July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month is observed each July to bring awareness to the unique struggles that racial and ethnic minority communities face regarding mental illness in the United States. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it harder for racial and ethnic minority groups to get access to mental health and substance-use treatment services.”
Dial 988 Starting July 16!

988, the new National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL) number, is live nation-wide as of July 16. NPR has all the details.
Are You Protecting Yourself From UV Risks?

“With summer in full swing, it’s the perfect time to head outdoors and enjoy the sunny weather. But are you protecting yourself from potential risks? “
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Centivo 2022 Health Plan Trends Study

Centivo is hosting a 2022 Health Plan Trends Study and would love your participation! Employer insights will help inspire industry change and support NEBGH’s mission to achieve the highest value in healthcare delivery. As a thank you for 5-minutes of your time, you’ll get early access to the report plus a $10 coffee gift card.
Some Diversity Initiatives Aren’t Enough

CNBC reports many company diversity efforts “fall short,” leaving Black women in “survival mode” in the workplace. Read on to learn more about a recent survey by consulting firm Every Level Leadership entitled “Black Women Thriving.”
Risks of Overreliance On Video Calls

A new survey by Cisco’s Webex demonstrates the effects of “poor work setups and reliance on video calls” on employee health, with increased levels of fatigue and physical ailments. Read on in Employee Benefit News to learn how employers can “maintain the benefits of remote work and minimize the pitfalls.”
An Argument For Covering Anti-Obesity Medications

University of Chicago economist Tomas Philipson makes the case for coverage of anti-obesity medications. Read on to learn more HERE.

Make sure all of your employees have access to high-quality treatments for obesity and diabetes!
Check out the recommendations in our recent guide HERE.
EBG’s Take on SCOTUS Opinion

The U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization opens a pandora’s box of questions and challenges for employers.
Epstein Becker Green presented on this topic for NEBGH on July 6th – access the recording HERE and get answers to these questions and more.
Click HERE for resources and updates on this trending issue.