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    April 2017
Greater New York Benefit Fund Rolls Out New Telehealth Benefit
On May 1, the 1199SEIU Greater New York Benefit Fund will partner with Teladoc, a leading telehealth service provider, to offer members the opportunity to obtain care when their own doctor is unavailable. When members feel ill or are in pain and they can't reach their doctor, they can contact Teladoc, by phone or online video, to speak with one of more than 3,600 doctors who are board-certified to make diagnoses and prescribe medication, if necessary, for non-emergency health symptoms. Not meant as a replacement for members' primary care physicians, Teladoc is a convenient resource that offers members an alternative to seeking care at emergency rooms or urgent care centers. The Benefit Fund has begun communicating the information to members through various channels, including email blasts and an article in the quarterly member magazine, For Your Benefit. For more information about Teladoc, please visit www.Teladoc.com.
Mitra Behroozi Named to Board of Northeast Business Group on Health
Mitra Behroozi, executive director of the 1199SEIU Benefit and Pension Funds, was recently named to the board of directors of the Northeast Business Group on Health (NEBGH), a coalition of large employers --- many of whom are self-insured --- that offers its members guidance and strategies on health plan management and delivery. Behroozi will be a guest speaker at the group's April 6 conference, "High Performing Employers Need High Performing Healthcare," where she will discuss the Fund's Accountable Care Organization partnerships with our hospital employers, to help employers explore opportunities to better offer quality, affordable healthcare to their employees. The conference will be held at Convene Conference Centers, 730 Third Avenue, New York. For more information and to register by April 3, please click here.
Advanced Training Initiative for Nursing Facilities Is Underway
The 1199SEIU Greater New York Education Fund is supporting skilled nursing facilities as they roll out New York State's Advanced Training Initiative (ATI). The training consists of four one-hour modules on "Resident Decline Detection." Topics for the training include creating a welcoming environment for new residents, reducing unnecessary hospitalizations, assessing residents at risk, pain assessments, communication and care planning. Participating facilities will be required by the State Department of Health to report on their training progress in the coming months. The 1199SEIU Greater New York Education Fund can assist facilities with training completion or make the training available to those that have not started the process. For more information, please contact Ellen Ray at Ellen.Ray@1199Funds.org or (646) 438-0458.
Science Fair Helps Educate Pre-K Children About Health and Nutrition
The 1199SEIU/Employer Child Care Corporation's Future of America Learning Center (FALC) held its annual science fair on March 11. Science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) play an important role in FALC's "Pre-K for All" curriculum, making the annual fair a highlight of the academic year.

At this year's fair, students participated in activities related to health and nutrition, including learning about the body's respiratory system and exploring ways to protect the heart. Family, friends and community members had the opportunity to view the children's projects and discuss how healthy habits impact their daily lives. For more information on FALC, the 1199SEIU Greater New York Child Care Fund or the 1199SEIU/Employer Child Care Corporation, please call (212) 564-2220 or visit www.1199SEIUFunds.org/childcare.
The Institute for Continuing Education (ICE) Presents Upcoming Programs

The 1199SEIU Greater New York Education Fund assists 1199SEIU members in staying abreast of developments in their fields, helping them to provide quality care and earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Please share these opportunities with 1199SEIU employees at your facility. The schedule is also available at www.1199SEIUFunds.org/continuing-ed-events.

Mental and Behavioral Health: Implications on Health Disparities and Population and Community Health Outcomes
Saturday, April 22
8:45 am to 4:30 pm (EST)
This six-hour interdisciplinary program has been accredited for a number of healthcare practitioners. The program will be offered at the New York Times Conference Center, 242 West 41st Street, Manhattan. Live videocast and live webcast (Internet) will also be available.

Updates in Medical Laboratory Testing and Technology
Saturday, April 29
8:45 am to 4:30 pm (EST)
This six-hour program has been accredited for Clinical Laboratory Practitioners. Other healthcare practitioners are welcome to attend. The program will be offered at the New York Times Conference Center, 242 West 41st Street, Manhattan. This event is onsite only.

Free prep courses are also available for national certification exams and New York State Licensure examinations for several positions, including social workers and clinical lab technologists. For more information, please visit www.1199SEIUFunds.org/Institute or contact TUF's Institute for Continuing Education at (212) 894-4390 or Institute@1199Funds.org.
In This Issue
Greater New York Benefit Fund Rolls Out New Telehealth Benefit
Mitra Behroozi Named to Board of Northeast Business Group on Health
Advanced Training Initiative for Nursing Facilities Is Underway
Science Fair Helps Educate Pre-K Children About Health and Nutrition
The Institute for Continuing Education (ICE) Presents Upcoming Programs


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