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Engaging the community in the design process (access required)

No design is produced in a vacuum. A great design is composed of ideas drawn from a multitude of sources. In the building industry, design is often thought of as coming only from architects, interior designers and engineers but one often-overlooked principal element of design is the community’s input.

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Trauma-informed care emerges as first line of treatment for mental health issues (access required)

There was a time when Elizabeth Meeker, PsyD, the senior director of system and practice transformation for Coordinated Care Services, Inc. (CCSI), would ask a room full of mental health professionals if they had heard of trauma-informed care and nary a hand would raise.

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State, city of Rochester strive for social and economic equity in cannabis industry (access required)

When state lawmakers approved the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) in March 2021, one of the key provisions in the legislation called for the legal cannabis industry to benefit individuals and communities disproportionately impacted by prohibition policies and encourage their participation in the industry.

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