HEALTH & COMMUNITIES
[Md.] “The increasing diversity of three of Maryland’s largest counties is exacerbating already serious health disparities within communities, according to a new report…” (WaPo, 12/1) Report: “Partnering Toward a Healthier Future”
[D.C.] Ward 8’s only full-service supermarket to open soon (WaPo, 12/1)
JUVENILE JUSTICE/YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
Youth Supervision, D.C.-Style (WaPo, 12/1) – Colbert King returns.
“Remarkable turnout” at Freddie Mac Foundation [WG member] Adoption Expo (WaTimes, 12/2)
In “The Graffiti of the Philanthropic Class,” Charles Isherwood takes foundations to task for “requiring that their names be slapped somewhere” on a building and pines for the good old days of funder anonymity (NYTimes, 11/2). To which I must ask, is it so terrible that Carnegie Hall is so-named? It takes money to do important (and beautiful) things; it doesn’t hurt for people to know where it comes from. This sector has faults, but I don’t think being overly-transparent is one of them. As it is, only 12 percent of Americans can name even one foundation, which is not a healthy situation for a sector to be in. More anonymity would not be a good development.
Profile: Baltimore Women’s Giving Circle (Urbanite, 12/7 issue)
– When It Comes to AIDS, a Tale of Two Washingtons (WaPo, 12/2)
– Metro TeenAIDS event “blends music, screening” (WaPo, 12/2) – Metro TeenAIDS is a Washington AIDS Partnership grantee.
– $28.5 million gift from the Gates Foundation to Eastern Virginia Medical School targets HIV. (WaPo, 12/1)