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Jan. 27, 2012

Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members:

Here is important information for you and your staff.

ASHHRA Webinar
Topic: Easy Steps to Complying with the Worksite Lactation Accommodation Law
Date: Thursday, Jan. 31
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Duration: 60 Minutes
Presenter: Cathy Carothers, IBCLC, FILCA
Price: Free for ASHHRA members | $24.99 for non-members

Supporting breastfeeding employees is pivotal to your organization's family-friendly platform, with proven financial benefits to businesses, including an ROI of three to one. It's also the law. The U.S. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has specific provisions requiring businesses to implement basic lactation support. This webinar will address the law, and provides HR managers with practical tools for implementing worksite lactation support programs in health care institutions, including options for enhancements. Case examples of hospitals that have implemented lactation programs will be included, along with practical strategies for addressing barriers specific to healthcare settings.

Click here for more information and to register.

ASHHRA 48th Annual Conference & Exposition
Online Registration Now Open — Register Today!

Register Online or Download the PDF Form to take advantage of saving up to $50 on your registration during the Early Bird Special for the ASHHRA annual conference in Denver, Sept. 22-25.

Open Registration for the 2012 Summer Enrichment Program

The Institute for Diversity in Health Management is proud to announce that registration is open for the 2012 Season of the Summer Enrichment Program (SEP). The SEP is the Institute’s 10 – 12 week paid internship in your hospital or medical center for minority graduate students, pursuing their MHA (or a comparable degree.) Through the summer, in addition to assisting with the administration of your hospital, the SEP interns will also complete a Special Project for your hospital or host site, that will benefit your facility, even after the summer is over.

For more information, visit this site: or contact Education Specialist, Chris O. Biddle at or at 312-422-2658.



Diversity as a business builder in healthcare    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Less than 15 percent of healthcare professionals believe that hospitals have closed the diversity gap in leadership within the last five years, according to a new national report by Witt/Kieffer, an executive search firm specializing in healthcare and higher education. The report, Diversity As A Business Builder In Healthcare, also reveals that only 35 percent of professionals agree that healthcare organizations consistently hire minority candidates. Witt/Kieffer partnered with Institute for Diversity in Health Management, Asian Health Care Leaders Association, National Association of Health Services Executives and the National Forum for Latino Healthcare Executives to survey 470 experienced professionals on how the state of healthcare diversity leadership is evolving. More

Generation Y: The new kind of workforce
TNW Insider    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Fifty percent of world population is under 30 years old. Generation Y is the first generation to grow up with technology; they experience technology even before romance enters their lives. They are digital natives — their whole social lives are on social networks. And that impacts their behaviors, attitudes and expectations ... especially their expectations toward future employers. It seems that money isn't one of the primary motivators for this generation. More

Novation named a top organization for multicultural business opportunities
Healthcare Finance News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Novation, a healthcare supply contracting company, is honored to announce that it was recognized as one of the "Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities" by Over 1.2 million businesses were asked to answer questions about diversity business in the marketplace. More

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Job discrimination complaints hit all-time high
FindLaw via Reuters    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received 99,947 workplace discrimination complaints in fiscal year 2011, the agency reported. That's up slightly over 2010. The uptick in overall discrimination claims may correspond with a weak job market, an EEOC spokesman told MSNBC. And the trend may continue, the agency suggests in a new draft planning document that's up for public review. More

Seniors decide retirement doesn't suit them, keep working
USA Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Experts say baby boomers are working past conventional retirement age — a trend fueled by an uncertain economy, improved health in older life and an understanding that staying engaged leads to a better sense of well-being. The percentage of people who work and people who want to work has increased markedly in both the 65-and-older and 75-and-older groups, says Sara Rix, senior adviser for the AARP Public Policy Institute. More

Parents of disabled girl denied transplant blame doctor, not hospital
The Associated Press via CBS News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Did the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia deny a kidney transplant to 3-year-old Amelia Rivera because she has intellectual disabilities? The New Jersey girl's parents now say their problems might lie with one doctor, rather than the entire CHOP hospital. More

EEOC releases draft strategic plan, addresses social media    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released a draft of its Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2012 — 2016 for public comment. This strategic plan, a requirement by Congress, will direct the agency’s work for the next four years and serve as a foundation for the development of more detailed annual plans, budgets, and related program performance information in the future. More

What Clinton's global LGBT-rights speech means for your company
Diversity Inc.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Obama administration's shift in policy to support LGBT rights globally is a significant human-rights victory that will have long-term repercussions for companies doing business abroad. It is particularly relevant in countries where LGBT people must remain closeted for fear of ostracism, prison or even death. More

Gen Y workforce and workplace are out of sync
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
How aligned is the vision of work for today's world leaders with the vision for Generation Y? The recession has also influenced the way young people view work. Millennials who couldn't get a college education or suffered after the recession have been forced to start in new ways, building online businesses or becoming freelancers. They know that pension and 401K plans won't operate the same way anymore. They know that getting a job is about being innovative and working across fields. More

Disability etiquette tips — Meeting a person with a disability
Diversity Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Whether you are interviewing a person with a disability for a job or meeting them for the first time at a party, here are some simple tips that will put you both at ease. It's so important to remember that no matter what the disability is, whether blindness, deafness or wheelchair-users, they are people. Once you overcome preconceived notions about their outer appearance, it will pave the way to better communications, understanding, and acceptance. More

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