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Episode 5

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) 101:
Understanding the Basics

What does the guest in this podcast recommend employers do to help employees seek out specialized MS care?

Which of the following is an effective way for employers to provide support to employees with MS?

Which test is important in helping diagnose MS?

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Episode 5

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) 101: Understanding the Basics

Host Mary Schaefer, SHRM-CP, PHR talks to Neil Goldfarb, President/CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health, about the variety of ways that employers can create a workplace environment and culture designed to support employees who are living with health challenges like MS and the various ways companies can create a partnership-focused relationship with these employees. Topics include prevalence of MS, methods of diagnosis, physical challenges that can impact workplace performance and actionable steps employers can take to support these highly valued employees.

About our Host

Mary Schaefer, SHRM-CP, PHR Speaker, Trainer, Coach, Consultant and Advocate for a ProHuman Workplace

Mary Schaefer is a fierce advocate for developing workplaces where the human beings who happen to be employees, thrive. Her speaking, coaching, training, and writing all focus on making the most of what human beings can contribute to an organization through their distinctive energy and creativity, while at the same time meeting their own specific needs for meaningful work. As the principal of her own business, Mary is a guide to increase empowerment and cultivate productive manager/employee interactions. Drawing from her experience as an HR manager, her work centers on talent development, performance management, and a positive employee experience. She is a co-author of the book, “The Character Based Leader.” Mary has presented at the Inspiring Women in STEM Conference and is also a TEDx speaker. Her clients include small businesses, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies. Mary has a master’s degree in human resources management and is a certified HR professional.

About our Guest

Neil Goldfarb President/CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health (GPBCH) For Neil's participation in this Episode, a donation has been made to the GPBCH.

As President/CEO of the GPBCH, Neil and his team bring together employers in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Southern New Jersey who are committed to improving the health of their employees and the safety, quality and value delivered by the healthcare system. GPBCH represents over 1.5 million covered lives nationally. Neil has authored over 60 peer-reviewed articles and maintains adjunct faculty status at Jefferson College of Pharmacy.

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