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Led by an A-list of C-suite executives, a new nonprofit is developing a playbook to guide companies in supporting employees’ mental health, plus a free online clearinghouse for anyone seeking help. Why it matters: Recognizing that burnout from the pandemic has even reached the corner office, Project Healthy Minds is trying to reduce the stigma …

A new philanthropic project hopes to invest $100 million in 10 countries, mostly in Africa, by 2030 to support 200,000 community health workers, who serve as a critical bridge to treatment for people with limited access to medical care. The Skoll Foundation and The Johnson & Johnson Foundation announced Monday that they donated a total …

The social worker, clinical nutritionists, speech therapists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, laboratory technicians, and radiology technologists covered under the contract believe that it will improve retention and patient care. “I think it will help [us] have better communication with management and also helps us have some backup. Also, I think it helps with some patient …

Violence against health-care staff has got “even worse” since the COVID-19 pandemic—but new strategies are tackling the problem. Jacqui Thornton reports. A new joint study by the International Council of Nurses, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Hospital Federation, and the World Medical Association has found that violence against doctors is endemic …

Nashville police Taser technology to be upgraded for all officers by June The new Taser models incorporate improvements that allow for increased opportunity of deescalating dynamic or violent situations, Metro Nashville police said. Natalie Neysa Alund, Nashville Tennessean Nashville launched a program last summer that teams mental health workers and police officers to help people …

Today, White House Gender Policy Council Director Jennifer Klein and the White House Office of Public Engagement convened a meeting with labor leaders—including nurses and teachers—on access to health care and workers’ rights. Participants shared their experiences of union women advocating and organizing for health care, including reproductive health care. They also discussed the challenges posed …

Are you a health care worker on strike? We want to hear about your experience. Contact the World Socialist Web Site Health Care Worker Newsletter today.  The strike of more than 300 nurses, respiratory therapists and radiology technicians at Saint Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey, has entered its third week. Workers are fighting …

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – Health care facilities across the nation have struggled with staffing throughout the pandemic. CHI Health is taking that problem into their own hands with a new program. It’s called the Midwest Internal Travel Program, and cuts out the traveling agency while keeping health care workers in the CHI system. CHI said …

A: I love the fact that I know my work has an impact on our community, even if it’s not felt immediately/directly. My work, and the contact tracing and outbreak team I’ve trained has contributed directly to preventing cases, hospitalizations, and death during this pandemic. It’s my job to assist any facility experiencing an outbreak, …

Electric vehicles: Are they right for you? Electric vehicles are an eco-friendly driving choice that appeals to an increasing number of drivers. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of driving an EV. Dwight Adams, [email protected] A transition to electric vehicle manufacturing could lead to thousands of new jobs for Indiana, while the shift to zero-emission vehicles …