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VA 2016 Progress Report


Back in 2014 this blog was one of the first to report on the troubled Veterans Health Administration facility in Phoenix where 40 veterans died while languishing on an eternal wait list to see a doctor. Since then, we've maintained a set of blog posts and articles that have related updates and status changes at the VA, as well as other issues that are affecting our veterans.  A subsequent investigation uncovered a system-wide inability to offer vets timely medical treatment. 57,436 newly enrolled veterans faced a minimum 90-day wait for medical care, and 63, 869 veterans who had enrolled over the past decade never received any appointment at all. In addition, a corrupt administrative culture was falsifying wait-time records in order to protect management performance bonuses and punishing whistle-blowers who tried to bring the wait-time mess to the public’s attention.

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October 25 ,2016

A 10 Point Plan for Better Social Work

The following blog post was shared through the Social Care Network and I wanted to share it here with our readers.  This is a great post written by a social worker who has outlined a strategic 10 point plan for social workers.

In a recent blog, a social worker argued that we, as a profession, need to discuss solutions rather than just gripe about our problems. I’m not sure it’s fair to say we only complain – and our voices are rarely heard in the media or in government anyway. But since you’re asking, here’s my own list of proposed solutions for better social work:

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October 24 ,2016

Tomorrow Isn't Promised to Anybody

As we wrap up the summer and shift to the cooler days of fall, I find myself taking part of an annual tradition…..the mental summer recap.

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October 19 ,2016

Getting Data Out of Your System

As an administrator or Power User of your FAMCare system, you’ve got entry forms set up, you’ve set your pathways, you have a lot of data in your system that has been entered by your users, and now you need to get it out in a format that is useful and valuable!

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October 19 ,2016

Non-Profit is Not Non-Business

Non-Profit Is Not Non-Business...

As we work with nonprofit accounting departments helping to install the FAMCare Cost Tracking/Financial Module, we are noticing a notional bias that seems to pervade the entire industry and prevents nonprofit organizations from operating efficiently from a financial perspective.

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October 18 ,2016

Disheartened and Disillusioned

This blog received an email in the past week from a social worker in Des Moines. We have reproduced it here in its original form.

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October 18 ,2016

New Challenges for Nonprofit CEO's

What New Challenges do Nonprofit CEOs Face in Today's Economic and Political Climate?

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October 12 ,2016

FAMCare Refer a Friend Program

We Want To Help!

We are launching a new program today - REFER a FRIEND.  It is our mission to help as many social workers as we can!  If you know someone who could benefit from FAMCare - please share what we do and join our Refer a Friend Program.

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October 11 ,2016

Board Members - How a Small Team Can Make a Huge Impact on the World

Happy Monday - have another video to share with you from our friends at "Movie Mondays" / 501 Videos.  This one is titled, "How a Small Team Can Make a Huge Impact on the World".

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October 10 ,2016

Visions Server Upgrade 28 is Here!

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October 10 ,2016

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