News — Board and Members News
The thoughts and prayers of everyone at the Providers' Council are with the victims of Monday's tragedy at the Boston Marathon and their friends and families.
The Providers' Council received notice on Friday, April 12 that EOHHS will annualize the FY '13 Salary Reserve.
Representative David Linsky on Friday filed an amendment to include a $16.6 million Salary Reserve in the FY '14 budget, with more than 75 of his House colleagues co-sponsoring it.
Providers' Council President & CEO Michael Weekes and three Council members testified on Thursday, April 11 in support of legislation that would allow human services organizations and employees to access the Group Insurance Commission.
The Providers' Council will host a seminar on third party billing and corporate compliance on Wednesday, May 1 at the Hogan Center at the College of the Holy Cross.
The Providers' Council and The Caring Force issued the following press release regarding the planned Caring Force rally on April 9.
The Providers' Council hosted its Innovation Forward seminar at the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester on April 3, featuring keynote speaker Travis McCready, vice president of program at The Boston Foundation, and experts in social innovation.
The Providers' Council's Board of Directors elected new officers and directors during its Annual Business Meeting at Beechwood Hotel in Worcester on Wednesday morning.
The Center for Social Innovation at Boston College and the Providers' Council released a joint report on social innovation in Massachusetts human services on Monday, March 25.
The Providers' Council sent formal testimony to EOHHS regarding Family Transitional Support Services on Friday, March 22.
The Providers’ Council’s Board of Directors on Friday afternoon encouraged its membership, elected officials and the general public to support an increase of $1.9 billion in tax revenue to fund human services, early education, infrastructure and other essential public needs.
Governor Deval Patrick participated in a ceremonial bill signing at the State House on Friday afternoon for the Social Work Safety bill.
On Monday, March 4 the Providers’ Council held a members-only roundtable discussion on the topic of Supporting a Culture of Safety in Human Service Organizations.
The Department of Mental Health (DMH) issued a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit comments on the integration of behavioral health (Mental Health/Substance Use disorders) and primary care. The information obtained through this process will be shared with members of the Behavioral Health Integration Task Force to help inform their discussions. The Behavioral Health integration Task Force was created pursuant to Section 275 of Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012.
The six bills on the Providers' Council's 2013-2014 legislative agenda have all received bill numbers and committee designations.
The Providers' Council will seek a $16.6 million Salary Reserve in FY '14
The Caring Force, a grassroots advocacy movement started by the Providers' Council, held a statewide meeting in Framingham on Thursday, February 14 where more than 60 people in attendance heard from Rep. David Linsky and members of The Caring Force.
The Executive Office of Health and Human Services late Tuesday afternoon announced the 21 individuals who will serve on the Duals Demonstration Implementation Council, which will play a key role in monitoring access to health care and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), tracking quality of services, providing support and input to EOHHS, and promoting accountability and transparency.
The state has scheduled public hearings on Rates for Adult Long-Term Residential Services and Rates for Family Transitional Support Services over the next few weeks.
Providers' Council trainings on promoting self care and preventing burnout, coaching for development, and communicating across differences have been added to the winter training schedule.