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    May 2018
Greater New York Benefit Fund Adds Mental Health Care to Teladoc Benefit
Effective May 1, the 1199SEIU Greater New York Benefit Fund (GNYBF) has expanded its telehealth benefit to include behavioral health care. Now, GNYBF members and eligible family members who are struggling with stress, anxiety, relationship or family problems or work pressures can contact Teladoc, the telehealth and video conferencing service, to connect with a licensed counselor, therapist, psychologist or psychiatrist by phone, web or mobile app. The Benefit Fund is communicating this information to members through various channels, including direct mail, member outreach, Facebook postings, website updates and an article in the quarterly member magazine, For Your Benefit. For more information, your 1199SEIU employees and members may visit www.1199SEIUFunds.org/teladoc.
High School Equivalency Programs Put Healthcare Workers on a Path to Success
The 1199SEIU Greater New York Education Fund (GNYEF), in partnership with New York's Department of Education, offers your 1199SEIU employees and members access to the National External Diploma Program (NEDP), an Internet-based study program developed for adult learners. The NEDP allows participants to complete coursework in subjects such as English, mathematics, information technology, communications, social sciences and health literacy, in order to earn the equivalent of a high school diploma. 
Nadine Aris (above), a Certified Nursing Assistant at Brookhaven Beach Health Related Facility, is a 2017 NEDP graduate. Ms. Aris spent many years trying to earn her General Equivalency Diploma (GED), but found that a traditional, fixed schedule of classes was not workable due to her family and job responsibilities. She enrolled in the NEDP largely because of the program's flexibility---it allowed her to complete her schoolwork at home, at times that were convenient for her, often late at night or early in the morning. Ms. Aris received her GED and is now enrolled in the GNYEF's College Prep program, which prepares 1199SEIU members to take college entrance exams, as she seeks to achieve her goal of becoming a physical therapist. 
To learn more about high school equivalency programs offered by the GNYEF, including the NEDP, contact Yajaira Tejada at (212) 894-4363 or Adrienne Simmons at (212) 894-4362.
Pre-K Children Learn About Natural Disasters at FALC's Annual Science Fair
The 1199SEIU/Employer Child Care Corporation's Future of America Learning Center (FALC) held its 18th annual science fair on Saturday, March 10. This year, 90 pre-k students participated in activities related to preparing for natural disasters. Students prepared projects on various environment-focused topics, including "A Snowy Day Experience" and "Fire Safety." Community members and parents of FALC students also attended. 
For 25 years, FALC has provided an environment where children can thrive through the use of the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) curriculum, and the annual fair is a highlight of the academic year. For more information on FALC, the 1199SEIU 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 Presents Upcoming Programs
The 1199SEIU Greater New York Education Fund strengthens the healthcare delivery system by offering 1199SEIU members training and education programs designed to help improve resident outcomes and provide quality care. Please share these opportunities with members at your facility. The schedule is also available on our calendar at www.1199SEIUFunds.org/continuing-ed-events.

Prostate Cancer
Thursday, May 10, 2018
5:30 pm to 9:00 pm 

This three-hour program has been accredited for registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and nurse practitioners. Other healthcare practitioners are welcome to attend. The program will be offered at the Cherkasky/Davis Conference Center, 330 West 42nd Street, 33rd Floor (Penthouse), Manhattan.

Medication Safety
Thursday, May 24, 2018
5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

This three-hour program has been accredited for pharmacists, pharmacy techs, physician assistants and nurses. Other healthcare practitioners are welcome to attend. The program will be offered at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 524 West 59th Street, Manhattan.  

Free prep courses are also available for national 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 Adds Mental Health Care to Teladoc Benefit
High School Equivalency Programs Put Healthcare Workers on a Path to Success
Pre-K Children Learn About Natural Disasters at FALC's Annual Science Fair
The Institute for Continuing Education Presents Upcoming Programs
   
 


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