Tag: Government

Valuing Each Unique Veteran

By Robert L. Jesse, Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Health, Veterans Health Administration WHILE VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (VHA) is advancing healthcare quality, we are also committed to being a leader in achieving healthcare equity. Healthcare equity is more than providing access to health services, it is ensuring those services are of high quality, equitably delivered,… Read the full article

Transformation and Reconciliation in South Africa

By Melissa Lamson, Global Diversity Consultant Since the end of Apartheid in 1994, in which the government used oppressive tactics towards black Africans in order to gain and maintain power in South Africa, it has been astounding that war hasn’t broken out. Perhaps because the majority population supports the African National Congress, or the ANC,… Read the full article

The OFCCP’s Proposed Rule Regarding People with Disabilities

By Nadine VogelPresident, Springboard Consulting LLC If a company is a U.S. federal contractor or subcontractor, its Diversity, HR, and EEO professionals are most likely aware of the 7 percent hiring goal proposed by the OFCCP. With President Obama’s re-election, a President who has shown tremendous support for improving job opportunities for individuals with disabilities,… Read the full article

What is the Proposed New Law for Immigration Law Reform?

By Genilde Guerra & Robert Kravitz After months of closed-door negotiations, the Senate’s bipartisan “Gang of Eight” has offered a summary of its proposal for Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Here is how the Senate bill would handle legalizing the roughly 12 million undocumented immigrants in the country, changing or establishing the programs under which future workers… Read the full article

The Risk of Prejudice in Computerized Prediction

Today’s predictive technology introduces a new risk of prejudice on a massive, automated scale. Predictive analytics predicts what each person will do so that companies and government agencies can operate more effectively. In some cases, this technology does drive life-changing decisions. Large organizations like Hewlett-Packard inform human resource decisions by predicting whether each employee is… Read the full article

Taking a Closer Look at the Office of Minority Health

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) was created in 1986 and is one of the most significant outcomes of the 1985 Secretary’s Task Force Report on Black and Minority Health—known as The Heckler Report.


In 2013 the attention given to the topic of gay marriage has been at an all-time high. With more states adopting gay marriage rights and recent cases at the Supreme Court, the topic has received extensive media attention. However an even more far-reaching topic linked to the GLBT community has received little to no attention in the mainstream media nor has it garnered the general population’s consciousness—non-discrimination protection rights for GLBT citizens in this country.

Beforeplay.org: Colorado Launches New Sexual Health Awareness Campaign

The Colorado Department of Health and Environment has recently launched a campaign and website to reduce unintended pregnancy, STD rates, and raise awareness on sexual health.

New VHA Diversity Director: Retired Colonel and Healthcare Professional David Rabb Takes Over Leadership Duties at VHA

“Diversity and inclusion has to become ubiquitous and embedded in every aspect of what we do to care for veterans and their families.”

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Launches New Campaign

The Colorado Department of Health and Environment has recently launched a campaign and website to reduce unintended pregnancy, STD rates, and raise awareness on sexual health. The campaign is focusing on heterosexual and homosexual young adults. It also provides information and ads in both Spanish and English, a strategy to appeal to the more than 1 million Hispanics living in the state.