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Van Hollen, Beyer Introduce Cap and Dividend Legislation to Address Climate Change
Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Representative Don Beyer (R-VA) have introduced the “Healthy Climate and Family Security Act of 2018” with a cap and dividend approach to address climate change while also increasing the spending power of the middle class. The bill aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, cap carbon pollution by auctioning carbon permits to oil, coal, and natural gas sellers in the U.S. market, and return all the proceeds as quarterly dividends to every American in the form of a “Healthy Climate Dividends.” Van Hollen, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committe...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 23, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

State agency spurns $24M in health care projects, OKs 4 others that will create jobs
One denied project would have involved 1,100 square feet of renovations. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Veronica Brezina Source Type: news

Staff yet again paying the price as British Gas profits fall, says UNISON
Commenting on the news today (Thursday) that British Gas is to cut 4,000 jobs by 2020 and the company has lost 1.4m customers, UNISON national energy officer Matt Lay said: “Staff quite simply will be devastated. Although Centrica has already shed thousands of jobs, it’s nowhere near out of the woods, and there’s much more misery to come. “British Gas staff shouldn’t be feeling the heat today. It should be Centrica chief executive Iain Conn. “British Gas can’t go on putting the squeeze on its staff and customers. If the company is to survive, it needs first class products, priced c...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release British Gas centrica redundancies Source Type: news

Cardinal Health closing Ohio warehouse, cutting 100 jobs
Cardinal Health Inc. is closing a pharmaceutical packaging center and a separate distribution warehouse in Zanesville, cutting 101 jobs, following an efficiency review. The facilities will close in April, the Dublin health care distributor said in a notice this week to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. "We continually work to optimize efficiencies of our operations and, so, as a result, have made the difficult decision to close our Zanesville locat ion," the company said in a statement. Employees… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Cardinal Health closing Ohio warehouse, cutting 100 jobs
Cardinal Health Inc. is closing a pharmaceutical packaging center and a separate distribution warehouse in Zanesville, cutting 101 jobs, following an efficiency review. The facilities will close in April, the Dublin health care distributor said in a notice this week to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. "We continually work to optimize efficiencies of our operations and, so, as a result, have made the difficult decision to close our Zanesville locat ion," the company said in a statement. Employees… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Ascension to cut jobs at Michigan hospitals
Ascension Health reportedly is preparing to announce layoffs at its 14 hospitals in Michigan. Layoffs already have been made in at least two of the five hospitals in Ascension's St. John Providence Health System, sources told Crain's. The cuts are being made to reduce costs and improve efficiencies. The total number of jobs to be cut is unknown, but several dozen patient care technicians, nursing clerks and respiratory care technicians have been laid off at St. John Hospital and Medical Center… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 21, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

Novant Health to cut 23 jobs systemwide
Novant Health is eliminating 23 jobs from its systemwide workforce, including some positions at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. The news was confirmed to the Winston-Salem Journal Tuesday by the health provider, which issued a statement that the cuts were made “to better reflect the needs of one area of business.” Employees affected at Forsyth Medical Center include senior level nurses, nurse managers and patient diab etes educators, according to the Journal, although further specifics… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 21, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Rebecca Troyer Source Type: news

Med-Ally opening new South Carolina manufacturing plant, creating 90 jobs
Neuromodulation device company Med-Ally is expanding in South Carolina with a new 10,000-square-foot facility in the Charleston, S.C. area. The $2.38 million investment is expected to create 90 new jobs, according to the South Carolina Department of Commerce. The facility will be located at the Charleston International Manufacturing Center in Goose Creek, S.C. It’s expected to open by next month. Get the full story on our sister site Medical Design & Outsourcing.  The post Med-Ally opening new South Carolina manufacturing plant, creating 90 jobs appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - February 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News Neurological Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation News Well medally southcarolina Source Type: news

These new Central Florida projects will create 150+ jobs
The Agency for Health Care Administration has approved these four projects. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Veronica Brezina Source Type: news

The United States: Innovation and Immobility
Joaquín Roy is Jean Monnet Professor and Director of the European Union Center at the University of Miami.By Joaquín RoyMIAMI, Feb 20 2018 (IPS)It is the country of paradox, based on the double column of creativity and tradition. Americans are unable to escape the twin submission to the adamnism of being the first and the last to accept that the rest of the planet can be more original and may outrank them in any field. Expelled, transferred, fled from Europe, they refuse to admit that the reconstructed European civilization, which they have neglected since 1776, can be superior to them. Sometimes, as Trump ca...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joaquin Roy Tags: Crime & Justice Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Human Rights North America Regional Categories Source Type: news

Customer service, retail and warehouse jobs to be obsolete: Experts predict 1 in 5 jobs will be lost to robots in the next decade
(Natural News) Robots could replace humans in one out of five jobs in British cities within the next 12 years, or 2030, a new report from independent think-tank Centre for Cities showed. Retail, customer service, and warehouse jobs are the ones most at risk of being infiltrated by artificially intelligent beings, with struggling cities in the North... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Time for a windfall tax on the PFI profiteers, says UNISON
The enormous profits being racked up by Private Finance Initiative (PFI) companies should be subject to a new windfall tax, so much-needed resources can be put back into the UK’s cash-strapped public services, says UNISON today (Monday). Such a tax could be introduced if two amendments to the Finance Bill, which have been tabled by Stella Creasy MP, achieve enough support during Wednesday’s House of Commons debate on the draft legislation. UNISON believes a new windfall tax could prove a lifeline to under pressure public services. It would mean PFI firms are forced to pay back some of the billions of pounds the...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release government PFI public services Source Type: news

Comprehensive autism therapy clinic Hopebridge expanding in Ohio, bringing 1,000 jobs
A chain of clinics that offers a large range of therapies for autism under one roof – and insists on a one-to-one therapist-to-child ratio – is opening four to five centers in Central Ohio within a year as part of a 20-site expansion to the state. Hopebridge LLC said it will bring 1,000 jobs to Ohio. Founded in 2005, the Indianapolis company has 16 centers in Indiana and Kentu cky. “There’s a tremendous need, a tremendous shortage of access to care for children on the spectrum," CEO Dennis… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Comprehensive autism therapy clinic Hopebridge expanding in Ohio, bringing 1,000 jobs
A chain of clinics that offers a large range of therapies for autism under one roof – and insists on a one-to-one therapist-to-child ratio – is opening four to five centers in Central Ohio within a year as part of a 20-site expansion to the state. Hopebridge LLC said it will bring 1,000 jobs to Ohio. Founded in 2005, the Indianapolis company has 16 centers in Indiana and Kentu cky. “There’s a tremendous need, a tremendous shortage of access to care for children on the spectrum," CEO Dennis… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Nokia creates plan for digital health, announces it could cut 425 jobs
This week Nokia Technologies announced both a  strategic review of the digital health department and an update on its cost saving reduction plan, which could result in substantial layoffs. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Nokia starts review of digital health business, cuts jobs in Finland
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish network gear maker Nokia has started a strategic review of its digital health business and announced more than 400 job cuts in its home country. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Turning Promise into Action: Working Towards Gender Equality
Protesters gather outside the Lahore Press Club in the capital of Pakistan's Punjab province, to demand justice for victims of sexual violence. Credit: Irfan Ahmed / IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Feb 15 2018 (IPS)Persistent and pervasive gender-based discrimination is undermining sustainable development and preventing communities and countries from reaching their full potential, said a UN agency. In a new first-of-its-kind report, UN Women examines the progress in realizing the globally adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through a gender lens.Though SDG 5 specifically highlights the need to achieve g...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

How Older Workers Can Learn New Skills
This article was adapted from AARP's Great Jobs for Everyone 50+: Finding Work That Keeps You Happy and Healthy … and Pays the Bills by Kerry Hannon (John Wiley& Sons, Inc., 2018), available at aarp.org/greatjobs and bookstores. Career moves often require a skill refresh, or in some cases, even a  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - February 14, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Fewer Scientists Are Studying Insects. Here ’s Why That’s So Dangerous
In the summer of 2016, Jerome Goddard, a medical entomologist in Mississippi, received an email from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with a desperate ask. The agency was conducting an “urgent” search for insect scientists around the U.S. who could take up to a six-month paid leave from work to help the CDC fight the Zika outbreak in the U.S., and possibly respond to areas with local transmission if needed. “That’s how bad it is—they need to borrow someone,” says Goddard, an extension professor of medical entomology at Mississippi State University. “We can&...
Source: TIME: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

California Poised To Become Largest Jobs Creator - For Marijuana
California cities top the list of where to get a job in legal marijuana, but there are still risks and challenges for employers and employees (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Julie Weed, Contributor Source Type: news

Study: Kansas health care sector generates $25B in sales
Hospitals and health care systems are a key contributor to the Kansas economy.   The state’s health care sector generated $25.7 billion in sales in 2017 and more than $14 billion in income, a new study from the Kansas Hospital Association finds. Hospitals employ 86,324 people statewide, according to the study. That’s more than 4 percent of all job holders in Kansas. Res earchers say the state’s hospitals also account for 75,659 indirect jobs.  Combined, Kansas’ health care industry employs… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Josh Heck Source Type: news

UNISON members show some BIG love
It’s Valentine’s Day, the day we all demonstrate and declare our love. And this year, it comes right in the middle of Heart Unions week, an annual celebration of trade unions and all they stand for. UNISON has been adding it’s own distinctive flavour to events today by also showing and sharing our love for public services, for the public service champions who provide them, and for fair pay! Scotland saw Valentine’s Day protests against councils’ plans to cut services and jobs, calling on the public to ‘show their love for public services’ in Moray, West Lothian, Aberdeenshire &hell...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article heart unions heart unions week Heart UNISON pay up now public service champions Source Type: news

Bill and Melinda Gates: Trump ’s Proposed Cuts to Foreign Aid Will Lead to More Deaths
Bill and Melinda Gates used their 10th annual letter to answer tough questions about their work at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — and to defend funding for health work and international aid, just a day after President Donald Trump’s budget proposed slashing resources to these areas. The Gates Foundation donates billions of dollars to health and humanitarian causes including vaccine delivery, child and maternal health as well as infectious disease prevention. “These efforts save lives,” Bill Gates wrote in the letter, which was published Tuesday. “They also create U.S. jobs. And they m...
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime philanthropy Source Type: news

SwitchPoint Is about Health, Technology, Partnerships —and Love
February 13, 2018We love it for the inspiration we feel there, the connections we make, the performances that move us.  How do you mark time passing?My days tend to run together —a hamster wheel of wake up, go to work, come home, make dinner, play “Fast Dogs” (don’t ask) with my four-year-old, go to bed, repeat.What stands out are the extraordinary things. My wedding day, or the night my son was born, or climbing the Austrian Alps.It's about making time to show up and stand up.But then there are the unexpected moments, like the time in college when I skipped film class to see Tori Amos with my ...
Source: IntraHealth International - February 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Crack and cheese: do things really affect your brain 'like drugs'?
Claims that cheese, sex and Facebook affect your brain in the same way as drugs fundamentally misunderstand how it all worksThe internet is a weird place. Part of this is due to how things linger rather than disappear, as they tended to do with more “traditional” media. Nowadays, people’s jobs can (rightly or wrongly) be endangered fortweets they wroteyears ago. The adage about “today’s news is tomorrow’s fish and chip papers” seems no longer to apply.This is particularly true when a headline or story from years ago can be found by a group or community on a social network that miss...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Dean Burnett Tags: Science Psychology Science and scepticism Drugs Media Source Type: news

Florida 50+ Voters
AARP commissioned a survey in Florida to gauge the views of voters ages 50+ on a range of issues affecting their state. Key findings include the following: Florida voters ages 50+ say that the economy and jobs represent the most important issue facing their state, followed closely by healthcare costs and illegal immigration. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - February 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Alaska 50+ Voters
AARP commissioned a survey in Alaska to gauge the views of voters ages 50+ on a range of issues affecting their state. Key findings include the following: Alaska voters ages 50+ say that the economy and jobs represent the most important issues facing their state. Division in America is a top concern among Alaska voters  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - February 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

N.C. is top life-sciences state in job growth and wages, report says
North Carolina's life sciences promotion policies have played a pivotal role in placing it ahead of other states when it comes to job growth in the industry known for lucrative wages, a new report says.  In an increasingly competitive environment – both nationally and internationally – for such jobs, those policies will be increasingly important moving forward. According to the International Technology& Innovation Foundation report, called "Growing the Future: State Efforts to Advance Life … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

N.C. top life sciences state in job growth and wages, report says
North Carolina's life sciences promotion policies have played a pivotal role in placing it ahead of other states when it comes to job growth in the industry known for lucrative wages, a new report says.  In an increasingly competitive environment – both nationally and internationally – for such jobs, those policies will be increasingly important moving forward. According to the International Technology& Innovation Foundation report, called "Growing the Future: State Efforts to Advance Life … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Expansion of Recovery Centers of America bringing more beds, jobs to Devin
The project will add 40,000 square feet of clinical space to the Devon center that opened last year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Expansion of Recovery Centers of America bringing more beds, jobs to Devin
The project will add 40,000 square feet of clinical space to the Devon center that opened last year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Expansion of Recovery Centers of America bringing more beds, jobs to Devon
The project will add 40,000 square feet of clinical space to the Devon center that opened last year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Expansion of Recovery Centers of America bringing more beds, jobs to Devon
The project will add 40,000 square feet of clinical space to the Devon center that opened last year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Knowledge Translation Project Manager - Flexible location
Specifications: Full TimeSalary: CompetitiveLocation: FlexibleApplication Closing Date: 5 March 2018Cochrane is a global independent network of health practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others, responding to the challenge of making the vast amounts of evidence generated through research useful for informing decisions about health. We do this by identifying, appraising and synthesizing individual research findings to produce the best available evidence on what can work, what might harm and where more research is needed.Our work is recognized as the international gold standard for high quality, trust...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 9, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Glasgow women to march in their fight for equal pay
Hundreds of women will march on George Square in Glasgow tomorrow as they continue their fight for equal pay. And as the UK marks the centenary of the first limited suffrage for women, the link to today’s struggle will be highlighted when the march is led by 30 women dressed as suffragettes. The women are part of UNISON’s equal pay campaign. Having won their legal case they are now demanding a fair and transparent pay and grading scheme and full compensation for the pay they have been denied. UNISON recently won a legal case on the issue and Glasgow City Council agreed not to appeal against a court decision las...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article equal pay local government low pay Scotland success women women members Source Type: news

Cochrane Sweden seeks Fellow - Lund, Sweden
Job title: Cochrane Sweden FellowSpecifications: Part Time (0.5 FTE)Reports to:director of Cochrane SwedenLocation:Lund, SwedenApplication Closing Date: 28th February 2018Purpose of the job:As member of the Cochrane Sweden team, the Fellow works closely with the director of the centre to support activities. A key function will be to provide support in training and education events.Background:Cochrane Sweden was launched in May 2017 with the support and guidance of the Nordic Cochrane Centre. It is funded by Sk åne University Hospital (mainly thanks to prof.Ingemar Petersson), Region Sk åne and Lund University. ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Damning NAO report “exposes government’s lamentable approach to social care”
Responding to the National Audit Office (NAO) report on the social care workforce published today (Thursday), UNISON’s assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “This damning report exposes the government’s lamentable approach to social care, which is letting down elderly and disabled people, as well as the dedicated staff looking after them. “Years of underfunding mean local councils can no longer put enough money into care to meet the needs of an ageing population. Elderly and disabled residents, care staff and the NHS are all losing out as a result. Without urgent ministerial a...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release adult social care Christina McAnea government minimum wage Source Type: news

Damning NAO report ‘exposes government’s lamentable approach to social care’
Responding to the National Audit Office (NAO) report on the social care workforce published today (Thursday), UNISON’s assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “This damning report exposes the government’s lamentable approach to social care, which is letting down elderly and disabled people, as well as the dedicated staff looking after them. “Years of underfunding mean local councils can no longer put enough money into care to meet the needs of an ageing population. Elderly and disabled residents, care staff and the NHS are all losing out as a result. Without urgent ministerial a...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release adult social care Christina McAnea government minimum wage Source Type: news

Schools forced to cut teachers ’ and teaching assistants’ posts to make ends meet
Real-terms cuts to school funding since 2015 have led to a big reduction in the number of secondary teachers, teaching assistants and support staff in England, says research published today (Wednesday) by the School Cuts alliance of education unions. Schools have been doing all they can to shield their pupils from the damage caused by £2.8 billion being cut from school budgets since 2015, but the lack of investment is really biting. These cuts are now undeniably affecting front-line teaching. The latest School Cuts research – drawn solely from Government figures – shows that staff numbers in secondary sch...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Siobhan Cooley Tags: Article cuts education schools Source Type: news

Wage increases do not have a persistent effect on job satisfaction
(University of Basel) After a wage increase, people tend to be more satisfied with their jobs -- and even more so when what they have gained exceeds the wage increases of their colleagues. Yet, this effect on job satisfaction is not persistent. Two economists from University of Basel reported these findings in a study recently published in the Journal of Economic Behavior& Organization. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Insecure workers less likely to have access to family-friendly arrangements
(University of Kent) New research shows that workers who fear they may lose their jobs are less likely to have access to family-friendly flexible working arrangements. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Van Hollen, Beyer Introduce Cap and Dividend Legislation to Address Climate Change
Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Representative Don Beyer (R-VA) have introduced the “Healthy Climate and Family Security Act of 2018” with a cap and dividend approach to address climate change while also increasing the spending power of the middle class. The bill aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, cap carbon pollution by auctioning carbon permits to oil, coal, and natural gas sellers in the U.S. market, and return all the proceeds as quarterly dividends to every American in the form of a “Healthy Climate Dividends.” Van Hollen, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committe...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 5, 2018 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

EXCLUSIVE: TriHealth to move 285 jobs to Norwood
TriHealth, one of the largest employers in Greater Cincinnati, plans to move nearly 300 jobs. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 5, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Wigan hospital workers vote for strike ballot
UNISON members working at three hospitals in Lancashire are on course for industrial action over plans to outsource their jobs to a new company, set-up and owned by the NHS trust, in May. Members at the Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS foundation trust voted to reject the plans and ask the union for a strike ballot by 93% in a 79% turn-out. Nearly 900 NHS staff who work in estates and facilities across the trust’s three hospitals are threatened by the plan to outsource them to the wholly owned subsidiary company, WWL Solutions. They are worried that their terms and conditions could be cut, that new starters will get...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News health care North West South West Source Type: news

Recruitment and Retention: What's Influencing the Decisions of Public Health Workers? (February 2016)
Report summarizes a 2010 survey conducted by the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice which explored recruitment and retention within the public health workforce. The survey considered factors that influenced individuals'decisions to take and remain in jobs in the public health field, as well as their satisfaction with elements of the environments in which they worked, including organizational leadership, management, and professional development. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Occupational safety across jobs and shifts in emergency departments in Denmark - Kirkegaard ML, Kines P, Nielsen HB, Garde AH.
This paper explores whether occupational safety and health (OSH) risk perceptions, behaviour and exposure differ among Emergency Department (ED) doctors, nurses and medical secretaries, and whether observed safe working conditions and behaviour in EDs vary... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Business Unusual will Drive Africa ’s Quest to achieve Health Care for All
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) pledged his full support for the delivery of universal healthcare within the next five years, one of the pillars of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big Four Action plan. Credit: State HouseBy Siddharth Chatterjee and Radhika ShahNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 5 2018 (IPS)Africa’s quest for health continues to be held back by a combination of factors such as natural disasters and pandemics, prevailing high rates of communicable and rising incidence of non-communicable diseases, sedentary lifestyles, road accidents and greater population mobi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee and Radhika Shah Tags: Africa Aid Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Late-year change in income tax rate leads to billions in unexpected profits and losses
(Indiana University) In a paper being published Feb. 5 in Tax Notes, professors from Indiana University and the University of Virginia report that Tax Cuts and Jobs Act this could result in unexpected drops in earnings for two thirds of companies in the Standard& Poor's 500, with a median drop of $100 million. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Who ’ s Able-Bodied, Anyway?
The 400-year history of how we talk about the deserving versus the undeserving poor. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMILY BADGER and MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Poverty Welfare (US) Disabilities Law and Legislation Labor and Jobs Source Type: news

Who ’ s Able-Bodied Anyway?
The 400-year history of how we talk about the deserving versus the undeserving poor. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMILY BADGER and MARGOT SANGER-KATZ Tags: Poverty Welfare (US) Disabilities Law and Legislation Labor and Jobs Source Type: news