Navigation Links
Three Community Leaders to Receive Foundation's 2008 California Peace Prize
Date:11/12/2008

$25,000 Cash Awards Honor Unsung Heroes of Violence Prevention

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Kismet Evans' personal history with drug abuse, incarceration, and homelessness inspires her to provide support and guidance to youth and their families. Orlando Ramos brings the power of education and his personal experience to inspire hope among at-risk students. Billie Weiss conducts pioneering public-health research that helps community- based organizations become more effective in preventing violence.

The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF) will honor these three individuals with its 16th annual California Peace Prize at a ceremony in Los Angeles on November 19, 2008. In recognition of their efforts to prevent violence and promote peace, each honoree will receive a cash award of $25,000. [Visit http://www.tcwf.org for biographies, photographs and video profiles.]

"This year's honorees have helped youth and families touched by violence, and supported organizations that work to make our communities safer," said Gary L. Yates, president and CEO of TCWF. "They represent thousands of unsung heroes dedicated to improving the health and well-being of California's youth."

Kismet Evans

Kismet Evans has worked over the past decade to provide drug, alcohol, and violence-intervention counseling for youth and to increase public awareness of the trauma that incarceration has on families and communities. Most recently, she was a program manager at Young Visionaries Youth Leadership Academy, where she worked to prevent violence and teen pregnancy through academics and job development among gang-affiliated and other youth at risk.

In the 1990s, Evans was incarcerated for drug-related offenses and experienced periods of homelessness. After a year of outpatient drug treatment, she realized that she wanted to help others. She first worked at MFI Recovery Center, a co-ed residentia
'/>"/>

SOURCE The California Wellness Foundation
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. CACI Awarded Three Contracts Worth $30 Million to Support Defense Medical Logistics Development
2. Three Out of Four San Diegans With Type 2 Diabetes Mistakenly View Weight Loss as Solely a Matter of Willpower
3. The Quantum Group Inc. Announces Expansion into Three Florida Counties
4. Three Women in Health Crises Go Online to Form Lifelong Friendships : Mothers of Boys with Cancer Find Support, Encouragement and Each Other at CarePages.com
5. Americans Say Economy Will Improve in Three Years, Divided on Health Care Coverage Improvement
6. CoolTouch Launches CoolLipo Trio Offering Physicians Three Functions in One
7. Video: Diabetes Ten City Challenge Celebrates Three Years of Success:
8. HealthWorldNet.com Receives Three Excellence Awards
9. Growth Rate of U.S. Giving for Health Care Falls More Than 50 Percent in 2007 But Rises Almost Threefold in Canada, According to Association for Healthcare Philanthropys Annual Report on Giving
10. FDA Adds Three Months to Review of Takedas New Drug Application for TAK-390MR
11. CPF Fundraisers Bring in Landmark Half Million Dollars in Less Than Three Weeks
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/24/2014)... November 24, 2014 The typical American ... the wrong ingredients. Consistently consuming a diet high in ... stores of excess fat that typically accumulate around the ... rearing its ugly head in the form of love ... dieters make the decision to rid themselves of the ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... November 24, 2014 ReAdmission Solutions, ... disease management services to health plans, hospitals, and ... Medical Management software suite. ReAdmission Solutions will ... a program to reduce patients' avoidable readmissions to ... Management, Care Management, Utilization Management, and Appeals & ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... Dr. Michael Kettel , a leading ... on NBC to discuss egg freezing as a viable and ... in the news recently, with new company benefits at Facebook ... , “[The companies] see it as a way to ... hot path.” Says Dr. Kettel. , Up until a few ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... 24, 2014 The clinical trial ... provides data on the Aspergillosis clinical trial scenario. ... to the clinical trials on Aspergillosis. It includes ... recruitment status as per the site of trial ... preliminary coverage of disease clinical trials by their ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... For the coming special Friday, Tidebuy, ... a great promotion for many products, especially the beautiful ... the best choice with amazing discounts, up to 90% ... , It is easy to buy colored wedding dresses ... selection is also famous for delicate craftsmanship, elegant style ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Ketogenic Diet is the Perfect Solution for Diet Doc Patients Who Want to Learn How to Lose Weight over the Holidays 2Health News:Ketogenic Diet is the Perfect Solution for Diet Doc Patients Who Want to Learn How to Lose Weight over the Holidays 3Health News:Ketogenic Diet is the Perfect Solution for Diet Doc Patients Who Want to Learn How to Lose Weight over the Holidays 4Health News:ReAdmission Solutions, LLC Selects Essette 2Health News:Dr. Michael Kettel of San Diego Fertility Center Gives “An Inside Look at Freezing Eggs” on NBC 2Health News:Dr. Michael Kettel of San Diego Fertility Center Gives “An Inside Look at Freezing Eggs” on NBC 3Health News:Aspergillosis Pipeline and Clinical Trials Market (Compnies and Drugs) Review H2 2014 Report at ReportsnReports.com 2Health News:Aspergillosis Pipeline and Clinical Trials Market (Compnies and Drugs) Review H2 2014 Report at ReportsnReports.com 3Health News:Aspergillosis Pipeline and Clinical Trials Market (Compnies and Drugs) Review H2 2014 Report at ReportsnReports.com 4Health News:Beautiful Wedding Dresses Available at Popular B2C Company Tidebuy 2
... a pain-relieving gel may reduce the breast discomfort some ... of a clinical trial published in the online edition ... that we know reduces discomfort with screening mammography in ... principal investigator, Colleen Lambertz, F.N.P., a nurse practitioner at ...
... should discuss preconception planning with their doctor , , MONDAY, ... the epilepsy drug topiramate alone or in combination with ... birth defects, British researchers report. , Topiramate (brand ... many with epilepsy. It,s also used to treat migraine ...
... have consumed cranberry juice, convinced of its power to ... of its action has not been well understood. A ... reveals that the juice changes the thermodynamic properties of ... that prevents the microorganisms from getting close enough to ...
... announce that they will be moving their current Scottsdale store to a ... fitness equipment in Scottsdale is conveniently located at the northwest intersection of ... front of Ace Hardware). , ... Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) July 21, 2008 ...
... Tufts University,s Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School ... Friedman School Symposium, a conference for nutrition professionals that ... thought leaders in the coming year. , The conference ... , Fifteen experts will present on four main topic ...
... Weight Management ... Treatment, ... applying advanced technology to emulate a health coaching,session via the web ... medication adherence, is launching HealthMedia(R),Overcoming(TM) Binge Eating. This revolutionary new program ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Over-the-counter anesthetic gel puts the squeeze on mammogram pain 2Health News:Epilepsy Drug May Boost Birth Defect Risk 2Health News:Epilepsy Drug May Boost Birth Defect Risk 3Health News:Cranberry juice creates energy barrier that keeps bacteria away from cells, study shows 2Health News:Fitness Equipment Retailer Fitness 4 Home Superstore Announces New Scottsdale Location 2Health News:Fitness Equipment Retailer Fitness 4 Home Superstore Announces New Scottsdale Location 3Health News:'Nutrition Agenda 2008' is focus of Tufts Friedman School Symposium 2Health News:'Nutrition Agenda 2008' is focus of Tufts Friedman School Symposium 3Health News:HealthMedia Launches First-Ever Binge Eating Campaign and Intervention to Take on Nation's Top Eating Disorder 2Health News:HealthMedia Launches First-Ever Binge Eating Campaign and Intervention to Take on Nation's Top Eating Disorder 3Health News:HealthMedia Launches First-Ever Binge Eating Campaign and Intervention to Take on Nation's Top Eating Disorder 4
(Date:11/21/2014)... 2014 In September 2014, the staff at ... a new product development plan that started with the ... lab coat , aptly named "Vera G.," after ... the world. The new women,s designer lab coat is ... sleek envelope collar, vertical princess and high waist seaming, ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... , Nov. 21, 2014  World Hemp Oil, ... low THC, announces they are now offering legal, organic ... Charlotte,s Web type strains grown in medical marijuana states. ... neurological disorders, such as Parkinson,s, MS, and spinal cord ... laws to pass, because imported CBD Oil Is legal ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... CITY, Calif. , Nov. 21, 2014  Abaxis, ... company manufacturing point-of-care instruments and consumables for the medical, ... services to the veterinary and research markets in ... completion of a stock purchase agreement to acquire 100% ... United Kingdom based distribution organization. The transaction ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Medelita Introduces Medical Industry's First Limited Edition Women's Designer Lab Coat 2New CBD Oil From Industrial Hemp is Comparable to Charlotte's Web, Legal In All 50 States 2New CBD Oil From Industrial Hemp is Comparable to Charlotte's Web, Legal In All 50 States 3Abaxis Acquires UK-based Distribution Organization 2Abaxis Acquires UK-based Distribution Organization 3Abaxis Acquires UK-based Distribution Organization 4
... -- Winner Medical Group Inc. (Nasdaq: WWIN ... medical disposables and non-woven fabric made from 100% natural ... honored to receive the Shenzhen Baoan District Quality Award ... Medical was awarded the top honor from a field ...
... URAC, a leading health care accreditation and ... Centered Health Care Home Program Toolkit.  This new ... guide health care practices, and sponsoring health plans, ... transform themselves into a patient centered health care ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Winner Medical Honored with Shenzhen Baoan District Quality Award 2Winner Medical Honored with Shenzhen Baoan District Quality Award 3New URAC Program to Guide Practices as They Transform Themselves into Patient Centered Health Care Homes Now Available 2New URAC Program to Guide Practices as They Transform Themselves into Patient Centered Health Care Homes Now Available 3
... Bactiseal EVD Catheter system ... impregnated catheter for external CSF ... bacteria on catheter tube surfaces. ... Advanced Impregnation Process, it reduces ...
Cruchfield Skull Traction Tong, small pattern....
14 cm - 5 1/2, 6.0 mm , for drill handles and hand drills....
Hudson Cranial Drill, complete, consisting of: brace; with extension piece and 4 burs...
Medicine Products: