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eNewsBreif: Hot Topics in Diversity
June 12, 2009
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Dear Valued ASHHRA and IFD Members,

Join us at the 45th Annual Conference in Chicago on November 1-3, 2009!

ASHHRA promises to have the most interesting and informative learning sessions at this conference. Here are just a couple on the topic of Diversity:

Sunday, Nov. 1st at 3:00 - 4:30pm

Caring for the Future
Mary Anne Kelly, VP and Chief Human Resource Officer, Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council Juan Salgado, Executive Director, Instituto del Progresso Latino

  • Hear how Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC) collaborated with stakeholders to increase the number of nurses in the 10-county Metropolitan Chicago area. Focusing in health careers, Instituto del Progresso Latino in partnership with MCHC member hospitals and Chicago City Colleges successfully implemented an award-winning bilingual nurse ladder program.

Monday, Nov. 2nd at 3:00 - 4:30pm
Diversity Learning Model
Doyle L. McKimmy, CEO, Jewell County Hospital

Gain knowledge on how to build a multi-faceted learning tool that sheds light on the health needs of various cultures and improve communications in your community. Learn to improve your understanding of different cultures and how to improve interaction with the diverse workforce. Discover how to develop an excellent learning tool for employees/physicians and the community.

Best regards,

Cathy Sewell
Executive Director
Fred Hobby
President, CEO
Institute for Diversity

President Wades into Gay Issues
from The Washington Post
In an Oval Office ceremony, Obama signed a presidential memorandum that gives same-sex domestic partners of federal employees access to long-term-care insurance benefits and allows civil servants to use sick leave to care for ailing domestic partners and children not related by blood or adoption. He also ordered the Office of Personnel Management to advise agencies within 90 days on how to comply with anti-discrimination regulations. More

A New HR for a New Workforce
from Personnel Today
If the past 20 years have taught us anything, it's that the complexity of regulatory compliance and technology application keep most of the HR profession mired in the transactional. The global downturn may change all that. HR directors have a perhaps unprecedented opportunity for creativity and strategic impact today, as trends triggered by the downturn will reshape the workforce forever. More

ASHHRA 45th Annual Conference & Exposition
Chicago Nov 1-3, 2009
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  • Network with your peers and share information
  • Choose from more than 50 learning sessions with CEU credits
  • Learn from engaging speakers: Buzz Aldrin, Kevin Lofton and Jennifer James.
  • Have fun at the MetLife Social Event at the House of Blues
  • Meet exhibitors with products and services to serve your HR needs!

Discrimination Plaintiffs can Seek Greater Damages
from Wisconsin Law Journal
A new Wisconsin law will allow plaintiffs to seek as much as $300,000 in compensatory and punitive damages in employment discrimination cases. Supporters of Wis. Act 20 see the change as a welcome "bargaining chip" for employees who can now get remedies at the state level comparable to what they could recover in federal court. More

The Equal Opportunity Offender: Obama's Leadership Style
from New Jersey On-Line
Since the Jan. 20th inauguration in almost six months we have watched President Obama's hair turn greyer with each crisis: Swine Flu, North Korea's nuclear testing, Iran's controversial election, GM filed bankruptcy, airplanes over NYC, and now "fly-gate" (PETA get over it). He has disappointed and drawn outrage from all sides; conservatives and progressives, pro-life and pro-choice, gay activists and advocates to maintain marriage between one man and one woman, Israel and Palestine, peace activists and patriots, Muslims and Christians, the uninsured and medical industry, corporations and not for profits, white supremacists and civil rights activists, just to name a few. More

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Race to Improve Diversity Bearing Fruit
from Management Today
The latest benchmarking data on race diversity practices suggests that British companies continue to raise their game. According to pressure group Business in the Community, firms are getting better at tracking the ethnicity of job applicants, trumpeting their commitment to diversity and getting involved in their communities. That’s good news for those who were worried that diversity commitments might fly straight out of the window in the fight for survival necessitated by the recession (along with various other high-minded principles). More

Affirmative Action for Whites
from Little India
Asian American groups are protesting a new admissions policy deemphasizing test scores and grades at the University of California system, which could potentially reduce their numbers by as much as 20 percent. The new policy reduces the guaranteed placements based on SAT scores and grade point averages, which traditionally have advantaged Asian American students. Last year more than 40 percent of students at the University of California Los Angeles and the University of California Berkeley were Asian American, against a state population of 12 percent and a national population of 4 percent. Asian students constitute a majority at the University of California San Diego and University of California Irvine. More

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Racial Disparities Found in Access to Colorectal Cancer Care
from MedPage Today
Significant disparities in access to diagnosis and treatment for colorectal cancer exist between minority groups, with particular scarcities being seen for African-Americans, analysis of data from all counties in the U.S. has shown. For each percentage point increase in the African-American population in an individual county, there was a significant decrease in the number of gastroenterologists and radiation oncologists, researchers found. More


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