Black History Month Training Collection

This Black History Month, we should all actively reject myths and long-stale attitudes that prevent us from seeing the worth and value in everyone – not despite differences and uniqueness, but because of them. Old myths and untruths we inherit about others’ lived experiences, cultural differences, skills and abilities prevent us from being able to appreciate the richness and abundance that comes from embracing and understanding diverse identities and experiences. Thankfully, we can take part in activities that can help us abandon these myths and usher in a new way of thinking without even having to leave the house.
5 Reasons to Wear a Mask Even After You're Vaccinated

“Masks and social distancing will need to continue into the foreseeable future — until we have some level of herd immunity,” said Dr. Preeti Malani, chief health officer at the University of Michigan. “Masks and distancing are here to stay.” Malani and other health experts explain five reasons Americans should hold on to their masks.
Black Mental Health Matters

The events of the last year have helped catalyze a renewed call for racial justice—and simultaneously created mental health stressors that affect many, but especially Black Americans. For Black History Month, we've compiled a series of resources on Black mental health to help organizations better support their Black teammates, while helping to empower resilience amongst members of the Black community.
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Pregnancy and Vaccines

With the authorization of two Covid-19 vaccines, 
pregnant women around the country are wondering
if they should get the shot when their time comes.
CNN Chief Medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta speaks with Dr. Emily S. Miller, an obstetrician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago and a member of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s COVID-19 task force.

This complimentary training from LiveWorks by Morneau Shepell will provide an understanding of the impact of mental health in the Black community. All individuals, including employees and people leaders, can join live February 24 at 11 a.m. ET. Register for free!
Face Mask Best Practices

John Volckens, professor of mechanical engineering and the director of the Center for Energy Development and Health at Colorado State University, breaks down mask-wearing best practices and takes your calls.
Tame Those Sleep Disturbances

While insomnia tends to get all the attention, there are a number of other sleep disturbances that may be stopping your slumber. Read about common sleep stealers and suggestions for getting them under control.
New NEBGH Guide: Pandemic Response, Recovery and Planning

With variants spreading rapidly, COVID-19 will be with us for the foreseeable future despite increasing vaccine supply. So what should you being now….and planning for?

How to Avoid Racism While Traveling

While the travel industry has suffered as a result of COVID-19, the resilient Black Lives Matter movement has not allowed the pandemic to put its mission to end racial injustice on hold. Although Airbnb has now chosen to support BLM in its fight, many black individuals may be hesitant to use the platform for travel in 2021 after its lack of protection against racial discrimination.

In an effort to support Black travelers with concerns of racial discrimination and to help ensure they have safe travel experiences, the team of experts at Million Mile Secrets created, Airbnb while Black: How to avoid racism while traveling — you can check it out below:
New CMS Hospital Price Transparency Requirements: What Do They Mean?

What are the requirements?
  • Starting January 1, 2021, all hospitals operating in the U.S. must provide clear, accessible pricing information online about the items and services they provide.
  • This information is meant to make it easier to shop for care, compare prices across hospitals and estimate cost before entering the hospital.
  • Hospitals’ standard charges, including the rates they negotiate with insurance companies and the discounted price a hospital is willing to accept directly from a patient if paid in cash, must be publicly available, free of charge, and presented in a consumer-friendly display.
  • Hospitals must post standard charges for at least 300 services that can be planned in advance, along with a description and any other services the hospital customarily provides with it. This includes things such as x-rays, outpatient visits, imaging and laboratory tests or bundled services such as a colonoscopy. You’ll be able to find the hospital’s standard charge for the shoppable service and see other associated costs.
What do the requirements lack?
  • There is no central repository – each hospital’s website needs to be visited in order to obtain price information.  
  • Cost-sharing information is not yet available (likely 2023).
  • There are limited specifications for how information needs to be displayed on a hospital website, resulting in different displays.
  • AVANGRID, Inc.
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
  • CVS Health
  • Fox Corporation
  • HealthPrize Technologies
  • Included Health
  • Lockton Companies
  • Onsite Dental
  • PeerWell
  • Pharmacosmos Therapeutics
  • Quit Genius
  • Sixth Street Partners
  • Spring Health
  • Sprinklr
  • Talkspace
  • WellSpark Health
  • Wellthy