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Nov. 20, 2009
  Dear ASHHRA & IFD Members,

Here are a few exciting events and offers available at our organizations.

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ASHHRA 2009 Compensation Survey Report
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IFD 2010 Annual Conference
Institute for Diversity in Health Management
National Leadership and Educational Conference
"Changing the Culture of Health Care"
When: June 9 - 11, 2010
Where: Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
Click here for more information

If you have any questions about ASHHRA or IFD, please give us a call.

Sharon C. Allen
Marketing & Membership Manager
Fred Hobby

A racial divide is bridged by recession
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During the housing boom, Henry County, a suburb of Atlanta, had its share of racial tension as more and more blacks joined the tens of thousands of others pouring in, creating a standoffish gap between the newcomers and the county’s oldtimers. But the recession has begun to erase those differences. Blacks and whites have encountered one another in increasing numbers recently in the crowded waiting rooms of the welfare office and at the food pantry, where many of both races have ventured for the first time. Struggling black-owned businesses are attracting the attention of white patrons. Neighbors are commiserating across racial lines. More

Eliminating health disparities: What works?
Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender patients face the compounded impact of decreased access to care coupled with clinician bias toward those LGBT patients who do receive medical attention. As noted by the widely respected Healthy People 2010 Companion Document for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health, "… a significant barrier to LGBT people accessing needed care is the lack of provider LGBT competency and the discrimination toward people of other sexual orientation or gender identity that frequently is encountered in the health care system." More

Free Webinar: Competency Assessments Made Meaningful and Fun!
Recognized expert Donna Wright looks at the madness we create with ineffective approaches to competency assessments and offers a way that is meaningful, manageable, and fun! Space is limited Register now. MORE

When boomers and millennials collide
San Diego News Network    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on
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If you're managing tech-savvy, young employees who celebrate diversity and want the "fast track," you may have members of the "millennial generation" on your team. Millennials are defined as the generation born between 1978 and 1995. They represent 80 million strong in America - the largest and fastest growing segment of the workforce and marketplace, which makes for challenging issues in recruiting, training, managing and development. More

Racism's health effects noted
The Age    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Racism and discrimination can come in many forms, according to young Somali Muslim Nawal Ali. She has felt it physically, as people yanked off her hijab in anger and fear, yelling derogatory names. She has also heard it in the condescension of would-be do-gooders, and she has seen it manifested in the depression and anxiety of its victims. More

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See why over 1,000 healthcare facilities use Position Manager® for Applicant Tracking and Onboarding. And how you too can identify good qualified candidates faster and speed the entire hiring process.

Joint Commission, HHS stress importance of health care communication
HealthLeaders Media    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Joint Commission and the Department of Health and Human Services released a 30-minute series of videos titled Improving Patient-Provider Communication. The videos, designed for organizations and health care providers, spell out what is required by The Joint Commission and by federal law in terms of effective communication and language access, and how the intent of the law can be met. Those hospitals that accept federal funding are required to comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based on race, color or national origin. More

Some courts raise bar on reading employee e-mail
The Wall Street Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Big Brother is watching. That is the message corporations routinely send their employees about using e-mail. But recent cases have shown that employees sometimes have more privacy rights than they might expect when it comes to the corporate e-mail server. Legal experts say that courts in some instances are showing more consideration for employees who feel their employer has violated their privacy electronically. More

Morehead Associates
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.

The future is here: Employment meets the human genome
St. Louis Post-Dispatch    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The federal government is about to add more fine print to the ubiquitous Employment Equal Opportunity Commission posters found in every office, factory, restaurant and shop in the country. The posters will advise of a new law — effective Nov. 21 — barring employers from inquiring about or using family medical history to make workplace decisions, including those linked to hiring and granting benefits. More

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