As I stated in my 6.8.20 letter to Care Design NY members, families, the tragic death of George Floyd and other Black Americans were horrific reminders on the systemic racism in this country and the work we all need to do in ensuring that Black lives matter.
The guilty verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd is a step forward in the fight for racial justice and equity that Black Americans deserve. It indicates progress in bringing accountability and justice to a system fraught with inequity for Black, Brown, Indigenous, Asian, and all minority ethnic groups marginalized in the United States.
However, there is still much to be done if we are to eradicate systemic racism and discrimination in this country. The Care Design NY Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) Council is doing amazing work in building upon the CDNY foundation of values that cherish diversity and inclusion. We are using our voices to end the silence on racism when we see it and effect positive change where we can. No person should face hate, bigotry, or acts of violence of any kind!
Care Design NY is committed to building an inclusive organization through courageous conversations, accountability and transparency in all aspects of our business. We are here to support you. We stand with you.
On 9.15.21 Governor Hochul announced new masking requirements for congregate programs and facilities licensed, registered, operated, certified, or approved by OMH, OASS, OPWDD, OCFS, and OTDA. This includes but is not limited to certified residential and day programs, inpatient and outpatient mental health facilities, substance abuse programs, juvenile detention programs, juvenile residential facilities, congregate foster care programs, runaway and homeless youth, domestic violence and other shelter programs. These requirements apply to anyone medically able to tolerate wearing a mask, regardless of vaccination status. Click here for Frequently Asked Questions regarding mandatory face coverings in OPWDD certified services and facilities.
Flu season is right around the corner. With the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing, it's important to be aware of flu symptoms and to take preventative measures, including getting your annual flu vaccine.
On Monday 8.23.21, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted full approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, making it the first COVID-19 vaccine to transition from an emergency authorization status to full FDA approval.
Care Design NY is proud to announce that in just over a year, over 98% of its care management workforce was fully certified through the nationally recognized evidence-based training program, Mental Health First Aid; a three-year certification. LEARN MORE!
We are currently offering hiring bonuses for all new Care Managers. If you are ready to join the best team in New York where your work makes a difference, apply today!
See the events calendar below and select the event you would like to attend. Follow the instructions within each of the event details.
The COVID-19 vaccine distribution has begun in New York State. It’s absolutely critical to prioritize and vaccinate ALL people with I/DD and the professionals that support them for their safety and well-being.
The COVID-19 public health crisis is rapidly changing. This information represents the most up to date information we had at the time of publishing. We will update as new information becomes available.
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