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    Higher Pay for Low Wage Workers Is Not Enough

    Posted on April 15, 2019


    I’ll just pay employees higher wages, they will stay no matter how they are treated!   The January 2019  jobs report from the US Department of Labor shows the average US worker isn’t seeing much change in wages since the Great Recession in 2009. The big guys, Walmart, Gap, and Aetna, are increasing worker pay, […]Read More

    Work For Me! Work For Me!

    Posted on April 08, 2019


    Job Growth-  Are there Really Jobs Out There For Everyone? In January 2019, the US economy added 304,000 jobs.  Meanwhile, the unemployment rate is hovering around 4%.  Essentially, almost everybody with the desire and the capability to work has a job and they can probably switch jobs with relative ease. Here’s the concise summary: Job […]Read More

    Solid Business Reasons to Care about Economically Fragile Workers

    Posted on April 01, 2019


    Why Should My Business Care About The Economically Fragile Worker? There are at least four good reasons to care about economically fragile workers: (1) Business expansion is constrained by a lack of available labor and tapping into the talent pool of economically fragile people is imperative; (2) Efforts to influence economically fragile people repeatedly fail […]Read More

    Welcome to the Team Dasher Blog!

    Posted on March 25, 2019


    Starting A Movement! Dasher is starting a movement to improve the lives of low-wage, economically-fragile workers by creating a community of like-minded businesses actively engaged in solutions that help economically-fragile workers become economically stable. We will share a new way of thinking about a long-standing problem — reducing high turnover in low wage jobs. We […]Read More

    What We’ve Learned: Clearing the Hurdles to Prenatal Care

    Posted on March 10, 2017


    Dasher Community Health Workers (CHWs) have been connecting Medicaid members with prenatal care since our pilot program began November 1, 2016.  We’ve learned a lot since then and have begun to think of connecting members with the care they need as similar to running hurdles – you need to get over the one in front […]Read More

    Calculating ROI for Community Health Workers

    Posted on February 21, 2017


      An abundance of literature is emerging that touts the use of community health workers to further population health improvements. Many of the examples of success are anecdotal. The scientific evidence is not abundant. There’s simply not enough data available yet to prove statistically that community health workers produce a return on investment (ROI). But, […]Read More

    How Do We Influence People to Get Preventive Services?

    Posted on February 13, 2017


      Influence. How do you do this? How can you influence people to think and act in ways that improve their health status and extend life expectancy for themselves and their children? You get the best shot at this by having face-to-face communication with your members with the intent to be their go-to resource for […]Read More

    Low Tech/High Touch Methods That Close Care Gaps

    Posted on January 31, 2017


      There are lots of challenges to connecting low income populations with the services they need to get and stay healthy.  You can lead a horse to water, right?  So, how do we get people to the right services, at the right time, in the right place, and get them to use them? The approach […]Read More

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