Population Reference Bureau and Hopkins Population Center, “Annual Symposium on Policy and Health,” June 23, 2010

Posted by Kimberly Acquaviva, PhD, MSW on June 15, 2010 at 10:30am


“Family Care for an Aging Population: Demographic Contexts and Policy Challenges”

When: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 • 1 p.m. Lunch • 1:30 – 3 p.m. Symposium

Where: National Press Club, 529 14th St, NW, Washington, DC (Murrow, White, and Lisagor Rooms)

RSVP: Dottie Ferrell, [email protected]

Andrew Cherlin, Benjamin H. Griswold III Professor of Sociology and Public Policy, and Director, Hopkins Population Center, Johns Hopkins University

Nancy Folbre, Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts

Madonna Harrington Meyer, Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence, Professor of Sociology, Maxwell School, Syracuse University

John Haaga, Deputy Director, Division of Behavioral and Social Research, National Institute on Aging

Presented in collaboration with the Hopkins Center for Population Aging and Health and with the Center for Aging and Policy Studies at Syracuse University

SAVE THE DATE: Effect of the Economic Downturn on American Families

Posted by Kimberly Acquaviva, PhD, MSW on May 19, 2010 at 3:30pm

Save the Date: You are invited to an Expert Discussion on the Effect of the Economic Downturn on American Families

July 12 (B-340 Rayburn) – TIME TBA

The current economic downturn has touched almost every American family. High unemployment, depleted college savings accounts and decimated retirement plans are just a few of the problems that have left a large proportion of our population in a precarious financial situation. Policy makers need to understand the cradle-to-grave impact the downturn has had in order to develop policies and ensure the social safety net is wide enough to protect the most vulnerable populations. On Friday, February 5, The Population Association of America is bringing a panel of distinguished, nationally known researchers to Washington DC to sponsor a discussion on the impact the recent financial downturn has had on American families including:
• Children of unemployed or underemployed parents
• Young adults transitioning to higher education or the workforce
• The aging and elderly
We hope you can join us for this important event.

RSVP information will be forthcoming.

From the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research

Posted by Kimberly Acquaviva, PhD, MSW on November 10, 2009 at 3:56am

The following is a message received from the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research:

“Please find attached a letter drafted by the Ad Hoc Group steering committee that thanks the administration for the NIH funds in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and urges that NIH be a significant priority in the FY 2011 budget. To sign on to the letter, please contact Hayzell Gollopp at [email protected] by NOON on Friday, Nov. 20. We encourage you to circulate this letter to other organizations that may be interested in signing.

Also, please look out in the coming days for an action alert to activate your grassroots networks in anticipation of the FY 2011 budget process. During the week of Nov. 16, Ad Hoc Group organizations will be asked to encourage their memberships to thank the President for the NIH funds in the Recovery Act and urge him to make NIH a major priority in the FY 2011 budget. Materials and more information coming soon!

We hope you will join us in maximizing this opportunity to highlight the needs of the medical research community at this key point in the budget process.”