December 2017


Protecting Our Health Calendar Offers Wellness Tips Throughout the Year
The National Benefit Fund will soon release its 2018 Protecting Our Health calendar, a valuable resource that 1199SEIU members can use all year long to improve their physical and mental health. The calendar is filled with tips on nutrition, fitness and stress management, as well as information on wellness programs, health workshops and other events. Members will also find a schedule for recommended preventive screenings and contact information for important health resources. The Protecting Our Health calendar is one more example of the Benefit Fund's commitment, through its partnership with employers and the Union, to promoting a culture of health and well-being for 1199SEIU workers. Delegates and members who attended any Benefit Fund wellness events in 2017 will receive their Protecting Our Health calendar in the mail. In addition, any member who would like a copy can request one by contacting the Benefit Fund's Wellness Department at

Training and Employment Funds Help
Keep Workers Current on Healthcare 
Delivery Methods
With funding from the New York State Health Workforce Retraining Initiative to support statewide workforce development programs, the 1199SEIU Training and Employment Funds (TEF) have implemented a variety of programs to train members. Some of the programs offered in 2018
will include:

Computers/Electronic Medical Records (EMR): The program offers EMR training customized to specific systems in use at participating employers. For information, email

360 Degrees of Patient-Centered Care: Topics covered include care coordination, health disparities, chronic illnesses, mental-health issues and more. For information, email

Foreign Language Skills: The program will enable workers to provide language-competent care to New York's diverse patient population, and is offered in Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, Cantonese and Korean. For information, email

Care Manager: Workers with a bachelor's degree, working in direct patient services, can earn a post-baccalaureate certificate (in New York City only) in six months, to become Certified Care Managers. For information, email

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN): The program responds to the healthcare industry's need for LPNs in ambulatory care settings, health homes, nursing homes, long-term care facilities and home care positions. For information, email

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (BSN): The program helps workers earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree in nursing in two years. For information, email

Nurse Practitioners: The program supports workers in completing a Nurse Practitioner's master's degree in two years (in New York City only). For information, email

Interprofessional Collaborative Team-Based Practice and Education: The program provides workers with skills to support and participate in integrated care management and interdisciplinary team-based care. For information, email

For more information on all TEF programs, visit

1199SEIU Families Enjoy a Free Day and Discounted Memberships to Children's Museum of Manhattan
On Saturday, October 14, the Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) provided a special all-access event for 1199SEIU workers and their families. Those who arrived between 9:00 am and 10:00 am enjoyed free admission to the museum for the day, as well as the chance to buy a family pass package, worth $224, for only $50. More than 150 adults and 160 children attended, and nearly a third bought the family pass package. The museum's objectives, which include an emphasis on early childhood education, scientific and artistic pursuits and multicultural experiences, reflect the guiding principles of the 1199SEIU Child Care Fund (CCF). CCF provides programs that meet the needs of working parents, helping them support their children's development through access to child care and early childhood education, sleep-away and day-camp experiences, academic prep courses, paid internships in the healthcare industry and more. If you have questions about the CMOM event or any CCF program, please call (212) 564-2220 or visit
In This Issue
Protecting Our Health Calendar Offers Wellness Tips Throughout the Year
Training and Employment Funds Help Keep Workers Current on Healthcare
Delivery Methods
1199SEIU Families Enjoy a Free Day and Discounted Memberships to Children's Museum of Manhattan

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