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Foundation Funding to Educate, Train, and Expand the Health Professions Workforce

With implementation of the Affordable Care Act moving forward, one of the major challenges confronting US health care is determining how many health professionals will be needed, especially in primary care, to treat those who will be newly insured in 2014. Separately, as has been well documented by the John A. Hartford Foundation and others, millions of baby boomers are reaching their sixties, and many will need care by professionals well versed in geriatric care. Read more

Storytelling and Grantwriting

I was teaching a class last night on writing foundation proposals, and I made the statement that the most successful proposals tell a really good story.  How can you find your organization’s story? Read more

Big changes in academic publishing forthcoming

Recently, a special issue of Nature explored changes happening right now in academic publishing. While the focus in this issue was on scientific publishing, many of the ideas presented apply to academic publishing as a whole and reveal that, despite some issues, open access publishing will require publishers to adapt. The good folks over at Digital Book World summarized the contents here:

http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2013/the-future-of-academic-publishing-ripe-with-possiblities/

10 Top Travel Trends, 2013

Skift.com has just produced its first Travel Trends for 2013 Report.  They’ve identified 13 key trends that will shape the coming year. Read more

New report: “Trends in International Student Mobility”

I just read a new research report from World Education Services (WES) called  “Trends in International Student Mobility.” Written by Dr. Rahul Choudaha, director of WES Research & Advisory Services (RAS), the report provides an in-depth understanding of the trends and issues related to international student enrollment, helping institutional leaders and administrators make informed decisions and effectively set priorities for 2012 and beyond. Read more

Linking Insurance Premiums to Wages

A recent article in the Washington Post describes an interesting scenario, whereby health insurance premiums within a company are linked to workers' wages.

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Help Celebrate National Philanthropy Day

Officially recognized each year on November 15, National Philanthropy Day® is celebrated by numerous fundraising professionals, government leaders, foundations, businesses, individual donors and others who wish to honor all the contributions philanthropy has made. NPD provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving and all that it has accomplished, as well as what there still is to do. Read more

Free Webinar Series for People with MS

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America and the National Disability Institute are presenting a free, four-part webinar series designed to assist the MS community in learning about strategies to protect and improve their financial well-being.  For more information, go to: www.ndi-inc.org.

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