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Supporting Working Caregivers: Case Studies of Promising Practices

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Report
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Supporting Working Caregivers: Case Studies of Promising Practices
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AARP and ReACT
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
Judi C Casey

The good news: There appears to be greater recognition that caregiving takes many forms, that culture matters, and that offering employees flexibility at work so they can manage their responsibilities outside work is an important competitive advantage in recruiting and retaining top talent. Another very positive trend is the increasing number of companies offering paid and/or unpaid leave for caregiving above and beyond the FMLA requirements.

When Caregiving's Not About Children

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Blog
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When Caregiving's Not About Children
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Huffington Post
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Robin Hardman

Being an adult child with a parent to care for is nothing like being the parent of a child—as we tail-end Baby Boomers are finding out. Paying lip service to the different meanings of “family” will do little to address this fact.

How Hospitals Can Improve the Health of Whole Communities

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Infographic
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How Hospitals Can Improve the Health of Whole Communities
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Adventist University of Health Sciences

Health facilities play a vital role in enhancing the wellbeing of the populations they serve. Some of the strategies hospitals use to achieve this goal include community outreach programs and liaising with local stakeholders such as religious institutions, non-profits, and running health programs that specifically cater to the vulnerable populations.

Research Survey

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Other
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Research Survey
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www.Education-Navigation.com
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Debra Isaacs Schafer

Asking for input from Work/Life, HR, & Benefits leaders as we conduct some brief research on benefits for working parents.  The survey will take 5 minutes and your input would be most appreciated.

Using Evidence-Based Practices to Improve Healthcare in the United States

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Infographic
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Using Evidence-Based Practices to Improve Healthcare in the United States
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Rutgers University Online Master of Public Administration

Although the United States is one of the most technologically advanced nations on earth, its healthcare system ranks last out of 11 developed countries. This is according to data published in an extensive Commonwealth survey. More worryingly, the United States has consistently ranked last in this annual survey since 2004. As such, stakeholders in the United States healthcare industry should take urgent measures to improve service delivery and patient outcomes. 

New CW&F Issue Available Online for WFRN Members

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Announcement
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New CW&F Issue Available Online for WFRN Members
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Community, Work & Family Journal
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dowgun

The new issue of  the Community, Work & Family journal (Volume 20, Issue 2, April 2017) is now available online here. Please note that you must be a member of WFRN and logged on to the WFRN website to access the issue.

This new issue contains the following articles:

On Shifting Ground: First-time Parents’ Ideal World of Paid Work and Family Time
K.E. Kushner, N. Sopcak, R. Breitkreuz, et al.

Overview on the Medicare & Medicaid Eligibility Requirements

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Infographic
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Overview on the Medicare & Medicaid Eligibility Requirements
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Hofstra Law’s Online Master’s in Health Law and Policy program

The health care industry has been profoundly affected by recent laws. The impact on Medicare and Medicaid merits a closer look given the number of people who are affected. Under the Affordable Care Act, the criteria for eligibility to these programs have been modified.

Multinationals, Public Policy and Paid Leaves - Center for American Progress Brief

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Brief
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Multinationals, Public Policy and Paid Leaves - Center for American Progress Brief
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Center for American Progress
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Ariane Ollier-Malaterre

Eldercare Is Everyone’s Issue

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Blog
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Eldercare Is Everyone’s Issue
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Center on Aging and Work
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Judi C Casey

In the past 12 months, close to 40 million Americans—one in six—provided unpaid care to an adult family member or friend. In addition, approximately 34 million Americans were caring for someone age 50 or older. Who are these caregivers and what do we know about them?

The Truth About Parental Leave

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Blog
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The Truth About Parental Leave
Source: 
Debra Isaacs Schafer
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Debra I. Schafer, Executive Advisor; Founder/CEO, Education Navigation, LLC

Parental leave is very much a "hot topic" for working parents and now, for companies, and there's progress being made in this area.  Yet there are millions of working parents/employees whose needs are not being met so we still have a long way to go.

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