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June 2007 Blog Posts (25)

Josh Valdez

Has been appointed to serve on the National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institute of Health. Mr. Valdez is a Blue Cross of California health care management executive and is one of just 16 members selected (from a nationwide pool) to serve on the Council.

Added by NSHP Editor on June 28, 2007 at 5:11pm — No Comments

Nereida Perez

Has been hired by KPMG LLP as the U.S. firm's national Director of Diversity and equal employment opportunity. She is now the firm's Chief Diversity Officer. She recently served as Sr. Director of External Diversity relations at Sodexho Inc.

Added by NSHP Editor on June 28, 2007 at 5:02pm — No Comments

Josefina Fernandez McEvoy

Was named VP of International Affairs at the American Bankruptcy Institute. She will be the first woman to serve as a vice-president of this institution.

Added by NSHP Editor on June 28, 2007 at 4:59pm — No Comments

The Future of King/Harbor

While flying over South Los Angeles at 30,000 feet I was able to begin to visualize the potential solutions to the King/ Harbor hospital conundrum.



Literally hundreds of news accounts of the tragic patient care lapses and irresponsible staff actions have covered the pages of print media across this country. The court of public opinion and the L.A. Times leave little doubt that closure of King/Harbor must be the ultimate justice for these acts of omission.



But will this… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on June 28, 2007 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Health Care by Wall Street Standards- Good or Bad??

In Memoriam of Edith Rodriguez - by Rosemarie Jackowski - (Monday, June 25, 2007)



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"Sadly, Edith is not alone. In the United States 18,000 die every year from lack of medical care. That is like having a 9/11 every 60 days. It is worse than 9/11 because these are needless deaths that we are imposing on ourselves. These deaths will continue until there is a strong grassroots movement for a universal, single payer health care system."

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Death is not… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on June 27, 2007 at 5:50pm — No Comments

The Case Foundation is launching a pilot grants program that could turn community dreams into reality.

The Make It Your Own Awards ™ , a new initiative from the Case Foundation, that launched today, June 26, 2007, is about giving grants, tools, and recognition to people who are coming together to discuss what matters, form solutions, and take action.





Twenty semi-finalists will each receive $10,000 grants to start bringing their ideas to life. Four final grant recipients will then be chosen by the public using an online voting system. These finalists will each be awarded… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on June 26, 2007 at 4:02am — No Comments

Should Employers Give Hiring Preference to Hispanic Job Candidates?

One very important requirement in today's business world is being able to interact with an increasingly diverse group of consumers (both culturally and linguistically). In the United States, the largest minority group is of Latino heritage.



As an employer, you may be looking for Hispanic employees for a variety of reasons. You might want to hire staff members who can better connect culturally with Latino clients. You may want employees who can converse with Spanish-speaking vendors,… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on June 25, 2007 at 11:03pm — No Comments

Education program key to help migrants assimilate

AP - NEW OXFORD, Pa. -- Uprooted from his native Mexico and overwhelmed by an unfamiliar language, Jorge Lua-Ildefonso was miserable on his first day of school in the United States just five years ago. He wasn't sure he would make it beyond his first week in eighth grade.



"I felt fear because it was my first time," said Mr. Lua-Ildefonso, now 18. "It was terrible. I couldn't understand what I was supposed to do, what they were saying."



He overcame the language barrier and… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on June 25, 2007 at 7:09pm — No Comments

Hispanic recruiting by military showing mixed results

WASHINGTON – Slightly more Hispanics have been joining the military since the Afghanistan and Iraq wars while the number of blacks signing up has dropped, according to Pentagon data. The trend involving Hispanics is somewhat mixed and varies according to military service, with more heading into the Army in 2006 than in 2001 and fewer answering the Marines' call.



But the latest Army figures also suggest a potential problem with sustaining that level of recruiting in the future: There… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on June 25, 2007 at 6:12pm — No Comments

Hispanics Remain Absent from Corporate Boardrooms

Washington, DC--(HISPANIC PR WIRE)--June 25, 2007--The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) unveils the findings of its 2007 Corporate Governance Study. The study measures Hispanic inclusion on the boards of Fortune 500 companies and concluded that 71% of top U.S. companies lack Hispanic representation on their boards.



The Hispanic imprint on American culture and business is undeniable. As the largest and fastest-growing minority community in the United States,… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on June 25, 2007 at 3:22pm — No Comments

College in Texas reaching out to Hispanic students

Navarro College is holding a special seminar June 28 targeting prospective Hispanic students, one of the fastest growing populations in the region.



It is also one of the most “underserved” populations, according to Dr. Richard Sanchez, college president. “I feel they are some of the leaders of tomorrow,” Sanchez said. “It is our responsibility to take an active role in recruiting them.”



At the seminar, being held at 6:30 p.m. June 28 in the Cook Center, those in attendance… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on June 25, 2007 at 3:03pm — No Comments

Univision helping to boost the Hispanic vote

Hispanics have long been seen as a powerful voting force yet to materialize, but Univision officials believe they can change that by encouraging millions of eligible immigrants to become U.S. citizens – and then helping them with the process.



The company devotes significant air time to public service announcements, and since January it has been using its air to urge viewers to become citizens and to vote.



Of the 8 million legal permanent residents eligible to apply, the… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on June 25, 2007 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Latina Builds “United Nations of Insurance” for Shoppers Buying Insurance

Former Hispanic insurance industry executive and NSHP member is called a visionary for building a multicultural insurance agency, one language at a time, to serve people who are looking for health, dental and life insurance alongside agents who speak English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Russian, Farsi, Polish or Ukrainian.



LOS ANGELES (June 24, 2007): In an effort to help Hispanic individual, families and business owners find affordable health care choices and… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on June 24, 2007 at 8:58pm — No Comments

How To Access Over 3000 Free Satellite TV On Your PC Or Laptop Without Hassle

Are you still watching satellite television programs the old fashioned way and wasting away you hard earned money on monthly subscriptions? Are you still enduring remote control and channels conflict quarrels in your home?



Well, if you are, then you may not have known that satellite television has finally integrated with the Internet. Friend, we now watch over 3000 satellite TV stations and so much movies from all over the world on our PCs free!



Yes, I speak from personal… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on June 22, 2007 at 3:09pm — No Comments

King Harbor Community Hospital Needs to be Fixed

By Thomas Scully*



Closing King-Harbor isn't the answer: South L.A. residents would be far worse off without the hospital's emergency room.



June 15, 2007 - I LIVE IN WASHINGTON and work in New York City, so I have no personal stake in the raging debate over the fate of Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital. But as the federal government's administrator of Medicare and Medicaid from 2001 to 2003, I became very familiar with Los Angeles' public hospitals — and with King in… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on June 15, 2007 at 2:52pm — No Comments

HHS Launches Initiative to Improve the Health of Hispanic Elders

HealthNewsDigest.com - The HHS initiative “Improving Hispanic Elders’ Health: Community Partnerships for Evidence-Based Solutions” is designed to encourage Hispanic elders and their families to take advantage of new Medicare benefits, including prescription drug coverage, flu shots, diabetes screening and self-management, cardiovascular screening, cancer screening services and smoking cessation programs.



“This unprecedented partnership will make it easier for communities to help… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on June 14, 2007 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Tucson plays host to Hispanic games

The International Hispanic Games, an amateur sporting competition organized as part of the Grand Canyon State Games, will be held in Tucson this year. This is the second year for the Hispanic games, which were organized by the state with help from the Sonoran government.



Last year, the games were held in the Phoenix area, according to Grand Canyon State Games executive director Erik Widmark.



Most of the events will be held this weekend at venues scattered throughout… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on June 14, 2007 at 4:35pm — No Comments

Remains of Gonzales

By Natalia Muñoz, LinkLatinos.com founder and president



I have regretted the rise of Alberto Gonzales to U.S. attorney general ever since he was nominated to the post, a view that cast me as a traitor in the eyes of some Hispanics who believe any Hispanic in power is better than none.



Back then, my reasons were limited to the ease with which he sent death row convicts to their gruesome deaths when he carried water for then Texas Gov. George W. Bush.



The… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on June 13, 2007 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Imminent Closure of Hospital in Latino Community- Los Angeles

The troubled renamed King Drew Medical Center, King-Harbor Community Hospital on June 7th underwent suprise survey which concluded that the hospital places it patients in "immediate" jeopardy because of patient safety reasons.



Below is the motion to be introduced at the Board of Supervisors meeting on June 12, 2007.



MOTION

Molina; Burke; Knabe; Antonovich; Yaroslavsky



MOTION BY SUPERVISOR GLORIA MOLINA June 12, 2007



On Thursday evening June 7,… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on June 11, 2007 at 5:00pm — No Comments

MyGrito Social Network Launches Political Page, TU GRITO 2008

Currently the only Latino social network site to offer presidential candidates an opportunity to reach the Hispanic community



BURLINGAME, CA (May, 2007) – MyGrito.com, America's first bilingual social network site targeting the Latino population, is ecstatic about the launch of "Tu Grito 2008." Through this page ( www.mygrito.com/candidatos), presidential candidates are offered an opportunity to create a profile for MyGrito.com members to familiarize themselves with each candidate.… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on June 11, 2007 at 12:57pm — No Comments

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