Inclusion Clearinghouse is a platform that helps you spend less time searching for diversity and inclusion information and more time using it. Whether you’re a corporate leader, practicing or aspiring tech professional, founder, journalist, or philanthropist, Inclusion Clearinghouse has the data and insight you need to make informed decisions. Black Enterprise caught up with founder Cynthia Overton to find out why she started the company and how it’s being received and utilized by other tech organizations.
As politicians continue to argue over immigration, Supreme Court nominations and whether Putin had a say in U.S. elections, many older Americans just want to know if they are going to be able to afford their health care and medicine. One senior advocate has a promising message for them, however. “Whatever the changing political winds, support for the needs of older Americans clearly remains a deep and abiding national commitment,” said John Taylor. “Seniors can be assured their government benefits are intact and initiatives will continue to help them access better health coverage, decrease their out-of-pocket health costs and prepare for their golden years with peace of mind,” he said.
At a graduation ceremony in a hotel ballroom outside Minneapolis, 28 men and women got their certificates — for learning how to raise a bit of hell. Most graduates of the Partners in Policymaking class are the mothers of young children with developmental disabilities. They’ve been meeting at this hotel one weekend a month for eight months. They learned how to fight for their child in school, and how to push for health care their child needs. But also, how to read a state budget, how to talk to a state lawmaker and how to testify before the school board or city council.
In its storied past, the University of Minnesota Medical School has built a reputation for discoveries — the world’s first open-heart surgical procedure, the first pancreatic and bone marrow transplants and the place where the pacemaker was developed. In the future, it may be known for its scientific breakthroughs on how seniors can keep the sizzle in their sex lives.
“Sexuality beyond the reproductive years has not been studied,” said Eli Coleman, director of the university’s Program on Human Sexuality. “We’re living longer, but there’s very little research about what would help people maintain or restore their sexual lives as they age.”
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Inclusive education helps build social cohesion and social capital with lasting impacts on lives and communities was a key message from the largest global gathering of people with intellectual disabilities in Birmingham recently. Over 1,000 people from 71 countries attended the Inclusion International World Congress which included family members and world leaders in disability and development.
On Wednesday last week, Justice Anthony Kennedy announced that he was retiring from the U.S. Supreme Court, sending progressives into panic mode. Though Kennedy is not exactly liberal, President Donald Trump will undoubtedly select a replacement who has far more conservative ideologies. This is frightening for members of communities whose rights hang in the balance, including people with disabilities—and Kennedy’s retirement makes the situation even more precarious.
When Monica Dwyer of West Chester, Ohio thinks of retirement, her mind wanders to her family friend Paul. Paul had a wife and kids, and a good job at Procter & Gamble. But his wife died 15 years before he did, and, over time, his social circles started shrinking, along with his finances. Eventually, Paul “barely had money to eat,” Dwyer said. He kept his thermostat at 55 Fahrenheit (13 Celsius), even in frigid Ohio winters. He could not drive, surviving on $1 McDonald’s hamburgers, and was alienated from his children, before he died
Chance are if you just simply look at four other friends, associates or relatives, you can’t see the problems or difficulties one of those in the group faces each and every day. One in five Americans has a learning disability or disorder, says the U.S. Department of Education in its Twenty-Ninth Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
The first study to link subjective age to biological age shows that elderly people who feel younger have less signs of brain aging. While some people are young at heart, others feel older than their age — and a recent study finds that this ‘subjective age’ may reflect brain aging. Researchers found that elderly people who feel younger than their age had a younger estimated brain age, compared with those who felt their age, or older than their age. The study is the first to find a link between brain aging and subjective age.
Nebraskans with disabilities and those who are at least 60 years old can continue to receive services through a state program made permanent by Gov. Pete Ricketts. The Aging and Disability Resource Centers were part of a 2016 pilot program that was overseen by the Department of Health and Human Services. They’re designed to help people with disabilities gain access to a variety of long-term care services while also working with families and caretakers.
Roughly one in five Americans has a disability. Those numbers increase with age and vary across race and gender. And every single one of those people is carving out an economic life. Marketplace is covering the economics of disability in an hourlong special. We can’t get to everything in this episode, so we’re focusing on some of the pillars of the economy: education, work and health care.
Most Americans do not want to go back to the bad old days when health insurance companies could charge sick people more for coverage or turn them away altogether. But a lawsuit by 20 U.S. states seeking to invalidate protections against those practices contained in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could allow just that – and older people will be hit hardest. The lawsuit, Texas v. Azar, was brought in February by Texas and 19 other Republican-led states. It builds on the recent repeal, as part of last year’s tax reform law, of the ACA’s individual mandate which had required that people carry insurance. The plaintiffs argue that since the mandate was an essential part of the ACA, the entire law should be invalidated.
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