IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 2444: Models for Developing Community Organizations to Reinforce Health Management in Small Businesses
This study established a model based on community organizational development theory to reinforce worker empowerment for healthcare in small businesses, focusing on health centers for workers (HCFW). The researchers surveyed 408 workers at 39 small businesses in the B region of South Korea, according to the characteristics of business sites, general characteristics of workers, and elements of community organizational development theory, and analyzed their results with a structural equation. The research period was September, 2015. Five concepts were examined: empowerment in healthcare, community capacity, participation and ...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Choi Jung Tags: Article Source Type: research

Development of Novel Radiosensitizers through the National Cancer Institute's Small Business Innovation Research Program.
In conclusion, the NCI SBIR Development Center has funded the development of novel radiosensitizers leading to clinical trials of novel drugs in combination with radiation therapy. Continued follow-up is needed to determine if any of these novel radiosensitizers produce improved tumor control and/or overall survival. PMID: 32216707 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Radiation Research)
Source: Radiation Research - March 27, 2020 Category: Physics Authors: Zakeri K, Narayanan D, Prasanna P, Vikram V, Buchsbaum JC Tags: Radiat Res Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 17, Pages 2142: Total Worker Health Leadership and Business Strategies Are Related to Safety and Health Climates in Small Business
e S. Newman The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between Total Worker Health® (TWH) business strategies and employee perceptions of leadership commitment and safety and health climates. Using data from 53 small enterprises and 1271 of their workers collected as part of the Small + Safe + Well (SSWell) Study, we confirm the primacy of the relationship between leadership commitment to safety and workplace safety climate. After accounting for leadership commitment to safety, business-reported policies and practices that promote the health, safety, and well-being of workers (i.e., TWH strategie...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - March 24, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Natalie V. Schwatka Miranda Dally Liliana Tenney Erin Shore Carol E. Brown Lee S. Newman Tags: Article Source Type: research

RAND Expert to Testify on Coronavirus' Impact on America's Small Businesses
Jennifer Bouey, senior policy researcher and Tang Chair in China Policy Studies at the RAND Corporation, will testify before the House Small Business Committee on“Assessment of COVID-19's Impact on Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Implications from China.” (Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care)
Source: RAND Research Health and Health Care - March 9, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: research

Evaluating innovation development among Brazilian micro and small businesses in view of management level: insights from the Local Innovation Agents Program
Publication date: Available online 12 February 2020Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): Hugo Henrique Roth Cardoso, Adriana Dantas Gonçalves, Gustavo Dambiski Gomes de Carvalho, Hélio Gomes de CarvalhoAbstractThis research aims to analyze management and innovation patterns among micro and small businesses (MSBs) that participated during 2015-2016 in the Local Innovation Agents (LIA) Program from the Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service (SEBRAE). Complemented by factor analyses, two-step cluster analysis was applied on 6674 MSBs’ management dimensions to identify group patterns...
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Small Business Employees’ Perceptions of Leadership Are Associated With Safety and Health Climates and Their Own Behaviors
Conclusions: Leadership plays an important role in creating a positive work environment around safety and health. (Source: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - February 1, 2020 Category: Occupational Health Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

Radiation Biomarkers: Can Small Businesses Drive Accurate Radiation Precision Medicine?
Abstract Radiation therapy is an essential component of cancer treatment. Currently, tumor control and normal tissue complication probabilities derived from a general patient population guide radiation treatment. Its outcome could be improved if radiation biomarkers could be incorporated into approaches to treatment. A substantial number of cancer patients suffer from side effects of radiation therapy. These side effects can result in treatment interruption. Such unplanned treatment interruptions not only jeopardize anti-cancer treatment efficacy but also result in poor post-treatment quality-of-life. To develop a...
Source: Radiation Research - January 7, 2020 Category: Physics Authors: Prasanna PGS, Narayanan D, Zhang K, Rahbar A, Coleman CN, Vikram B Tags: Radiat Res Source Type: research

Radiologist Side Hustles: A Primer
Although it takes time and effort to build (and maintain) an extra income stream, a side hustle can provide a myriad of benefits with access to small business tax deductions, increased rate of retirement savings, and decreased burnout through meaningful and fulfilling projects that can improve daytime job satisfaction and wellness. A successful side hustle allows for greater career flexibility with the potential for job crafting or part-time work [1]. It can also lead to career growth by building networks outside the medical field that may lend to future collaboration (for example, partnerships with technology firms to gui...
Source: Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR - January 1, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Janis M. Yee, Blake C. Steel, Puneet Bhargava Tags: Training and education Source Type: research

Measuring open innovation practices in small companies at important Brazilian industrial centers
This study's conclusions can be useful for researchers and also Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) interested in joining or increasing their OI practices. (Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change)
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - December 5, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

Low ‐concentration hydrogen peroxide decontamination for Bacillus spore contamination in buildings
This study evaluates the efficacy of relatively low levels of hydrogen peroxide vapor (HPV) delivered from off ‐the‐shelf equipment for the inactivation ofBacillus spores within an indoor environment. Decontamination evaluations were conducted in a house using bothBacillus atrophaeus var.globigii (Bg; as surrogates forB. anthracis) inoculated on the carpet and galvanized metal as coupons andGeobacillus stearothermophilus (Gs) as biological indicators on steel. The total decontamination time ranged from 4 to 7 days. Using the longer exposure times, low concentrations of HPV (average levels below 20 parts per million) ef...
Source: Remediation Journal - December 3, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ronald Leroy Mickelsen, Joseph Wood, Michael Worth Calfee, Shannon Serre, Shawn Ryan, Abderrahmane Touati, Francis Robbins Delafield, Lola Denise Aslett Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research

The role of local energy initiatives in co-producing sustainable places
AbstractDuring the first two decades of the twenty-first century, the introduction of policies that promote renewable energy in Western European countries facilitated a shift towards the production of cleaner energy and its decentralisation. Subsidies, incentive schemes, and declining installation costs —combined with rapid technology advances—made the investment in small-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and wind turbines more attractive for individuals and small businesses. Simultaneously, we observe the emergence of citizen initiatives which aim to provide public services across various s ectors, includin...
Source: Sustainability Science - December 3, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: research

A Brief Measure of Organizational Wellness Climate: Initial Validation and Focus on Small Businesses and Substance Misuse
Conclusions: Findings indicate that a 9-item measure has good reliability, construct, and criterion validity. Implications for practical use of the measure are discussed. (Source: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - December 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

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Despite a healthy economic period, rising health care costs represent a major burden for small-business owners. As a result, most are taking steps to cut costs and would look favorably on policy changes that would help curb the cost of providing health care coverage to employees.         (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - September 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rhett Buttle, Katie Vlietstra Wonnenberg, Angela Simaan Source Type: research

Using Database Linkages to Measure Innovation, Commercialization, and Survival of Small Businesses
Publication date: Available online 3 September 2019Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): James Onken, Andrew C. Miklos, Travis F. Dorsey, Richard Aragon, Anna Maria CalcagnoAbstractHere, we report the results of an outcomes evaluation of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). Since the programs’ inception, assessments of the SBIR/STTR programs at several federal agencies have utilized surveys of former grantees as the primary source of data. Response rates have typically been low, m...
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - September 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Geographically-Related Outcomes of U.S. Funding for Small Business Research and Development: Results of the Research Grant Programs of a Component of the National Institutes of Health
This article examines the geographic distribution of funding for the U.S. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). Despite a significant investment in SBIR/STTR and an interest in increasing geographic diversity in the institute’s research portfolio, there has not been an assessment of the distribution of NIGMS’s SBIR/STTR funding, outcomes associated with that investment, and relationships between the two. The geographic distribution of NIGMS’ SBIR/STTR funding was highly conce...
Source: Evaluation and Program Planning - August 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Health Links™ Assessment of Total Worker Health® Practices as Indicators of Organizational Behavior in Small Business
Conclusion: Small businesses are implementing TWH in a variety of ways and the level of implementation differs by business size. Practical interventions as well as dissemination and implementation research should take business size into account to ensure that TWH is both effective and sustainable in meeting the needs of employees. (Source: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
Source: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - August 1, 2019 Category: Occupational Health Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 16, Pages 2475: Assessing Workplace Health and Safety Strategies, Trends, and Barriers through a Statewide Worksite Survey
J. Wani Chronic diseases have added to the economic burden of the U.S. healthcare system. Most Americans spend most of their waking time at work, thereby, presenting employers with an opportunity to protect and promote health. The purpose of this study was to assess the implementation of workplace health governance and safety strategies among worksites in the State of Nebraska, over time and by industry sector using a randomized survey. Weighted percentages were compared by year, industry sector, and worksite size. Over the three study periods, 4784 responses were collected from worksite representatives. Adoption of wo...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - July 11, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Ami Sedani Derry Stover Brian Coyle Rajvi J. Wani Tags: Article Source Type: research

Leveraging National Cancer Institute Programmatic Collaboration for Single Radiopharmaceutical Drug Master Files
Targeted radiopharmaceutical conjugates intended for therapeutic use often are made of three key components, a decaying radionuclide, a chemical chelator/linker, and a targeted molecular entity. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Experimental Therapeutics Program has accepted four radiopharmaceutical drug products so far that fit the targeted radiopharmaceutical conjugate class. As the NCI sharpens its thinking about its role as an investigational new drug sponsor for radiopharmaceuticals in clinical development, it has considered the relative merits of modular radiopharmaceutical drug master files. Here, the NCI provides...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - June 28, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

The social advantage of miscalibrated individuals: The relationship between social class and overconfidence and its implications for class-based inequality.
Abstract Understanding how socioeconomic inequalities perpetuate is a central concern among social and organizational psychologists. Drawing on a collection of findings suggesting that different social class contexts have powerful effects on people's sense of self, we propose that social class shapes the beliefs that people hold about their abilities, and that this, in turn, has important implications for how status hierarchies perpetuate. We first hypothesize that compared with individuals with relatively low social class, individuals with relatively high social class are more overconfident. Then, drawing on rese...
Source: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology - May 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Belmi P, Neale MA, Reiff D, Ulfe R Tags: J Pers Soc Psychol Source Type: research

Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Small Business Program.
This article describes the historical context and current state of policies in this arena; it also provides details about mechanisms and approaches used to achieve the goals. PMID: 30906152 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Ethnicity and Disease)
Source: Ethnicity and Disease - March 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ethn Dis Source Type: research

The relationship between cottage food laws and business outcomes: A quantitative study of cottage food producers in the United States
This article discusses results from the first comprehensive survey of cottage food producers in the United States. Linear and logistic regression analyses of survey responses from 775 cottage food producers and aspects of state cottage food laws suggest restrictive state laws may hinder entrepreneurship in rural communities. These results suggest policymakers should consider reducing restrictions on the cottage food industry in order to promote small-business creation and growth, especially among women and rural populations. (Source: Food Policy)
Source: Food Policy - February 27, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: research

Advancing Targeted Radionuclide Therapy Through the National Cancer Institutes Small Business Innovation Research Pathway
This article summarizes the NCI SBIR funding solicitations for the development of TRTs and the research proposals funded through them. (Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine)
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine - January 2, 2019 Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Zakeri, K., Narayanan, D., Evans, G., Prasanna, P., Buchsbaum, J. C., Vikram, B., Capala, J. Tags: Clinical Source Type: research

Decreasing the Toxicity of Radiation Therapy: Radioprotectors and Radiomitigators Being Developed by the National Cancer Institute Through Small Business Innovation Research Contracts
With the intention of accelerating the translation of radiation-effect modulators, the Radiation Research Program at the National Cancer Institute collaborated with the SBIR Development Center to accelerate clinical translation of radiation-effect modulators. A summary of advances made through this collaboration has been previously described (Prasanna et al. Rad. Res. 2015). Here, we give an update on the SBIR funding for the development of radiation-effect modulators, which has resulted in multiple early phase clinical trials. (Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics)
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - December 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Kaveh Zakeri, Deepa Narayanan, Bhadrasain Vikram, Greg Evans, C. Norman Coleman, Pataje G.S. Prasanna Tags: Biology Contribution Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 15, Pages 2776: Needs and Barriers of Teen Mothers in Rural Eastern Uganda: Stakeholders ’ Perceptions Regarding Maternal/Child Nutrition and Health
IJERPH, Vol. 15, Pages 2776: Needs and Barriers of Teen Mothers in Rural Eastern Uganda: Stakeholders’ Perceptions Regarding Maternal/Child Nutrition and Health International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph15122776 Authors: Josephine Nabugoomu Gloria K Seruwagi Kitty Corbett Edward Kanyesigye Susan Horton Rhona Hanning For adolescent mothers in rural Eastern Uganda, nutrition and health may be compromised by many factors. Identifying individual and environmental needs and barriers at local levels is important to inform community-based interventions. This quali...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Josephine Nabugoomu Gloria K Seruwagi Kitty Corbett Edward Kanyesigye Susan Horton Rhona Hanning Tags: Article Source Type: research

Perspectives of Sunless-Only Tanning Business Owners.
This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 30488507 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The British Journal of Dermatology)
Source: The British Journal of Dermatology - November 29, 2018 Category: Dermatology Authors: Nahar VK, Oleski JL, Choquette AR, Hillhouse JJ, Pagoto SL Tags: Br J Dermatol Source Type: research

Environmental pollution policy of small businesses in Nigeria and Ghana: extent and impact.
This study provides a comprehensive assessment of firms' operation and environmental protection polices in Nigeria and Ghana, where there has been a rising industrial growth amidst low regulatory and institutional frameworks. We analyze the extents to which firms' adoption of environmental protection policies affect their performances. We use firm-level data of 842 firms (447 for Nigeria and 395 for Ghana) distributed across different regions of both countries for our descriptive and econometric estimations. We find, among other things, that firms' adoption of internal policies on environmental protection is dismally low i...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - November 29, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Efobi U, Belmondo T, Orkoh E, Atata SN, Akinyemi O, Beecroft I Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research

Artisan food production, small family business and the Scottish food paradox
Nutrition&Food Science, Ahead of Print. Purpose This paper aims to draw together three strands of work currently being carried out at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh to take an overview of food in Scotland and on-going local interventions. The provision of “artisan” food, defined here as food that forms part of the established tradition of its local area, usually produced on a relatively small scale, has become prominent in Scotland in recent years and is seen by many as part of a developing food culture that begins to address the Scottish food pa radox. Design/methodology/approach A review of curren...
Source: Nutrition and Food Science - November 19, 2018 Category: Nutrition Source Type: research

Behavioral control or income? An analysis of saving attitudes and behavior, credit card use and buying on installment
ConclusionPositive and negative attitudes towards buying on instalment and credit card use are not correlated with saving attitudes or behavior.RésuméIntroductionL’économie turque a traversé de multiples crises économiques, marquées, d’une part, par une évolution volatile du système financier national, et d’autre part, par l’introduction de cartes de crédit et de facilités de payement, pour les biens de consommation, ces modes de payement étant extrêmement faciles à obtenir.ObjectifInspirée par des trava...
Source: European Review of Applied Psychology - November 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Knowledge and Practices of Cervical Cancer and Its Prevention Among Malawian Women
AbstractMalawi has the highest incidence of cervical cancer in the world. Due to various challenges the country faces in terms of cervical cancer control, women have a poor chance to survive this disease. The purpose of our study was to describe the knowledge and practices of cervical cancer and its screening as well as the educational preferences of women living in a rural community in the Chiradzulu District. We conducted a survey among women between the ages 30 and 45, used convenience sampling, a calculated sample size (n = 282) and structured interviews to collect the data. A questionnaire adapted from a...
Source: Journal of Cancer Education - November 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research

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Substantially more small-business owners and their workers have health coverage today than before the ACA, mainly because of subsidized coverage options and Medicaid expansion, new Commonwealth Fund-supported research shows. The analysis, by Mark Hall of Wake Forest University and Michael McCue of Virginia Commonwealth University, also finds that premium and claim costs have remained stable in the small-group market.         (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

IJERPH, Vol. 15, Pages 2416: Total Worker Health: A Small Business Leader Perspective
Newman Total Worker Health® (TWH) frameworks call for attention to organizational leadership in the implementation and effectiveness of TWH approaches. It is especially important to study this within in the small business environment where employees face significant health, safety, and well-being concerns and employers face barriers to addressing these concerns. The purpose of this study was to gain a better understanding of how small business leaders perceive employee health, safety, and well-being in the context of their own actions. We conducted semi-structured interviews with 18 small business senior l...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Janalee Thompson Natalie V. Schwatka Liliana Tenney Lee S. Newman Tags: Article Source Type: research

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Substantially more small-business owners and their workers have health insurance coverage today than before the Affordable Care Act, new Commonwealth Fund–supported research shows, mainly because of the subsidized coverage options made available in the individual market and the expansion of Medicaid in many states.         (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - October 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mark A. Hall, Michael J. McCue Source Type: research

Crashes and traffic signal violations caused by commercial motorcycle couriers
This study investigates the characteristics of crashes and traffic signal violations caused by motorcycle couriers.MethodsFrom the national compensation data, this study analyzed the traffic crashes caused by 671 motorcycle couriers.ResultsAmong 671 injured couriers, 50.6% were younger than 40 years old, 49.2% worked in a small business of
Source: Safety and Health at Work - October 18, 2018 Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

Digital business model effectuation: an agile approach
The objective of this research is to investigate alternative approaches under a time-constrained setting. A recent national open innovation initiative of Finland challenged practitioners and researchers to transform technologies into commercializable innovations in under six months. A high-tech case within the challenge piloted the agile effectuation of a business model with three parallel approaches: effectuation, causation and lean startup method, thus providing antecedent on how effectuation theory can be integrated with agile development and business model theory. (Source: Computers in Human Behavior)
Source: Computers in Human Behavior - October 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: research

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More small-business workers, solo entrepreneurs, and other self-employed Americans have insurance coverage since the ACA's insurance market reforms, consumer subsidies, and Medicaid expansion took effect, according to a new report by authors David Chase and John Arensmeyer of the Small Business Majority.         (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Small business challenges and the triple bottom line, TBL: Needs assessment in a Midwest State, U.S.A.
Publication date: October 2018Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Volume 135Author(s): Diane Depken, Catherine ZemanAbstractFew resources or published studies exist identifying the informational needs or motivational factors that would assist small businesses wishing to develop, follow, or institute a business model using sustainable and triple bottom line, TBL practices in the U.S. Further, little was known in this mid-western State about the depth of green business practices or the desire of business owners to learn more. A cross-sectional, convenience sample was surveyed to define the needs and interest...
Source: Technological Forecasting and Social Change - September 5, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

Managing Employees Undergoing Total Hip and Knee Replacement: Experiences of Workplace Representatives
Conclusions Employers are motivated to effect supported RTW for employees undergoing THR/TKR but have insufficient guidance. Strategies are required to signpost employers to existing RTW advice, and to develop recommendations specific to lower limb arthroplasty. Communication between medical practitioners and employers should be facilitated in order to enhance the RTW experience of individuals undergoing THR/TKR. (Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation)
Source: Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation - August 21, 2018 Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research

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Two states so far have taken advantage of the federal government's decision to give them more leeway in defining the essential health benefits that individual and small-group insurers must offer consumers. Those states — Alabama and Illinois — diverged significantly in how they responded to that flexibility. In April, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a rule that would allow states to determine the minimum essential health benefits that individual and small-business health plans operating in the state are required to cover, beginning in 2020. While the agency said the extra flexibil...
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - August 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

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"If association health plans ever become widely popular, small businesses will either be forced to buy plans that offer less comprehensive coverage or pay much more than they do now for higher-quality insurance." - John Arensmeyer, Small Business Majority         (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - August 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

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Two states so far have taken advantage of the federal government's decision to give them more leeway in defining the essential health benefits that individual and small group insurers must offer consumers. Those states — Alabama and Illinois — diverged significantly in how they responded to that flexibility. In April, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized a rule that would allow states to determine the minimum essential health benefits that individual and small business health plans operating in the state are required to cover, beginning in 2020. While the agency said the extra flexibil...
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

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"If association health plans ever become widely popular, small businesses will either be forced to buy plans that offer less comprehensive coverage or pay much more than they do now for higher-quality insurance." - John Arensmeyer, Small Business Majority         (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

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President Donald Trump handed an influential business advocacy group what should have been a historic lobbying victory when he recently rolled out new rules encouraging small businesses to band together to offer health insurance. Trump, who's touted the expansion of so-called association health plans as a key plank in his strategy to tear down Obamacare, even announced the rules at the 75th anniversary party of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) last month, claiming the group's members will save "massive amounts of money" and have better care if they join forces to offer coverage to workers. B...
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - July 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

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"Any action to stop disbursements under the risk adjustment program will significantly increase 2019 premiums for millions of individuals and small-business owners, and could result in far fewer health plan choices. It will undermine Americans’ access to affordable care, particularly for those who need medical care the most." — Justine G. Handelman, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association         (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Potatoes and livelihoods in Chencha, southern Ethiopia
Publication date: Available online 18 June 2018Source: NJAS - Wageningen Journal of Life SciencesAuthor(s): Yenenesh Tadesse, Conny J.M. Almekinders, Rogier P.O. Schulte, Paul C. StruikAbstractPotato is highly productive crop and can provide a cheap and nutritionally-rich staple food. Its potential as a cash generator and source of food is much under-utilized in many emerging economies. In this paper we study the impact of an intervention that introduced improved potato technologies in Chencha, Ethiopia on the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. We collected information through in-depth interviews in order to explore possi...
Source: NJAS Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences - July 11, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: research

New approach to the innovation process in emerging economies: The manufacturing sector case in Chile and Peru
Publication date: Available online 13 March 2018Source: TechnovationAuthor(s): Jorge A. Heredia Pérez, Cristian Geldes, Martin H. Kunc, Alejandro FloresAbstractThis paper focuses on paths towards innovation and considers different types of innovation. It develops a new framework to analyze the internal and external factors that influence the types of innovation and their relationships with business performance in the manufacturing sector. A proposed theoretical model is tested and used to evaluate the process of innovation by country (Peru and Chile) and companies by size, type of industry, financial aspects and lev...
Source: Technovation - July 11, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: research

The Impact of Internet-Technologies Development on Small Business Success in Russia
Publication date: 2018Source: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Volume 238Author(s): V. Barhatov, A. Campa, D. PletnevAbstractThe Internet is an important instrument for small businesses if it is used correctly, otherwise it can be a dangerous problem. Regardless, the Internet has started a process of innovation that is transforming the way people are planning to do business. This essay examines the Internet and its different approaches used within small businesses; it takes into consideration some aspects such as piracy and forgery, social networks, and websites. This paper gives a prospective of this phenomenon ...
Source: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences - July 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

The angry implications of work-to-family conflict: Examining effects of leadership on an emotion-based model of deviance
Publication date: October 2018Source: Journal of Vocational Behavior, Volume 108Author(s): Whitney Botsford Morgan, Sara Jansen Perry, Yingchun WangAbstractDrawing upon Affective Events Theory (AET), we propose a model of work interfering with family (WIF, a form of work-family conflict), work-to-family resentment, and organizational deviance with consideration of the leader's use of transformational and transactional leadership styles as a contextual moderator of an employee's emotional and behavioral responses. Owner and employee data were collected from 221 employees at 55 small businesses in a large southern U.S. metro...
Source: Journal of Vocational Behavior - July 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

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"Any action to stop disbursements under the risk adjustment program will significantly increase 2019 premiums for millions of individuals and small-business owners, and could result in far fewer health plan choices. It will undermine Americans’ access to affordable care, particularly for those who need medical care the most." — Justine G. Handelman, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association         (Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications)
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Potatoes and livelihoods in Chencha, southern Ethiopia
Publication date: Available online 18 June 2018Source: NJAS - Wageningen Journal of Life SciencesAuthor(s): Yenenesh Tadesse, Conny J.M. Almekinders, Rogier P.O. Schulte, Paul C. StruikAbstractPotato is highly productive crop and can provide a cheap and nutritionally-rich staple food. Its potential as a cash generator and source of food is much under-utilized in many emerging economies. In this paper we study the impact of an intervention that introduced improved potato technologies in Chencha, Ethiopia on the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. We collected information through in-depth interviews in order to explore possi...
Source: NJAS Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences - July 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: research