This November we recognize American Diabetes Month, what's new with children and vaccines and other timely info you need to know now!
November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Early detection of diabetes is proven to prevent life-altering complications like stroke, vision impairment, and kidney disease. Diabetes is a constant battle, not only for those diagnosed, but for their loved ones, caregivers, and health care providers.
Young Children Are Lining Up for Next Wave of Covid Vaccines

Polls indicate that roughly a third of U.S. parents plan to leave their elementary-school-age children unvaccinated. But the latest vaccine announcement came as a relief not only to millions of families exhausted by the pandemic, but to public health officials who said it might help prevent a repeat of the terrifying surge of disease that swept the country last winter.
5- to 11-year-olds can now get a Covid-19 vaccine in the US

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said she was endorsing a recommendation to vaccinate children ages 5-11 against Covid-19, clearing the way for immediate vaccination of the youngest age group yet in the United States.
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Doctors Are Bracing for Potential ‘Twindemic’ of Flu and Covid-19 Spikes

Health officials are urging Americans to get their flu shots, warning that the flu season that didn’t materialize when most of society was shut down last year could come roaring back and strain hospitals in the months ahead.
Movember in the Workplace

Movember is a fun and easy way to build camaraderie and do good. First, nominate internal leaders to be your Movember champions. Next, get them recruiting! Raise funds, share men’s health information, and plan team activities throughout the month.
The Children’s Mental Health Matters!

The Children’s Mental Health Matters! Campaign brings together non-profits, schools, and other agencies with the following goals: raising public awareness of the importance of children’s mental health and substance use, helping reduce the stigma of mental health, and connecting families, educators and providers throughout Maryland with resources to help children.
Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA)

The Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2021 (S.596, H.R.1577) aims to effectively treat and reduce obesity in older Americans by enhancing Medicare beneficiaries’ access to healthcare providers that are best suited to provide intensive behavioral therapy (IBT) and by allowing Medicare Part D to cover Food & Drug Administration (FDA)-approved obesity drugs.
TPO, NYC! Medication Adherence Resource Guide

This new guide curates resources, assistance programs, and tools for patients and the clinical team to support medication access and adherence.
Hochul Expands NY's Paid Family Leave to Include Siblings' Care

The expansion to the Paid Family Leave Plan will change the definition of "family members" to include biological siblings, adopted siblings, stepsiblings and half-siblings. This will go into effect on January 1, 2023.
Congrats to NEBGH Member Epstein Becker Green!

We are proud to announce that EBG has been recognized in Law360’s 2020 Glass Ceiling Report among the Top 3 law firms for female attorneys.
2021 Healthiest Employers of New York City

Each year, the Healthiest Employers® awards program honors the best and brightest in workplace wellness. Over the past year and a half, it has become apparent that when it comes to employees’ overall wellbeing, employers have an incredible opportunity to offer benefits that fit an employee’s unique needs – regardless of where they are in their health journey. This year, our New York City honorees faced a challenging world as they learned how to operate efficiently during a global pandemic, while still focusing on the needs of their population.
Virtual Event - December 16, 2021, 5:00 - 6:30 PM