Did you know that the month of April is officially recognized as National Minority Health Month? Numerous health providers work tirelessly each day to raise awareness about the health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities. They also work to increase awareness about the health care law’s groundbreaking policies to reduce these disparities and achieve health equity. This year’s theme, Partnering for Health Equity, emphasizes the critical role of prevention in reducing health disparities. It is a call to action, a charge for all of us to unite towards a common goal of improving the health of our communities. “For five decades, the Jessie Trice Community Health System (JTCHS) in Miami has been committed to ensuring that residents of our community have access to quality, yet affordable healthcare,” says Annie Neasman, President and CEO of JTCHS. “We join the many partners who recognize and celebrate National Minority Health Month each year.”Partnerships at the national, state, tribal and local levels are vital to the work of reducing health disparities and advancing health equity. This month, the Office of Minority Health will join with partners, health advocates and organizations to highlight the role of partnerships in improving the health of people and communities across the country.The Jessie Trice Community Health System, Inc. is a Florida 501(c)3, not-for-profit, Federally Qualified Health Center, which has been serving Miami-Dade County since 1967. A community mainstay, JTCHS owns and/or operates fifty-four (54) facilities, which includes eleven (11) Comprehensive Primary Care centers, including a women’s substance use residential program, forty (40) school-based locations and two (2) university centers. JTCHS’s multicultural, multilingual, and multidisciplinary staff serves a diverse population of over 47,000 patients who make more than 187,000 visits annually. WE KNOW how to satisfy our patients and have been doing so for decades.
MOVES THEY COULD MAKEDealing Perez seems to be the most logical catching move for the Angels between now and opening day. The other transaction the Angels might consider is an extension for Maldonado, who is a free agent at the end of the 2018 season. The Angels love Maldonado, and would probably like to keep him beyond 2018, but long-term deals for catchers are tough, so it could come down to how many years Maldonado, 31, would be seeking. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error As the Angels head toward the first workout of spring training on Feb. 14, we are providing a breakdown of how they stand with their roster. This is the final installment, following looks at the rotation, the bullpen, the infield and the outfield. Players acquired this winter include the method of their acquisition in parentheses. This week, the catchers:2017 RECAPThe Angels went into camp a year ago hoping that Martin Maldonado would earn the bulk of the catching duties, and he more than delivered. Maldonado was so good defensively, and he hit so well in the first half, that the Angels had him catch a major league-high 137 games. He won a Gold Glove, unseating four-time champion Sal Perez. The workload, however, clearly had an impact on Maldonado’s offense. After posting a .725 OPS in the first half, he dropped to .539 in the second half. Juan Graterol beat out Carlos Perez for the backup job, largely because of his defense, but he hit .202 with a .457 OPS, leading the Angels to look for an upgrade at that spot.HOW IT LOOKS RIGHT NOWThe Angels once again figure to have Maldonado do the bulk of the catching. Manager Mike Scioscia, a former catcher, suggested that simply having gone through one season with so many games will help prepare Maldonado to stay stronger down the stretch if the Angels ask him to catch a similar number of games in 2018. However, they also took out an insurance policy, adding veteran Rene Rivera (free agent). Rivera, 34, is Maldonado Lite, an outstanding defensive catcher with a powerful arm. Offensively, he has a career .620 OPS, but last year he posted a .736 mark, splitting his season between the New York Mets and Chicago Cubs. If he can produce at a similar level in 2018, providing enough days off that Maldonado can perform all year the way he did in the first half of 2017, the Angels would be thrilled with the duo.THE NEXT LAYERGraterol and Perez are back, but neither figures to have a spot in the majors unless Maldonado or Rivera get hurt. In Perez’s case, that’s tricky because he’s out of options. Coming off a season in which he had a .925 OPS at Triple-A, Perez seems unlikely to clear waivers to stay in the minors with the Angels. He could be a trade candidate during the spring. Graterol has options. After those two, the Angels have Taylor Ward, their top pick in the 2015 draft. He is likely to start the season at Double-A, and he could be in the majors in September.
Max Rushden Share on Pinterest Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Read more Topics As England prepare to head to Portugal for the Nations League finals, the Football Association has called for an end to the “embarrassing” behaviour that has blighted recent away matches.Much of the problematic activity is antisocial and distinct from the violent hooliganism that blighted England’s reputation during the 1970s and 80s. But 127 members have still been suspended from the England Supporters Travel Club (ESTC) in the past five years, with a further 237 of a total of 13,000 members having received a warning for their conduct. Why I gave away my Champions League final ticket to watch it with dad England Share on WhatsApp The FA Reuse this content Share on Messenger “It has been a great season for English football and England but we can’t ignore some of the antisocial and embarrassing behaviour that has crept back into the game,” said Martin Glenn, the FA’s chief executive.“There are thousands of brilliant supporters wherever our teams go, but there is an increasing problem that must be called out. We all have a responsibility to represent the country in the right way and that is what we are trying to highlight.”Before the Nations League, the governing body will launch an advertising campaign – featuring the slogan “Don’t Be That Idiot” – as they look to focus fans’ attention on their behaviour. “We have gone from the organised violence days to, more recently, a growing number who become involved in this antisocial behaviour. It is an easy tag to hang on it, but that is really what it is,” said Tony Conniford, teams and corporate security manager at the FA.“A lot of it is alcohol-fuelled and there almost becomes an acceptance that because you are at football, anything goes. I find that difficult to buy into and people need to have a look at themselves and start to think: ‘If my relatives, wife or children were here with me, would it be an enjoyable experience?’ And the answer is no.”As many as 18,000 fans, not all ESTC members, are expected to travel to Portugal next week, where England will play the Netherlands in Guimaraes on Thursday 6 June for a place in the final in Porto three days later.“If any member sees or any fan sees anyone behaving in a way that embarrasses the country and them as a football fan, we would welcome that being sent to us,” said Conniford. “If it’s someone I can deal with as a member then we will deal with them. If not, we’ll pass it on to the police.” Nations League news Share on Twitter Share via Email