Pew Research recently took a look at government supported parental leave—both paid and unpaid—in 38 countries. The U.S. came in dead last.

The Family and Medical Leave Act enables employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for various kinds of family care without losing their jobs, but most people (read women—the caretakers in most families) simply can’t afford to do it—they can’t forego several weeks or months of income. And, of course, they risk sidetracking their careers.

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Give an Hour’s network of volunteer mental health professionals helps veterans deal with the psychological effects of combat.

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By Wayne N. Burton, Chief Medical Officer, American Express Health is not one size fits all. We recognize our workforce is increasingly diverse and work to ensure the health needs of all American Express employees are being met. Using a data-driven approach is important to understand how to better... Read more
By Saurabh Tripathi, CFO, Surgery, GE Healthcare and Raj Thakkar, General Manager, Sourcing, GE Energy Management GE HAS ALWAYS considered cultivating diversity in the workplace as a competitive advantage. Diversity is about the power of the mix—the strength that results from a team with varied experiences, backgrounds, and styles.... Read more
By Dr. Taffye Benson Clayton, Vice Provost for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill THE STATISTICS ON minority health are compelling, forcing us to question why such disparities exist. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill we... Read more
By Dr. Christopher Butts, Vice President, K. Parks Consulting, Inc. At K. Parks Consulting, Inc. we know the ability of workforces to produce their best work is in large part dependent on their level of health. Our efforts seek to yield a culture of diversity that fosters the inclusion... Read more
By Dr. Akua Woolbright, Senior Healthy Eating & Wellness Educator, Whole Foods Market MANY OF THE CHRONIC diseases in America are diet related, and can be prevented, reduced, and even reversed by simply eating the right foods. On various levels we all understand this, yet it can be extremely... Read more
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Just miles from Boston’s world-renowned hospitals, Whittier Street Health Center (Whittier), a community healthcare and wellness center, provides healthcare and social services for thousands of the city’s ethnically diverse and largely low-income population. Ninety-two percent of Whittier’s patients live below the poverty level, 83 percent live in public housing,... Read more
By Frank Robinson, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs Manager, Union Bank; American Heart Association Power To End Stroke Chairman At Union Bank, we are committed to responsible banking and believe that total wellness includes physical and fiscal fitness. As part of a commitment to the health and wellness of... Read more