November 2021 Work Force Newsletter
Doula program to address racial health disparities
Through its System Transformation and Community Investment Program, Finger Lakes Performing Provider System (FLPPS) is partnering with Healthy Baby Network, HealthConnect One, and Finger Lakes Community Health on a two-year initiative to innovate Healthy Baby Network’s Black Doula Collaborative, which will improve the health and well-being of women, infants, and birthing families.
The program will identify and train individuals who are trusted members of the community to provide doula services and help improve: prenatal care, raise breastfeeding rates, decrease unnecessary medical interventions, increase positive birth experiences, and improve parenting skills.
Medicaid reimbursement legislation in New York would establish doulas as medical providers and require health insurers to provide coverage for doula services
National Health Service Corps loan repayment applications now open
Applications are open for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program, NHSC Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program, and NHSC Rural Community Loan Repayment Program
Click here for more information on eligibility and to access the application.
CCSI offers resources for CBO staff and leaders
Coordinated Care Services, Inc (CCSI), with support from the United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes and Farash Foundation, is offering weekly, facilitated community drop-in support for CBO staff and management. Each week through November 17 there will be one group session for direct care and program staff and another session for supervisors and managers.
The schedule for the remaining facilitated group sessions is below. Click on the session date and time to register.
CCSI has also compiled a Community Resource Hub to share materials and resources to help support CBO staff in these challenging times.
For more information, please email Kathy King.
Webinar discusses aging as DEIB issue
On November 15 at 3:00 PM, the NYC Department for the Aging, AARP, and AARP New York are holding a virtual event on the “why and how” of considering age in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) efforts.
Chamber and RMAPI webinar to discuss workforce challenges
The next webinar in the Colors of Success series will cover best practices and strategies to attract, develop and retain talent, including opportunities to offset the costs of raising wages. The presenters will also share current workforce data for Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes.
The webinar will be held on November 16 at 11 AM. Click here to register.
Cultural competence and behavioral health webinar available
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the HHS Office of Minority Health are offering "Advancing Behavioral Health Equity: CLAS Standards in Action," a webinar highlighting case studies of behavioral health providers using the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services. The webinar is scheduled for November 16 at 2:30 PM.
NYCON offers recovery and resilience virtual lunch & learn
The New York Council of Nonprofits (NYCON) is hosting a virtual lunch & learn on November 17 at 12-1:30 PM to share lessons learned and identify ideas and techniques necessary to adapt and thrive in a post-pandemic workplace.
There is a $30 registration fee for non-members. Click here to register.
Leadership breakfast series explores The Great Resignation
The Roberts Wesleyan Business Solutions Institute is hosting a virtual Leadership Breakfast on November 19 at 8-9:30 AM. Dr. Carrie Starr will moderate a panel including Marisa Geitner, Adrian Hale and Karen Zandi discussing recruitment, retention and transformation of workplace culture.
Call for input: mental health support for the health care workforce
Mental Health America recently shared results from a national survey of health care workers that identified high levels of stress, anxiety, exhaustion and burnout throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We have heard this concern from many of our health care partners throughout the region.
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