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Nov. 13, 2009
  Dear ASHHRA & IFD Members,

Check out the ASHHRA year-end special on a great resource. You might also want to mark your calendar for the IFD 2010 Annual Conference.

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Institute for Diversity in Health Management
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Physician bias might keep life-saving transplants from black and Hispanic patients
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Physician bias might be the reason why African Americans are not receiving kidney/pancreas transplants at the same rate as similar patients in other racial groups. Dr. Keith Melancon, director of kidney and pancreas transplantation at Georgetown University Hospital and associate professor of surgery at Georgetown University Medical Center, and colleagues explore this phenomenon in the November issue of the American Journal of Transplantation. MORE

Southeast Texas job-related discrimination complaints jump 121 percent
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Discrimination complaints filed by Southeast Texas workers jumped 121 percent between the 2008 and 2009, according to figures from the Texas Workforce Commission's Civil Rights Division. Whether the increase means there's more discrimination is unclear, but an employment analyst says the surge of workers seeking state and federal investigations of their terminations is a symptom of today's shaky economy. More
Women of the workplace, uniting
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Between waves of layoffs and evaporating job opportunities, we're in a climate that naturally breeds an every-woman-for-herself mentality. A recent study by the Workplace Bullying Institute found that female bullies were alive — and, more than 70 percent of the time, kicking other women. But I've also seen companies encouraging their smart women to help their women colleagues in ways that are more than just heartening. In fact, I'm convinced they're part of a new way of networking. More

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Are 'bubba' and 'you people' racial slurs?
Diversity Inc.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Employees must file formal complaints and show evidence of a hostile environment. A Black city employee who had been discharged filed suit under Title VII and 42 U.S. Code §1981, alleging that it was due to his race. He said his supervisor had called him "bubba" and sometimes used the terms "you people" and "your people" when talking to him about Blacks. But the evidence also showed that the employee had a history of poor performance and discipline prior to the discharge. More
Young and old all point fingers, but in different directions
The Denver Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Tyler Clark could write a book about all the ways baby boomers have left their size-16EEE economic footprint on the backs of subsequent generations. In fact, that's exactly what the 28-year-old Web analyst hopes to do — aided by contributions from fellow Generation X'ers solicited through his blog and Twitter account. As Clark's long-range project attests, the consequences of a bad economy — the burst housing bubble, decimated stock portfolios and a tight job market — can accentuate generational fault lines. Baby boomers get blamed for the greed and excess that set the country on this road. Older Americans question the commitment and expectations of younger generations. More

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PSBJ unveils diversity program with online portal
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The PBSJ Corp. launched an information gateway for women- and minority-owned businesses interested in teaming with any PBSJ subsidiary. Potential subconsultants and suppliers can visit the site to find what they need to connect with PBSJ, a release said. The site contains a downloadable profile application that can be used to register with the corporation’s database of potential teaming partners, as well as links and other materials of interest to women- and minority-owned businesses. More
Gender bias bingo
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You may think you've never suffered or inflicted it. But are you sure you even know what it is? Gender bias is not the same as sex discrimination. It's more subtle, more deeply embedded in cultural norms about what it means to be identified as a woman or a man. A provocative new Web site developed by the Center for Work Life Law at the University of California's Hastings College of the Law announces a "zany brainy look at a serious subject." It invites people to enter their experiences in a game of Gender Bias Bingo. The playing card consists of nine boxes aligned in three rows and columns, with each box describing forms of gender bias, such as hitting a "Maternal Wall" based on unfair expectations of mothers, or "Double Binds" when women are urged to behave like men but penalized when they do.  More

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Patient safety is a significant problem in this country. A critical step in addressing this complex problem is measuring the workplace issues that foster a culture of patient-centered care and safety. Morehead’s Patient Safety Culture Survey assesses how well the organization focuses on patient safety and where improvement is needed.

Harkin promises approval of sexual orientation discrimination legislation in 2010
Workforce Management Magazine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A pivotal senator on employment issues predicted congressional approval in 2010 of legislation that would ban workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. Although health care is dominating this year's legislative calendar, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa and chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, promised an Obama administration official at a hearing that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act would get to President Barack Obama's desk. More
Changing culture for changing times
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The business case for diversity in PR and communications could not be clearer. We pride ourselves on knowing everything about reaching: customers, consumers, society,and "people like me." Integrating diversity into what we do is simply a better way of doing business. How can we truly know our clients' audiences if our account teams do not reflect that diversity? More


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