How Indian-Americans are becoming more vocal with their reporting of hate crimes

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first_imgLast November, Indian American politician Ravinder Bhalla made news by being the first Sikh mayor of the New Jersey city of Hoboken, as well as one of the first public officials in the US to wear a turban. Now less than a year later, Bhalla is again in the headlines but for another reason: he is speaking out about the death threats that he, and his family, have received since his victory because of his Indian identity. . Read it at Economic Times Related Itemslast_img

Silicon Valley Using Health Care Perks To Lure Talent

Posted On Jul 22 2019 by

first_img This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription. Also, Facebook is readying a move into health care by offering online “support communities” and preventive care applications. Reuters:  Silicon Valley Takes Benefits ‘Arms Race’ To Health Care High salaries and free food aren’t enough any more in Silicon Valley, where maturing companies are competing for talent with creative health care and “wellness” programs that use gadgets to promote good behavior. Standard benefits at the largest technology companies, including Google Inc and Apple Inc, range from fertility treatments to deluxe on-site medical clinics, to new technology treats like health-tracking bracelets. The health largesse separates Silicon Valley’s raging economy from many other sectors in the United States, but tech companies’ experiments with perks show signs of spreading, benefits managers say. Keeping employees healthy pays off in ways from increased productivity to lower health costs. Cutting obesity decreases risks of diabetes and other costly chronic diseases, for instance. Silicon Valley employers see themselves fighting for good engineers (Farr, 10/2). Reuters:  Facebook Plots First Steps Into Health CareFacebook Inc already knows who your friends are and the kind of things that grab your attention. Soon, it could also know the state of your health. On the heels of fellow Silicon Valley technology companies Apple Inc and Google Inc, Facebook is plotting its first steps into the fertile field of healthcare, said three people familiar with the matter. … The company is exploring creating online “support communities” that would connect Facebook users suffering from various ailments. A small team is also considering new “preventative care” applications that would help people improve their lifestyles. In recent months, the sources said, the social networking giant has been holding meetings with medical industry experts and entrepreneurs, and is setting up a research and development unit to test new health apps (Farr and Oreskovic, 10/3). Silicon Valley Using Health Care Perks To Lure Talentlast_img read more