July 2022

Highmark Health charts new course for social services reimbursement

2022-07-26T13:07:47-04:00July 26th, 2022|Health, Making News, Uncategorized|

Highmark Health and Allegheny Health Network have begun a pilot program that seeks to bring a similar reimbursement system to what it uses for health care providers to nonprofits that provide social services.Recently, health insurers and hospitals have spent a significant amount of time on what are called the social determinants of health, which are [...]

March 2022

April 2021

Steelers Greats Franco Harris, Mel Blount Encourage Black Community To Get COVID-19 Vaccine

2021-08-02T12:37:16-04:00April 15th, 2021|Health, Making News, Uncategorized|

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Community leaders and Steelers legends are making their pitch for the Black community to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Black Political Empowerment Project President Tim Stevens is pushing for more people to roll up their sleeves like Steelers legends Franco Harris and Mel Blount. “We want to protect our families, our friends and [...]

June 2020

April 2020

2020-04-20T11:09:52-04:00April 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Originally published: March 29, 2020 New Pittsburgh Courier These monthly pages focus on health disparities in the Pittsburgh region. They educate readers about key health issues and inform them about research opportunities and community resources. All articles can be accessed online at the New Pittsburgh Courier website (newpittsburghcourier.com). The monthly series is a partnership of [...]

URA, Urban League among those providing assistance to Pittsburghers in need due to coronavirus pandemic

2020-04-08T09:37:28-04:00April 8th, 2020|Making News, Uncategorized|

Originally published: March 26, 2020 Pittsburgh New Courier Post By: Rob Taylor, Jr. Pittsburgh is a ghost town. Which, in this case, is a good thing. A great thing. COVID-19, or novel coronavirus, is trying its best to spread throughout Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, the state of Pennsylvania, the United States of America, and the globe. [...]

February 2019

Tree of Life Rabbi joins a united front at Urban League event

2019-02-19T08:40:31-05:00February 11th, 2019|Making News, Uncategorized|

By: Paula Reed Ward for the Pittsburgh Post Gazette For decades, centuries even, Esther Bush said, African-American and Jewish communities have been fighting the same battle together. For peace and equity. Fairness and opportunity. That’s why the president and CEO of Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh felt it only appropriate for Rabbi Jeffrey Myers of [...]

January 2019

City home ownership program assists record number of low to moderate income families

2021-08-06T14:15:29-04:00January 4th, 2019|Making News, Uncategorized|

Originally published: January 3, 2019 South Pittsburgh Reporter The Housing Authority City of Pittsburgh’s (HACP) homeownership program helped 21 low-to-moderate income families purchase homes last year, a five-fold increase since the program was relaunched in 2014. All 21 households received closing cost assistance and 12 received a soft second mortgage – a forgivable mortgage with [...]

Let’s make every day a day of tolerance

2019-01-03T10:31:49-05:00January 3rd, 2019|Making News, Uncategorized|

By: Esther L. Bush Originally Published: December 19, 2018 Smart Business Pittsburgh One can reasonably argue that the opposite of love is not hatred, it is fear. Hatred actually focuses on the other person, even if negatively. Fear, however, is a prehistorically ingrained visceral reaction intended solely for self-protection. When it comes to abject fear, [...]

June 2018

Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh Faces Centennial Challenges

2018-06-06T14:08:10-04:00June 6th, 2018|Making News, Uncategorized|

This year marks a milestone anniversary — and questions regarding the emerging digital economy — for the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh. As the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh celebrates its 100th anniversary, it’s difficult not to notice how many of the same battles waged at its inception continue today. The venues may have shifted [...]

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