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Aug. 13, 2010
Hello ASHHRA & IFD Members,

Have you registered for the ASHHRA conference yet? If not, there is still time!
Register by Aug. 25th and save $100 with advance registration. Then you can …
Earn up to 13.75 Strategic Management credit hours
or 19.75 general recertification credit hours.

Learning Session Highlights (topics of focus)

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Prior to the conference, you can raise your knowledge at the next ASHHRA and IFD Webinars. They are available at a very affordable price.

ASHHRA Webinar
Topic: Transforming an Employment Function into a Contemporary Talent Acquisition Model
When: Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010
Time: 10:00am PT, 11:00am MT, 12:00pm CT, 1:00pm ET
Price: ASHHRA Members: $25 | Non-members: $50
Sponsored by Peopleclick Authoria
Click here to register.

IFD Webinar
How Hospitals Can Support and Enhance a Culture of Respect within their Organizations
When: Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Time: 10pm PT, 11:00pm MT, 12:00pm CT, 1:00pm ET
Price: FREE to IFD Members | $80 for Non-members
Click here to register.

We hope you find value in all of the learning and educational options that our societies have to offer. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have a question or concern about your membership with ASHHRA or IFD.

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Checking up on health care diversity
HealthLeaders Media    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Where are you with health care diversity? Is your hospital or provider workplace hiring health care professionals who are representative of your patient demographic? Could a person who doesn't speak English, or who might have other cultural, physical, or emotional barriers, receive quality care at your facility? And what about cultural competence in the health care setting? The subject crops up more these days because more health care professionals realize that terms such as "diversity" and "cultural competence" are not merely buzzwords but actionable strategies designed to improve outcomes. More

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NIH builds network to study root of health inequality
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The NIH has launched a network of professionals from multiple disciplines to identify, understand, and develop models for eliminating health disparities in different population groups, a statement on the NIH website said. The Network on Inequality, Complexity, and Health (NICH) will apply systems science from scientists in economics, biology, computer science, education, sociology, mathematics, and epidemiology to characterize health inequality, the statement said. More

Attractive women also face workplace discrimination
The Economic Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It's not always the case when attractive women are favored by bosses. Beauty has an ugly side too, at least for some women who look for jobs considered "masculine" by society. Attractive women were discriminated against when applying for jobs considered "masculine," and for which appearance was not seen as important to the job, according to a study conducted by the University of Colorado's Denver Business School. More

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Exhibit chronicles history of pioneering black doctors
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Patients would show up at all hours. Sometimes with a broken arm, or a burst appendix, or a baby on the way. They filled the wards of the 20-bed hospital that Dr. Riley Ransom Sr. opened in 1914, and they spilled into the large convalescent porch. From early in the morning until late at night, Ransom treated patients in the first African-American hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. A highly trained surgeon, he spent much of his time in the hospital's operating room equipped with the most modern instruments of the day. After his patients recovered — and many of them did, despite the medical limitations of the times — they paid him for his dedication with gratitude and sometimes cash, eggs or vegetables from their gardens. More

Mothers still face workplace discrimination
Babble    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Elena Kagan was just confirmed to the US Supreme Court, becoming only the fourth woman to sit on the bench. But as David Leonhardt noted in the New York Times this week, she and recent appointee Justice Sonia Sotomayor are both childless. A fine example, he says, of how mothers are still discriminated against at work. But more than that, he says feminists are the ones to blame. More

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Workplace diversity programs: Debunking 3 myths
DiversityInc.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
With the exponential growth in stories about modern workplace diversity programs, from blogs and articles to scholarly studies and Supreme Court cases, several recurring legal myths have developed that reflect some discomfort with the whole notion of diversity. True, the law of affirmative action, equal opportunity and workplace diversity is oftentimes not very clear. But the vacuum is often filled with speculation, uninformed opinion and bad advice, usually on the conservative side. "If there's any question about legality," the naysayers advise, "just don't do it." Here, three such myths are dispelled to help corporate America make informed decisions about the true legal risks in aggressively pursuing diversity objectives and practices. More

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EEOC tweaks government for not reflecting American tapestry
The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Diversity in the federal workforce has been a mixed bag over the past 10 years, according to a report by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The Annual Report on the Federal Work Force shows that the percentage of men among federal employees dropped to 55.9 percent in fiscal 2009, from 57.7 percent in 2000, while women increased to 44.1 percent from 42.3 percent. Diversity was not helped by a small decline in the employment of African-Americans, but the portion of Latinos grew slightly. More

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