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The McKinney Foundation (TMF) and the Equity Institute (TEI) Launch Equipped to Thrive Book Tour in Downtown Detroit
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The McKinney Foundation (TMF) and the Equity Institute (TEI) Launch Equipped to Thrive Book Tour in Downtown Detroit

Educating America's children in the 21st century calls for a new K-12 framework for "closing the gap" in health and academic success.

The McKinney Foundation (TMF) and the Equity Institute (TEI) Launch Equipped to Thrive Book Tour in Downtown Detroit
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The McKinney Foundation (TMF) and The Equity Institute (TEI) are proud to announce the launch of the Equipped to Thrive book tour for their latest joint-initiative. The first stop of the tour will take place in Detroit, MI from (5:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT) on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at the UBS Financial Services located at 1217 Woodward Avenue, 3rd Floor Detroit, MI 48226. Book purchase in the amount of $75.00 is required for book signing. To register for the book signing reception, please log onto https://equippedtothrive.org. The book tour will feature Insightful discussions, Q&A, Meet & Greet with Dr. McKinney, and Book signing.

Equipped to Thrive's innovative solution is designed to guide and support K-12 school leaders, the educational system, and K-12 policymakers through the transformative growth and change required in this new reality. Developed by Dr. Tiah E. McKinney, Equipped to Thrive consists of compelling research and proprietary tools based on the social determinants of health and is backed by 50-plus years of evidence.

This new book is part of a systemic approach developed to assist high-need schools and school districts in creating equitable systems through a health equity lens and give schools the critical advantage needed in this post-pandemic era. "Far too many K-12 schools are ill-equipped in this 'new normal,'" said Dr. Tiah E. McKinney, Executive Director, McKinney Foundation. "Educating America's children in the 21st century calls for a new K-12 framework for "closing the gap" in health and academic success." The book tour will bring Dr. McKinney and other experts in the field together in cities across the country to discuss such critical issues as academic recovery, chronic absenteeism, and toxic stress among other pressing matters facing K-12 education.

The McKinney Foundation (TMF) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization established on three pillars: Health, Entrepreneurship, and the Environment. TMF core focus is to address educational equity as it relates to ensuring access and opportunity to quality programs for all metro Detroiters. The McKinney Foundation strengthens communities by reinvesting in people through quality educational programs to promote health, entrepreneurship, and environmental responsibility. Log onto https://mckinneyfoundation.org to learn more about TMF.

The Equity Institute (TEI) is a 501c4 social welfare organization that operates from a health equity framework to inform, shape, and design a more just and equitable society. The respective work of each organization is aligned with a shared vision of a healthy and thriving global community that values educational, racial, and health equity for all. Log on to https://teiglobal.org to learn more about TEI. Join us in our mission to advance educational equity and create a just and equitable society.

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FACT SHEET: Seniors Across the Country Are Saving Millions of Dollars in Health Care Costs Because of President Biden’s Prescription Drug Law
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FACT SHEET: Seniors Across the Country Are Saving Millions of Dollars in Health Care Costs Because of President Biden’s Prescription Drug Law

New data from the Department of Health and Human Services shows how much seniors in every state could save because of cost-saving provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act Today, the Biden-Harris Administration released new data showing how President Biden’s prescription drug law is lowering health care costs and prescription drug prices for seniors across the […]

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President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves New Hampshire Disaster Declaration
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President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves New Hampshire Disaster Declaration

Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that a major disaster exists in the State of New Hampshire and ordered Federal assistance to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by a severe storm and flooding from December 22 to December 25, 2022. Federal funding is available to state and eligible local […]

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