News You Can Use: COVID-19

Check out the latest on the COVID-19 outbreak and what you – and your employees – need to know. 

We are here to support you and your community during this uncertain time.  If you have any questions, please contact us at nebgh@nebgh.org

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November 30

NEBGH Medical Director’s Weekly Monday COVID-19 Update

Here’s a fast and easy way to understand what the newest info on the pandemic means for you and your employees.

From infection risk and safety measures to the outlook for vaccines and treatments, NEBGH’s medical director breaks it all down for you.

Each Monday at 1 PM – it’s appointment viewing!

When
Monday, November 30, 2020
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Where
Webinar (Link available following registration)
Who Can Attend
NEBGH Members Only

Mental Health

StartYourRecovery.org is a free, confidential tool that helps individuals take steps toward a healthy relationship with drugs and alcohol. It was developed with the input of leading clinicians, experts from leading organizations like SAMHSA, and people in recovery themselves. Here, individuals can hear stories from people with similar life experiences, discover the answers they need for recognizing and dealing with substance use issues, and locate support. Family and friends can learn about addiction and how to encourage treatment and support sober living on the website.

Diversity and Inclusion

Podcasts:

Articles:

Books:

  • Pedagogy of the Oppressed: Paulo Freire
  • Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America: Ibram Kendi
  • The Protest Psychosis- How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease: Jonathan M. Metzl
  • Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to Present: Harriet A. Washington
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race: Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • The New Jim Crow: Michelle Alexander
  • We Were Eight Years in Power: Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Between the World & Me: Ta-Nehisi Coates

Videos:

Downloadable Content

Diabetes and COVID-19: What You Need to Know

People with diabetes, particularly if not well controlled, may be at increased risk of developing severe illness from COVID-19. If you have other conditions, like heart disease, as well as diabetes you may have more risk of getting seriously sick from COVID-19.

Click HERE to download in Spanish.

Working from Home: 8 Tips for Better Posture

Jon Cinkay, a physical therapist and coordinator for body mechanics at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), has some important tips for keeping proper posture and preventing injury and strain.

3/25/2020 COVID-19 Employer Meeting- Slides

Here is the Powerpoint from the Employer Only COVID-19 meeting on 3/24/2020!

Mental Health Considerations during COVID-19 Outbreak

WHO and public health authorities around the world are taking action to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. However, this time of crisis is generating stress in the population. These mental health considerations were developed by the Mental Health Department as support for mental and psychological well-being during COVID-19 outbreak.

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11/23 Medical Director's Weekly Update

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11/16 Medical Director's Weekly Update

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11/9 A Coronavirus Discussion with Master Virus Hunter Dr. Ian Lipkin

Dr. W. Ian Lipkin

Director of the Center for Solutions for ME/CFS

Director for the Center for Research in Diagnostics and Discovery

Director for the Center of Infection and Immunity with the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University

11/2 Medical Director's Weekly Update

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10/26 Medical Director's Weekly Update

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10/19 Weekly Medical Director's Update

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10/12 Medical Director's Weekly Update

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10/5 Medical Director's Weekly Update

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9/28 Medical Director's Weekly Update

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9/23 Weight Management in the COVID-19 New Normal

Angela Fitch, MD, FACP, FOMA

Associate Director, Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center

Faculty, Harvard Medical School

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9/21 Medical Director's Weekly Update

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9/14 Medical Director's Weekly Update

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8/31 Medical Director's Weekly Update

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8/18 - Childcare and the New Normal

Rachael K. McCann

Senior Director, Health & Benefits, NA Inclusion & Diversity Leader, Willis Towers Watson

Carolyn A. Romano, JD

Vice President of Product, Child Practice Leader, Torchlight

Charles Bonello

Co-Founder & CEO, Vivvi

Todd A. Hart

Senior Vice President, Business Development, LifeCare, Inc.

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8/17 Medical Director's Weekly Update

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8/10 Medical Director's Weekly Update

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8/3 Medical Director's Weekly Update

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7/29 - COVID-19 and Mental Health: IBM, Novo Nordisk and More

Nadia El-Salanti

Organisational Psychologist, Novo Nordisk Health & Safety

Jonathan Gelfand

Global Well-Being and Health Promotion Manager, IBM Corporation

Darcy Gruttadaro, JD

Director, Center for Workplace Mental Health, American Psychiatric Association Foundation

Download a PDF of the presentation HERE

7/27 Medical Director's Weekly Update

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7/23 - COVID-19 and Substance Use

Timothy Brennan, MD, MPH

Director of the Addiction Institute, Mount Sinai West & Mount Sinai Morningside Hospitals

Director, Fellowship in Addiction Medicine Department of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Mark Kaplan

Consultant and Advocate, Shatterproof

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7/20 Medical Director's Weekly Update

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7/13 COVID-19 and RTW: What You Need to Know Now

Lindsay Jubelt, MD

Chief Medical Officer and VP of Operations, Mount Sinai Solutions

Jeffrey A. Landes

Member of the Firm – Employment, Labor & Workforce Management Practice, Epstein Becker Green

Peter A. Steinmeyer

Member of the Firm – Employment, Labor & Workforce Management Practice, Epstein Becker Green

Tzvia Feiertag

Member of the Firm – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice, Epstein Becker Green

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7/6 Medical Director's Weekly Update

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6/29 Medical Director's Weekly Update

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6/22 Medical Director's Weekly Update

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6/15 Medical Director's Weekly Update

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6/8 Medical Director's Weekly Update

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6/1 Medical Director's Weekly Update

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5/26 Medical Director's Weekly Update

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5/19 Diabetes, Lower-Wage Workers and COVID-19

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5/18 Medical Director's Weekly Update

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5/14 NEBGH Back-to-Work Forum

Dr. Lindsay Jubelt

Chief Medical Officer and Director of Operations, Employer Health Centers, Mount Sinai Health System

Susan Gross Sholinksy

Member of the Firm – Employment, Labor & Workforce Management Practice, Epstein Becker Green

Gretchen Harders

Member of the Firm – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice, Epstein Becker Green

Dr. Mark Cunningham-Hill

Medical Director, NEBGH

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5/12 COVID-19 Mental Health Fallout: How Digital Tools Can Help

Stephen Schueller, PhD

Executive Director, One Mind PsyberGuide

Martha Neary, MSc

Project Manager, One Mind PsyberGuide

Dr. Mark Cunningham-Hill

Medical Director, NEBGH

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5/11 Medical Director's Weekly Update

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5/7 Addressing Employee Grief and Emotional Distress During and After COVID-19

Dr. Naomi Simon

Director, Anxiety and Complicated Grief Program, NYU Langone Health

Dr. Mark Cunningham-Hill

Medical Director, NEBGH

5/6 COVID-19 and the New Normal in Global Rewards

Kelly Voss

Partner, East Employee Rewards Practice, Aon

Meg Doyle

Associate Partner, Strategic Advisory, Aon

Jill Malila

Senior Vice President and Regional Leader, Global Benefits Practice, Aon

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5/4 Medical Director's Weekly Update

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4/30 Fertility, Pregnancy and the Pandemic

Hannah Wilkowski

Global Benefits Manager, BuzzFeed

Dr. Fahimeh Sasan

Founding Physician and OB/GYN, Kindbody

Dr. Jane van Dis

Medical Director and OB/GYN, Maven

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4/27 Medical Director's Weekly Update

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4/20 Medical Director's Weekly Update

Mount Sinai’s Dr. Lindsay Jubelt joins NEBGH’s Dr. Mark Cunningham-Hill for a discussion on return to work in the Coronavirus era.

Issues for employers include:

  • Medical Clearance for Return to Work
  • Tested Positive or Presumed Positive
  • Minimum Days Off
  • Days Free of Symptoms
  • Testing and Testing Availability

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4/14 COVID-19 Legal and Regulatory Update

Susan Gross Sholinksy

Member of the Firm – Employment, Labor & Workforce Management Practice, Epstein Becker Green

Gretchen Harders

Member of the Firm – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice, Epstein Becker Green

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4/13 Medical Director's Weekly Update

Mount Sinai’s Dr. Lindsay Jubelt joins NEBGH’s Dr. Mark Cunningham-Hill for a discussion on these hot topics in the Coronavirus era:
  • What it’s like on the front lines
  • Latest guidance on symptoms and what to do
  • Treatment options and trials
  • Immunity and possible mutation

Download a PDF of the presentation HERE

4/6 Medical Director's Weekly Update

3/30 Medical Director’s Weekly Update

The Latest on COVID-19 (“the coronavirus”): What You Need to Know

NEBGH hosted a webinar on 3/11/2020. Watch to see what experts had to say about COVID-19.

Susan Gross Sholinksy

Member of the Firm – Employment, Labor & Workforce Management Practice, Epstein Becker Green

Lindsay Jubelt, MD

Chief Medical Officer and Director of Operations, Employer Health Centers, Mount Sinai Health System

Download a PDF of the presentation HERE