The Providers’ Council, along with the Children’s League of Massachusetts, the Association for Behavioral Healthcare and the Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Private Schools submitted joint comments to the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) this week on proposed regulation amendments to 606 CMR 14.00: Criminal offender and other background record checks (BRC) as
Early-bird pricing has been extended to Friday, September 25! Don’t miss your opportunity to attend the Providers’ Council’s 45th Annual Convention & Expo: SpeakUp4Equity! Hosted on a virtual event platform from Tuesday, October 27 – Friday, October 30, attendees have ample opportunities to engage, network and learn at our exciting event. Register online today and
As part of our recent Call to Action on racial justice, the Council recommended all members develop an organizational strategy for combating systemic racism and oppression. To advance this effort, we have begin to collect resources on how agencies can supporting Black and Brown businesses through the Commonwealth’s Supplier Diversity Program, and other methods. By
This month, we focused much of our coverage on issues of racial equity, social justice, the fall elections as well as the ongoing effects on the human services sector of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are particularly excited to feature a story on Advocates’ innovative Jail Diversion Program, in its 17th year, and an interview with
We are so grateful for the dozens of Council members who signed onto the recent Call to Action on Racial Equity developed by the Council’s Race, Diversity & Inclusion Committee. As the Call states, one of the first things we can do to support communities of color, our staff of color and other populations is
Early-bird registration is now open for this year’s online 45th Annual Convention & Expo: SpeakUp4Equity Oct. 27-30, 2020! Click here to register at the early-bird pricing online (prices increase September 19). If you are registering a group of staff, click here to download a group registration form. Nearly 1,200 human services professionals are expected to attend and
We are now accepting nominations for this year’s Peer Provider Awards, which will be presented during the Council’s online 45th Annual Convention & Expo: SpeakUp4Equity Oct. 27-30. Please consider honoring a Providers’ Council member’s exemplary achievements by nominating them for a Peer Provider Award. This prestigious award — given to a Council member who is
We are pleased to announce that the state Operational Services Division (OSD) has agreed to a Providers’ Council request to extend the deadline for filing Uniform Financial Reports from November 15, 2020 to January 15, 2021. The Council made this request to provide our members additional time to fill out this annual document, understanding that
Early-bird pricing has been announced for the Providers’ Council’s upcoming virtual 45th Annual Convention & Expo: SpeakUp4Equity. Register before Sept. 18 at early-bird rates of just $60 for members and $110 for non-members. Regular registration rates, $90 for members and $160 for non-members, closes on Tuesday, October 20. The conference offers four days of interactive
Happy Women’s Equality Day from the Providers’ Council! Women’s Equality Day commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting the right to vote to women. Learn more about this important day here.
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