Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 30, 2012
The National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) the leading national organization working to improve the lives of Hispanic older adults, their families, and caregivers has been working across states to raise awareness and empower Latino workers and older adults to advocate for leaves that pay laws at the local and state level. Leaves that pay policies are the best way to ensure that workers dont have to choose between their family and their job. Job security and steady wages are crucial for the Hispanic community as many workers are also caregivers and heads of households.
With the flu season underway, it is likely that workers without paid sick days are going to work ill. This creates a toll on the individuals health, but also makes possible the spread of the illness to those in the work or family environment. Similarly, there are also workers who do have leaves that pay, but dont use it when they are sick because they are unaware of the benefit.
The Leaves That Pay initiative is more than good public health policy, its common sense, said Dr. Yanira Cruz, NHCOA President and CEO. When workers can stay home to take care of themselves or a loved one while earning wages, both individuals and the health care system are better off in the long run. Leaves that pay enable workers to avoid spreading illnesses, and to manage minor health problems before they become serious or chronic.
That is why NHCOA has been working to raise awareness among Latino workers in California, which has leaves that pay laws in place. While these workers are the ones who need leaves that pay the most, they are the least likely to use it in the event of an illness. In fact, according to a 2011 study by Eileen Appelbaum and Ruth Milkman only 34% of Hispanic Californians were aware these laws existed. Likewise, NHCOA has been working with advocates in New York City to bring a leaves that pay bill, which was introduced more than a year ago, to vote in the City Council. As the initiative expands, NHCOA hopes to empower Latino communities in Southern Florida to advocate for a similar law, and to expand an existing worker disability law in New Jersey.
NHCOAs Leaves That Pays initiative is sponsored by the Ford Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.nhcoa.org.
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Part 6 US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CANDIDATES Florida District 03 Debate 10/25/2012 The North Central Florida Tea Party hosted a debate at 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 25th in Lake City Florida. The debate featured Phil Dodds, JR Gaillot, and Ted Yoho, the three candidates for the newly formed US House of Representatives seat in District 3. Bill Madden from WJTK, 96.5 Radio moderated this debate. This is a great opportunity to learn more about these candidates. Prior to the debate, a local doctor spoke for a few minutes about the Affordable Health Care Act.
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Orexigen Therapeutics Inc. said Monday it is in discussions with the Food and Drug Administration about speeding up a regulatory review of Orexigen’s obesity drug Contrave.
Naperville, IL (PRWEB) September 05, 2012
Infogix Inc., the leading provider of business operations management solutions, today announced that its upcoming ICON 2012 conference will include a track dedicated to examining the implications of health care reform on the core business operations of health care payer organizations. The Health Care Reform Act (2010) includes a mandate that payers reduce administrative and operations costs without reducing service levels. Industry experts and executives with health care organizations such as Health Care Service Corporation, WellPoint, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, Healthscape Advisors, Oliver Wyman, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and Topaz will advise attendees on how they can effectively address the operational improvements the health care legislation demands.
There has never been a more critical time for organizations to review their operations in order to meet the imperatives of the new laws while reducing the cost of operations, said Sumit Nijhawan, chief executive officer, Infogix. The Health Care Reform track at ICON 2012 will provide attendees with invaluable advice from their colleagues and thought leaders.
In addition to the presentations and panel discussions, Infogix will showcase its solution platform and operations review framework for the healthcare payer organizations. Solutions and workshop topics will include:
Our dogs were getting on in age so 2 years ago I decided I would “Cook” for our dogs. I got the idea from a family member who was doing this for her older dog & cat. Save a dog or cat and adopt. They will be your best friends for as long as you are together. Our last two dogs have been by adoption. The first adoptions was a Tenn Walker Hound Dog & then back in Feb. A Beagle. The Tenn Walker was about 4-5 years old & that was over 4 years ago. No one would adopt him because he has problems with his back legs. They give out when he is running & he is a big boy. He is 85lbs & stands some 38 inches tall. Then we added the 3rd member to our family a 2 years old Beagle last Feb. He is a pure ball of energy & his energy should be bottled if it were possible. Beware of PETA: **** This is a horrible org. & they kill (put down), destroy more animals than any legitimate kennel in America. Check it out yourself: Google: Peta kills animals. (PETA) killed a staggering 95.9 percent of the adoptable pets in its care during 2011. Despite years of public outrage over its euthanasia program, the notorious animal rights group has continued killing adoptable animals at its Norfolk, VA headquarters, at an average of 37 pets every week. According to records from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, PETA killed 1911 cats and dogs last year while placing just 24 in adoptive homes. Since 1998, a total of 27751 pets have died at the hands of PETA workers. PETA workers have …
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 30, 2012
Today http://www.Finacast.com announced the release of an online financial planning solution to help financially un-savvy individuals understand their current and future financial health and make financial decisions that lead to more prosperous lives.
Financial planning is a complex and time consuming activity. Without easy access to financial advisors or planning tools, individuals often times end up making financial decisions that are not in their best interests. There are plethora of online tools and websites that promise to help individuals manage their money. These online budgeting and expense tracking tools fall short when it comes to helping individuals make a financial plan.
Finacast.com simplifies financial planning by letting individuals simulate their financial future with very little effort. It uses complex financial algorithms to assess individuals ability to take care of their needs, wants, debts and emergencies today and in future. It rates their overall financial health on a scale of zero to 10 and provides a forecast for debts, total savings and goals based on the current budget and provides specific advice that will help improve their financial future.
The Finacast financial planning platform lets users start planning with very little information and is capable of accommodating all planning variables such as tax implications of certain investments, debts and purchases, life priorities, inflation, future expenses and income and investment growth projections in its comprehensive simulations. Users can view their financial future under different scenarios by adding and/or changing their future income, goals and expenses and convert that into a plan that they can follow. Finacast provides users an option to link their bank accounts for easy reporting and tracking.
Finacast.com is a bay area start-up. Its mission is to use innovative technological solutions to help individuals make financial decisions that lead to more prosperous lives. Prior to Finacast.com, personal financial management applications only focused on bank accounts. While this makes for good bookkeeping and expense tracking, it reveals very little about financial health. That’s why Finacast shifted the focus to cash-flow and personal profit and loss, leading to customized financial advice for life events like planning a wedding, having a baby, saving for college, deciding on credit card balance transfers and home loan refinance and making new purchases.
For more information: http://www.finacast.com
Contact: info (at) finacast (dot) com
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE LATEST UPDATED VIDEO THAT CAME OUT TODAY www.youtube.com Subscribe To Get Notified Of The Latest Releases As They Come Out www.youtube.com Abundance & the Future & Setting Goals Date: 03-22-12 Host: George Noory Guests: Dr. Peter Diamandis, David Essel Appearing during the middle two hours, Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, Dr. Peter Diamandis, shared his research with top scientists, innovators, and captains of industry which reveals how progress is catapulting the world into a new era of abundance. While society tends to focus on negative news stories, and the idea that the world has grown worse over the years, we forget about the great advancements that have been made during the last century, he said. For instance, human lifespan has more than doubled, the average income for every person on the planet (adjusted for inflation) has more than tripled, and the cost of food has dropped 13 fold. Demonstrating his notion of abundance, his book cover is pictured in aluminum– a metal once thought to be quite rare and valuable, but now considered plentiful and disposable. In 2010, 2 billion people were connected to the Internet, but by 2020 that number will have risen to 5 billion– “these are new minds plugging into the global economy,” and more geniuses will be discovered wherever they might be, he declared. He outlined some of the amazing new technology and inventions that are coming down the pike, which could greatly improve humanity’s …