting conversations revolving around health care consumer advocacy. (empowher.com)
  • At the Natural Products Expo West show this year, we caught up with the chief strategy and innovation officer at legacy supplement brand Nature's Way to talk about consumer trends, CBD, and the body of laws that regulate supplements. (nutraingredients-usa.com)
  • The Nutrition Facts Rule implements several changes aimed at helping consumers understand the amount of sugars added to food products. (lexology.com)