Asthenis: a pharmacy with a public health mission

Question: What is Asthenis, when was it formed, and where is it based?

Formed in July 2018, Asthenis is a model that combines public health with pharmacy. The name Asthenis is Greek for the word “patient.” In medicine, we refer to people as “the patient.” Many of the issues we face as a nation stem from a focus away from the patient (people) and more toward administration. We believe that if we focus back on the patient, then we can help dig ourselves out of the hole we created.

Asthenis is located in the affordable-housing complex named Wiggin Village, which is next to the low-income neighborhood I grew up in on Hanover Street in the West End of Providence.

Q: What are some examples of health equity gaps and how does Asthenis address them?

Where people live – and their ability to access public health guidance and reliable health education

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Rs 280 crore push to skill development programme under the livelihood mission in UP | Lucknow News

LUCKNOW: The Centre and the state have come together to make a fresh budgetary push of over Rs 280 crore to the Deen Dayal Upadhyay skill development programme under the state rural livelihood mission (SRLM). The mission has attained the status of being the key driving force in provisioning jobs for migrants who returned to the state following the coronavirus-induced lockdown.
In a communique sent to rural development commissioner K Ravindra Naik, the rural development department has said that the state government has decided to release a grant of Rs 81 crore against Rs 122 crore released by the Centre. In fact, the Centre’s contribution amounts to 60% of the total funds allocated to the programme.
Likewise, the Centre and the state government have released a sum of Rs 51 crore and Rs 34 crore, respectively to train people of the SC/ST category.
SRLM has contributed majorly in providing jobs
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Charter Communications donates $20,000 to Red Bird Mission School

CLAY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) – As virtual learning continues, the need for laptops is at an all time high.

Friday, Senate President Robert Stivers visited Red Bird Mission School along with representatives from Charter Communications.

Officials with the school gave Stivers an inside look at the virtual classroom.

“Other than some technological glitches they said it was going well. They felt the quantity and the quality was not diminished,” said Stivers.

Before the school year, Senator Stivers met with Red Bird officials about the needs for the school year. After hearing the needs, he reached out to Charter Communications to see if they could help.

“Just talking through it and understand how the schools needs were unfolding created an opportunity for a broader view of how to assist instead of just laptops,” said Marva Johnson, the group vice president for state government affairs for Charter Communications.

Friday, Charter Communications donated

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Cabinet approves Mission Karmayogi to re-skill civil servants for New India

Narendra Modi smiling for the camera: Narendra Modi Mission Karmayogi scheme for civil servants

Narendra Modi Mission Karmayogi scheme for civil servants

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved Mission Karmayogi, a skill development scheme for civil servants. The Narendra Modi government aims to build a future-ready civil service in the country through its Mission Karmayogi scheme.

Launching the scheme, Union minister Prakash Javadekar described Mission Karmayogi as the “biggest human resource development reform in the government”.

The Mission Karmayogi scheme will be open to all government employees for their re-skilling. They would be encouraged under the scheme to better equip themselves with their domain, and improve their functional and behavioural competencies.

The scheme will be under the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) with the Prime Minister’s HR Council functioning as the apex body to provide guidance and direction to these capacity-building reforms. The council will have chief ministers as members.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Mission Karmayogi will radically improve human resource management practices

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