Hospital’s new opioid policy addresses gap highlighted by ex-addict’s harrowing odyssey

first_img I told my doctors my drug history. Yet they gave me opioids without counseling About the Authors Reprints The medical community has spent the past two decades focused on treating pain. Now we need to learn how to balance the sometimes competing needs of compassionate pain relief and addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery management.advertisement Hospitals seeing an influx of drug-dependent newborns Recently on STAT, Seth Mnookin shared a personal story of managing a painful episode of kidney stones from the perspective of someone in long-term recovery from a substance-use disorder. Throughout his medical journey at Massachusetts General Hospital, he was open and forthright with his caregivers about his history of addiction.Given the stigmatization of patients with substance-use disorder, that took courage. Mnookin’s frankness enabled his medical team to factor his history into treatment decisions. A troubling — though sadly not surprising — point he raised in his article was that with his history of addiction, he didn’t get adequate counseling about how to manage opioids for pain upon his discharge from the hospital. [email protected] Such patients and their health care providers are challenged to strike a fragile balance between undertreating pain and giving the patient opioids. Both of these pathways come with the risk of disease recurrence for someone with addiction. Negotiating this balance with a patient is essential. Yet it is not something most physicians have been trained to do. Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe Please enter a valid email address. Newsletters Sign up for Morning Rounds Your daily dose of news in health and medicine. @DrSarahWakeman By Sarah E. Wakeman and Eric M. Weil June 22, 2016 Reprints Privacy Policy Related: Related: Eric M. Weil Leave this field empty if you’re human: The national opioid epidemic continues to strain the health care system in many ways, and hospitals and physicians today are struggling to figure out the most effective ways to care for patients with addiction who come through their doors.At Massachusetts General Hospital, we have made addressing addiction the hospital’s top clinical priority. More than a year ago, we formed a multidisciplinary addiction consult team, one of only a handful of hospitals across the country to have such a resource. We integrated addiction treatment within our community health centers and other primary care practices. And we hired seven recovery coaches who have experienced firsthand the struggles of addiction and are there to support patients in the community on their path to recovery.In the emergency department, we have an addictions advanced practice nurse and social workers to help patients with substance-use disorders. We are also piloting a transitional clinic that provides short-term care for patients from the hospital and emergency department who need ongoing treatment but are not yet connected to outpatient and community services.For nearly a year, our opioid task force has worked to develop guidelines for the safe and compassionate treatment of pain in all care settings. These guidelines, which are being released Wednesday, provide strategies for prescribing opioids for both acute and chronic pain. Specific recommendations include:prescribing opioids only for severe pain not relieved by other treatments;screening patients to determine who might be at risk for problems with opioids;counseling patients on the potential risks of opioids, including addiction and overdose;regularly monitoring and reevaluating patients on long-term opioids for chronic pain;and, when appropriate, prescribing nasal naloxone for patients at increased risk of overdose.Once fully integrated into the MGH community, these guidelines will address the gap that Mnookin described in his narrative. First OpinionHospital’s new opioid policy addresses gap highlighted by ex-addict’s harrowing odyssey [email protected] Sarah E. Wakeman Addiction is a chronic, treatable disease, like diabetes and high blood pressure. Unlike most other chronic diseases, though, addiction comes with the burden of stigma. This stigma presents enormous problems.It can limit access to evidence-based care and may prevent those with addiction from feeling comfortable disclosing their history. Sharing that information is as vital and as relevant to getting good medical care as a patient revealing that she has heart disease or had surgery several years ago. Relapse to active substance use can happen at any point in the recovery process, even after years or decades of sobriety, and care providers should be aware and ready to support all patients in all steps of recovery.As we have seen firsthand in our work developing Massachusetts General Hospital’s new guidelines for using opioids, the situation becomes particularly complicated for individuals with a substance-use disorder, or in recovery from one, who experience an acute, painful medical episode like recovering from surgery.advertisement Health care providers have the responsibility of safely managing their patients’ pain while devising new and innovative ways to treat those suffering from substance-use disorders. Mnookin’s story highlights the need for greater screening and counseling, not just for patients with active addiction but also for those in recovery.The challenge has never been greater, and our commitment to it has never been stronger.Sarah E. Wakeman, MD, and Eric M. Weil, MD, are chairs of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Opioid Task Force. Tags addictionopioidssubstance abuselast_img read more

Canadians are hopping mad about Trump’s drug importation plan. Some of them are trying to stop it

first_img While importation is popular with American consumers (a recent poll found that 80% of Americans surveyed liked the idea), the success of the plan will largely depend on the willingness of wholesalers, both in the U.S. and Canada, as well as retailers, to play ball. Wholesalers, in particular, would have to decide it’s in their best interest to break or renegotiate contracts with pharmaceutical companies that often expressly ban the export of drugs sold for Canadian consumption, and the sales of drugs in the U.S. that weren’t originally packaged for the U.S. market. “The reason they do this is because there’s a big difference in the wholesale price of a drug outside of the U.S. versus inside of the U.S.,” said Neeraj Sood, a professor at the University of Southern California, who studies the drug supply chain. “It’s written to prevent importation.” Sood added that such provisions are commonplace. Wholesalers who have been accused of breaking these contracts have ended up in court, according to Sood, who disclosed he was involved in one such case, although he declined to provide STAT with further details. And early signs show wholesalers are  less than eager to renegotiate these contracts: The Healthcare Distribution Alliance, the U.S. lobby group representing distributors, has called Trump’s plan “simply not worth the risk.” Then there’s the possibility that the threat of importation will give states, wholesalers, and pharmacists the leverage to negotiate better terms with manufacturers, making it unlikely they’d need to import drugs in the first place. “My suspicion is in the short term … it gives the retail sector greater leverage in trying to negotiate some kind of better terms of trade with manufacturers,” Morgan said. There’s already early signs this is occurring. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, for example, has said drug makers approached his office after it began pushing an importation bill with offers to sell drugs at a cheaper price. Morgan said: “It’s premature to panic.” In the meantime, that won’t stop Canadians from grousing over the prospect Americans creeping across the border and taking their cheap drugs. “There is no Canadian constituency for this,” the Wilson Center’s Dawson said. Canada’s major newspapers have been peppered in recent weeks with editorials slamming the plan. “Donald Trump, keep your hands off our drugs,” the Globe and Mail wrote. “Welcome,” the paper added, “to the socialist paradise of Canada, Mr. Trump.” Please enter a valid email address. Leave this field empty if you’re human: The process is relatively simple: Canada’s federal cabinet, known as the Governor in Council, can add goods to the export control list at any time. There are some limits on what goods can go on the list, but the government essentially has carte blanche to protect any good against the possibility of shortages, particularly if it can make the case that doing so is in the interest of national defense. The cabinet is technically required to open any such proposal for public comment, but the government has the power to bypass those rules. “Putting a particular good on the export control list is relatively quick and easy,” Geoffrey C. Kubrick, a partner at the Canadian law firm McMillan, told STAT. Passing a new lawWhile Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has unilateral power to control exports, Parliament could also pass a law explicitly banning exports of drugs meant for Canadians. It’s not uncommon for Parliament to do so, even when the cabinet has the power to act unilaterally. “Sometimes legislative actions are taken for the demonstration effect, just so it’s really, really clear that this is not an activity that Canada is in any way sanctioning,” said Laura Dawson, who heads the Canada Institute at the Wilson Center in Washington. And veteran MPs are already familiar with this issue: Parliament nearly passed a similar law in 2005 after the U.S. Congress passed a law two years earlier giving the secretary of health and human services the power to greenlight drug importation. That bill would have empowered Canada’s health minister to “prohibit, by order, the export of a drug or class of drugs” if the government determined such exports could lead to a drug shortage. The proposal was eventually tabled because the ruling party lost power and Parliament dissolved. There’s a major roadblock to passing a similar bill in the coming months, however: Parliament is out of session and the country is in the midst of a federal election. Members of the left-flank New Democratic Party have criticized the ruling Liberal coalition for a lackluster response and called for the legislature to reconvene to address the issue, and the opposition Conservative Party has called for the federal government to act to prevent drug shortages.Advocates like the Best Medicines Coalition have also called for an emergency session of Parliament, but that option seems unlikely. Imposing new tariffs or taxes on drugsCanada could also impose an additional fee — essentially a tariff —  on exports of pharmaceuticals from Canada, thus making the drugs prohibitively expensive for Americans. “It would be easy for other countries to stop this with tariffs,” said Dr. Bob Kocher, a former special assistant to President Obama and a venture capitalist. “The U.S. has certainly broken the glass already on using tariffs to protect local markets.”But the Wilson Center’s Dawson isn’t so sure that’s a great idea, or even possible. These sorts of taxes, for one, are very unwieldy and nobody uses them, she told STAT. “Why would you want to use the least efficient instrument to block these sales, when Canada could simply impose an export control?” she asked. “They could put those spike belts across the highway for trucks that have pharmaceuticals in them … but not so efficient.” Asked if there was a precedent for such a move, the closest example Canada trade experts could point to was Canada’s restrictions on exports of certain lumbers. As part of a long-simmering trade dispute, Canada has at times required exporters to pay a tax when exporting lumber to the U.S. However, even that is an imperfect corollary.  The wait-and-see approachSteve Morgan, a professor at the University of British Columbia, predicts at least in the short term Canada’s strategy will be “watchful waiting.”The reasoning: Even if the U.S. moves forward with its plan and Canada doesn’t respond, existing contracts and business practices make it almost impossible to send prescription drugs across the border. Attempts to do so, experts said, could result in drug companies canceling contracts with wholesalers, wholesalers canceling contracts with pharmacies, and pharmacists being called before professional review boards.  @levfacher Washington Correspondent Nicholas Florko reports on the the intersection of politics and health policy. He is the author the newsletter “D.C. Diagnosis.” By Nicholas Florko and Lev Facher Aug. 12, 2019 Reprints About the Authors Reprints “It’s time for it to crash and burn,” said John Adams, the board chair of the Best Medicines Coalition, a coalition of Canadian patient advocacy organizations, who will be joining the meeting by phone. “Canadians may die.”The meeting will almost certainly be just a first step in a long and complicated process potentially involving obscure trade laws, international treaties, and some cutthroat diplomacy. In advance of that meeting, STAT spoke with nearly a dozen trade and health policy experts in Canada and the U.S. to determine how, exactly, Canadians could thwart Trump’s plan — and how drug makers might just thwart it for them. Here’s what we learned. Adding pharmaceuticals to Canada’s export control listThe most expedient way for Canada to stop Trump’s plan would be to put prescription drugs on its “export control list,” a watchlist of sorts that would require exporters get permission from Canada before shipping drugs across borders, multiple experts told STAT. It’s an odd proposition, to be sure. The list is used primarily to prevent export of deadly weapons. Canada has, however, used the list to protect key products, including certain lumber, and even peanut butter.  Washington Correspondent Lev Facher covers the politics of health and life sciences. Comparing the Covid-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson Related: Everything (or almost everything) you need to know about importing drugs from Canada Trending Now: [email protected] Privacy Policy [email protected] WASHINGTON — Canadians are furious about the Trump administration’s plan to import their prescription drugs. And some of them are determined to stop the proposal in its tracks. Trump’s plan, which was announced late last month, would allow states, wholesalers, and pharmacies to import cheaper drugs from Canada. It’s a long way off from being implemented, but Canadians are baffled that America would look north to lower its own drug prices, and indignant that such a plan could exacerbate an already pressing drug shortage issue plaguing the country. “You are coming as Americans to poach our drug supply, and I don’t have any polite words for that,” said Amir Attaran, a professor at the University of Ottawa, who calls the plan “deplorable” and “atrociously unethical.” “Our drugs are not for you, period.” advertisement Newsletters Sign up for D.C. Diagnosis An insider’s guide to the politics and policies of health care. Lev Facher PoliticsCanadians are hopping mad about Trump’s drug importation plan. Some of them are trying to stop it @NicholasFlorko Molly Ferguson for STAT Nicholas Florko In the face of opposition, Canada’s health minister will meet Monday with pharmacists, patients, and industry officials to discuss a response. The minister, Ginette Petitpas Taylor, has publicly pledged to “ensure there are no adverse effects to the supply or cost of prescription drugs in Canada.” For the advocates likely to fill the room, that means stopping American businesses from importing Canadian drugs.advertisement Tags drug pricinglast_img read more

‘Paddles Up’ set to return to Grand Canal this weekend

first_img Twitter 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin GAA Facebook Twitter Facebook GAA Following on from it’s very successful debut in 2018, the Waterways Ireland sponsored “Paddles Up” returns again in 2019.The programme is being brought to you by the new SVT Canoeing and Kayaking Club and the Participants have more choice this year.Training in Open Canadian Canoes or Closed-in Kayaks is being offered.In general the Open Canadian is suitable for older teens or adults, and the kayaking is more likely to suit younger people – 10 to 20 year olds.Sessions are at weekends, and either a morning or an afternoon session can be chosen.The sessions take place on the Grand Canal, and will be on the following days :Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th MaySaturday 18th MaySaturday 25th & Sunday 26th MayFinale Day – Saturday 8th June 2019The total cost of the programme is €60. Anyone wishing to book their place can do so here. Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Home News ‘Paddles Up’ set to return to Grand Canal this weekend Newscenter_img ‘Paddles Up’ set to return to Grand Canal this weekend WhatsApp GAA TAGSGrand CanalPaddles Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results SEE ALSO – Stained glass window in Laois could be a priceless and world renowned piece By Nathan Little – 9th May 2019 Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLeinster glory for Mountrath Community School who claim first ever rugby titleNext articleIn Pictures: First free ‘Welcome to Laois tour’ a huge success Nathan Little last_img read more

Remembering the great Heath ladies football team that won two All Ireland club titles in the 1980s

first_imgHome Sport GAA Remembering the great Heath ladies football team that won two All Ireland… SportGAALadies Football Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Electric Picnic The Heath ladies team that won the All Ireland club title in 1986. Though not in this photo, Sue was part of that team as a 12-year-old It’s among one of the fine Laois sporting achievements of all time – The Heath’s success in winning back-to-back All Ireland club titles in the 1980s.Though the club lapsed for many years afterwards, The Heath were the first power of the ladies football game in Laois.They won the first Laois ladies title in 1976 and have 11 in all, just one behind Timahoe on the roll of honour. And they share the record Sarsfields of having won seven titles in a row from 1980 to 1986. Only Crettyard’s success in 1987 prevented The Heath winning every single Laois final in the 1980s.They also won four Leinster titles during that era – a four-in-a-row from 1983 to 1986, with their All Ireland titles achieved in 1985 and 1986.That team is remembered fondly in a LaoisToday interview Laois ladies football great Sue Ramsbottom, which will be published in full on Sunday.With no ladies club in Timahoe at the time, Sue’s first involvement in the ladies game was with The Heath – and she won an All Ireland senior title with them when she was just 12 and still in primary school.“My first club was The Heath as there was no club in Timahoe,” she explains in a wide-ranging interview.“I remember putting on the Heath jersey and it was way too big for me.“I was still only in primary school about 12 years of age at the time when I won my first and only club All-Ireland.“They were a great club who were well set up and managed by Mr Paddy Conroy who had three daughters Breda, Catherine and Sile on the team.“Ann Cushen, Helen Kelly, the Downey and Conroy sisters along with numerous others all ensured I was well looked after and I felt very much part of the team.“That group of girls were fantastic footballers but they were certainly much more than that as they were a great example in every way to a young girl setting out in life.“I was so lucky to be part of the team that went on to win an All Ireland club final against Castleisland (Kerry).”In an indepth piece, to published in full this Sunday, May 17, Sue looks back on her amazing sporting career, one that saw her win numerous medals with club and county, seven All Star awards and three caps for the Ireland rugby team.SEE ALSO – Explained: What changes will happen on May 18 as Ireland moves into Phase 1 of Coronavirus roadmap TAGS1986Sue RamsbottomThe Heath Previous articleThe Week That Was: The Top 10 stories of the past seven daysNext articleHow it came about that a Laois hurler was crowned the All Ireland FIFA champion on the PlayStation LaoisToday Reporter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Electric Picnic By LaoisToday Reporter – 16th May 2020 Remembering the great Heath ladies football team that won two All Ireland club titles in the 1980s News Pinterest Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Twitter Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

Polish man caught with lethal weapons at hull docks removed from UK

first_imgPolish man caught with lethal weapons at hull docks removed from UK Border Force officers became suspicious as he had a large amount of luggage on him. When questioned he claimed he was in the UK to visit his wife and that he had a list of phone numbers including those of the Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary.His luggage was searched and officers found the array of weapons, which also included pepper spray, a pen knife, taser, a magazine to fit a 9mm imitation firearm designed to discharge gas, long silver callipers, a catapult and a compact torch baton.Chris Philp, Minister for Immigration Compliance and the Courts, said:This lethal hoard of weapons had the potential to cause serious harm so I am immensely grateful for the actions of Border Force officers.The seizure should act as a deterrent to anyone considering to bring weapons into the country because if they do they will be arrested.After the items were seized, Krause was arrested by a Border Force officer and cautioned for being in possession of offensive weapons. He was also refused admission to the UK. He then claimed he was an MI5 agent working in Germany and that this could be verified by the Prime Minister. The case was referred to Humberside Police and he was sectioned under the Mental Health Act.Krause was later deemed fit to face justice and, at a hearing at Hull Crown Court on 17 November, pleaded guilty to five counts of being in possession of offensive weapons. He was handed a 6 month suspended sentence at the same court on 19 November, along with a restraining order barring him from contacting a former colleague, also Polish, who works in London.He was removed from the UK on Tuesday, 24 November.Border Force officers use hi-tech search equipment to combat immigration crime and detect banned and restricted goods that smugglers attempt to bring into the UK. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Courts, Firearm, Germany, Government, health, immigration, London, mental health, Minister, offensive, police, Polish, Prime Minister, Secretary, Suspicious, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

LOS ANGELES – Late spring wintry weather brings more snow to California

first_imgHomeBriefsLOS ANGELES – Late spring wintry weather brings more snow to California May. 21, 2019 at 4:40 amBriefsEnvironmentNewsLOS ANGELES – Late spring wintry weather brings more snow to Californianews2 years agocaliforniacaltransEastern SierraThe National Weather Serviceweather Late spring wintry weather has brought rain, wind and snow to California, including a dusting of white on mountain peaks east of Los Angeles.The National Weather Service says there were small accumulations of snow Monday in Southern California mountains.To the north, winter-like weather is expected to return Monday night into Tuesday in the northern Sierra Nevada.Among other notable weather events on Sunday, downtown Sacramento set a new mark for wettest May on record with an accumulation of 3.28 inches (8.33 centimeters) of rain.Along the Eastern Sierra, Caltrans has lifted a ban on high-profile vehicles on part of U.S. 395 where big-rigs were overturned by winds Sunday.Small craft advisories blanket the entire coast, with gale warnings for waters farther off Northern and Central California.Associated PressTags :californiacaltransEastern SierraThe National Weather Serviceweathershare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentVogel introduction caught up in ongoing Lakers dramaThe Beach – Beach Water Use  Advisory for all Los Angeles CountyYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall8 hours agoBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press12 hours agoBriefsCalifornia State Treasurer Fiona Ma to Speak at Online Santa Monica College Commencement Ceremony June 25Guest Author12 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson19 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter19 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor19 hours agolast_img read more

Animal Cruelty Charges Filed in Horse Neglect Case

first_img Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. A former Flathead County resident has been charged with felony animal cruelty after 15 severely neglected horses were seized by the sheriff’s office in May.Tanya Michele Shove is scheduled to be arraigned in District Court on Sept. 2. The charge was filed on Aug. 16.Prosecutors say Shove allegedly boarded the animals on private property before leaving the area without providing a forwarding address.Deputies received a report on May 7 that the animals had not been fed in at least five days. Fifteen of the animals were seized on May 27.Undersheriff Pete Wingert says the horses are being cared for by a citizen who volunteered to board them. Several mares have given birth. He says the horses are doing well now. Emaillast_img read more

Bus Eireann issue statement regarding school transport scheme in Donegal

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty In a statement in response to criticism of its concessionary Bus Scheme, the company said that over the last five years demand has increased every year for the service – on a concessionary basis – from Letterkenny Post Primary centre area.There was a shortage of concessionary seats last year and the situation is the same this year.Bus Éireann says it has 53 concessionary seats available and there were 76 pupils requesting seats this year.Existing families don’t get preference over new pupils when it comes to concessionary seats as is clearly stated in the terms.The company says however that a review of the scheme is currently been undertaken at the Department of Education and Skills.Bus Éireann operates the Post Primary School Transport Scheme on behalf of the Department of Education & Skills (DoES), in accordance with the rules and criteria of the scheme laid down by the Department and outlined on the websites of Bus Éireann and DoES.Bus Eireann says that the availability of concessionary transport may vary from year to year, is not available on public scheduled services, and cannot be guaranteed for the duration of a child’s Post Primary school education cycle. By admin – August 23, 2016 Pinterest Previous articleSchool public transport system in Donegal slammed by former CouncillorNext articlePolice issue warning about the use of illegal diazepam drugs admin Google+ WhatsApp 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Facebook Google+ Bus Eireann issue statement regarding school transport scheme in Donegal Facebook Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday September 4th

first_img By News Highland – September 4, 2019 Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday September 4th Twittercenter_img Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp Previous articleColeman says Ireland are buzzing ahead of Swiss tieNext articleOireachtas Agriculture Committee calls for retailers to be included in beef talks News Highland Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday September 4th:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/04news.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Open Society Foundations: 2012 – 2013 Alumni Grant Program

first_img Pocket Similar Stories Tweet Deadline: 1st May 2012Open to: Alumni of the Open Society Scholarship ProgramsGrant: Applicants may request up to $7,000 for individual projectsDescriptionThe Alumni Grants provide support to Scholarship Programs alumni to further expand the knowledge gained during their fellowship and make a positive contribution to their home country.All proposals must be related to the Open Society Foundations’ mission of supporting educational, social, political and legal reform, and of encouraging alternative approaches to complex and controversial issues.  Collaborative projects between alumni, across borders, and with host universities are welcome.  A Scholarship Programs alumnus/a must have the leading role in the project. General activities for any proposal may include, but are not limited to:initiatives furthering social justice or community welfare;activities generating debate/dialogue on local social and/or political issues;alumni networking and fostering the creation of constructive associations;research using evidence-based approaches and alternative solutions to current and upcoming policy issues.EligibilityThe competition is open to Open Society Scholarship Programs alumni of the following programs:Afghan Communications Scholarship ProgramAmerican University in Bulgaria (last entry year in 2005)Asia Pacific Scholarship ConsortiumCambridge and Oxford Hospitality SchemesCivil Service Awards—MoldovaCNOUS-OSI ProgramDAAD-OSI ProgramEnvironmental Law/Management Program (1996 – 1999)Faculty Development ProgramGeorgian Program for Education ProfessionalsGlobal Supplementary Grant ProgramMongolian Professional Fellowship ProgramMuskie/FSA Graduate Fellowship Program (in the fields administered by OSI, last entry year in 2004)OSF Scholarships in European Studies (Maastricht & Aarhus Universities)Palestinian Faculty Development ProgramPalestinian Rule of Law ProgramSocial Work Fellowship ProgramSoros Supplementary Grant ProgramSupplementary Grant Program Asia (formerly the Supplementary Grant Program–Burma)Supplementary Grant Program – Former YugoslaviaUndergraduate Exchange Program/Virtual UniversityUK Scholarship Programs (formerly the Chevening-OSI Scholarships)Alumni of the above-mentioned programs must meet the following criteria to be considered eligible:Have successfully completed their Scholarship Programs fellowship before 1st January 2013;Be in compliance with the conditions of any past Scholarship Programs and/or Open Society Foundations grant;Reside in their home country or region during the project year;Should not be grantees of Scholarship Programs or Open Society Foundations during the project year;Present a project related to or applicable in their home country or region;Research-based candidates must be fully or partly affiliated with a Policy Institute or Universities.GrantAll proposals must be related to the Open Society Foundations’ mission of supporting educational, social, political and legal reform, and of encouraging alternative approaches to complex and controversial issues. Collaborative projects between alumni, across borders, and with host universities are welcome. A Scholarship Programs alumnus/a must have the leading role in the project. General activities for any proposal may include, but are not limited to:initiatives furthering social justice or community welfare;activities generating debate/dialogue on local social and/or political issues;alumni networking and fostering the creation of constructive associations;research using evidence-based approaches and alternative solutions to current and upcoming policy issues.Research proposals:Research proposals are welcome from qualified alumni currently engaged in developing evidence- based approaches to current and upcoming policy issues. Research –based candidates are eligible to apply for a grant to publish their findings in recognized local media or international peer-reviewed journals.Financial term:Applicants may request up to $7,000 for individual projects; larger amounts are available for collaborative projects with other eligible alumni. All proposals must include a line item explanation of the budget in U.S dollar (see sample format on the “2012 – 2013 Alumni Grant Program Guidelines”). Budgets should clearly list contributions from other donors and/or explanations concerning acquisition of such funds or services (free space, volunteer office assistance, donated equipment, etc.)ApplicationSelection is based on the applicant’s qualifications and standing with the Open Society Foundations, the project’s relevance to the Program goals, its feasibility, and its potential for impact. The selection committee will be comprised of experts from the Open Society Foundations and outside consultants who are familiar with the Foundations’ mission.  All applicants will be notified of their status around November 2012. Deadline 1st May 2012. For more information on the financial terms of the grant, as well as additional terms, please see the extended guidelines attached here. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online using the Online Application System (OAS)For more information contact: The Open Society Scholarship ProgramsOpen Society FoundationCambridge House, 100 Cambridge GroveLondon, W6 0LE United KingdomEmail: [email protected] information is available at The Official Website LinkedIn 0 March 30, 2012 Published by tamara +1 Share 0 Reddit Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. 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