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On the Evidence
Advancing Racial Equity Through Fatherhood Programs | Episode 67

On the Evidence

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 45:00


The latest episode of On the Evidence focuses on the ways that racism and inequity within human services programs affect fathers and families, and how adopting a more inclusive father engagement strategy can benefit children, fathers, and their families. Today, federal and state governments, as well as foundations and nonprofits, are emphasizing the importance of understanding the role of racism in American institutions and policies. In partnership with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Mathematica has been gathering information on what works in engaging fathers across a wide range of human services programs, with the goal of helping fathers and families thrive. On this episode, guests Alan-Michael Graves, Leonard Burton, Shaneen Moore, Jerry Tello, and Armando Yañez discuss how human services programs have historically treated fathers, particularly fathers of color, and strategies for improving the racial equity of these programs as it relates to father engagement. Graves is the senior director of teaching, capacity building, and systems change with the Good+Foundation, a national nonprofit that works to dismantle multi-generational poverty. Burton is a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of Social Policy, a national nonprofit policy organization that connects community action, public system reform, and policy change to create a fair and just society. Moore is the director of the Child Support Division within the Children and Family Services administration of the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Tello is the founder of and director of training and capacity building at the Compadres Network, a national nonprofit that provides a voice for racial equity, healing, training, technical assistance, and systems change. Yañez is a research analyst at Mathematica. Find a full transcript of the episode here: mathematica.org/blogs/advancing-racial-equity-in-fatherhood-programs Learn more about the partnership between ASPE and Mathematica to identify the strategies human services programs use to engage fathers: https://aspe.hhs.gov/father-engagement

Becker’s Healthcare Podcast
Eric Hargan, Former United States Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services

Becker’s Healthcare Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 13:35


This episode features Eric Hargan, Former United States Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services. Here, he discusses launching the Hargan Group, his excitement towards healthcare innovation, medicare for all, and more.

Matt Lewis and the News
Tevi Troy on Lessons for Kamala Harris

Matt Lewis and the News

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 40:27


Tevi Troy is a Senior Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center, a former Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services and a best-selling presidential historian. During this conversation, Tevi talks with Matt about his latest piece for the Wall Street Journal, "George H.W. Bush's Lessons for Kamala Harris."

U.S. Supreme Court Oral Arguments
American Hospital Association v. Becerra

U.S. Supreme Court Oral Arguments

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 73:08


A case in which the Court will decide whether the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services's decision to lower drug reimbursement rates for certain hospitals based on acquisition costs is a reasonable interpretation of the Medicare statute.

R.O.G. Return on Generosity
60. Jerry Won - Authentic Storytelling

R.O.G. Return on Generosity

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 29:58


60. Jerry Won - Authentic Storytelling “To tell people, ‘Hey, I think your story matters. And I want to use my platform, which is a privilege that I have to be able to share your story with other people.' There's no better than that. I think is the most humbling thing that anybody can hear. For somebody to say, I think your story matters because for so long we all deal with imposter syndrome and self-doubt, and that's regardless of what you look like.”  Guest Info: Jerry Won is a keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, and host who has worked with some of the world's most recognized brands in corporate and higher education. He speaks on a variety of topics including authentic storytelling, personal branding, and the Asian American experience in the workplace. He is the Founder & CEO of Just Like Media, an Asian American storytelling company whose podcast brands include Dear Asian Americans, MBAsians, The Janchi Show, and Asian Podcast Network; partnerships include McDonald's, US Census 2020, and US Dept. of Health and Human Services. Prior, he was a Senior Strategy Consultant at Accenture and sales leader at start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. Jerry has a BS from USC Marshall and an MBA from Michigan Ross, where he served as President of the Student Government Association. He currently serves on the Marshall Volunteer Leadership Council and Alumni Association of University of Michigan's Asian/Asian American Pacific Islander Affinity Club. Along with his wife Kyung and his two children, Jerry lives in Southern California. Favorite Quote: “Hakuna Matata” - The Lion King Movie   R.O.G. Takeaway Tips: What are elements of our identity? Here are twelve to consider for yourself:  Family and relationships Talents and abilities Race, ethnicity, cultural heritage Defining moments and experiences Gender orientation Beliefs and values  Physical appearance and characteristics  Education  Occupation  Age  Roles  Jerry recommends we greet each person with curiosity as opposed to judgment. How could we not? Be curious about yourself. Be curious about others. It's amazing how remarkably similar we all are, yet none of us are the same. Know your worth + value others. Join us next week for Dr. Omolara Uwemedimo. She's a medical professional who experienced her limits. Since then she has dedicated her work to medicine, self-love and empowering others to build businesses and make a difference. Until next week, stay generous everyone. Resources: JerryWon.com Jerry Won on Instagram (@jerryjwon) Jerry Won on LinkedIn (in/jerrywon) Jerry Won on Twitter (@jerrywon) JustLikeMedia.com Dear Asian Americans Community Highlights: Meet Jerry Won of Just Like Media   Coming Next: Episode 61, we will be joined by Dr. Omolara Thomas Uwemedimo   Credits: Jerry Won, Sheep Jam Productions, Host Shannon Cassidy, Bridge Between, Inc.

U.S. Supreme Court Oral Arguments
Becerra v. Empire Health Foundation

U.S. Supreme Court Oral Arguments

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 69:18


A case in which the Court will decide whether the Department of Health and Human Services followed the correct procedures when it promulgated a rule changing the way it calculates Medicare reimbursement rates for hospitals.

American Conservative University
Could Boosters Backfire?—Dr. Paul Alexander on Booster Shots, Natural Immunity, and the Failures of Lockdowns | PART 1

American Conservative University

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 47:54


Could Boosters Backfire?—Dr. Paul Alexander on Booster Shots, Natural Immunity, and the Failures of Lockdowns | PART 1 American Thought Leaders “We do not know how the immune system is going to react to so much boosting. Why? Because the vaccine developers did not study it.” In this two-part episode, we sit down with Brownstone Institute's Paul Alexander, an expert in evidence-based medicine, research methodology, and clinical epidemiology. He served in the Trump administration in Health and Human Services as a COVID-19 policy adviser. He breaks down the extensive data on https://www.theepochtimes.com/t-natural-immunity (natural immunity), the failures of lockdown policies, and the risks associated with COVID vaccines for children. “If you say these vaccines are safe for my children, if you stand by them … remove the liability protection [for vaccine developers]. Then we will talk about vaccinating children,” Alexander said.  Nov 22 2021  47 mins      Subscribe to the American Thought Leaders https://ept.ms/ATLnewsletter (newsletter) so you never miss an episode. Follow http://epochtv.com/ (EpochTV) on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EpochTVus (https://www.facebook.com/EpochTVus) Twitter: https://twitter.com/EpochTVus (https://twitter.com/EpochTVus) Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/EpochTV (https://rumble.com/c/EpochTV) Gettr: https://gettr.com/user/epochtv (https://gettr.com/user/epochtv) Gab: https://gab.com/EpochTV (https://gab.com/EpochTV) Telegram: https://t.me/EpochTV (https://t.me/EpochTV) Parler: https://parler.com/#/user/EpochTV (https://parler.com/#/user/EpochTV)

American Conservative University
Could Boosters Backfire?—Dr. Paul Alexander on Booster Shots, Natural Immunity, and the Failures of Lockdowns | PART 1

American Conservative University

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 47:54


Could Boosters Backfire?—Dr. Paul Alexander on Booster Shots, Natural Immunity, and the Failures of Lockdowns | PART 1 American Thought Leaders “We do not know how the immune system is going to react to so much boosting. Why? Because the vaccine developers did not study it.” In this two-part episode, we sit down with Brownstone Institute's Paul Alexander, an expert in evidence-based medicine, research methodology, and clinical epidemiology. He served in the Trump administration in Health and Human Services as a COVID-19 policy adviser. He breaks down the extensive data on https://www.theepochtimes.com/t-natural-immunity (natural immunity), the failures of lockdown policies, and the risks associated with COVID vaccines for children. “If you say these vaccines are safe for my children, if you stand by them … remove the liability protection [for vaccine developers]. Then we will talk about vaccinating children,” Alexander said.  Nov 22 2021  47 mins      Subscribe to the American Thought Leaders https://ept.ms/ATLnewsletter (newsletter) so you never miss an episode. Follow http://epochtv.com/ (EpochTV) on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EpochTVus (https://www.facebook.com/EpochTVus) Twitter: https://twitter.com/EpochTVus (https://twitter.com/EpochTVus) Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/EpochTV (https://rumble.com/c/EpochTV) Gettr: https://gettr.com/user/epochtv (https://gettr.com/user/epochtv) Gab: https://gab.com/EpochTV (https://gab.com/EpochTV) Telegram: https://t.me/EpochTV (https://t.me/EpochTV) Parler: https://parler.com/#/user/EpochTV (https://parler.com/#/user/EpochTV)

Public Health Review Morning Edition
73: Alzheimer's Strategy

Public Health Review Morning Edition

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 5:13


Dr. Alexis Travis, Michigan's Senior Deputy Director at the Department of Health and Human Services, explains her focus on caring for people with Alzheimer's and other dementias; Janet Hamilton, Executive Director of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, shares the advice she gives her members about inconsistent funding for public health initiatives; Josh Berry, Analyst for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at ASTHO, offers his “thankful” note to celebrate Public Health Thank You Day. CDC webpage: Healthy Brain Initiative – Road Map for State and Local Public Health AFA webpage: November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month ASTHO webpage: Public Health Review Podcast APHA webpage: Public Health Thank You Day

Generally Speaking presented by the Knox County District Attorney’s Office

In the fourth episode of this podcast series, District Attorney General Charme Allen and Assistant District Attorney Nate Ogle have an important conversation about child abuse. Listeners will learn how child abuse cases are reported, investigated, and prosecuted, as well as how the community can prevent and report child abuse in their community. This episode contains content that may be disturbing to some listeners. The contents of this episode include general descriptions of child abuse and child abuse cases.  If you believe a child is in immediate danger, call law enforcement by dialing 911.  Knox County, TN Resources for Child AbuseREPORT:To make a report of child abuse occurring in Tennessee, visit the Tennessee Department of Children's Services website or call 877.54.ABUSE (877.542.2873). In instances where you suspect a child is being sexually exploited on the internet, make a report to both DCS (either online or by phone) and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) CyberTipline. For information on how to prevent child abuse, visit the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website Child Welfare Information Gateway. Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness Training: Community Coalition Against Human Trafficking: https://growfreetn.org/ Street Hope TN: https://www.streethopetn.org/TBI: https://ithastostop.com/ For Sidebar Conversations, visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwHCmVM_VNTZZKdahEeLU1w

Adoptees On
198 Andrea Ross

Adoptees On

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 50:07


I'm thrilled to bring you today's guest, Andrea Ross, author of Unnatural Selection: A Memoir of Adoption and Wilderness. Andrea shares how a health crisis lead her outdoors, and how a decade of spending time in the wilderness brought her a feeling of groundedness. We discuss the loneliness that adopted people can face and how we've both seen this theme of reconnecting with ancestral landscapes popping up more and more frequently. Full Show Notes Here Show Notes Recommended Resources Unnatural Selection: A Memoir of Adoption and Wilderness by Andrea Ross The Wisdom of Wilderness: Experiencing the Healing Power of Nature by Gerald G. May Adoption: The Making of Me podcast - Andrea's episode Notes for Colorado adoptees from a fellow adoptee, Anne: The Colorado Department of Human Services can give you your adoption file "If your adoption was handled by the state or a county, or the licensed child placement agency (LPCA) that handled your adoption has closed.“ I was able to receive this information even though I was not physically in Colorado. I just had to send a picture of my ID via email to confirm who I was. This service was free of charge. Colorado adoptees who want to get their OBC and Report of an Adoption (which is basically like an integrated birth certificate and lists your names pre- and post-adoption, your adoptive parents, your birth parents, the date, time and place of your birth, and the attorney who filed the court documents for the adoption), need to contact the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment or go to their website. There is a form to fill out and a fee to pay for this service. One piece of information regarding sealed adoption information in Colorado is that circa 1990 all of the paper files were collected from the county courthouses to be microfiched and held centrally. So be prepared to receive copies of microfiche film that is potentially difficult to decipher. More info and links available here from Adoption Search Resource Connection (based in Colorado): www.asrconline.org/get-records Connect With Us Andrea Ross: www.andrearosswriter.com | Twitter | Instagram | Personal Facebook | Facebook Page Haley Radke: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Adoptees On: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Subscribe Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | iHeart Radio | Spotify | Stitcher | YouTube Support Adoptees On One Time Donation | Monthly | Secret Facebook Group Connect Occasional Newsletter | Send a Note This podcast is for educational and entertainment purposes only. Nothing stated on it, either by its hosts or any guests, is to be construed as psychological, medical or legal advice. Please seek out professionals in those fields if you need those services. The views expressed by the hosts of Adoptees On or any guests are their own and do not represent the opinions of any organization or other person unless otherwise stated.

American Thought Leaders
Could Boosters Backfire?—Dr. Paul Alexander on Booster Shots, Natural Immunity, and the Failures of Lockdowns | PART 1

American Thought Leaders

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 47:54


“We do not know how the immune system is going to react to so much boosting. Why? Because the vaccine developers did not study it.” In this two-part episode, we sit down with Brownstone Institute's Paul Alexander, an expert in evidence-based medicine, research methodology, and clinical epidemiology. He served in the Trump administration in Health and Human Services as a COVID-19 policy adviser. He breaks down the extensive data on https://www.theepochtimes.com/t-natural-immunity (natural immunity), the failures of lockdown policies, and the risks associated with COVID vaccines for children. “If you say these vaccines are safe for my children, if you stand by them … remove the liability protection [for vaccine developers]. Then we will talk about vaccinating children,” Alexander said. Subscribe to the American Thought Leaders https://ept.ms/ATLnewsletter (newsletter) so you never miss an episode. Follow http://epochtv.com/ (EpochTV) on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EpochTVus (https://www.facebook.com/EpochTVus) Twitter: https://twitter.com/EpochTVus (https://twitter.com/EpochTVus) Rumble: https://rumble.com/c/EpochTV (https://rumble.com/c/EpochTV) Gettr: https://gettr.com/user/epochtv (https://gettr.com/user/epochtv) Gab: https://gab.com/EpochTV (https://gab.com/EpochTV) Telegram: https://t.me/EpochTV (https://t.me/EpochTV) Parler: https://parler.com/#/user/EpochTV (https://parler.com/#/user/EpochTV)

NO MORE EXCUSES! WAKE UP!
EP:27 Topic Money: Shawn Perry from sharing consultation services: Had multiple major life events that changed her life. By walking in her Faith Shawn started her credit restoration business.

NO MORE EXCUSES! WAKE UP!

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 58:47


 On this episode of No More Excuses Wake Up! Introducing Shawn Perry from Sharing Consultation Services. Shawn Perry, a native of Newark, NJ who currently resides in South Jersey. A wife, mother, worshiper, and domestic violence advocate who loves to inspire and empower people during their everyday walks of life. During her 20 years of working in the Human Services field, she had the privilege of becoming a Behaviorist for the last 7 years and was granted the opportunity to pursue and receive a Master's degree in both Counseling and Behavior Analysis. Through the various skills that she has acquired over the years, she is able to teach people to navigate through various life challenges through the use of practical behavioral strategies.Because she is a solution-driven person, in June of 2020, Shawn stepped out on faith and started her journey of entrepreneurship by becoming a Board-Certified Credit Consultant and started her credit restoration business where she works with people all over the country to become financially literate and financially free.KEY TAKEAWAYWHAT PEOPLE SAY AND THINK ABOUT YOU SHOULD NOT MATTERKNOW WHO YOU ARE. BE AUTHENTIC AND PEOPLE WILL COME From this episode you will learn:  ·        Shawn is a survivor from a fatal health condition·         Shawn has a credit restoration business·        Authorized users·        What made Shawn start her own credit restoration business·    How Shawn faith lead her to her destiny·        The importance of not becoming a credit serial applier   Three things to know about Shawn1. Loving2. Loyal3. Worshipper  Shawn word/s of Affirmation I am confidenceI can do all things I am fearfully and wonderfully madeI am empowered Connect with Shawn at:Website:www.sharingconsultation.servicesInstagram:www.instagram.com/shawn_empowersu/Facebook: www.facebook.com/sharininc                    MY PERSONAL FINANCIAL MANTRA   BUDGET  PAY DEBT  SAVE  INVEST  AND LIVE     On each episode of No More Excuses. Wake Up! We will be talking about Money, Entrepreneurship & Life Skills that were not taught.            You can download my free budgeting spreadsheet at www.stenellthemoneytherapist.com while you are there watch my video as I portray Muhammad Ali showing you how I kick down closed doors.              Book a 3-month 1-1 personal or business coaching call with mehttps://stenellthemoneytherapist.as.me/consultation                  Learn more about me and my agencies:                           www.stenellmyersenterprises.com      If you would like to be on No More Excuses. Wake Up! Podcast, please email me at contact@stenellthemoneytherapist.com    Have a question? Want to share a topic you think I should discuss? Email me your questions and suggestions atcontact@stenellthemoneytherapist.com                               Connect with me atwww.stenellthemoneytherapist.com

The Walk Humbly Podcast
Bishops' meeting on the Eucharist, threats to religious freedom, Thanksgiving and more! #82

The Walk Humbly Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 32:07


On this week's episode of the Walk Humbly Podcast: Bishop Burbidge returns from the Fall General Assembly of the USCCB and shares his thoughts on a teaching document on the Eucharist that came out of the meeting. A leaked memo suggests the Department of Health and Human Services is considering rolling back religious liberty protections for health care professionals. How to make your voice heard! Bishop Burbidge invites you to Solemn Vespers to launch Year 1 of the Diocesan Jubilee at 4 p.m. this Sunday, Nov. 21, at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More. As Thanksgiving approaches, Bishop Burbidge reflects on his experiences serving meals to the poor at Christ House in Alexandria.

The Roundtable
11/18/21 RT Panel

The Roundtable

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 74:54


The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman Ira Fusfeld, Assistant Dean in the College of Education and Human Services at Montclair State University Carolina Gonzalez, and former Times Union Associate Editor Mike Spain.

Public Health Review Morning Edition
70: An MD to Lead ONDCP

Public Health Review Morning Edition

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 4:56


ASTHO CEO Mike Fraser says the appointment of Dr. Rahul Gupta, the former West Virginia health commissioner, to be Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy,  is good news for states and territories; Chris Salyers, Director of Programs and Evaluation at the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, explains how public health departments can support rural health initiatives; ASTHO offers two new blog articles focused on rural health policies and programs; Josh Berry, Senior Analyst of Chronic Disease Prevention at ASTHO, says states and territories can expect Big Tobacco to fight back when lawmakers return to work in January; and Dr. Alexis Travis, Senior Deputy Director at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, provides today's “thankful” note. White House webpage: United States Senate Confirms Dr. Rahul Gupta as Director of National Drug Control Policy ASTHO Blog Article: National Rural Health Day – States Investing in Rural Communities ASTHO Blog Article: Members Spotlight – Ayne Amjad and Maggie Cook-Shimanek Webpage: National Rural Health Day ASTHO E-Learning: Responding to Emerging Challenges in Tobacco Control ASTHO Blog Article: Despite Major Benefits, Flavored Tobacco Regulations Face an Uphill Battle Led by Big Tobacco APHA webpage: Public Health Thank You Day

The Oxygen Mask Podcast
Oxygen Mask Episode 22: Sy & Maychee share perspectives on, hopes for autism acceptance in the Hmong-American community

The Oxygen Mask Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 16:24


Listen to part two of the conversation with Sy and Maychee. Drawing from experiences and challenges they shared in Episode 21, Sy and Maychee describe their hopes, celebrations, and perspectives as members of Minnesota's Hmong-American community and the autism community. Sy mentioned his involvement with the Multicultural Autism Action Network (MAAN) as well as the Supporting all Abilities Welcoming All Voices (SAWV) Facebook group. Part of his work with MAAN included a rich, personal conversation he had with Maychee and shared on YouTube. Check it out here. Hear's a brief feature on Maychee from Hmong American Experience. Acknowledgements: This Oxygen Mask Episode was made possible by an Family Connections Innovation Grant from the MN Department of Human Services. Communities Engaging Autism is grateful for this financial support.

A Seat at the Table
9. Miriam Calderon - Part 1

A Seat at the Table

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 32:01


In the first part of a two-part episode, Dr. Lynette Fraga talks with Miriam Calderon of the U.S. Department of Education, where she serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Learning. Miriam shares her professional journey from local impact working in the child care classroom to affecting change at the national level as a civil servant. An ESL-learner as a young child, Miriam shares her passion for dual-language learners in the early education classroom. Together, Dr. Fraga and Miriam discuss the art of the possible for early care and education field.   About Miriam Calderon Miriam Calderon is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Learning at the U.S. Department of Education. Miriam was appointed by Gov. Kate Brown in 2017 to serve as the early learning system director for the state of Oregon. She previously served in the Obama-Biden Administration advising on early learning policy at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Domestic Policy Council.  Miriam has a diverse set of experiences in the early childhood field in program, policy, and advocacy. She worked as the senior director for early childhood at the Bainum Family Foundation, as director of early childhood education at the District of Columbia Public Schools, and as associate director for education policy at UnidosUS (formerly the National Council of La Raza).  Miriam began her career in early childhood working in Head Start. She is a native of Washington D.C. and holds degrees from the University of Delaware and Portland State University. Show Notes U.S Department of Education, Early Learning website Child Care Aware of America (el sitio de web en espanol) Subscribe to this special series of intimate interviews to hear how other leaders are creating space for all types of voices to be heard. Rate and review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you stream. This podcast is a production of Child Care Aware® of America.  Learn more at www.childcareaware.org/thetable. Music for A Seat at the Table is Retro Groovy by EightBallAudio.

VSC Podcast
VSC Podcast episode 88 - Non-reported Cases of Sexual Assault

VSC Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 43:44


On the 88th episode of the VSC Podcast, Education Coordinator Emilie Mitchell is joined by FCASV's Director of Programs Melissa Ashton and VSC's Lead Victim Advocate Rhonda Wilson to chat about the many barriers survivors may face when it comes to reporting, the different options survivors have and the resources available to them whether or not they want to report, and why it is important for survivors to make choices that are right for them on their healing journey. Melissa Ashton, LCSW (she/her) has been in the field of victim services since 2001. She began her career primarily supporting survivors of domestic and sexual violence through the criminal justice system. Melissa also served as a campus based advocate for nearly 10 years where she worked with survivors of all types of crimes. Through her work at FCASV, Melissa has worked with survivors on their civil legal needs under the LAV grant and has also provided technical assistance to Florida advocates, law enforcement and prosecutors. She is currently the Director of Programs and in this role provides training and technical assistance to Florida's 31 certified sexual assault programs around the state. Melissa also works on PREA issues and continues to train advocates. In her free time Melissa enjoys spending time with her family and training for her next race! Rhonda Wilson (she/her) has been part of the VSC team for over 12 years. She has three graduate degrees, a Master of Human Services, a MBA and a Master in Administration of Justice and Security. Rhonda has over 30 years of experience in criminal/military justice. She served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years. After retiring from the Navy, Rhonda worked as the Director of a Residential Re-entry Center for inmates transitioning from federal prisons. Rhonda's goal is to engage the entire community in activities that prevent sexual assault and crime. You can listen to this episode on our Youtube Channel: https://youtu.be/SQOkyztYWPY You can also listen to this episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts! Want to make a difference? Visit Victimservicecenter.org to learn how you can get involved and help the VSC continue supporting survivors of trauma. ----------------------------------- Trigger Warning: In this podcast we will be discussing sensitive topics such as Sexual Assault. It's important to take care of yourself while listening. Some suggestions are listening while you're in a healthy head space or knowing who you can reach out to if you become upset. Our 24/7 helpline for crisis calls based out of Central Florida is 407 500 HEAL, for the Florida state sexual helpline call (888) 956-7273. By contacting the National Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 you can get support and learn about your local resources. There is always someone ready to help.

Agency For Change : A Podcast from KidGlov
Changemaker Dannette Smith, Chief Executive Officer at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Agency For Change : A Podcast from KidGlov

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 33:41


Today's guest, Dannette Smith, is advocating for the health of an entire state as the Chief Executive Officer at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.Welcome to Agency for Change Podcast! 

Being Seen
Being Seen, Episode 25, Motherhood

Being Seen

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 36:41


All too often motherhood is a narrowly defined space full of bias and assumption. How can we think about it more expansively and in what ways have we provided or received mothering in our own lives? Featured in this episode: Raquel Willis, Ciarra Covin and Kaitlyn Greenidge. Artwork provided by Sydney Vernon Photography provided by Imani Dennison, Amber Pinkerton and Nydia Blas ​​The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services guidelines do not recommend breastfeeding but do acknowledge that some women with HIV may breastfeed with risk reduction measures to minimize transmission risk.

Public Health On Call
396 - Special Guest: The Assistant Secretary For Health, Admiral Rachel Levine

Public Health On Call

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 16:15


Admiral Rachel Levine, MD, is the Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services—the “connective tissue” of all the divisions of HHS including the FDA and CDC—and a four-star admiral for the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. As assistant secretary, Dr. Levine focuses on coordinating the HHS response to priorities like COVID-19, health equity, mental health and substance abuse, and climate change. Dr. Levine is also the first transgender official to serve in this capacity.

ORBIE Podcast
2021 GeorgiaCIO ORBIE® Awards

ORBIE Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 50:17


Meet the CIO of the Year® ORBIE® Finalists for the GeorgiaCIO ORBIE® Awards, held November 5th, 2021. Michael Casdorph – Augusta University,Kelsie Daniels – Cobb EMC, Frankie Elmore – Gwinnett County Public Schools,Venkat Krishnan, Georgia Department of Human Services,Glenn Melendez – Fulton County Government,Dorothy Parks – Gwinnett County Government, Will Alexander – Benevis,Brian Benn – Atlanta Housing Authority,Jeff Buda – Floyd Medical Center, Joffre Rivera – Intralot Inc.,William Sullivan – Rinnai America Corporation,Marcus Wasdin – Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena,Danny Branch – AMB Sports & Entertainment,Matt Diamond – SecureworksLarisa Joiner – Enpro Industries,Johnson Rajakumar – Verint,Robert Sheesley – Wrench Group,Brandon Van Orden – Cousins Properties,Randy Fox – White Cap,Melissa Hoggatt – Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta,Tommy Meek – Aaron's Tech,Roxanne Seymour – Serta Simmons Bedding,Grant Shih – National DCP,Kevin Stoneham – King & Spalding,Gregory Allarding – Mansfield Energy,David Brooks – Cox Automotive,Richard Cox – Cox Enterprises, Chris Paravate – Northeast Georgia Health System,Darrell Riekena, Republic National Distributing Company,Raghu Sagi – Inspire Brands,Scott Dufour – FleetCore Technologies,Rich Gilbert – Aflac,Amir Kazmi – WestRock,Bates Turpen – Travelport,Vishal Venkatram – GE Gas PowerHost: Evan McLaughlin, evanm@inspirecio.com,GeorgiaCIO Executive Director: Karen Wilson, karenw@inspirecio.com

TehachaPod
Holiday Cottage in Kern county A Time To Give To Foster Children

TehachaPod

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 28:14


The Holiday Cottage is in its 34th year of giving gifts to Kern County children in foster care. The gifts they receive come from the community, Jana Slagle from Department of Human Services in Kern county explains how the program works and how we all can get involved in making one of 2,000 foster children's holiday a little brighter. Financial donations can be made through www.KernPartnership.com and more information on the Holiday Cottage Program can be found at www.KCDHS.org. Send your questions and thoughts to Media@TehachapiCityHall.com. 

Radio Boston
The latest on Mass. and Cass, city's plan for tents

Radio Boston

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 22:12


We hear from Marty Martinez, Chief of Health and Human Services for the City of Boston. And WBUR Senior Correspondent, Deborah Becker, who has spent the day at Mass. and Cass.

The Healthcare Leadership Mindset
Leading Successfully through Financial and Operational Challenges with Sally Mason Boemer, Executive VP, CFO, and CAO

The Healthcare Leadership Mindset

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 44:03


Ever wondered what it was like to become CFO of a large academic medical center at the age of 29?? Then you'll want to tune in to today's episode with Sally Mason Boemer, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Mass General Hospital.  In this episode, we'll discuss Sally's experience leading from the c-suite from the age of 29, what financial and operational challenges organizations are facing and how she is helping Mass General navigate through them, how she leads and sustains organizational change, and so much more.  Sally currently oversees the Real Estate/Facilities, Finance, and support services of the hospital.  She ensures effective operations for a broad range of non-clinical hospital departments ranging from food service, cleaning and security to information systems and compliance.  She is a member of the financial leadership team of Mass General Brigham, the parent corporation of the MGH, where she plays a role in establishing fiscal policies and the strategic framework for capital, operating, and investment decisions.  She has worked for the MGH and Mass General Brigham for 28 years in various financial and hospital management roles and also is the co-director of the Mass General Administrative Fellowship Program. She has a BS in Human Services from Cornell University and a Masters in Health Administration from the University of Michigan. 

On Deck
On Deck - Monday, November 8, 2021

On Deck

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 8:40


WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Monday, November 8. Our top story is about the Illinois Partners for Human Services' latest report identifying the factors most affecting the health and human services workforce in the wake of the pandemic. You'll also hear about how the Bradley University women's basketball team is looking to build on an unexpected championship run. WCBU's Joe Deacon talks with head coach Andrea Gorski ahead of Tuesday's season opener.

Better Yourself Podcast
Ep97 HEALING FROM CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE BY A RELATIVE With Martha Mok

Better Yourself Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 63:46


Martha is a super confidence coach , in the journey of healing from sexual abuse at a very young age she's using her story to help other victims to heal from that heavy pain , it's difficult but it's possible.......Sexual abuse in the family is one of the most perplexing and confusing problems facing our families. While it is difficult to fully assess the extent of the problem, the number of families affected by this phenomenon are staggering. It is estimated that 9.2% of children are sexually assaulted, according to the 2010 report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. That is close to 1 in 5 girls, and 1 in 20 boys. The overwhelming majority of children are abused by someone they know: a family member, a close family friend, a member of clergy, or a youth leader. Child sexual abuse is a painful traumatic family secret that has rippling effects upon the entire family. However, therapy for families who are impacted by sexual abuse can help them heal from the abuse and create tools to assure no further abuse will happen in their family, and hopefully for generations to come...... https://www.superconfidencecoaching.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/phonchrist/message

Leadmore Podcast
Building Power with Taneeza Islam

Leadmore Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 32:09


It seems nothing can prevent Taneeza Islam from meeting her community's needs in the moment. In the 16 months since we first heard from the South Dakota Voices for Peace executive director and immigration attorney, her organization raised $1.2 million in five months and distributed it to 1700 immigrant-led families in South Dakota. When they recognized a lack of multilingual COVID-19 education and vaccination resources, her organization filled the gap and presented their efforts to the Federal Department of Health and Human Services and Dr. Anthony Fauci. And that's only some of the work that helped her realize she's suited to meet her community's needs from a different position. In episode 74, Taneeza rejoins host John T. Meyer to discuss her recently announced candidacy for mayor of Sioux Falls, what's behind it, and the possibilities it holds for the community she serves. Building Power with Information (1:20)Meeting the Need of the Moment (6:49)Leading Differently (12:52)Scaling Leadership Style (21:51)Taneeza's Hope for Sioux Falls (28:32)For more on Taneeza, check out taneezaforsf.com.-----Follow John T. MeyerFollow Leadmore on InstagramFollow Leadmore on TwitterSubscribe to John's newsletter

The Pulse of Israel
Speaking with Dr. Paul Alexander, a health advisor to US Health & Human Services under Trump administration during the pandemic

The Pulse of Israel

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 82:55


Speaking with Dr. Paul Alexander, a health advisor to US Health & Human Services under Trump administration during the pandemic

Design Lab with Bon Ku
EP 46: Designing Healthcare Payment Equity | Josh Liao

Design Lab with Bon Ku

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 39:06


Dr. Liao is a physician and Associate Chair for Health Systems in the Department of Medicine at the University of Washington, where he is also the enterprise-wide Medical Director of Payment Strategy for UW Medicine. He trained in internal medicine at Brigham & Women's Hospital and was a Clinical Fellow in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics in the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Liao is a leading national expert in health care payment and delivery policy, generating seminal work on value-based payment models, leading large grant-funded projects, and providing expertise to national and state policymakers through a number of capacities, including service on the US Department of Health and Human Services' Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee, as well as multiple state advisory groups for Washington state. He has published 200+ articles, including over 150 in peer-reviewed medical journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet, the Journal of the American Medical Association, Health Affairs, the Annals of Internal Medicine, and the British Medical Journal. His ideas and insights have also appeared in outlets such as the Washington Post, Forbes, the Boston Globe, NPR, the Seattle Times, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. Bon and Josh talk about behavioral architecture, redesigning the healthcare payment system and the jump from Jacobean drama to Medicine.

Money Talks
Money Talks: Open Topic Nov 2021

Money Talks

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 48:22


Money Talks loves bringing in expert guests to bring you a variety of topics but sometimes we just sit back and encourage you to call in about anything you'd like to discuss when it comes to your personal finance. We do have a selection of stories that have been in the news to discuss between your questions.Discussion:"Stay the course" - S & P up this yearMeta -verseOn April 13th, 2021 Money Talks hosted Executive Director for Mississippi Home Corporation, Scott Spivey. We learned about the Rental Assistance For Mississippians Program known as RAMP. You can find our podcast from April 13th 2021 for additional information. http://moneytalks.mpbonline.org/episodes/money-talks-ms-home-corp https://ms-ramp.com/NPR recently reported that a California man in 2014 bought a season pass at Six Flags for $150 that included two meals a day. He has eaten nearly every meal at Six Flags over the last 6 years. He says with all his savings, he paid off his student loans and bought a house.https://www.npr.org/2021/10/26/1049222059/california-man-has-eaten-nearly-every-meal-at-six-flags-over-the-last-6-yearsThe head of the office of Federal Student Aid told lawmakers that his agency is preparing for federal student loan repayments to resume early next year. https://www.npr.org/2021/10/28/1050110273/4-things-to-know-about-possible-changes-to-your-student-loan-debtIf you are employed by a U.S. federal, state, local, or tribal government or not-for-profit organization, you might be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-serviceAccording to various websites, here are recommendationsOn what TO buy in November: Smart home devices, Cookware and small kitchen appliances, Smartwatches and wearables, Smartphones, wine, baking ingredients, travel - other than Thanksgiving, tools, and cookwareHere's what NOT TO buy in November:Doorbuster TVs – wait to buy before the Superbowl, Ultra-low-price laptops (There is disagreement about these items. Some say the electronics offered aren't the best quality.) Jewelry, Holiday merchandise – buy after Christmas, A new car – there's a tight supply due to chip shortage, Large appliances and mattresses – buy these Independence Day, Labor Day and Memorial Day sales. Mississippians enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program are eligible for a supplemental benefit in November. Similar benefits were offered over the previous months to assist certified SNAP households during the pandemic, Mississippi Department of Human Services officials said last week. Check for eligibility for SNAP benefits https://www.mdhs.ms.gov/economic-assistance/snap/ Calls:debt ceilingmeta moneyIRAs and Roth IRAs See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Indianz.Com
H.R.5221 - Urban Indian Health Confer Act

Indianz.Com

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 11:50


The U.S. House of Representatives considers H.R.5221, the Urban Indian Health Confer Act, on November 1, 2021. The bill amends the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to require the Indian Health Service and other agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services to “confer, to the maximum extent practicable, with urban Indian organizations.” A hearing on H.R.5221 took place before the House Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States on October 5. The bill was approved by the House Committee on Natural Resources during a markup on October 13.

Budgetrek
Episode 81: John Dunavan - Builder of Learning Communities

Budgetrek

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 44:35


John Dunavan builds learning communities. His combination of educational psychology, cognitive science, multimedia production and technology-based delivery experience have helped global audiences achieve personal and professional success. John's career spans state and federal government posts involved in the design, development, implementation and assessment of services for at-risk populations including children, families and senior citizens. In an effort to expand promising practices to national and global audiences, John became a pioneer in the technology-enabled learning industry. In his role as VP and Executive Producer at Little Planet Learning, a spin-off of the Learning Sciences Institute at Vanderbilt University, John was responsible for bringing learning science research into practice for organizations around the world. John has been privileged to collaborate on solutions for a range of government organizations, including the U.S. departments of Agriculture, Defense (Army Intelligence), Education, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, and NASA. John's industry sector experience includes advertising, aerospace, automotive, communications, defense, entertainment, film, finance, food service, grocery, health & safety, healthcare, higher education, hospitality, insurance, intelligence, justice, K-12 education, legal, medical education, pharmaceutical, professional services, real estate, retail, senior care, technology, and television production. Brady Morgan's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bradymorgan_/ John Trusty's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/johntrusty/ Our Website - https://www.vastaffing.agency/

Eminent Domain
77. Jay Small on the National Eviction Moratorium as a Potential Taking

Eminent Domain

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 43:43


Eminent domain attorney Jay Small of Mateer Harbert in Orlando joins the podcast to discuss the Supreme Court case Alabama Association of Realtors vs. Department of Health and Human Services. We discuss whether this case opened the door to challenging the moratorium as a compensable taking, and Jay brings a prescient analysis of the opinion. We also discuss the Court's citation of Loretto, the shift of economic risk to landlords, as well as what Jay notes is a curious omission of Yee v. City of Escondido. SCOTUS Opinion: https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf/21a23_ap6c.pdf Jay's blog post on the opinion: https://mateerharbert.com/did-the-supreme-court-greenlight-takings-claims-after-striking-the-eviction-moratorium/ Jay's Book Recommendations: The Mystery of Capital – Hernando de Soto The Color of Law - Richard Rothstein Land – Simon Winchester Moby Dick – Herman Melville Blood Meridian – Cormac McCarthy Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad Please share your thoughts on the show or this episode with me.  I'm on Twitter @J_Clint.  If you have thoughts about future show guests or ideas for episodes, please let me know.

News & Features | NET Radio
State to Give $140M to Local Child Care Providers

News & Features | NET Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 1:30


While some parents lost their jobs and couldn't afford childcare during the pandemic, daycares suffered too. The state Department of Health and Human Services announced this week a $140 million-dollar stabilization grant to help child care providers in Nebraska.

The Roundtable
10/28/21 RT Panel

The Roundtable

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 80:06


The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, Assistant Dean in the College of Education and Human Services at Montclair State University Carolina Gonzalez, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Strategist and Founder & Chief Education Officer at Beyond Measure Coaching and Consulting, LLC Bridget McCurtis.

Mad in America: Science, Psychiatry and Social Justice
Hans Skott-Myhre - Can Critiques of Psychiatry Help us Imagine a Post-Capitalist Future?

Mad in America: Science, Psychiatry and Social Justice

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 62:12


Hans Skott-Myhre is a Professor of Human Services at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia. Over the last 50 years, he has worked within a wide variety of human service settings, including residential homes, community health centers, inpatient psychiatric units, homeless youth shelters, transitional living programs, and prisons. About two decades ago, he transitioned into academia, where he now does research at the intersections of human services, psychology, cultural theory, and literature. His recently published book titled “Post-Capitalist Subjectivity in Literature and Anti-Psychiatry: Reconceptualizing the Self Beyond Capitalism” explored how we might be different types of people if we didn't live in a capitalist society. The book draws on Marxist and post-Marxist theory and presents a nuanced analysis of antipsychiatrists' professional writings, including Franco Basaglia and R. D. Laing, as well as the work of fiction writers, including Franz Kafka and Gabriel García Márquez. Through this analysis, Skott-Myhre identifies alternative conceptualizations of self and community that take us beyond capitalist subjectivity.

Daily Signal News
How America Went ‘Race Crazy': Author Charles Love Explains and Offers Remedies

Daily Signal News

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 29:15


Since The New York Times released its 1619 Project in 2019, schools have been quick to adopt the curriculum. Tensions over race and racism over the past year and half have only added to the number of schools using the curriculum, says Charles Love, host of the "Cut the Bull" podcast and executive director of the nonprofit Seeking Educational Excellence. While Americans are “arguing ... about [critical race theory], what's the definition, what does it really mean, [the] 1619 [Project] is a behemoth, and it's growing,” Love warns. Many schools are choosing to adopt aspects of the 1619 Project curriculum because “it's easy,” Love says, adding that teachers need to be presented with better education options, such as the 1776 Unites curriculum. Love joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to explain the ways in which the woke education agenda is a threat to the American experiment and to discuss his forthcoming book, “Race Crazy: BLM, 1619, and the Progressive Racism Movement.”We also cover these stories:Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., says that Twitter suspended his account over a tweet that “misgendered” Rachel Levine, a transgender woman who is an assistant secretary for public health at the Department of Health and Human Services.Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says his state will offer a $5,000 bonus to any out-of-state police officer who chooses to relocate to Florida.Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp mocks Major League Baseball and Stacy Abrams, whom he defeated in 2018, for “stealing” the 2021 All-Star Game from the state now that the Atlanta Braves are going to the World Series.Enjoy the show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

PopHealth Podcast
HLTH Conference Part 1: National Coordinator for Health IT, Fitbit, BlueJeans by Verizon, Braingrade

PopHealth Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 68:56


With over 7,000 leaders from around the world coming together in Boston, I had the privilege of sitting down with leaders from a variety of impactful organizations. Part 1 includes: • Micky Tripathi- US Dept of Health and Human Services' National Coordinator for Health IT • Amy McDonough-Fitbit's Managing Director and General Manager • Krish Ramakrishnan-Co-Founder of BlueJeans by Verizon • Peter Schlecht-Founder of Braingrade

Breakthroughs
The Northwestern Medicine African American Transplant Access Program with Dinee Simpson, MD

Breakthroughs

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 24:24


People who are Black make up the largest group of minorities in need of an organ transplant. That's according to the Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In 2019, Northwestern Medicine launched the African American Transplant Access Program to help address this problem.  Dinee Simpson, MD, is the founding director of the program and an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Organ Transplantation at Feinberg. She talks about the barriers to organ transplant for Black patients and how she is working to bring down those barriers here in Chicago with innovative outreach, community-engaged research and more. 

Talking FACS
How does the Built Environment affect your health?

Talking FACS

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 20:57


Host: Mindy McCulley, Extension Specialist for Instructional Support, University of Kentucky  Guest: Dr. Natalie Jones, Extension Specialist for Family Health Episode 12, Season 4 On a previous show, Dr. Natalie Jones shared about the Social Determinant of Health.  On this episode, she breaks down the built environment category and explores all the factor that can impact our health based on where we live, work, play and worship. For more information: Explore the CDC: Social Determinants of Health: Know What Affects Health HealthyPeople.gov. Social Determinants of Health Healthy People 2030, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

The Modern Therapist's Survival Guide with Curt Widhalm and Katie Vernoy
Advocacy in the Wake of Looming Mental Healthcare Workforce Shortages

The Modern Therapist's Survival Guide with Curt Widhalm and Katie Vernoy

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 33:11


Advocacy in the Wake of Looming Mental Healthcare Workforce Shortages Curt and Katie chat about the looming (and current) mental health workforce shortages. We talk about the exodus of mental health providers, legislation and proposed bills that seek to address these shortages, and what modern therapists can do to advocate for the needed changes. We also talk about inadequate or harmful strategies (like cheering, scholarships, and subway sandwiches) that are often implemented by agencies and legislatures. We provide individual and collective calls to action.   It's time to reimagine therapy and what it means to be a therapist. To support you as a whole person and a therapist, your hosts, Curt Widhalm and Katie Vernoy talk about how to approach the role of therapist in the modern age. In this episode we talk about: Recent data that shows that there will be huge workforce shortages in coming years The difficulty for folks in accessing mental health services in all sectors The reasons that mental health workers are leaving the profession High caseloads, higher acuity Systemic burnout, jaded supervisors The inadequate “support” of mental health workers with subway sandwiches, cheering heroes Legislation that has gone through to support healthcare workers in receiving mental health Legislation that funds hiring more workers Bills addressing scholarships to increase folks going to school for mental health The problem with scholarship bills versus loan forgiveness bills Bills working to decrease wait times for those seeking services Creating and filling in mental health treatment needs with paraprofessionals, peer counselors Navigating funding and worker shortages with new treatment planning The challenge in “steeling our hearts” to make choices in how we work and who we work for Both individual and systemic action that we can take to address these issues A request for the National Guard to come in and staff residential treatment centers The importance of taking action now to get involved in legislative advocacy   Our Generous Sponsor: Turning Point Turning Point is a financial planning firm that's focused exclusively on serving mental health professionals. They'll help you navigate all the important elements of your personal finances, like budgeting, investing, selecting retirement plans, managing student loan debt and evaluating big purchases, like your first home. And because they specialize in serving therapists in private practice, they'll help you navigate the finances of your practice, as well. They'll help you navigate bookkeeping, analyze the financial implications of changes like hiring clinicians or diversifying your income sources. They'll even help you consider strategies like the S-Corp tax election. Visit turningpointHQ.com to learn more and enter the promo code Modern Therapist for 30% off their Quick Start Coaching package. Resources mentioned: We've pulled together resources mentioned in this episode and put together some handy-dandy links. Please note that some of the links below may be affiliate links, so if you purchase after clicking below, we may get a little bit of cash in our pockets. We thank you in advance! Mercer Report on Major Shortages of Healthcare Workers Senate Passes Legislation on Mental Health for Health Care Professionals Rand Report on Transforming the US Mental Healthcare System CA Bill would decrease wait times for mental health services Opinion: Exodus of mental health workers needs state response Send legislative bills to curt@therapyreimagined.com to get ideas on advocacy and responses.   Relevant Episodes: Why Therapists Quit Why Therapists Quit Part 2 The Return of Why Therapists Quit Bilingual Supervision The Burnout System Gaslighting Therapists Waiving Goodbye to Telehealth Progress Kaiser Permanente Strikes Episodes: Modern Therapists Strike Back Special Episode: Striking for the Future of Mental Healthcare   Connect with us! Our Facebook Group – The Modern Therapists Group  Our consultation services: The Fifty-Minute Hour Who we are: Curt Widhalm is in private practice in the Los Angeles area. He is the cofounder of the Therapy Reimagined conference, an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University and CSUN, a former Subject Matter Expert for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, former CFO of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and a loving husband and father. He is 1/2 great person, 1/2 provocateur, and 1/2 geek, in that order. He dabbles in the dark art of making "dad jokes" and usually has a half-empty cup of coffee somewhere nearby. Learn more at: www.curtwidhalm.com Katie Vernoy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, coach, and consultant supporting leaders, visionaries, executives, and helping professionals to create sustainable careers. Katie, with Curt, has developed workshops and a conference, Therapy Reimagined, to support therapists navigating through the modern challenges of this profession. Katie is also a former President of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. In her spare time, Katie is secretly siphoning off Curt's youthful energy, so that she can take over the world. Learn more at: www.katievernoy.com A Quick Note: Our opinions are our own. We are only speaking for ourselves – except when we speak for each other, or over each other. We're working on it. Our guests are also only speaking for themselves and have their own opinions. We aren't trying to take their voice, and no one speaks for us either. Mostly because they don't want to, but hey.   Stay in Touch: www.mtsgpodcast.com www.therapyreimagined.com Our Facebook Group – The Modern Therapist's Group https://www.facebook.com/therapyreimagined/ https://twitter.com/therapymovement https://www.instagram.com/therapyreimagined/   Credits: Voice Over by DW McCann https://www.facebook.com/McCannDW/ Music by Crystal Grooms Mangano http://www.crystalmangano.com/   Transcript (Autogenerated)   Curt Widhalm  00:00 This episode of modern therapist Survival Guide is brought to you by turning point   Katie Vernoy  00:03 Turning Point financial life planning helps therapists confidently navigate every aspect of their financial life from practice financials and personal budgeting to investing Tax Management and student loans. Visit Turning Point hq.com. To learn more and enter the promo code modern therapist for 30% off their quickstart coaching package.   Curt Widhalm  00:24 Listen at the end of the episode for more information.   Announcer  00:27 You're listening to the modern therapist Survival Guide where therapists live, breathe and practice as human beings to support you as a whole person and a therapist. Here are your hosts, Curt Widhalm and Katie Vernoy.   Curt Widhalm  00:43 Welcome back modern therapists. This is the modern therapist Survival Guide. I'm Curt Widhalm with Katie Vernoy. And this is the podcast for therapists that looks at uncomfortable things in our profession. And this is another one of those episodes that does that. And we are talking about the already developed but looming and worsening mental health workforce shortage across America. And this actually, some of the stuff that we're going to talk about today also has impact worldwide. So for our international listeners as well, we're gonna talk about YouTube. But there's been this little thing called COVID-19 pandemic. And those of us in the know, before the pandemic knew that Mental Health Access was not great in pretty much all parts of the world. And we follow along workforce issues and work with our legislature and the US government on some access issues in our advocacy efforts, and continue to have an interest in continue to provide advocacy on this. And as we're looking at the next few years, it's going to get worse, that we are seeing a exodus of workers from the mental health workforce, we are seeing a lot of reports from research organizations, we can talk about some things out of research group called Mercer and their reports that things are looking bad in the next five years as far as mental health workers that there is a exodus of workers here, Katie and I have talked before about how hard it is to become even eligible for some of these positions. And it's going to get a whole lot worse,   Katie Vernoy  02:54 paired with what people were, colloquially calling a mental health pandemic. You know, the second, the second wave of pandemic is a mental health pandemic. And I think, for me, I'm actually seeing this in my own practice, I open for new clients, and I'm getting calls from folks who can't find someone who takes their insurance, who are not getting calls back. I mean, there are already issues with folks being able to access mental health treatment when they want it. And we've also got this worker Exodus. And I think the the broad strokes of this, I think, are that there are, at least locally, you know, for me, I don't know that many people that take insurance, you know, many people have gotten off insurance panels, I'm getting off insurance panels because of the, what they pay. And I think it's something where people want to use their insurance, people also, at times need higher levels of care. And those beds are not there. I was reading an article out of Colorado where there there are folks who are staying in I think solitary confinement because they can't get into mental health facilities when they've been determined that that's the appropriate type of incarceration. Not that that's kind of what we're talking about today. But but there are so few mental health workers across the breadth and depth of our field, that people are not getting the services that they need. And there are big impacts on our community. So this is already happening. But it's it's something where we are also leaving the profession, and that's pretty terrifying.   Curt Widhalm  04:34 And we've been talking about this for a while we had a episode earlier this year on why therapists quit. We had several follow up episodes to it. But in looking at the trends, and I'm looking at the Mercer report here, we are looking at some major mental health shortage of workers. The Mercer report talks About that they're expecting 400,000 mental health workers will leave the occupation entirely over the next five years. And that's going to be leaving mostly public mental health employers with a shortage of 510,000 spots us nationwide. Getting into the reasons why we've covered in a number of other episodes, super high case loads, you know, large case loads, the very quick return to business as normal in a lot of situations. And this is echoed, really largely at the time of this recording I'm seeing early reports of this is really impacting places like college counseling centers that are a month into the new year to two months into the new academic year by the time that this episode drops, and are seeing increases from last year's already increased rates of seeking services by over 20% year over year. So they are facing increased calls for services with a drop in available workers to come in and provide services. The experience of these workers is also that the crises that are coming in are bigger and more severe than they have been in the past. So we're getting this perfect storm of more need higher need and fewer people to do it. And most people in our profession, as caregivers tends to want to help out but it does lead to just this really systemic burnout problem. That is easier for a lot of people to go and not work in this profession. Because it is just so taxing at this point.   Katie Vernoy  06:57 Yeah, I think it's something where, when I've had in the past, short staffing, you know, whether I was a mental health provider or, or a supervisor or manager, what we by and large do is take more cases, do more work, just try to keep going, you know, everybody needs us. We can't say no, it's it's really hard. It's all of those things. I was thinking I was picturing Adriana, you know, when she came and talked on our episode around the same thing happening for bilingual clinicians. But just this idea of I can't say no, they need us and so that this these gigantic case loads that are both systemically problematic, but also personally problematic because there's just no way to keep that pace up. And so folks burn out and leave really early. But even if they make it through I mean, we've we've had this this conversation and the burnout machine and you know, so we won't go too far into this but it's just it's such a bad situation where not only are the clinicians, overworked burned out, usually not getting paid much more because oftentimes the cuts happen there. And their supervisors and managers have broken away from the day to day grind of seeing huge case loads, but are jaded and not necessarily the support that those clinicians need. And so they might as well have left the profession.   Curt Widhalm  08:24 And we specifically talked about this in our gaslighting therapists episode did at the beginning of the pandemic and there's a part of me that really likes having been right but there's also a part of me that is like, we knew this was coming and and so frustrated just in this was so predictable that yeah, this is just Ah,   Katie Vernoy  09:00 yeah,   Curt Widhalm  09:02 Calm down.   Katie Vernoy  09:06 Oh, go ahead.   Curt Widhalm  09:07 But this is where we haven't changed the way that we take care of the workers. I mean, maybe what we've changed is given them a second subway sandwich party each month and   Katie Vernoy  09:19 Or like cheering WOO HOOO! way to go thank you heroes   Curt Widhalm  09:23 some sort of banner that that promotes You are a hero. But But I mean, it's it's stuff like this and it's stuff like, okay, we are seeing some of this response in legislation. There's a bill was passed by both houses of the US government. Moving on, will link to it in the show notes, but as a bill written by Senator Tim Kaine to promote and look into interventions for preventing burnout. in mental health and healthcare workers, and this is widely celebrated is Alright, we're going to be getting to the problem of why so many people are leaving the profession, how can we address this to keep people in. And these funding bills are continuing to miss the point in looking at this bill, my first response was, oh, we're gonna blame the individual mental health practitioners and the healthcare workers. The bill is literally about promoting mental health care and looking for ways to promote resiliency. And I know that the $30 million that is being spent to investigate this is going to result in do more yoga and have thought about therapy. As mental health workers, we know that we need to go to therapy, it's not dealing with all of the access issues, it's not dealing with all of the giant caseload issues. It's not being able to have good workplace practices. It's no set Principal Skinner meme of like, is it that's the problem? No, it's the workers. They're misinformed, that is just going to continue to reinforce this as a problem. And my big bold prediction is that in a couple of years, they're gonna say, well, we spent $30 million on it, and it didn't fix anything. So we probably don't need to invest in mental health workforce issues for a while. Hmm.   Katie Vernoy  11:33 Yeah, I think one of my I'm going to put this on my to do list right now is figuring out if that does go through, is there a way for mental health providers to actually get on task forces and those types of things? Because I think there's, there are possibilities, if there's money going toward it, it has not been decided current, let me be a little Pollyanna for a second and then decided that's not been decided. And maybe if our modern therapists across the country, go and try to get into these committees and at these tables and talk about what you were just saying, as well as different payment structures, and just like, just drop the RAND report right in front of them and say,   Curt Widhalm  12:11 That's just it! They're paying for more investigations to end up with things that are already in existence?   Katie Vernoy  12:20 Yeah, well, alright,   Curt Widhalm  12:23 we'll have a call to action about what we can do with that next step with the way that grant money is going with Health and Human Services. Maybe not today, follow us on our social media, and we'll figure it out, we'll figure out exactly who needs to be called on that. Now, some of these other bills that I'm seeing, they do provide for money for hiring more workers, General Manager, those are good.   Katie Vernoy  12:49 Yeah, let's hire more workers, give them some money, give them give them money and and autonomy, that's probably not happening, but give them give them money.   Curt Widhalm  12:58 Now, there's other bills to address behavioral healthcare work shortages. This also goes to other health care workers. They have their own podcast. We're talking about behavioral healthcare workers here. There are other bills that are addressed towards scholarships for improving access in particularly like rural areas. But with telehealth, I'm seeing a lot of these just in general, like let's get more people into school to be licensed for these positions. And these, in my opinion, are generally misguided and bad bills.   Katie Vernoy  13:33 And scholarships are bad   Curt Widhalm  13:35 Scholarships don't address the problem and actually may end up increasing the problem.   Katie Vernoy  13:43 Because why did they increase the problems? My friend this is, it seems like a lot of a lot of people I know they got these scholarships, and to help them get through.   Curt Widhalm  13:53 scholarship money tends to increase the overall cost of tuition and expenses that universities charge free money that's available for universities to take in, the more that it raises the cost for all students who don't get the scholarships. Because if the tuition can go up, because it's being covered by somebody else, this actually then ends up creating barriers for people who maybe, you know, not qualifying for the scholarships, still not able to pay for school, they end up taking out large loans. Now, what I'm saying is, this scholarship bills should be directed towards loan forgiveness, as opposed to paying for tuition, same dollar amounts. But if you are aware of anything, start talking with your legislators about how this money actually can impact the workforce as opposed to just filling some University's endowment fund a little bit more or being able to get three Subway sandwiches in student appreciation. We're just going to have an economy of Subway sandwiches. That's that's the way we're talking about this.   Katie Vernoy  15:10 So so we can try to increase the workforce by either hiring people somehow making education cost less. There's there's another bill that I saw, and I think there's one in California right now. But there's a lot of them, I think, across the country that I'm sure are happening, but it's working to decrease wait times for clients, patients seeking services. And on the face of it, this is potentially bad, because then there's a legislative, potentially legal responsibility for mental health providers to take more clients more quickly. However, this is the part that I think is really interesting. And this is where I think there's a challenge for us. If insurance panels cannot keep clinicians in their in their roles, and cannot keep up with these wait times. I'm wondering what happens if we don't jump to this action here? Am I getting into cartel territory?   Curt Widhalm  16:14 No, I don't think you are, because on one   Katie Vernoy  16:17 The Cardigan Cartel is taking this on!   Curt Widhalm  16:21 On one hand, the history of a lot of these insurance companies is whatever fines that they end up paying, are going to be probably cheaper than what they would have paid out in services anyway. And we've talked about this and things like the the episodes on the Kaiser Permanente strikes in the past, but these are billion dollar companies. fines to them are just, you know, shifting some numbers over from profit margins. It doesn't. These things, these bills like this are really well intended, but they don't address workforce shortages either. Yeah, and potentially even gives some of these insurance companies the opportunities for having a defense of, there's no workers for us to actually hire to shorten these labor times. which then leads to what has also traditionally happened in the workforce, which is that, well, this seems like a great time for mental health professionals too heavy, really good impact on legislation. Traditionally, worker shortages have been addressed by creating or filling in with more paraprofessionals. Now that if the really high barrier to entry positions are going to need a longer pipeline, it's being able to provide things like peer counseling services, peer support specialists, and, well, those are good, it's not something that addresses the specific problems that we're facing as licensees or for our pre licensed listeners on the pathway to being licensed. All the more reason for you to be involved with advocacy to address the specific issues. But my, you know, not Pollyanna, like, Debbie Downer piece of this hair is in unless you really take action right now, in all of the free time. And with all of that not burnt out energy that you have. History suggests that without really good action on this, we're not going to get the very needed changes that we've identified 1015 years ago, that have all come to a head here and will likely come to a head at some other position again, in the future. We need the action now to continue to call legislators to be involved in the bill writing process. So that way, it can be better. Otherwise, it's going to be filled in by paraprofessionals. And continuing to just replicate the same problems that we're seeing in our workforce system.   Katie Vernoy  19:10 There's there's a few things that you're saying that i i agree with, but I also think that they don't have all the pieces to it. And so speaking to my experience with some of these public mental health contracts and those types of things, when there is a financial shortage, so they're the funding goes away, because you know, and around near and around 2008, when, you know, the great recession began, there was a lot of funding that went away for mental health services. And so there were really creative ways that folks added some of these positions. So there was paraprofessionals case managers, there was different types of codes that could be used at or slightly lower rates. And there was also this huge push for evidence based practices to you know, kind of create these different funding streams and kind of pull money from here and There. And what I really saw is that there was this combination of how do we make this cost less? And how do we take care of people with a lower cost. And with, you know, there wasn't a workforce shortage at that time, I don't think I feel like there's always a little bit of a workforce shortage and public mental health. But that's a whole other conversation. But it's one of those things where there was, there wasn't money to pay people. And so they did create these positions. But since that time, and I think this, this is accounted for in the RAND report, as well, there's been a real efficacy seen with these multidisciplinary teams. So I don't want to say like, hey, let's get out and make sure that we get to keep all the work, because I don't know that that's necessarily what we need to do, I think we need to make sure that the work that we're doing, suits our expertise and suits, what is needed. But I think, at that time, there was creativity that was both kind of mercenary, as well as actually improving mental health care. So I don't think it's black or white, like, Hey, this is just because of a workforce shortage that we need to bring in people who have different qualifications. I also think, and this is very much aligned in what you were saying that there is a tendency to make do because it's not a nameless, faceless mental health problem. It's this client and that client and this group in that group. And I think, when we are looking to make a difference right now, I think there's looking at how do I steal my heart against wanting to solve this systemic problem myself. And that is both in how we how we run our practices, but it also can be in where we get employment, when a when an agency gets a contract. So they get let's say, they get a $500,000 contract, to provide services, if they cannot fulfill it, they they lose the money. And so for public mental health providers, they actually need to say stay staffed. And we can actually make a difference in who gets to keep their money by making sure we're very diligent in where we go to get employed, and where we stay employed and where we do the work. And so there there's there is I feel like there is an element of us choosing whether or not large app companies gets our employment, whether there's, you know, public mental health organizations that don't that do shady work, whether they get our employment, you know, like, we do have a value there beyond like insurance companies and their gigantic war chests being able to fight against some of these things. So maybe that was all over the place. But I think it's something where I don't want to say like, Hey, we can only do legislation, because unless we have power in and how we choose to do our work. I think there's not going to be change anyway.   Curt Widhalm  23:19 You're talking about individual issues here. While there's also such big systemic issues that do need the focus, and well, I think that there's a lot of individual efforts that we can make in our own practices, that it almost just kind of ignores the problem. I'm looking at an opinion piece in the Oregonian from September. And this was penned by Heather Jeffries, Executive Director of the Oregon Council on behavioral health. Cheryl Ramirez, Executive Director of the Association of Oregon mental health programs, and rice bowl and director of the Oregon Alliance. And their public call includes some things that very much speak to this kind of stuff, increasing funding to recruit and retain staff, reducing administrative burden. Those things are great, providing cash supports for organizations struggling with the financial impacts of increased costs and insufficient revenue. Fantastic. Publicly recognize and appreciate the workforce, throw more Subway sandwiches at them, maybe misses the point. Yeah, but the one that stands out to me is that they are asking the National Guard to be deployed to staff residential facilities. Hmm. We are in such a crisis, that the heads of behavioral workforce associations are coming together and saying we need people who Have nothing as far as training to be called in by the government to come and provide staffing here. And I point all of this out because we feel an individual responsibility to take some of these steps ourselves. There is only so much that each one of us can do that really needs to be able to address this, especially as a lot of these legislative waivers are ending and not, you know, being progressed things like, you know, telehealth supervision waivers that are, you know, going to be gone at the end of October in California where Katie and I practice but in this lurch where we talked about this in our in our most recent episode with Ben Caldwell is due to the legislative process, there is going to be systemic barriers, that rather than expanding some of this energy more for us to help the one or two or five more people on our caseload that we can take on to have a greater impact, spend those one or two or five hours where this can actually impact 1000s of people in a much better way. Even if it means looking more for long term changes in short term changes right now,   Katie Vernoy  26:32 I want to do a yes, and because I think it is hard, and we'll do some of the legwork here. This is what we've been talking about with not focusing in on a conference this year, we will do some legwork. And we will try to help have some specific guidance on how we make some impacts here on legislation, policy, that kind of stuff. But I think we also need to be very conscious about the choices we make collectively and individually on where we get hired where we do our work, what we charge, because if there is a path to status quo, the legislative efforts won't go through. Right. And so we have to push back against the status quo of poor insurance reimbursements ridiculous, or bureaucratic burdens on organizations, like we need to push back on those things, individually and collectively, or it doesn't matter how many of us go in, there's, you know, we're a small workforce, kind of an in comparison to some of these gigantic, you know, other types of organ, you know, profession. So, all of us just saying, like, I'm going to take two or three fewer clients and going and fighting on the hill is not going to necessarily be sufficient, I think we need to do both.   Curt Widhalm  27:56 We do need to do both, right? It's, it's like the gaslighting episode where it's like, this is stuff that is predictable that legislative changes are gonna be five, six years from now, where it's like we, we told you, so stop, stop complaining about stuff five or six years from now, because the call for action is right now. Legislators know that mental health needs to be addressed. What they don't know is what needs to be addressed in mental health. And that's where that call to action is. And I know in some of my early online conversations, when I point these things out, the response is, well, this is at least addressing the short term thing that's good enough. And right now, having been involved in advocacy for as long as we have addressing good enough for right now does not change the problems that are going to be way bigger five years from now. And I agree. And this is really where it's giving up some of our short term action that, you know, still may not be kind of our perfect sort of answers to everything. I mean, we do have several more decades of podcasts that we need to make. But we do need to actually address some of our problems in in our systemic part of our profession, and get this stuff off the ground. We have been doing some of the legwork on we will organize some of this stuff. We encourage you to start looking at what bills are going to be written in your respective jurisdictions. Send them to us send them to me, curt@therapyreimagined.com, c u r t at therapy reimagined.com. I'll give you at least you know some ideas of things to start talking with your legislators about and if your legislators aren't reading Mental Health stuff be calling their offices and saying, what are you doing to address mental health stuff in our profession, in our state in our in our country? Because the stuff that is being written is really what   Katie Vernoy  30:15 Subway Sandwiches   Curt Widhalm  30:16 it's Subway sandwiches. So thank you for giving me something so we don't have it explicit on this episode.   Katie Vernoy  30:25 I think we're in agreement, I think both of us just have a different take on it and and what can be done more readily. You are very adept at the advocacy at the legislative level. And I think that is something where we need to, we all need to get better at it. And we need to be at some of these tables, we need to be talking to our legislators. I 100% agree. I think if we are working for places who are exploiting us, at the same time, we are undermining our efforts. So that's all I'm saying.   Curt Widhalm  30:55 Okay, I agree with that.   Katie Vernoy  30:58 Overall, you know, kind of summarize in the call to action is really assess where you are in this in this time, in this really pivotal time. For our profession, are you working in a way that supports you and the work that you want to do? Have you created bandwidth so at the same time, you can advocate and make changes at the larger scale so that you're both supporting yourself standing by your principles and how you are going to work and pushing for larger systemic change.   Curt Widhalm  31:42 Be in touch with us, follow our social media. Take those Subway sandwiches and tell your supervisors where to put them. And until next time, I'm Curt Widhalm with Katie Vernoy.   Katie Vernoy  31:55 Thanks again to our sponsor Turning Point   Curt Widhalm  31:58 we wanted to tell you a little bit more about our sponsor turning points. Turning Points is a financial planning firm that's focused exclusively on serving mental health professionals to help you navigate all the important elements of your personal finances like budgeting, investing, selecting retirement plans, managing student loan debts and evaluating big purchases, like your first home. And because they specialize in serving therapists and private practice, so help you navigate the finances of your practice as well. They'll help you navigate bookkeeping, analyze the financial implications of changes like hiring clinicians or diversifying your income sources. They'll even help you consider strategies like S corp tax collection,   Katie Vernoy  32:35 And for listeners of MTSG you'll receive 30% off the price of their quickstart coaching intensive just enter promo code modern therapist when signing up. And don't forget to visit TurningPointhq.com to download your free finance quickstart guide for therapists.   Announcer  32:52 Thank you for listening to the modern therapist Survival Guide. Learn more about who we are and what we do at mtsgpodcast.com. You can also join us on Facebook and Twitter. And please don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss any of our episodes.    

Rewind: Your Week in Review
Rewind: Your Week in Review for October 16 – 22

Rewind: Your Week in Review

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021


On October 22, 2021, WisconsinEye Host and CBS 58 Capitol Reporter Emilee Fannon and WisPolitics.com Editor JR Ross reviewed this week in state politics. (Brought to you by the Wisconsin Realtors Association).On this week's episode:GOP Redistricting MapsDuffy for Governor?Senate Approves Abortion BillsDOJ Seeks to Block Gableman's SubpoenaLAB Election Report

Watching the Watchers with Robert Gruler Esq.
International Pronouns Day, Brought to You by Pfizer, Brian Laundrie Human Remains?

Watching the Watchers with Robert Gruler Esq.

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 101:01


U.S. State Department celebrates International Pronouns day while trans activists take to the street to protest Netflix. Watchdog group reviews Pfizer contracts with governments from around the world and reveals the power the pharmaceutical company holds. Major activity in the Gabby Petito / Brian Laundrie investigation and we review the latest from Port North, Florida.​And more! Including:​

Montrose Fresh
Haven Foster and other local groups help children transition to foster care; Mail truck catches fire on U.S. 50.

Montrose Fresh

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 7:00


Today - the transition into foster care is a shock for children being moved out of the life they have always known. But the team at Haven Foster, Montrose County Health and Human Services and Delta County Health and Human Services hopes to make it all a little easier. Also, authorities said a quick-thinking mail carrier sprung into action and saved his cargo Sunday afternoon when his mail truck caught fire on U.S. 50. Read more at montrosepress.com Support the show: https://www.montrosepress.com/site/forms/subscription_services/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

New Left Radio
How Ten Global Cities Take On Homelessness - Interview w/ Linda Gibbs & Jay Bainbridge

New Left Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 53:54


Fan of the show? https://www.patreon.com/newleftradio (Support us on Patreon)! Homlessness is a global challenge, yet municipalities are forced to deal with it as a local issue. It's how they approach change that makes an impact. We're joined by former Commissioner of the New York City Department of Homeless Services Linda Gibbs and professor and former Assistant Commissioner of Policy and Research at the New York City Department of Homeless Services Jay Bainbridge to discuss their new book, How Ten Global Cities Take On Homelessness, and how we can build a world where everyone has a home to call their own. Links https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520344679/how-ten-global-cities-take-on-homelessness (Buy How Ten Global Cities Take on Homelessness) https://twitter.com/lindagibbs?lang=en (Follow Linda Gibbs on Twitter) https://twitter.com/jaybainbridge1?lang=en (Follow Jay Bainbridge on Twitter) About How Ten Global Cities Take On Homelessness This book takes on perhaps the most formidable issue facing metropolitan areas today: the large numbers of people experiencing homelessness within cities. Four dedicated experts with first-hand experience profile ten cities—Bogota, Mexico City, Los Angeles, Houston, Nashville, New York City, Baltimore, Edmonton, Paris, and Athens—to explore ideas, strategies, successes, and failures. Together they bring an array of government, nonprofit, and academic perspectives to offer a truly global perspective. The authors answer essential questions about the nature and causes of homelessness and analyze how cities have used innovation and local political coordination to address this pervasive problem. Ten Global Cities will be an invaluable resource not only for students of policy and social work but for municipal, regional, and national policymakers; nonprofit service providers; community advocates and activists; and all citizens who want to collaborate for real change. These authors argue that homelessness is not an insurmountable social condition, and their examples show that cities and individuals working in coordination can lead the charge for better outcomes. About Linda Gibbs Linda Gibbs served as Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services for New York City from 2005 to 2013. Supervising the city's human service, public health and social justice agencies, she spearheaded major initiatives on poverty alleviation, juvenile justice reform and obesity reduction. Two of the collaborative efforts she shaped to address significant social challenges are “Age Friendly NYC,” a blueprint for enhancing the livability of older New Yorkers, and “Young Men's Initiative,” an initiative addressing race-based disparities facing Black and Latino young men in the areas of health, education, employment training and the justice system. Gibbs also improved the use of data and technology in human service management, contract effectiveness, and evidence-based program development. During her tenure, New York City has been the only top 20 city in the U.S. whose poverty rate did not increase while the national average rose 28%. Prior to her appointment as Deputy Mayor, Gibbs was Commissioner of the New York City Department of Homeless Services (DHS) and held senior positions with the New York City Administration for Children's Services and the Mayor's Office of Management and Budget. About Jay Bainbridge Dr. Bainbridge's research applies statistical and research methods to public sector problems. His current research focuses on trends, causes, and solutions to homelessness, especially with respect to the street homeless. Previous to joining Marist College, he was Assistant Commissioner of Policy and Research at the New York City Department of Homeless Services, and he continues to consult on homeless services policy and planning for national and international cities.  Working with Bloomberg Associates, he recently guided the first systematic street counts internationally in Mexico... Support this podcast

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes
In the News.. Dexcom and Garmin partner, faster insulin tested, once a week basal and more...

Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms Type 1 Diabetes

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 6:59


Top stories this week include: a new adjunct therapy is being tested for type 1, Dexcom and Garmin will officially work together (no more DIY needed), once weekly basal insulin study, can psychedelic drugs prevent type 2?! and Australia bets on Rugby for diabetes education Check out Stacey's book: The World's Worst Diabetes Mom! Join the Diabetes Connections Facebook Group! Sign up for our newsletter here ----- Use this link to get one free download and one free month of Audible, available to Diabetes Connections listeners! ----- Get the App and listen to Diabetes Connections wherever you go! Click here for iPhone      Click here for Android Episode transcription below:  Hello and welcome to Diabetes Connections In the News! I'm Stacey Simms and I am on location this week. I'm at the She Podcasts LIVE conference.. but the news doesn't wait. So.. these are the top diabetes stories and headlines of the past seven days. As always, I'm going to link up my sources in the Facebook comments – where we are live – and in the show notes at d-c dot com when this airs as a podcast.. so you can read more if you want, on your own schedule. XX In the News is brought to you by Real Good Foods! Find their breakfast line and all of their great products in your local grocery store, Target or Costco. XX Our top story.. There's a lot of buzz these days around adjunct therapy for diabetes.. basically another treatment along with insulin. Earlier this year, a drug so far just named TTP-399 got FDA breakthrough therapy approval. A new study shows it works well to keep people with type 1 out of DKA. This was small study, 23 people. They found that TTP-399 can help lower blood glucose without increasing the risk of DKA. It's important because other adjunct therapy.. such as S-G-L-T-2 inhibitors do help lower blood glucose, but the FDA has said they cause too much of a risk of DKA in people with type 1. Those are brand names like Invokana and Jardiance. Pivotal trials of TTP-399 begin later this year. https://www.biospace.com/article/vtv-therapeutics-type-1-diabetes-drug-shows-promise/ XX New partnership announced today - Dexcom and Garmin. You will still need your phone.. I knew you were going to ask.. but with the new Dexcom Connect IQ apps you can now see your Dexcom G6 info on your compatible Garmin smartwatch or cycling computer. Jake Leach, chief technology officer at Dexcom says.. Garmin is the first partner to connect through the real-time API, which we told you about a few months back. Basically, you'll be seeing more connectivity without having to use a third party, community sourced work around which a lot of people do now. The name here is interesting, right? Connect IQ, very similar to Tandem's Control IQ. But since Dexcom owns a bit of Tandem, maybe that's no coincidence. I've requested an interview with Dexcom so maybe we'll find out. garmin.com/newsroom, email media.relations@garmin.com, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin, twitter.com/garminnews, instagram.com/garmin, youtube.com/garmin or linkedin.com/company/garmin. XX New study about time in range, hybrid closed loop systems and faster insulins. The headline here is that using Fiasp with the Medtronic 670g system resulted in greater time in range. How much? The Fiasp group spend 82 point 3 percent time in range.. the Novolog group spent 79.6 percent time in range. This was over 17 weeks and the participants mostly bolused AT meal times, not before, no prebolusing. The researchers echo what I was going to say here, quote – “While the primary outcome demonstrated statistical significance, the clinical impact may be small, given an overall difference in time in range of 1.9%.” So just a heads up if you see headlines screaming about how much faster Fiasp is because of this study. https://www.endocrinologyadvisor.com/home/topics/diabetes/type-1-diabetes/fast-acting-insulin-aspart-versus-insulin-aspart-closed-loop-type-1-diabetes/ XX People who have tried a psychedelic drug at least once in their lifetime have lower odds of heart disease and diabetes. This is a University of Oxford study published in Scientific Reports. These researchers examined data from more than 375-thousand Americans who had taken part in an annual survey sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Participants reported whether they had ever used the classic psychedelic substances including LSD, mescaline, peyote or psilocybin. They also reported whether they had been diagnosed with heart disease or diabetes in the past year. The researchers found that the prevalence of both conditions was lower among psychedelic users. While no one is recommending you start taking mushrooms to avoid diabetes.. there's a growing push to start serious research to investigate the link between psychedelics and cardio-metabolic health. https://www.psypost.org/2021/10/psychedelic-use-associated-with-lower-odds-of-heart-disease-and-diabetes-study-finds-61958 XX Update on the once a week basal insulin I've been reporting on for a while.. both Lilly and Novo Nordisk are testing their own version of this.. this most recent study looks at the Lilly version called Tirzepatide. These researchers found it to be safe and effective with lower rates of hypoglycemia and slightly lower A1Cs than daily basals like Lantus or Tresiba. Lots of studies ongoing here, for both brands of potential once a week dosing, including a large phase 2 program that includes people with type 1. https://www.healio.com/news/endocrinology/20211012/novel-onceweekly-basal-insulin-safe-effective-in-type-2-diabetes XX More to come, including how rugby and diabetes education may go together.. But first, I want to tell you about one of our great sponsors who helps make Diabetes Connections possible. Real Good Foods. Where the mission is Be Real Good They make nutritious foods— grain free, high in protein, never added sugar and from real ingredients—we really like their breakfast line.. although Benny rarely eats the waffles or breakfast sandwiches for breakfast.. it's usually after school or late night. Ugh.. do your teens eat breakfast? You can buy Real Good Foods online or find a store near you with their locator right on the website. I'll put a link in the FB comments and as always at d-c dot com. Back to the news… -- Getting out of the doctor's office and into something that people can actually relate to.. Diabetes Australia is using rugby to teach men about the risks of type 2 diabetes. League Fans in Training (League-FIT) is based on a Scottish initiative that used football teams to deliver exercise and nutritional advice to overweight and obese men. The program includes education and goal setting and a rugby league-based exercise session, delivered by coaches and some of the club's players. What I really like about this is that -from what I can tell - they're focusing on small changes and not telling these guys to give up everything they like to eat and drink or that they have to become professional players to get a little bit more fit. Imagine if NFL players had a clinic for fans to come and learn a little bit about fitness and nutrition? Again, not to be pros.. just to live a little better and lower risks of type 2. https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/news -- On Diabetes Connections this week, we're talking to a mom with type 1 who has had two children during the pandemic. One last summer and the other just a few days before our interview! That's In the News for this week.. if you like it, please share it! Thanks for joining me! See you back here soon.

The Highwire with Del Bigtree
RAND PAUL ROASTS HEAD OF HHS

The Highwire with Del Bigtree

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 8:03


Senator Rand Paul, MD, laid into Xavier Becerra, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, last week for publicly insulting the intelligence of anyone who has questioned natural immunity over immunity from the #Covid vaccine.

Hostile Work Environment with Marc and Dennis
He's Here, He's There, He's Every Effingwhere, Jon Hyman, Jon Hyman! (Another Ted Lasso Discussion)

Hostile Work Environment with Marc and Dennis

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 53:20


Our friend Jon Hyman joins once us to dissect the employment law issues in our favorite show, Ted Lasso! This time through the end of Season 2. SPOILERS ABOUND We discuss Nate's descent into darkness, the fallout of Sam's big choice, Trent Crimm, Independent, and much much more. Most importantly, we discuss mental health in sports and at work. If you or someone you know needs support, here's a list of resources that can help, shamelessly stolen from Jon's LinkedIn page: National Alliance on Mental Health: nami[dot]org; info@nami[dot]org; 800-950-NAMI; or in a crisis, text "NAMI" to 741741 Department of Health & Human Services' Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: samhsa[dot]gov; 800-662-HELP (4357) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: suicidepreventionlifeline[dot]org; 800-273-8255 Other than letting employees know about these resources, what else can employers do to help ensure that employees have the support and resources they need now and in the future? I have five suggestions. 1/ Check in with your employees to make sure they are doing okay. 2/ Check the benefits available to your employees, including EAPs and mental health and counseling services. 3/ Revisit paid-time-off policies and consider providing employees the time they need to take care of themselves and their families. 4/ Consider holding town hall or all-employee meetings that focus on mental health awareness. 5/ Small gestures of kindness can go a long way to make employees feel appreciated and alleviate stress. Find us on twitter: Marc: @saladpants Kate: @K8Bisch Check out our virtually never updated Facebook Page and YouTube Channel! Disclaimer: Nothing in this podcast constitutes legal advice. Ever!