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Jan. 22, 2010
  Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members,

ASHHRA is planning a very informative Webinar on Jan. 26 and IFD has a great membership offer. Read all about them.

ASHHRA Webinar
Using Social Media to Identify and Recruit Talent in Healthcare:
A Step-by-Step Approach that Results in Patient Satisfaction

When: Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Time: 10:00 a.m. PT, 11:00 a.m. MT, 12:00 p.m. CT, 1:00 p.m. ET
Duration: 90 Minutes
Price: ASHHRA Members: $24.99 Non-Member: $99
Sponsored by: Human Resources IQ
Click here to register

IFD Membership
Institute Membership Has Perks! Here's Why:
As the only organization devoted exclusively to managing diversity in the health care field, the Institute for Diversity in Health Management can help you plan for a more diverse future. Institute members receive exclusive access to our career center resume database, which is your pipeline to the nation’s brightest diverse professionals. You will enjoy unlimited job postings, free webinars featuring renowned health care speakers, $100 off your registration to the June 10 -11, 2010 National Leadership and Educational Conference, opportunities to network with leaders and pioneers in health care diversity and much much more.

Please contact Pamela Janniere at or at 312-422-2691 for more information about membership advantages or visit our Web site at While there, you can also register your organization as an Institute Member.

Thank you,

Sharon C. Allen
Managing Editor, e-Business Communication
Fred Hobby

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