The Lancet Series on Global Mental Health 2011 follows up on the pioneering set of papers published by the journal in 2007. It tracks progress over the past four years, and adds information to provide an indispensible resource for health workers and policymakers. The subjects of the papers were chosen after consultation with the Movement for Global Mental Health, an international coalition of professionals and the public that is committed to improving access to mental health care and promoting the human rights of people affected by mental illness worldwide.
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The Series comprises six papers addressing interventions to break the vicious cycles of mental health problems and poverty, global child and adolescent mental health, mental health in humanitarian settings, the scale-up of mental health services in low-income and middle-income countries, human resources for mental health care, and human rights violations of people with mental and psychosocial disabilities. Wide-ranging in both its scope and authorship, the Lancet Series on Global Mental Health 2011 provides a benchmark of progress, and a renewed call to action.
The 2011 symposium will mark the 32nd annual meeting of this flagship conference. Since 1980, the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy has been the premier forum for presenting developments in computer security and electronic privacy, and for bringing together researchers and practitioners in the field. The symposium will be held May 22-25 at the Claremont Resort in Oakland, California. Visit our Facebook Event page.
The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that in 2011, median household income declined, the poverty rate was not statistically different from the previous year and the percentage of people without health insurance coverage decreased.
The nation's official poverty rate in 2011 was 15.0 percent, with 46.2 million people in poverty. After three consecutive years of increases, neither the poverty rate nor the number of people in poverty were statistically different from the 2010 estimates.
The number of people without health insurance coverage declined from 50.0 million in 2010 to 48.6 million in 2011, as did the percentage without coverage - from 16.3 percent in 2010 to 15.7 percent in 2011.
These findings are contained in the report Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2011. The following results for the nation were compiled from information collected in the 2012 Current Population Survey (CPS) Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC):
Both the Census Bureau and the interagency technical working group which helped develop the SPM consider the measure to be a work in progress and expect that there will be improvements to the statistic over time. See Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2011 for more information. Last November, the Census Bureau published the first set of estimates for the SPM. SPM estimates for 2011 will be published in November 2012.
Next week, the Census Bureau will release single-year estimates for 2011 of median household income, poverty and health insurance coverage for all states and counties, places and other geographic units with populations of 65,000 or more from the American Community Survey (ACS), along with estimates for numerous social, economic and housing characteristics including language, education, the commute to work, employment, mortgage status and rent. Businesses use the ACS to create jobs, plan for the future, establish new business and grow our economy. Because the ACS provides a wide range of important statistics on housing, social and economic characteristics for all communities in the country, governments at all levels use the ACS for policy making and to determine where to provide services.
The poverty guidelines (unlike the poverty thresholds) are designated by the year in which they are issued. For instance, the guidelines issued in January 2011 are designated the 2011 poverty guidelines. However, the 2011 HHS poverty guidelines only reflect price changes through calendar year 2010; accordingly, they are approximately equal to the Census Bureau poverty thresholds for calendar year 2010. (The 2010 thresholds are expected to be issued in final form in September 2011; a preliminary version of the 2010 thresholds is now available from the Census Bureau.)
In keeping with its commitment to reform the immigration detention system, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has revised its detention standards. These new standards, known as Performance-Based National Detention Standards 2011 (PBNDS 2011), represent an important step in detention reform.
PBNDS 2011 reflects ICE's ongoing effort to tailor the conditions of immigration detention to its unique purpose while maintaining a safe and secure detention environment for staff and detainees. In developing the revised standards, ICE incorporated the input of many agency employees and stakeholders, including the perspectives of nongovernmental organizations and ICE field offices. PBNDS 2011 is crafted to improve medical and mental health services, increase access to legal services and religious opportunities, improve communication with detainees with limited English proficiency, improve the process for reporting and responding to complaints, and increase recreation and visitation.
The 2011 Performance-Based National Detention Standards (PBNDS 2011) establish consistent conditions of confinement, program operations and management expectations within the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention system. In February 2013, ICE issued a revised version of PBNDS 2011 containing corrections and clarifications. The revisions made in December 2016 will ensure that PBNDS 2011 remains consistent with federal legal and regulatory requirements as well as prior ICE and ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) policies and policy statements.
Another PBNDS 2011 revision eliminates the requirement to provide a copy of the full medical record every time a detainee is transferred, removed, or released. In lieu of that requirement, the revised standards provide greater detail regarding the required contents of the medical transfer summary that accompanies the detainee. This change was made in several standards:
AAAI-11 / IAAI-11 features an exciting slate of invited speakers, including keynote David Ferrucci (from IBM T. J. Watson Research Center), the 2011 Robert S. Engelmore Memorial Award Lecturer Ramon Lopez De Mantaras (from the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute and Spanish National Research Council), and invited speakers Heinrich H. Buelthoff (Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics), Karrie Karahalios (University of Illinois), Michael Kearns (University of Pennsylvania), Kurt Konolige (Willow Garage, Inc and Stanford University), and David Gunning (Vulcan Inc.). Details on these and the 25th anniversary panel!
The 2011 Global Study on Homicide has been conceived to provide a unique overview of the ultimate crime. The picture it paints is of a phenomenon marked by large disparities in distribution, demographics, typologies and mechanisms.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has promulgated regulations interpreting and implementing the requirements of section 2718 of the PHSA (75 FR 74864, December 1, 2010 (Interim Final Rule); 75 FR 82277, December 30, 2010 (Technical Correction); and 45 CFR Part 158 (Final Rule with comment period made available to the public on December 2, 2011, and scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on December 7, 2011).(1) In order to reduce burdens on issuers and to minimize the tax impacts on participants in and sponsors of group health plans, the regulations provide that issuers must pay to the policyholder any rebates owed to persons covered under a group health plan. The regulations do not give specific instructions to policyholders who are group health plans covered by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) or the sponsors of such plans regarding their responsibilities under ERISA concerning rebates. However, when rebates are issued to such policyholders, issues concerning the status of such funds under ERISA and how such funds must be handled necessarily arise.
A1: The Budget Control Act of 2011 (BCA) was signed into law five years ago on August 2, 2011. It is a resurrection of a much older law, known as Gramm-Rudman-Hollings, originally enacted in 1985. The BCA reinstates budget caps for a 10-year period ending in FY 2021 with separate caps for the defense and nondefense parts of the discretionary budget. For defense, the budget caps represent a reduction of roughly $1 trillion over 10 years compared to what the president had proposed in his FY 2012 budget request earlier in 2011.
Population-based data sources that estimate the percentage of adults who are transgender are very rare. The Massachusetts Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey represents one of the few population-based surveys that include a question designed to identify the transgender population. Analyses of the 2007 and 2009 surveys suggest that 0.5% of adults aged 18-64 identified as transgender (Conron 2011).
On March 11, 2011, Japan experienced the strongest earthquake in its recorded history. The earthquake struck below the North Pacific, 130 kilometers (81 miles) east of Sendai, the largest city in the Tohoku region, a northern part of the island of Honshu.
The International Dota 2 Championships was a double-elimination offline tournament organized by Valve and took place during the five day trade show GamesCom in Cologne, 2011. The venue was used by Valve to unveil Dota 2 to the worldwide audience and offered a staggering $1.6 million prize pool to 16 invited DotA teams from around the world. The game itself was given to the 16 teams some time before the event to prepare for what would be an incredible tournament promising to grab the eSport world's attention. 041b061a72