Akron barbershops, beauty shops provide blood pressure education

Over 150,000 people in the Greater Akron area currently suffer from high blood pressure.

AKRON, Ohio — According to the American Heart Association (AHA), nearly half of American adults are unaware that they are living with high blood pressure.

Because of this, the AHA and Summa Health have partnered up with 15 Akron-area barber shops, beauty shops and faith-based organizations to provide free blood pressure education through the month of October.

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According a press release from the AHA, more than 150,000 people are currently suffering from high blood pressure – enough to fill the Cleveland Browns’ FirstEnergy Stadium over two times. 

“The American Heart Association is focused on four health pillars: Tobacco and e-cigarettes, food security and nutrition, women & children’s health and hypertension and blood pressure control, all in an effort to fight against heart disease and stroke,” said Tracy Behnke, Executive Director

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Green Flower and Last Prisoner Project Partner to Provide $50,000 in Education Scholarships for Justice-Impacted Individuals

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VENTURA, Calif., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Green Flower and Last Prisoner Project (LPP) are proud to announce a strategic partnership aimed at helping those most affected by the criminalization of cannabis establish legitimate careers in the legal cannabis industry.

Green Flower, the global leader in cannabis education, is donating $50,000 worth of scholarship funding to their best-in-class certificate courses for formerly incarcerated individuals participating in LPP’s Prison to Prosperity Reentry Program.

Last Prisoner Project’s program is focused on creating pathways to employment within the legal cannabis industry for individuals who have been negatively affected by the criminalization of cannabis.

“Last Prisoner Project is grateful for the support of our educational partner, Green Flower. The scholarships provided for our Prison to Prosperity Reentry Program will help to ensure that our

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Mobile health unit to provide COVID-19 testing across the Lehigh Valley in coming weeks

A mobile site for COVID-19 testing developed for neighborhoods where traditional health care locations aren’t readily accessible will visit locations around the Lehigh Valley over the next few weeks.

The CATE Mobile Response Unit — CATE stands for Community Accessible Testing & Education — was developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Highmark Blue Shield, Independence Blue Cross, and Latino Connection.

In collaboration with St. Luke’s University Health Network and other community partners, the unit will conduct COVID-19 testing for people who are showing symptoms or who have been exposed to the pandemic illness, while also educating the public on how to stay healthy and safe.

The unit’s tagline is “Sharing knowledge to erase fear,” which it accomplishes through widespread community health care and health education offered for free and with no insurance required.

CATE’s schedule is as follows:

Allentown (Flu shots also available): Buck Boyle Park, 10 Pump

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Cambridge announces new partnership to provide expertise on education reform

CAMBRIDGE, England, Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Cambridge Assessment and Cambridge University Press have announced the launch of the Cambridge Partnership for Education, a new unit that will draw on the collective knowledge and global network of the University of Cambridge to support governments, schools, teachers and learners in creating quality public education systems.

“Education underpins our economies and societies,” said Jane Mann, Managing Director, Cambridge Partnership for Education. “It’s the single most effective solution for many of the problems we face including poverty, health, climate change and conflict. As the global pandemic intensifies these challenges, revitalising education systems will fuel individual, national and international recovery. Our new team is uniquely placed to achieve that mission with partners around the world.”

As the recent Cambridge report “What have we learned about the COVID-19 impact on education so far?”[1] showed, education systems in all countries were ill-equipped to

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The Coding School, IBM Quantum Provide Free Quantum Education to 5,000 Students Around the World

LOS ANGELES – October 6, 2020 – ( Newswire.com )

The Coding School is collaborating with IBM Quantum to offer a first-of-its-kind quantum computing course for 5,000 high school students and above, designed to make quantum education globally accessible and to provide high-quality virtual STEM education. To ensure an equitable future quantum workforce, the course is free. Students can apply here.

“While quantum computing will revolutionize the world, few opportunities exist to make quantum accessible to K-12 students or the general population today,” notes Kiera Peltz, the founder and executive director of The Coding School. “We are proud to collaborate with IBM Quantum, a global leader in quantum computing, to ensure the next generation is equipped with the skills necessary for the future of work.”

The course, Qubit by Qubit’s Introduction to Quantum Computing, will run for a full academic year, from October 2020 to May 2021, and

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Pennsylvania lawmakers divided over proposal to provide families $1,000 per child for education expenses

Education in Pennsylvania remains a hot button topic, and as a state Senate committee heard testimony Monday on a bill that would give families stimulus funding for educational-related expenses, one lawmaker called for a truce.



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That was state Sen. Andy Dinniman’s hope when the Senate Education Committee’s hearing started. The panel heard from both proponents and opponents of Senate Bill 1230, which would give families $1,000 per child for educational purposes. The money could be used by parents to buy a computer for their kids’ remote learning, pay for tutoring or even cover private school tuition bills.

“Whether you like this bill or you don’t like this bill, what is happening in our schools is a problem,” said Dinniman, the West Chester Democrat and minority chair on the committee. “We have to come together to solve this problem, and we have to stop the

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What a U.S. Liberal Arts Education Can Provide International Students

German national Tim Steinebach says he was interested in almost everything related to philosophy, but never really considered applying to a U.S. liberal arts college. That is, until an admissions officer from this type of college visited his school.

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“I learned about St. John’s and immediately fell in love with the idea of reading 200 of the greatest books of the West and discussing them without the authoritative interpretations of secondary literature or lecturing professors,” says Steinebach, now a sophomore at St. John’s College in New Mexico, which along with its Maryland location, has a single academic program called the Great Books program.

Liberal arts colleges offer four-year degrees that are broad in breadth – providing the ability to explore other interests beyond an academic major – and are focused on the humanities, sciences and social sciences.

“The U.S. is the home of this style of education –

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3 reasons a public health degree can provide a fulfilling, secure and high-paying career

Trying to decide what you want to study can be overwhelming. Factors like job satisfaction, outlook, growth, and pay are all important in considering a career path. Fortunately, some degrees, like Utah Valley University’s Community Health Education degree, commonly known as Public Health, is tailor-made to lead you to a fulfilling career that checks all the boxes.

More than ever before, public health is on everyone’s mind. From how to stay healthy in a pandemic, to making sure you are making healthy decisions for your specific needs, public health professionals are a valuable asset to individuals, families, and communities.

It’s not only becoming more relevant in today’s society, but the job outlook is positive too. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, public health jobs are expected to increase by 11% through 2028. While it may seem like a small number, it’s much higher than the average career outlook. Besides

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Strategic Education, Inc. and Noodle Partners Unite to Provide Employers with Access to a Variety of Education and Upskilling Programs from the Nation’s Leading Universities

HERNDON, Va. & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Strategic Education, Inc. (Strategic Education) (NASDAQ: STRA), the parent company of Strayer and Capella Universities, and Noodle Partners, which helps a growing network of colleges and universities use technology and shared services to lower costs while raising capacity and faculty-to-student engagement, announced today that they will join forces to provide employers with a seamless approach to administering tuition assistance benefits. The partnership is designed to ensure the effectiveness of such benefits and to give covered employees access to affordable, relevant education options from top public and private schools.

Using WorkforceEdge, a complete employee education management platform, employees can connect to a wide variety of online undergraduate and graduate programs in Noodle’s network of top public and private universities, and the affordable programs within Strategic Education’s portfolio, including Strayer University and Capella University. WorkforceEdge also serves as the portal for employers to administer and

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