September 2018
Online Financial Health Series to Kick Off
in October

In a recent survey of 1199SEIU members, just 29 percent said they felt "very prepared" for the financial conditions of retirement. Financial stress has also been shown to negatively affect a person's physical and mental health, increasing the risk of heart attack, stroke and other serious health issues. To help your 1199SEIU employees and members take control of their finances, the National Benefit Fund (NBF) is working with Mobility Capital Finance (MoCaFi) to offer a free, online financial health series beginning October 13. The four-part series, hosted by MoCaFi's Chief Literacy Officer Ryan C. Mack, will give participants access to online presentations, live-chats, e-newsletters, text messages, blog posts and other resources to help them improve their financial health. Your 1199SEIU employees and members can learn more about the series at www.1199SEIUBenefits.org/MoCaFi.  
 
As a preview of the new program, the 1199SEIU Home Mortgage and Financial Wellness Department and MoCaFi will host an in-person workshop, "The Importance of Credit," on Saturday, September 15, at the NBF's Manhattan Headquarters. Please encourage your 1199SEIU employees and members to sign up for the workshop by calling (646) 473-6484 or emailing HomeMortgage@1199Funds.org.    
 
Training and Upgrading Fund Helps Educate Healthcare Workers in Mental Health First Aid
The 1199SEIU League Training and Upgrading Fund (TUF) has partnered with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to train healthcare workers in "mental health first aid," which helps participants recognize early warning signs of mental illness and/or substance abuse. Since April 2018, TUF has helped train more than 500 1199SEIU healthcare workers in mental health first aid. Seven remaining training sessions will be offered in the next two months. Training is scheduled regularly in four of the city's five boroughs, including on weekends, and courses are available in English, Spanish and Mandarin. If your institution is interested in hosting a Mental Health First Aid training session, please contact James Chang, Program Manager, at James.Chang@1199Funds.org.

Students Celebrate Achievements in the Youth Mentoring Program
On August 17, the 1199SEIU/Employer Child Care Fund recognized more than 250 students who participated in the Fund's Youth Mentoring Program (YMP) this summer. The ceremony was held at the New York Academy of Medicine in Manhattan. At the event, Child Care Fund Director of Programs Rossmery Dais greeted the students, their families and guests, and former YMP participants spoke about their experiences. Belinda Yoake, who participated in 2014, said the YMP has continued to be an invaluable resource for her. "YMP has given me another community to lean on for support," she said.

Each summer, the YMP gives 1199SEIU members' children, ages 15 to 17, an inside look at potential careers in the healthcare industry, and provides hands-on experience at participating institutions. In addition to work experience, the YMP offers participants professional development seminars, college admissions prep courses and career counseling services. For more information about the YMP or other programs offered by the Child Care Fund, please 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.
 
Thursday, September 13, 2018
5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
 
This three-hour seminar has been accredited for licensed practical nurses, registered 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.  

HIV and Hepatitis: A Co-infection
Friday, September 28, 2018
8:45 am to 4:30 pm
 
This six-hour, interprofessional symposium has been accredited for a number of healthcare professionals. The program will be offered at TheTimesCenter, 242 West 41st Street, Manhattan. Live videocast and live webcast (Internet) are also available. 
 
Free prep courses are also available for national and New York State licensure examinations for several positions. For more information, visit www.1199SEIUFunds.org/Institute or contact TUF's Institute for Continuing Education at (212) 894-4390 or Institute@1199Funds.org.

In This Issue
Online Financial Health Series to Kick Off in October
Training and Upgrading Fund Helps Educate Healthcare Workers in Mental Health First Aid
Students Celebrate Achievements in the Youth Mentoring Program
The Institute for Continuing Education Presents Upcoming Programs
   
 


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