This February we recognize Black History Month and the Year of the Tiger. Also, get to know another of NEBGH's team MVPs - Diane Engel!
18 Companies Celebrating Black History Month And Beyond

Black History Month looks a lot different again this year, given COVID-19. Companies are finding ways to uplift, honor, and celebrate Black employees virtually. Get ideas including virtual events delving into critical issues within the Black community to ERG-led cultural celebrations, and more!
22+ Virtual Black History Month Ideas

Celebrate Black History Month with these 22+ virtual ideas for work. These virtual and COVID-safe team-building activities will engage, educate, and inspire your employees and teams.
Lunar New Year 2022: Welcoming the Year of the Tiger

Here's a quick guide to the most common Lunar New Year traditions and superstitions, as well as insights from some of Hong Kong's most established geomancers on what the Year of the Tiger might have in store.
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Remote Work Isn’t the Problem. Work Is.

Knowledge workers think being remote makes their jobs better, while managers worry the arrangement could cause the quality of work to suffer. But in scapegoating remote work, companies may be disguising the real scourge of creativity right now: too much work.
How to Recognize Burnout Before You’re Burned Out

Overworked and overwhelmed? It’s hard not to be during trying times. Here is how to identify and combat the symptoms of burnout before they become debilitating.
The Best $160 I Ever Spent: A Session with a Black Therapist

"I hadn’t realized how important for my mental health it was to talk with someone like me."
Mental Health Will Be A Key Determinant of Workplace Success

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought mental health into even sharper focus. From the chief executive ranks, through HR, down to front line workers, employers now recognize the importance of focusing on mental health and creating a supportive culture in the workplace.
COVID-19 Therapeutics Locator

Here is a national map that displays public locations that have received shipments of U.S. Government-procured COVID-19 therapeutics under U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) authority. The locations displayed in the locator have reported stock on hand within the last day.
  • We all remember Diane’s smiling face at the registration desks for our in-person events! But since we’ve been virtual for the last 2 years, we wanted to know Diane’s interactions with members have changed: More zoom calls, more virtual chats, a lot more work emails and emails just checking in to say hello!

  • Where did you grow up and how did you get to NYC? I grew up in Venice, Florida (although born in Ohio) and always dreamt of going to big, exciting NYC! I made a pit stop in Athens, Georgia for 4 years and then made the big move to the New York area…New Jersey to be exact. I’ve lived long enough in NJ now that I’m proud to say I’m officially a “Jersey Girl.”

Survey to Assess Plan Members’ Access to MH/SUD Care

Have you or someone you know had a hard time getting mental health or addiction care? Or had difficulty finding a provider who doesn’t have a long waitlist?

If so, please share this important survey from NORC at the University of Chicago. The responses could help drive policy change that will make a difference for everyone.
This research is covered by a Certificate of Confidentiality from the National Institute of Health – no personal information or specific responses will be shared with others.