November 2020
Home Care Benefit Fund Continues to Provide All Members Free Flu Shots
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues with flu season underway, the Home Care Benefit Fund (HCBF) is helping to protect your 1199SEIU employees and members by providing free flu shots at the Funds' Manhattan headquarters, 498 Seventh Avenue; the Bronx satellite office, at 2501 Grand Concourse; and the Brooklyn office at 25 Elm Place. Flu shots will be offered on November 18 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm in Manhattan and from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Bronx, while flu shots will be given in Brooklyn on November 11, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Flu shots are by appointment only, and members should call (646) 473-8985 to make an appointment. Please inform your 1199SEIU members and employees that they will need to sign a consent form when they arrive for their flu shot, and that for social-distancing purposes, they should arrive no earlier than five minutes before their appointment.
Training and Employment Funds Programs Serve Members Online During Pandemic
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 1199SEIU Training and Employment Funds (TEF) moved their foundational programs, including Citizenship, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), High School Completion, Prep Academy, Spanish, Digital Literacy and Tutoring, to remote formats for the Fall 2020 semester. To help ensure maximum participation and quality instruction in these programs, TEF surveyed all program students during the summer on their ability to access such remote learning tools as computers, tablets and smartphones; their familiarity with meeting platforms and apps; and their Internet access. To date, more than 1,500 of your 1199SEIU employees and members have been participating in 125 different classes via Zoom. All 1199SEIU bargaining unit members are eligible to sign up for these programs after just one day of work with a contributing employer. For more information or to register, members may email [email protected].
The Institute for Continuing Education Presents Upcoming Programs
The 1199SEIU Home Care Industry Education Fund 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.

Infectious Diseases: Transcending Borders
Sunday, November 15
8:45 am to 4:30 pm

This six-hour interprofessional symposium for healthcare workers will describe the history of pandemics generally and of COVID-19 specifically; address racial disparities in healthcare as highlighted by COVID-19; discuss possible coronavirus vaccines; and explain strategies to cope with the mental health consequences of COVID-19. The symposium will be offered via live webcast (Internet).

Free prep courses are also available for national and New York State licensure examinations for several positions. For more information, please visit the Institute for Continuing Education's web page, call (212) 894-4390 or email [email protected].

In This Issue
Home Care Benefit Fund Continues to Provide All Members Free Flu Shots
Training and Employment Funds Programs Serve Members Online During Pandemic
The Institute for Continuing Education Presents Upcoming Programs

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