October 17, 2016 — Responding to a growing and urgent need in the U.S. health care industry, the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations and the Rutgers School of Health Professions are teaming up to launch a first-of-its-kind Certified Health Care Manager™(CHM) program in February 2017. Delivered in 30 comprehensive modules over the course of three semesters, the program will train health care managers to better meet the stringent requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as Obamacare. “How health care providers are paid for services has vastly changed,”... read more

On October 6-7, 2016, Rutgers SMLR’s Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO) hosted the Labor and Research Action Network’s (LRAN) two-day logistics conference at Rutgers’ Labor Education Center. More than forty participants gathered including university-based academics and researchers and organizers from unions, worker centers and policy organizations. The goals of the conference were for scholars and practitioners to exchange relevant current research on logistics, identify overlapping interests and ideas for policy and organizing campaigns, and to identify research... read more

Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations and School of Health Professions team up to prepare health care managers to better meet Obamacare requirements Monday, October 17, 2016 By Dory Devlin | Rutgers Today   As health care managers face complicated requirements for measuring how care is being provided to millions more patients in a rapidly changing health care field, two Rutgers schools are teaming up to train managers to handle multiple challenges. “There are many new demands on us through the Affordable Care Act’s triple aim of improving quality,... read more

When Duchenne muscular dystrophy robbed Thomas Roy of the ability to walk, it sharpened his desire to succeed. Making use of online courses and new technology, the 22-year-old Rutgers student is achieving academic success as he works toward a bachelor’s degree in the School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR). “I believe that my lack of physical strength has motivated me to keep my mind sharp,” Roy said. “It is important for me to remain challenged.” Diagnosed with the muscle-deteriorating disease as toddler, Roy was able to walk for the first nine years of his life.... read more

The New York Times, NPR, USA Today, and France 2 – French National Television are among the more than 25 news organizations that have cited SMLR research in recent stories about the role people with disabilities will play in the presidential election. Distinguished Professor Douglas Kruse and Professor Lisa Schur are projecting more than a quarter of all eligible voters either have a disability or have a family member with a disability.  Their first report, released in August, found the projected number of eligible voters with disabilities (35.4 million) exceeds the number of... read more