September 2019
Greater New York Benefit Fund's Free Online Financial Health Series Returns this Fall
The Greater New York Benefit Fund is again offering its free, six-part online financial health series, which, since the fall of 2018, has helped nearly 2,000 1199SEIU members take control of their finances. The series, created specifically for 1199SEIU members, is designed to help reduce money-related stress that can have an adverse effect on physical and mental health. Hosted by Ryan C. Mack, Chief Literacy Officer at Mobility Capital Finance (MoCaFi) and CNN contributor, the series will cover such topics as the importance of having good credit, saving for retirement and ways to manage spending. In addition, participants will have access to online presentations, live chats, e-newsletters, blog posts and other resources. To register or learn more about the series, your 1199SEIU employees and members may visit
GNYEF Has Successful First Year Leading Initiative for Long-term Care Workers
The 1199SEIU Greater New York Education Fund (GNYEF), in partnership with 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, the City University of New York (CUNY), the Continuing Care Leadership Coalition and the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, has been one of New York State's Workforce Investment Organizations (WIO) that participate in the state's three-year, $245 million Workforce Investment Program for long-term care facilities. The program goal of the WIO, named "Ladders to Value," is to design and implement training that supports care coordination, value-based payment models and other delivery-system reforms.

In the first year of the initiative, the GNYEF conducted training at approximately 42 nursing homes in the downstate area. Among the more than 35 training modules available, the most popular have been Stress Management; Conflict Resolution; Bias, Culture and Values in Healthcare; and Communication Skills. Other modules include Increasing Resident Satisfaction; Resident Decline Detection; Motivational Interviewing; Transitions of Care; Foreign Languages; and Managed Long-term Care. More than 3,000 workers (including Union and non-Union staff and management) participated in skills training. In addition, 288 GNY members were enrolled in vocational certificate and college programs paid for by the Ladders to Value WIO.

In year two of the WIO, which will run through March 31, 2020, new training topics will include Alzheimer's/Dementia Care and Healthcare-acquired Conditions. Additional training will be developed as needed within the parameters of the WIO's Workforce Development Initiative. Training is mostly held onsite, on paid release time, and participating facilities may receive wage replacements.

If you are interested in having your 1199SEIU employees and members take part in the training, or would like more information, please contact James Chang at (212) 284-9281 or
Registration for 2020 Child Care Fund Programs Has Begun
Online registration for the 1199SEIU/Greater New York Child Care Fund (CCF) programs, which include day care and after-school care reimbursement, holiday sleep-away and summer day camps, academic prep courses and cultural arts programs, began on August 28. Your employees and members may visit our website any time through October 31 and log on to the secure member portal My Account. For members who prefer to enroll in person, or who have questions about other CCF initiatives, the official Registration Kickoff will take place at the 1199SEIU Union Headquarters in Manhattan on Saturday, September 7, and at the Hicksville, Long Island, office on Saturday, September 14. In-person registration sessions will also be held at various locations throughout the New York metropolitan area. The full registration packet is available at The CCF will mail the packet to new members only.

2020 Registration Kickoff Events

Manhattan Location
1199SEIU Union Headquarters
310 West 43rd Street
Saturday, September 7
10:00 am to 4:00 pm 

Hicksville, Long Island Location
1199SEIU Child Care Funds Hicksville Office
100 Duffy Avenue, 3rd Floor 
Saturday, September 14
9:00 am to 12:30 pm

For more information about CCF's registration or programs, and a full listing of additional registration site locations and office hours through October 31, please visit, or call CCF at (212) 564-2220.
The Institute for Continuing Education Presents Upcoming Programs
The 1199SEIU Greater New York Education Fund (GNYEF) 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 facility.

The schedule is also available on our calendar at

Friday, September 27
8:45 am to 4:30 pm

This six-hour interprofessional symposium for healthcare practitioners from across the care continuum will address the diagnosis, prevention and treatments of strokes. The symposium will be offered onsite, via live videocast and via live webcast (Internet).

Free prep courses are also available for national and New York State licensure examinations for several positions. For more information, visit or contact the Institute for Continuing Education at (212) 894-4390 or

In This Issue
Greater New York Benefit Fund's Free Online Financial Health Series Returns this Fall
GNYEF Has Successful First Year Leading Initiative for Long-term Care Workers
Registration for 2020 Child Care Fund Programs Has Begun
The Institute for Continuing Education Presents Upcoming Programs

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