May 2017

 

National Benefit Fund Rolls Out New Telehealth Benefit
Effective May 1, 2017, the 1199SEIU National Benefit Fund is offering members a new medical benefit through Teladoc, a telehealth and video conferencing service. When members feel ill or are in pain and they can't reach their own doctor, they can contact Teladoc, by phone or video, to speak with one of more than 3,600 Teladoc doctors and pediatricians 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, 24/7/365 resource that offers members an alternative to seeking care at emergency rooms or urgent care centers. The Benefit Fund is communicating the information to members through various channels, including direct mail, email blasts, Facebook postings and an article in the quarterly member magazine, For Your Benefit. For more information about Teladoc, please visit www.Teladoc.com.

Patient-Centered Care Coordination
Program Helps Front-line Workers
Hone Skills
Earlier this year, the 1199SEIU Training and Upgrading Fund (TUF) began training on the "360 Approach to Patient-Centered Care Coordination" at institutions throughout New York City and the surrounding metropolitan area. Offered through a grant from New York State's Health Workforce Retraining Initiative (HWRI), the program emphasizes improving communication skills and cultural competencies that contribute to seamless care coordination for patients undergoing treatment in hospital settings, ambulatory centers, rehabilitation facilities and at home. Next month, about 250 patient care associates and transporters at Northwell Health's Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) will complete their training, while 1199SEIU members at St. John's Riverside Hospital, Menorah Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care and Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State have begun their training. Planning is underway at additional sites throughout New York City, Long Island and the northern metropolitan regions. For more information, please contact James Chang, program manager at the 1199SEIU Training and Employment Funds, at James.Chang@1199Funds.org.

Child Care Fund Sleep-Away Camps
Offer Children a Chance to Grow During
Spring Break
In April, the latest group of 1199SEIU members' children spent their school vacation taking part in the 1199SEIU Employer Child Care Fund's Holiday Sleep-Away Program. The 8- to 17-year-olds joined thousands of others who have benefited from the five-day sleep-away camp experience, which coincides each year with New York City's public school break and is geared to help both the students and their working parents. In total, 78 children between the ages of 8 and 13 attended The Fresh Air Fund's Camp Mariah in Fishkill, NY, while 53 children ages 14 to 17 attended The French Woods Sports and Arts Center in Hancock, NY. Both camps offered a host of activities, including music and art classes, indoor and outdoor sports and hiking. The French Woods Sports and Arts Center also offered classes in mobile app development and website design---highlighting the Child Care Fund's continued efforts to increase science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) enrichment options for members' children. For more information, please visit www.1199SEIUFunds.org/childcare.
The Institute for Continuing Education (ICE) Presents Upcoming Programs
The 1199SEIU League Training and Upgrading Fund (TUF) 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 institution. The schedule is also available at www.1199SEIUFunds.org/continuing-ed-events.

Stroke
Thursday, May 11
5:30 pm to 9:00 pm (EST) 

This three-hour seminar has been accredited for Licensed Practical Nurses, Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians. The program will be offered at the Cherkasky/Davis Conference Center, 330 West 42nd Street, Penthouse (33rd Floor), Manhattan. It will be offered 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
National Benefit Fund Rolls Out New Telehealth Benefit
Patient-Centered Care Coordination Program Helps Front-line Workers
Hone Skills
Child Care Fund Sleep-Away Camps Offer Children a Chance to Grow During
Spring Break
The Institute for Continuing Education (ICE) Presents Upcoming Programs
   
  


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