Briefing May 6 on Our Women Mean Business: Encore Careers After 40
Did you know that women entrepreneurs—armed with the right resources—are poised to create millions of new jobs?
That’s why OWL is launching a campaign to raise the level of venture capital investment in women from 7% to 20% by 2020.
Learn more about this and our first-ever Hall of Notables on May 6 at
the National Press Club when OWL releases its 2015 Mother’s Day Report, “Our Women Mean Business: Encore Careers After 40.”
Join us for this thought-provoking program, where you’ll hear from:
Tina Tchen, Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama and Executive Director for the Council on Women and Girls*
Latifa Lyles, Director of the Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau
Seating is limited, so please RSVP today at info@owl-national for OWL’s May 6 briefing, 2:30-4:00 p.m., at the National Press Club in D.C.
Read more about the event here.
Posted by Pat Lewis on 04/20 at 12:56 PM
Syncing medications to increase adherence
More than 10,000 pharmacies across the nation are embracing a new service that helps patients better manage their medications by coordinating, or “synchronizing,” prescription refills. The goal is to improve medication adherence outcomes.
Virginia Commonwealth University research found that the average patient skips nearly five refills of chronic medications over the course of 12 months; the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) reports that one-third of patients who take regular medications miss doses because they run out before refilling their prescription.
Read more here.
Posted by Pat Lewis on 04/17 at 02:37 PM
Good Health: A Personal and Social Responsibility
Guest post by Bonnie S. Muheim, a health care consultant and freelance writer based in Washington, DC.
One hundred years ago, people rarely saw doctors when they were ill. Available medicines often did not do much to alleviate infection and disease, and treatments to reduce pain and suffering were few. Life spans reflected these limitations.
Fast forward to today. We have a broad network of medical specialists and subspecialists who deal with the entire spectrum of medical conditions, illnesses and diseases. Scientific research has given us multiple categories of medicines and, within each category, numerous medications that can moderate, arrest and often cure illness and disease. Happily, our life spans reflect the evolution of knowledge and the development of innovative and effective medicines.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we are witnessing an unprecedented growth of older adults and, by 2050, there will be double the number of people age 65 or older in the United States that we had in 2010. The growth can be attributed to baby boomers reaching senior status and the fact that Americans are simply living longer. Where once our ancestors got sick and perished, nowadays our serious illnesses often can be managed with proper prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Many acute or deadly illnesses, such as AIDS and some cancers, have become chronic illnesses. Other potentially fatal conditions, such as hypertension and diabetes, are now manageable with medication and close medical supervision.
The good news, too, is that while older Americans are living longer, they also are leading more independent, productive, and healthier lives. Many are putting off their retirement and a new focus on healthy living is encouraging seniors to remain active and engaged in their families, jobs and community. Read more.
Posted by Pat Lewis on 03/23 at 10:42 AM