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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Cloud Computing & JOBS ACT - Pros & Cons

October 31, 2012
MILWAUKEE - (MPA-PPR), today we start a new subject of discussions on MPA Public Policy Review.  It is:

                                        "Cloud Computing and JOBS ACT".

CLOUD COMPUTING is defined as:
The practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server
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JOBS Act - JUMPSTART OUR BUSINESS STARTUPS
Taken from President Obama's Speech

Now, because we’re still recovering from one of the worst recessions in our history, the last few years have been pretty tough on entrepreneurs.  Credit has been tight.  And no matter how good their ideas are, if an entrepreneur can’t get a loan from a bank or backing from investors, it’s almost impossible to get their businesses off the ground.  And that’s why back in September, and again in my State of the Union, I called on Congress to remove a number of barriers that were preventing aspiring entrepreneurs from getting funding.  And this is one useful and important step along that journey.   
Here’s what’s going to happen because of this bill.  For business owners who want to take their companies to the next level, this bill will make it easier for you to go public.  And that’s a big deal because going public is a major step towards expanding and hiring more workers.  It’s a big deal for investors as well, because public companies operate with greater oversight and greater transparency. 
And for start-ups and small businesses, this bill is a potential game changer.  Right now, you can only turn to a limited group of investors -- including banks and wealthy individuals -- to get funding.  Laws that are nearly eight decades old make it impossible for others to invest.  But a lot has changed in 80 years, and it’s time our laws did as well.  Because of this bill, start-ups and small business will now have access to a big, new pool of potential investors -- namely, the American people.  For the first time, ordinary Americans will be able to go online and invest in entrepreneurs that they believe in.
Of course, to make sure Americans don’t get taken advantage of, the websites where folks will go to fund all these start-ups and small businesses will be subject to rigorous oversight.  The SEC is going to play an important role in implementing this bill.  And I’ve directed my administration to keep a close eye as this law goes into effect and to provide me with regular updates. 
It also means that, to all the members of Congress who are here today, I want to say publicly before I sign this bill, it's going to be important that we continue to make sure that the SEC is properly funded, just like all our other regulatory agencies, so that they can do the job and make sure that our investors get adequate protections.
This bill represents exactly the kind of bipartisan action we should be taking in Washington to help our economy.  I’ve always said that the true engine of job creation in this country is the private sector, not the government.  Our job is to help our companies grow and hire.  That’s why I pushed for this bill.  That’s why I know that the bipartisan group of legislators here pushed for this bill.  That's why I’ve cut taxes for small businesses over 17 times.  That’s why every day I’m fighting to make sure America is the best place on Earth to do business.
Our economy has begun to turn a corner, but we've still got a long way to go.  We've still got a lot of Americans out there who are looking for a job or looking for a job that pays better than the one that they've got.  And we're going to have to keep working together so that we can keep moving the economy forward.
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CLOUD COMPUTING is a benefit of the JOBS Act.
The JOBS Act (Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act) is legislation that eases regulatory restrictions for new businesses to make it easier for startups to get established. 

The intention of the Act is to encourage more business startups, foster their success, and as a result, create more jobs and stimulate the economy. As stated in the bill, which passed as H.R. 3606, the purpose is “to increase American job creation and economic growth by improving access to the public capital markets for emerging growth companies.”

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"We are excited and optimistic while looking at using 'Cloud Computing' and President Barack Obama's 'JOBS/Jumpstart our Business Startup Act' to work with our Diamonds in the Rough vetted neighborhood businesses in urban Milwaukee.  These are entrepreneurial businesses that are open for business and operating daily in the city of Milwaukee.  They are the economic engines that if given financial and technical assistance support will create employment.  They are Milwaukeeans known and vetted by the neighborhood stakeholders (residential and commercial) for needed services within a neighborhood (s).  They lack the 'financial and education wherewithal' to be competitive in today's local to global marketplace; and, for building market share, customer base and improved customer service.  We are looking at the U. S. Treasury CDFI/Community Development Financial Fund, U.S. Small Business Administration and local banks to be our first responders", said Mary Glass, Chair/CEO, MPA LLC.


Monday, October 29, 2012

CREATING IT @ the Neighborhood Level - HEALTH CARE IT MART - December 12, 2012

Face-to-Face sharing of IT/Information Technology with Vendors

December 12, 2012 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

MILWAUKEE (MPA-PPR) - Today, October 29, 2012, Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC announced the MPA LLC Innovative 2012 End-of-the-Year IT Mart Exhibit targeted for Medicare Beneficiaries, Health Care Practitioners, Health Care providers (eg. hospitals, clinics, home care) and government procurement officers.  Exhibits are highlighting:
  • Mobile Devices
  • e-Health Records 
  • Smart Phones
  • Tracking Behavior
  • Laptops 


Theme:  Creating IT @ the Neighborhood Level

Place
Prince Hall Grand Lodge
600 W. Walnut - Lower Auditorium
Milwaukee, WI  53212

The Exhibit is FREE.

click Sign-up today.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! MPA LLC adds Health Industry additions



HEALTH INDUSTRY ADDITIONS
October 26, 2012
MILWAUKEE (MPA-PPR) - Today, MPA LLC added 6 other Health Care sites for evaluation for the Affordable Health Care Insurance for Milwaukeeans.  We are adding photo and introduction of Aurora Sinai Medical Center - name given in October 25, 2012 Health Industry blog.


Aurora - Mt. Sinai Hospital
945 N 12th St
Milwaukee, WI 53233


Aurora Sinai Medical Center is a full-service, comprehensive health care facility in downtown Milwaukee. We’re dedicated to offering quality health care that’s easily available in a comfortable and healing environment. From preventive and diagnostic care to some of the most advanced medicine in the world, we’re dedicated to putting the patient at the center of all we do.
We offer you inpatient and outpatient care with compassion and expertise to meet the diverse needs of our patients and the community. Aurora Sinai Medical Center was ranked in 2010 as one of the best hospitals in the Milwaukee metro area by U.S. News and World Report in the areas of gynecology, orthopedics, kidney disorders and geriatrics.

Hospital - 1

Orthopaedic Hospital of WI
475 West River Woods Parkway
GlendaleWI 53212

OHOW is a full treatment facility offering a complete range of orthopaedic inpatient and outpatient procedures, diagnostic and rehabilitation services, sports medicine, trauma care and dedicated worker's compensation care programs. Everything we do is done the OHOW way: with an uncommon focus on you.

     INPATIENT
  • OUTPATIENT
  • DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES
    • Lab
    • XRay
    • MRI
    • CT
    • Ultrasound
  • REHABILITATION SERVICES
    • Physical Therapy
    • Occupational Therapy
  • SPORTS MEDICINE
  • TRAUMA
  • WORKERS COMPENSATION
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ORAL HEALTH CARE
It has been reported that over 100 million Americans lack oral health care due to not having dental insurance.  It is also reported that health care and wellness is impacted due to the lack of access to dental care; i.e., heart and lung disease, diabetes, preterm birth and stroke.

Families without health care insurance has found themselves often in high cost and little care from "emergency rooms" due to episodic bouts with pain - knowledge of dental care, untreated gum and teeth decay.  


So when we look at barriers to wellness as we address behavioral health, electronic health records for regular primary care monitoring of health care, strategic planning for intervention and prevention as well as cost savings; we must factor in regular visits to the dentist.  


We can create in our insurance plans, policy provisions, that include health insurance coverage that has a dental plan to cover family teeth and gum.  Since we know that physical conditions have a direct relation, wiseness says it should be incorporated in holistic health care and wellness of the entire family - baby teeth forward.


Therefore, MPA LLC has included dental clinics in Phase I.

Additionally, since ongoing education and planning is necessary for our city and county services,  
the city of Milwaukee Health Department and Milwaukee County Health and Human Services has been included for Phase I.

Eye care coming.

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Dental Clinics - 6 sites

Children’s Hospital Dental Clinic
Children's Dental Center has two (2) locations:
  • Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Clinics Building.
    • 13-chair clinic.
    • About 70 percent of patients are healthy children from various socioeconomic, racial and cultural backgrounds.
    • About 30 percent of patients have complicated issues such as a physical or mental challenge, or a medical condition.
  • Downtown Health Center, Milwaukee.
    • Eight-chair clinic.
    • Most children are from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.
    • The program emphasizes resident-community involvement, including understanding of poverty and barriers encountered by families with limited financial means.
Both clinics are fully prepared to manage the comprehensive needs of children and adolescents. Children's Hospital also has 17 operating rooms that may be used for dental cases. Three of these rooms are located in Day Surgery, where the vast majority of dental general anesthesia cases occur. Two mobile operating and supply carts, along with a mobile X-ray machine, are available for operating rooms cases.  Click

Columbia St Mary – St. Elizabeth
OverviewThe St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Dental Clinic (formerly Madre Angela Dental Clinic) is a collaborative program sponsored by Columbia St. Mary's (CSM) to provide dental care to people in poverty without access to care. The Clinic functions as the only provider of urgent dental care in Milwaukee for people without insurance except for the BadgerCare Core Plan. The Clinic also provides restorative care, dental appliances, dental hygiene services and a comprehensive school-based oral health program.

The Clinic provided 11,072 dental encounters in 2007. A third of the care provided was urgent care for people who walked into the clinic on referral from emergency departments, shelters, treatment centers and community programs. More than 100 dentures were also provided to people for whom oral functioning was extremely impaired or for whom employment options would be greatly improved by a better appearance. School-based oral health was given to 2,565 children. In 2007, the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Dental Clinic became the largest provider of School-based oral health in Wisconsin. Click here for more details to the oral health program. Overall, the value of dental services provided was more than $1.2 million in 2007.
Marquette Community Dental Clinics - 2 locations
Marquette University School of Dentistry is proud to run two community dental clinics that are dedicated to provideing for the oral health care needs of low-income residents and to expanding the clinical opportunities for dental students.  Full-time faculty members oversee each clinic. 
The School of Dentistry’s clinics serve nearly 20,000 patients annually with more than 80,000 patient visits. As one of the Wisconsin’s largest dental Medicaid providers, MUSoD provides care for more than 6,700 Medicaid patients each year.

Marquette University Community Dental Clinic - NORTH

Located in the lower level of the Chase Bank building, this newly opened, 500 sq. foot state-of-the-art clinic is dedicated to serving the north side of Milwaukee.  This 10-chair clinic serves adolescents and adults five days a week.
Chase Bank Building
Lower Level
210 W. Capitol Dr.
(414) 288-2930
Marquette University Community Dental Clinic - SOUTH
Located on the lower level of the Sixteenth Street Community Health Center's Parkway facility, this
10-chair clinic serves adolescents and adults
four days a week and children under 12 on
Wednesdays.
Sixteenth Street Community Health Center
Lower Level
2906 S. 20th St.
(414) 288-8960
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Milwaukee Health Services Clinic
  • Milwaukee Health Services, Inc.   (414) 372-8080

www.mhsi.org
MLK Heritage Health Center
2555 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Monday – Friday 7 am – 9 pm, Saturday 11 am – 5 pm

Isaac Coggs Heritage Health Center

  • Isaac Coggs Heritage Health Center (414) 760-3900


8200 W. Silver Spring Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53218
Monday 8 am – 7:30 pm, Tuesday – Friday 8 am – 5:30 pm
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City on a Hill

  • City on a Hill   (414) 931-6670

2224 W. Kilbourne Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53233
Open the second Sat. of each month, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm.  First come, first served.  Free health screenings, vision and dental exams, & foot care.
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Health and Human Services - Milwaukee County
The Department of Health and Human Services consists of the following divisions:  Delinquency and Court Services, Disabilities Services, Management Services, Housing and Behavioral Health, which includes Emergency Medical Services.



All divisions report to the office of the Director of the Department of Health and Human Services.

To link to the County Board Health & Human Needs Committee, click here.

The mission of the Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services is to secure human services for individuals and families who need assistance living a healthy, independent life in the community.

DHHS holds the following values:
  • We respect the dignity and worth of each individual we serve and with whom we work.
  • We act with honesty and integrity, adhering to the highest standards of moral and ethical principles through our professional and personal behavior.

City of Milwaukee Health Department
Milwaukee is a vibrant city committed to improving health among its residents. Through the work of the City of Milwaukee Health Department, the city has experienced significant improvements in childhood immunization rates, birth outcomes among high-risk pregnant women, and the number of children with high blood lead level readings.
The Health Department has accomplished these successes and many more through implementation of evidence-based programs and meticulous data collection that capitalize on its innate ability to quickly respond to illnesses that threaten public health.  

But many challenges still exist.
The Health Department has a long-standing tradition of exceeding goals and expectations and is poised to address the city’s unique needs. It is our pledge that Milwaukee will once again be the healthiest city in the nation.   
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"One of our action priorities is to help promote a "hidden talent" and "vetted pipeline" of Milwaukee-based health care practitioners that are African American and other People of Color through active and committed practices of health providers that receive federal funding.   To demonstrate in planning, marketing and recruiting critical mass hiring and training at the various sites.  This will promote neighborhood sustainability, business development, competitive employment, competitive careers, inclusiveness, huge cost savings; and, the need for more health care clinicians of all races", said Mary Glass, Chair/CEO, Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC.