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eNewsBreif: Hot Topics in Diversity
Dec. 23, 2008
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Dear ##FirstName##,

The families of ASHHRA and IFD would like you wish you a very happy and safe holiday season. We look forward to working with you in 2009 as we work to maximize the value of your membership.

Sincerely,

Cathy Sewell
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ASHHRA
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Fred Hobby
President, CEO
Institute for Diversity
fhobby@aha.org


More Women Cardiologists but Discrimination Remains
from MedPage Today
The number of women in cardiology doubled in a decade, but they still represent less than 20 percent of physicians in the specialty, researchers reported. And more than two-thirds reported encountering discrimination because of the competing demands of family responsibilities, Athena Poppas, M.D., of Brown University, and colleagues reported online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. More

Changes in Major Workplace Laws Affecting Sick Workers, Caretakers and People With Disabilities to Take Effect in January
from PR Newswire via Human Resource Executive
New rules affecting the ability of employees to take time off to care for sick relatives and the rights of workers with disabilities to obtain workplace accommodations will take effect in January, and employers need to make sure they're prepared for these changes in two landmark employment laws. More

Medical 'Conscience Rule' Is Issued
from The New York Times
The Bush administration, as expected, announced new protections recently for health care providers who oppose abortion and other medical procedures on religious or moral grounds. The rule prohibits recipients of federal money from discriminating against doctors, nurses and health care aides who refuse to take part in procedures because of their convictions, and it bars hospitals, clinics, doctors’ office and pharmacies from forcing their employees to assist in programs and activities financed by the department. More

Generation Gaps Concern in Workplace
from The Auburn Plainsman
The work ethic of the Millennial Generation is far different from that of the three previous generations: Generation X, Baby Boomers and Traditionalists. The Millennial Generation is more comfortable dealing with co-workers via e-mail, while previous generations prefer face-to-face interaction. However, e-mail is not the only technological advancement changing the work place. More

Color Coded: Affirmative Action for Whites?
from The Union Leader
Will we soon have racial quotas for white males? The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the white population will be in the minority by 2042. That's only a generation away. What happens when most elected officials and corporate executives are non-white? More

A Less Healthy Health Insurance Sector
from BusinessWeek via MSNBC
The U.S. economy is in a recession, and the health insurance industry has not proved immune to what ails the nation. With joblessness on the rise, volatile financial markets, and consumer income either flat or falling by most measures, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services revised the outlook on the managed care industry to negative from stable. The impact of the deteriorating economy, slowing top-line growth, aggressive pricing strategies, and negative medical trend development were the key factors. More

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