May 2018
National Benefit Fund Adds Mental Health Care to Teladoc Benefit
Effective May 1, the 1199SEIU National Benefit Fund (NBF) has expanded its telehealth benefit to include behavioral health care. Now, NBF 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..

Training and Upgrading Fund Programs Strengthen the Healthcare Workforce
The 1199SEIU League Training and Upgrading Fund (TUF) offers a number of programs to support the efforts of your 1199SEIU employees and members to continue their education and advance their careers. One of these programs, the Health Careers College Core Curriculum (HC4), partners with colleges to offer free prerequisite courses for adult learners. Similarly, the College Prep Program helps members prepare for college entrance and placement exams with classes that include reading comprehension, essay writing and algebra. To qualify for the program, participants need a high school diploma and at least one year of employment with a contributing employer. 

Karlene Arthurs-Domond (above), an 1199SEIU member and a Certified Nursing Assistant at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, took advantage of both of these programs on her path to becoming a registered nurse. Ms. Arthurs-Domond recently registered for the College Prep Program, and has passed all prerequisite exams. She credited the "expertise of the program managers and instructors" with helping her succeed, and she will enroll in City University of New York (CUNY)'s New York City College of Technology this fall, where she plans to pursue her nursing degree.  

To learn more about the College Prep Program, contact Michael Mitchell at (212) 284-9226, or Kendel H. Jackson at (212) 494-0536. For the HC4 Program, contact Sherie Graham at (212) 284-9223.

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 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 League Training and Upgrading Fund (TUF) strengthens the healthcare delivery system by offering 1199SEIU members training and education programs designed to help improve patient outcomes and provide quality care. Please share these opportunities with members at your institution. 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
National Benefit Fund Adds Mental Health Care to Teladoc Benefit
Training and Upgrading Fund Programs Strengthen the Healthcare Workforce
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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