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March 6, 2020 by Michael Lerner
Michael Lerner, co-founder and chair emeritus of HEFN, and president of the Jenifer Altman Foundation and Commonweal, shares how we can move beyond fear with the emergence of the coronavirus, and toward hope for the survival of love, wisdom, and compassion for others and for the world.
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January 24, 2020 by Cindy Glass
HEFN enters 2020 energized to sustain the momentum and accomplishments from the past year and offers sincere thanks to the dedicated community that championed and supported the network’s accomplishments in 2019.
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December 18, 2019 by Ansje Miller
Ansje Miller, HEFN's new executive director, relects upon her first HEFN annual meeting as the organization rounds out its 20th year, and invites the HEFN community to reflect and take stock of where we want to go from here.
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October 14, 2019 by Ansje Miller
On her first day as HEFN's new executive director, Ansje Miller, offers her thoughts on transitions, journeys, the Beatles, and HEFN's 2019 Annual Meeting and 20th Anniversary Celebration in Fresno, California.
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October 10, 2019 by Daniel Cohn and Cara Matteliano
If health advocates want to make serious headway in protecting children from the lifelong effects of lead poisoning, they must get both public- and private-sector buy-in and develop solutions that work for all, including landlords. Leaders in Cleveland, Ohio, and Buffalo, New York, have built strong public–private partnerships to deploy new tools to help landlords make their properties safe. Various foundations—both place-based and national—are funding efforts to prevent lead poisoning.
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