Category Archives: health

Innovative Highschool Nursing Program

This innovative highschool program enables students to graduate from high school with an Associate’s Degree in nursing.  We need more programs like this to address the health worker shortage and reduce student debt:  http://www.valleycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=1150089#.VLk5ZyvF98E Advertisements

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Concerned About Jobs in Your Community? What You Can Do To Help

Did you know that with nearly 9% unemployment we are importing tens of thousands of foreign born and foreign trained doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health workers every year rather than training Americans to do these jobs.  Roughly 1.5 million … Continue reading

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Atlantic Wire Lists “America’s Health Worker Mismatch” as “Five Best Friday Column”

Atlantic Wire, the online edition of The Atlantic has listed my NYT Op-Ed piece as one of its “Five Best Friday Columns”:  http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2012/09/five-best-friday-columns/56866/

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My New York Times Op-Ed Piece on Health Labor Markets

I have an Op-Ed piece on health labor markets and the state of US health professional schools on page A23 of today’s New York Times.  It’s also available online here.

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Webinar on Innovative Financing of Health Professional Schools

In collaboration with the Maternal and Child Health Improvement Project (MCHIP) and the Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery, I’ll be presenting a webinar on Innovative Financing of Health Professional Schools. re a global deficit of over 4 million health workers and in order … Continue reading

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Labor Day Special: “Insourced” Featured on IntraHealth’s Website

In order to draw attention to the labor implications of the insourcing of foreign trained health workers, IntraHealth International has featured an article on “Insourced” on its website.  Foreign trained health workers are more likely to accept lower wages and unsafe working conditions (including … Continue reading

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Migrant Labor is Exploited in the US

NPR’s “On Point” program has done a great piece on exploited foreign labor in the US.  The   discussion mainly focused on agricultural and blue collar jobs, but the same situation applies to foreign trained health workers, especially  nurses and … Continue reading

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