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Leading-edge AHN Program Helps Uninsured Nevadans Get Health Care

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Submitted by kpatriciabouwer... on Mon, 11/04/2019 - 00:25

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Community partnerships boost healthy programs
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“It’s kind of a big city, small town mentality; where partnerships, relationships still matter here, and this wouldn’t have worked without building partnerships and building relationships where everyone was in the same boat." -Trevor Rice, COO, AHN.
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Access to Healthcare is a nonprofit organization that works together with community stakeholders to make sure more Nevadans receive health care coverage, filling in the cost gap between traditional health insurance premiums and Medicaid or Medicare eligibility.

No longer.

No longer should a Nevadan have to see their child suffer with another painful sore throat and worry about how they will pay for the streptococcal-screen and needed medicine.

Goat Sharing for Good

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Submitted by kpatriciabouwer... on Mon, 09/30/2019 - 11:25

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Local Business Features Green (and Adorable) Way to Mow Grass and Improve Fire Safety
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“I told my wife that they’re going to be livestock, not pets. Then, there I was feeding the baby goat with a bottle.” ~ Vince Thomas
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Goat Grazers is an innovative goat-sharing business founded by Vince Thomas. The herd may be rented by property owners to "mow" grass or clear around structures for defensible, fire-resistant spaces. Goats can reach steeper and rockier terrain where machines cannot roll, do not add hydrocarbons or noise to the air, promote the growth of native plants, and are more economical than machinery in most cases. And they are just plain cute.

It can definitely be a great deal of work to clear a defensible, fire-resistant space around structures during wildfire season. But don't tell that to the animal “employees” of one local goat-share herd, who are perfectly content to munch on what they consider candy — nuisance invaders like perennial pepper weed.

“They love coming to work … and they enjoy what they do,” said Vince Thomas, founder and owner of Goat Grazers, based in Sparks, Nev.

Good Elephant Yoga & T’ai Chi Classes Use ‘Pay As You Can’ Model

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Submitted by kpatriciabouwer... on Sun, 09/22/2019 - 00:46

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“I realized how many people were interested in coming to my classes, but they were too intimidated to come into the yoga studio." -Allison Reitz, CEO of Good Elephant
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GoodElephant.co connects yoga, meditation, and t’ai chi instructors with creative spaces — coffee shops, art galleries, community centers, parks, and other places — to offer ‘pay what you can’ classes to participants in an unintimidating, welcoming way.

Entrepreneurs often seek to start their own businesses with a market analysis and elevator pitch — on the other hand, Allison Reitz, CEO of Good Elephant, set out to solve three challenges unique to yoga instruction, and while she accomplished her goals just happened to create a new sharing-based company that has now expanded to four states and counting.

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