Telehealth is projected to grow by 65% by end of 2020 and there is an urgent economic need for change. Today's hospital-centric model of care is financially unsustainable. To keep it affordable, it needs to move into lower-cost settings like expanding insurance coverage, and a more holistic remote digital health technology with an ongoing management of chronic conditions and preventative health strategies that include collaboration with public health and community mobilization to improve access to healthy foods and sustainable jobs.
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From K-12 to community college to university, the need for community-driven solutions that reinforce existing communities is growing along new avenues to build innovative learning communities, which can support curriculum modernization, teacher professional development, investment in new forms of inter-connectivity and reliability to deliver classes regardless the location, and access to student's low-cost food supply, and physical & mental health.
Leveraging evidence of slightly higher rate of self-employment opportunities in rural areas compared to national rates, city/county stakeholders see the revitalization of local economies through payroll and other taxes as an incentive to support Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs) that foster entrepreneurship and business creation, and Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOFs) that attract investors.
Entrepreneurship can directly lift low-income families out of poverty by creating new employment opportunities, and combat the issue of long-term unemployment. Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) provide support toward solving other inter-sectional issues such as gender inequality and environmental pollution that contribute to poverty. The role of impact incubators and accelerators empower vulnerable groups to start and improve their business through new skills and early stage funding.
70% of hiring managers find harder than ever to identify the right skills needed for a company as the pandemic accelerated job misplacement.
Improving inefficiencies of The Geography of Unemployment, The Working Poor and The Gig Economy are equally important as measuring The Labor Market and The Role of Inequality and immobility In Career Pathways, Hiring And Worker Productivity, by placing special focus on promoting and advancing the role of women in the workforce in security, technical training, conferences, workshops and professional development initiatives.
Let's stop centuries of economic upheaval. We need new approaches to develop alternative safety nets. 343 Inner Cities lost 1,200% market share since 2008. With the pandemic, market share lost is 6x higher. Scaling Financial Health as the foundation for equal access to Home-Ownership Opportunities and Small Business Sustainability.
Take a moment to watch: Economic inequality is the subject of a new documentary, "Capital In the Twenty-First Century," based on the surprise bestseller by French economist Thomas Piketty.
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