Disability

Access Ready Reporter Reveals the Growing Pace of Disability Awareness and Legal Actions

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 1:14pm

PINELLAS PARK, Fla., Feb. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- RespectAbility, the disability advocacy non-profit that works to combat stigmas and promote opportunities for people with disabilities, is making a strong virtual presence at Sundance this year.

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PINELLAS PARK, Fla., Feb. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- RespectAbility, the disability advocacy non-profit that works to combat stigmas and promote opportunities for people with disabilities, is making a strong virtual presence at Sundance this year.

BayCare to Expand Behavioral Health Services

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 9:58pm

CLEARWATER, Fla., Feb. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --BayCare Health System, West Central Florida's largest provider of behavioral health services, on Thursday announced plans to significantly increase its capacity and commitment to both inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services in response to the community's needs.

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  • CLEARWATER, Fla., Feb. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --BayCare Health System, West Central Florida's largest provider of behavioral health services, on Thursday announced plans to significantly increase its capacity and commitment to both inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services in response to the community's needs.
  • Also significant: Several of the new services are being offered in communities that currently have little or no access to behavioral health services.
  • The investment is BayCare's latest step in addressing the region's behavioral health resources since the health system's 2019 Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA) highlighted the region's unmet needs.
  • The investment by BayCare comes roughly a year after the health care system worked to bring together a coalition of health care providers and community and government partners to address systemic access issues to behavioral health services for local residents.

AAR named 2021 Military Friendly® Employer

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 9:05pm

Wood Dale, Feb. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AAR (NYSE: AIR), a leading aviation services provider to commercial and government customers, MROs and OEMs worldwide, has been named a 2021 Military Friendly Employer by VIQTORY, a service-disabled, veteran-owned company.

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  • Wood Dale, Feb. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AAR (NYSE: AIR), a leading aviation services provider to commercial and government customers, MROs and OEMs worldwide, has been named a 2021 Military Friendly Employer by VIQTORY, a service-disabled, veteran-owned company.
  • Military Friendly Employers are recognized as role model organizations committed to creating meaningful improvements in their veterans work lives.
  • We are honored to be recognized as a 2021 Military Friendly Employer, said Nicholas Gross, AAR Senior Vice President of Integrated Solutions.
  • The Military Friendly Employer list by VIQTORY is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 employers nationwide and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly Companies survey from participating companies.

Know Diabetes by Heart™ Awards $900,000 for Community Education

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 7:04pm

Know Diabetes by Heart is made possible with support from founding sponsors, the Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company Diabetes Alliance, and Novo Nordisk, and national sponsors, Sanofi, AstraZeneca and Bayer.

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  • Know Diabetes by Heart is made possible with support from founding sponsors, the Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company Diabetes Alliance, and Novo Nordisk, and national sponsors, Sanofi, AstraZeneca and Bayer.
  • The American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association launched the collaborative landmark initiative called Know Diabetes by Heart to comprehensively combat the national public health impact of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nation's leading voluntary health organization fighting to bend the curve on the diabetes epidemic and help people living with diabetes thrive.
  • American Diabetes Association Daisy Diaz: 703-253-4807; press@diabetes.org
    American Heart Association Jayme Sandberg: 214-706-2169; Jayme.Sandberg@heart.org
    1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or diabetes.org (emails to: AskADA@diabetes.org )
    American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association.

The Columbus Organization Introduces a State-of-the-Art Careers Portal

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 3:07pm

WAYNE, Pa., Feb. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Continued strong growth throughout 2020 and into 2021 have once again provided an opportunity for innovation at The Columbus Organization.

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  • WAYNE, Pa., Feb. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Continued strong growth throughout 2020 and into 2021 have once again provided an opportunity for innovation at The Columbus Organization.
  • In this highly competitive talent market, Columbus continues to excel at recruiting and retaining top talent through its processes, culture, and technological advances."
  • The Columbus Organization empowers individuals to realize their meaningfullife goals through nationally recognized care/support coordination, professional clinical staffing, and quality improvement services for the intellectual/developmental disability (I/DD) or behavioral needs community.
  • HealthEdge Investment Partners, LLC is an operating-oriented private equity firm founded in 2005 that focuses exclusively on the healthcare industry.

Lyra Health Study Shows Workplace Mental Health Benefits Falling Short

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 1:00pm

BURLINGAME, Calif., Feb. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Lyra Health , the leading provider of comprehensive mental health care benefits for employers, today announced the findings of its first annual State of Mental Health at Work report , which revealed that employer-provided mental health care benefits are falling short of employees' escalating needs.

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  • BURLINGAME, Calif., Feb. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Lyra Health , the leading provider of comprehensive mental health care benefits for employers, today announced the findings of its first annual State of Mental Health at Work report , which revealed that employer-provided mental health care benefits are falling short of employees' escalating needs.
  • A quarter of employee respondents shared that their mental health has declined over the past year, with diagnosable mental health conditions doubling.
  • For more report findings and best practices to support workforce mental health and well-being, download the Lyra Health State of Mental Health at Work 2021 report .
  • Lyra Health, a leading provider of innovative mental health benefits for more than 2 million U.S. employees and dependents, is transforming mental health care by creating a frictionless experience for members, providers, and employers.

Ginger Partners with Capsule to Seamlessly Prescribe and Deliver Mental Health Medications

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 1:00pm

Ginger , the leader in on-demand mental healthcare, today announced a partnership with Capsule , the nations largest independent digital pharmacy, to provide Ginger members with an effortless way to receive and manage mental health medications safely from their homes.

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  • Ginger , the leader in on-demand mental healthcare, today announced a partnership with Capsule , the nations largest independent digital pharmacy, to provide Ginger members with an effortless way to receive and manage mental health medications safely from their homes.
  • Ginger members are treated and supervised within a team-based care model, which includes behavioral health coaches, licensed therapists, and psychiatrists.
  • When left unmanaged, mental health prescription usage can result in adverse interactions, unnecessary medication dependency, and poor transition on and off medications.
  • Ginger's nationwide network of board-certified psychiatrists support members with managing their mental health medications, ranging from traditional antidepressants to more complex mood-stabilizing medications.

Industry Roundtable: How Communities Can Tackle the Mental Health and Substance Misuse Crisis to Maximize Their Collective Impact

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 12:55pm

"While our attention has been focused on COVID-19, we've had major public health problems raging in other critical areas in thebackground," said Amarasingham.

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  • "While our attention has been focused on COVID-19, we've had major public health problems raging in other critical areas in thebackground," said Amarasingham.
  • "People should understand that mental illness and substance use are diseases and have a disease process akin to physical illnesses.
  • "The HHD partners with its local mental health authority, mental health and recovery providers, and advocacy groups to increase help-seeking behaviors and reduce the stigma.
  • Combined, our solutions, Pieces Predict and Pieces Connect, create a comprehensive and unique solution for connected community health.

Survey finds employees are in no rush to return to the office, even with a vaccine

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 11:00am

"We are still determining what returning to the office will look like for our organization and know other companies are in the same boat.

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  • "We are still determining what returning to the office will look like for our organization and know other companies are in the same boat.
  • We hope these survey results can help guide employers to create a return-to-office plan that focuses on what's best for their employees and the health of their organizations."
  • Surprisingly, over a third (35%) of respondents said working from home during this time positively impacted their mental health.
  • Over a quarter (26%) indicated a negative impact, and 39% reported no change to their mental health.

Only 1 in 4 Top UK Councils are on a Path to Web Accessibility Compliance

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 8:00am

With 21% of the UK population living with a disability*, accessibility is paramount to any website, especially those conducting core functions to daily life, like accessing council services.

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  • With 21% of the UK population living with a disability*, accessibility is paramount to any website, especially those conducting core functions to daily life, like accessing council services.
  • Yet, when the top 50 council websites were audited with Monsido's Web Accessibility Module, only 28% of them achieved a score over 72% of WCAG 2.1 AA compliance.
  • "Yet, in our experience, we see many councils who struggle to comply with accessibility or gov.uk regulations.
  • We want to help all councils get on a path to compliance and we hope this report helps highlight a sense of urgency."