This March we recognize Nutrition Month, Women's History and the latest news on COVID-19. Also, get to know one of NEBGH's newest Board Members - Nancy Beeck of Con Ed!
'Springing forward' May Have Drawbacks for Heart Health

According to the American Heart Association, scientific research supports the view that losing an hour of much needed sleep may not be the only thing to dread about "springing forward" when clocks move up for daylight saving time. The time change may also negatively impact your heart and brain health.
National Nutrition Month

Celebrate Nutrition Month at home and in the office with these ideas.
Women's History Month

This Women’s History Month, be in the know about the American Women Quarters Program! It starts this year and runs through 2025! Learn more below.
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Study Links Even Mild COVID-19 to Changes in the Brain

People who have even a mild case of Covid-19 may have accelerated aging of the brain and other changes to it, according to a new study. It found that the brains of those who had Covid-19 had a greater loss of gray matter and abnormalities in the brain tissue compared with those who didn't have Covid-19.
Senate Passes Bill that Would Make Daylight Saving Time Permanent

The Senate on Tuesday passed a measure that would make Daylight Saving Time permanent across the United States. The Sunshine Protection Act passed the chamber by unanimous consent. The bill would still need to pass the House and be signed by President Joe Biden to become law. If the measure clears Congress and is signed into law, it would mean no more falling back every year in the fall.
State-by-State Guide to Face Mask Requirements

The Transportation Security Administration is set to extend the federal public transportation mask mandate for another 30 days, lasting until April 18th, however, state-by-state mask mandates differ. Learn more about what each state is doing.
The Five-Day Workweek Is Dying

According to data from Kastle Systems, which tracks building access across the country, office attendance is at just 33 percent of its pre-pandemic average. That’s lower than in-person attendance in just about any other industry for which we have good data. Even movie theaters—a business sometimes written off as “doomed”—have recovered almost twice as much.
Getting to and Sustaining the Next Normal - A Roadmap to Living with COVID

To rapidly reach and sustain the next normal, the country must implement a comprehensive and coordinated roadmap to both address this pandemic and develop the capacity to confront future biosecurity threats.
NEBGH's Newest Guide: Social Determinants of Health 

Understanding how social determinants of health (SDOH) affect your employee population is essential to your overall health and wellbeing strategy, and an important part of your DE&I efforts. Read NEBGH's newest guide!
COVID-19 Tests

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 2 sets of 4 free at-⁠home tests. If you already ordered your first set you can now order a second.
World Down Syndrome Day - March 21

WDSD is a unique opportunity for the global Down syndrome community to connect every year, so we can:
  • Share ideas, experiences and knowledge.
  • Empower each other to advocate for equal rights for people with Down syndrome.
  • Reach out to key stakeholders to bring about positive change.
What would you say has changed most about your job/industry since you first began your career? The biggest change I’ve seen over the years is the variety of benefits available. While in the past companies offered basic plans such as health and life insurance, today the offerings include wellness, family planning, child care and even pet insurance. Knowing and understanding all of these various benefits and being able to analyze and incorporate them into current programs is a challenge. Engaging employees to gain insight into which benefits are most desirable is an ongoing effort today and was previously non-existent.

COVID-19 Guidance from NEBGH's Medical Director Dr. Mark

As we appear to be exiting the worst of the Omicron wave, restrictions are being lifted, life is seeming closer to normal, and there is optimism that we may have passed the worst of the pandemic. Read this PDF from Dr. Mark Cunningham-Hill.