Age or Aging

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
Source: 
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.

Considering A National Paid Leave Policy

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Op-ed (published opinion/editorial)
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Considering A National Paid Leave Policy
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The Hill

This op-ed acknowledges the start of National Family Caregivers Month and makes the case for paid family and medical leave in the United States. It was co-authored by WFRN member, Jennifer Greenfield.

When Caregiving's Not About Children

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Blog
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When Caregiving's Not About Children
Source: 
Huffington Post
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
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.

Call for Papers: Promises, Perils, and Practicalities of Ambulatory Assessment for Capturing Adolescent Development

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Call for Papers
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Call for Papers: Promises, Perils, and Practicalities of Ambulatory Assessment for Capturing Adolescent Development
Source: 
Journal of Research on Adolescence
Name/Organization of Person Posting (optional): 
dowgun

The Journal of Research on Adolescence announces a call for high quality submissions for a special section dedicated exclusively to ambulatory assessment methods for studying adolescent development. This section is entitled: "Promises, Perils, and Practicalities of Ambulatory Assessment for Capturing Adolescent Development."

Interview with Penn grad Marci Alboher on Encore Careers, Making a Difference Not Just a Living

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Interview
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Interview with Penn grad Marci Alboher on Encore Careers, Making a Difference Not Just a Living
Source: 
Work and Life Podcast

Post Doc Fellowship Opportunity, McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario

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Job Opportunity
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Post Doc Fellowship Opportunity, McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario
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McMaster University, Ontario Canada

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Gender, Health and Caregiver-Friendly Workplace Research - Health Services Intervention. Research Applications are invited from relevant disciplines, including those across the social and health sciences. This fellowship will provide an opportunity to be engaged in CIHR-funded intervention research targeting family carers who are also juggling full-time employment in the health services sector. More information about the larger research program being led by Dr. Allison Williams, CIHR Chair in Gender, Work & Health can be found at: http://ghw.mcmaster.ca.

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. 

10 Major Ways Acupuncture Supports Women's Health

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Blog
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10 Major Ways Acupuncture Supports Women's Health
Source: 
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

Aging America - Americans Are Living Longer

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Infographic
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Aging America - Americans Are Living Longer
Source: 
University of Southern California Online Master of Arts in Gerontology & Master of Aging Services Management

The average life expectancy in America today is higher than in any other period in history. More specifically, data from a United Nations report shows that the number of people 65 years and older rose from 8% to 12% of the total population between 1950 and 2000. What’s more, this figure will rise to 20% by 2050 and is likely to continue rising steadily thereafter.

How Technology is Helping Health and Wellness Promote Healthy Lifestyle Choices

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Infographic
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How Technology is Helping Health and Wellness Promote Healthy Lifestyle Choices
Source: 
Arizona State University Online Programs

The healthcare industry as a whole is undergoing seismic changes and technology is a key driver. Today, more than ever, Americans have the power to prevent disease by making healthy lifestyle choices.

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