Dear ASHHRA Members,
We have a couple of things to share with you this week. First, please read the attached press release on a new tool designed to help hospitals and other health care facilities convert to achieve a smoke free environment.
Second, there are a couple of new ASHHRA conference promotions underway to help you reduce the expense of attending the conference. You can save up to $50 if you are going to be a "1st Timer" at the conference or if you haven’t attended the conference in a year or two and decide to attend this year. Visit
www.ashhra.org/2009conference for details.
Senate Confirms Sotomayor for Supreme Court
Judge Sonia Sotomayor, who rose from the housing projects of the Bronx to the top of the legal profession, made history Thursday when the Senate confirmed her to become the nation's first Hispanic Supreme Court justice. Sotomayor was easily confirmed in a 68-31 vote. Nine Republicans joined a unanimous Democratic caucus in supporting her nomination. More
From Diversity to Inclusion: Considering the Universally Designed Workplace
Employers undeniably face a more diverse workforce than ever before, both among those that they currently employ and those that they will look to employ in the future. Between age, ethnicity, language, and disability, employers must consider how the face of the American worker is changing.
Changing the Culture of Healthcare
National Leadership & Educational Conference
June 9-11, 2010
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place-Chicago
Coming soon . . .
- New online conference registration Web site
- For the first time, the Institute will be offering an early bird registration discount if registered by August 31, 2009
- HYATT REGENCY MCCORMICK PLACE Passkey web based reservations. This complimentary service is offered by HYATT REGENCY MCCORMICK PLACE to provide you with an electronic reservations customized interface.
We look forward to hosting you in the fine city of Chicago!
Commentary: Asian Americans Must Demand Reform in their Health Care
from Northwest Asian Weekly
The Asian American community has long borne the “model minority” myth which has contributed to concealing the major health concerns that face members of this community. There is currently a lack of access to linguistically and culturally competent care. Rising costs create major barriers to effective, quality health care. These barriers contribute to and exacerbate health conditions such as Hepatitis B, obesity in youth, and mental illness that already have a disproportionate effect on the Asian American population.
Obama Chooses an E.E.O.C. Leader
from The New York Times
President Obama picked Jacqueline A. Berrien, a lawyer with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, to head the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The White House made the announcement just hours before Obama addressed the annual meeting of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in New York. Berrien, a Harvard Law School graduate, has been the fund’s associate director-counsel since 2004.
Report on Race, Sexuality and Gender Aims to Create Space for Continued Dialogue
from The Miami Herald
As part of Equality Forward, an ongoing diversity initiative focused on fostering a greater sense of connection and opportunity within the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest LGBT civil rights organization, released a new report, “At the Intersection: Race, Sexuality and Gender.” The report is the culmination of an effort launched two years ago to reach out to LGBT people of color by surveying individuals from across the country in hopes of gaining a deeper understanding about the complexities at the intersection of race, sexual orientation and gender identity.
Congressional Black Caucus Keeps Health Care on the Front Burner
from The Seattle Medium
As members of Congress begin August recess, temporarily setting aside intense negotiations for a passable health care reform bill, the Congressional Black Caucus has vowed to continue pushing for specific provisions that its members feel are vital for African-Americans.
from The Huffington Post
Leon Tupper and his business partner knew they would face challenges bringing a diverse workforce to Gilreath Manufacturing Inc. in Howell, Michigan, after purchasing the plastic-injection molder out of bankruptcy in 1990. For minorities, Howell "was not an inviting place to be for any reason" at that time, Tupper said.
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