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(KTXL) — A pilot program that would send mental health workers to deal with non-violent emergency calls instead of law enforcement in Sacramento County will have to wait as officials need more information about costs.  “We want to be able to inform the model they are creating,” said Asantewaa Boykin, a program director with Mental …

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – A $2.5 million federal grant awarded to Michigan will be used to address health care staffing shortages in the state’s rural communities. Michigan’s Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity said the grant will support the addition of more than 430 new health care workers over the next four years. The agency …

Walmart announced it would raise pay for some workers, while maintaining an $11 starting wage. CEO Doug McMillon said the raises would help the company create a “ladder of opportunity.” He added that a $15 minimum wage should be paced in a way that benefits the US economy. Visit the Business section of Insider for …

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Winn Dixie celebrated “Random Acts of Kindness Day” on Wednesday by giving back to some of the community’s essential health care workers. The company presented 500 bags of food items to hospital employees at Wolfson Children’s Hospital and Baptist Health. They were behind-the-scenes employees, like maintenance workers, who help keep the hospital …

WATERLOO, Iowa (KCRG) – Officials in Waterloo announced on Monday a new partnership between social workers and the Waterloo Police Department in responding to those experiencing mental health crises. Officials said the program will embed social workers with Elevate Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) in the Waterloo Police Department to provide mental health crisis …

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon has administered its first jabs of COVID-19 vaccine, with an intensive care unit physician and a well-known 93-year-old comedian becoming the first to receive Pfizer-BioNTech doses. Lebanon launched its inoculation campaign Sunday, a day after receiving the first batch of the vaccine — 28,500 doses from Brussels, near where Pfizer has …

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey has started administering the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac company to health care workers across the country. Also Thursday, people above the age of 70 qualified to receive their first dose of the vaccine as Turkey further expanded its vaccination campaign. After a promising start which …

It has been a memorable 24 hours for Jairah Zinni, one of the 76 frontline health care workers who went on an all-expenses-paid trip to the Super Bowl courtesy of the New England Patriots. “It was once-in-a-lifetime experience. It was so wild,” she said. “I’ve always watched it on TV, and you kind of have …

The New England Patriots are holding a Super Bowl sendoff Sunday morning for the 76 health care workers who are flying on the team’s plane to Super Bowl LV in Tampa, Florida. Patriots’ President Jonathan Kraft is expected to be joined by Pats’ captain Matthew Slater and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker at Logan International Airport …

The Patriots’ team plane, which already sports a colorfully patriotic paint job and six silver Lombardi trophies representing the team’s six Super Bowl victories, got an extra personalized touch for a special trip this Super Bowl Sunday. The team announced earlier this week that owner Robert Kraft had personally called and invited 76 health care …