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Making MLK Day a “day on”

Making MLK Day a “day on”

Monday, January 18 is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday honoring the civil rights leader’s life. While many have the day off on Monday from work, school or other obligations, the Providers’ Council encourages you to make Monday a “day on” and participate in the MLK Day of Service. This year, as we

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Read all about it! The January issue of The Provider is ready to read.

Read all about it! The January issue of The Provider is ready to read.

The special January four-page Legislative issue of The Provider is out! This month, we feature a front-page commentary from Senate President Karen Spilka about parity for mental health, and a wrap-up on the state budget negotiations. In this edition you’ll also find: Coverage of the launch of the Council’s Human Services Workers Are Essential campaign

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Federal update: PPP reopens this week for new and certain existing borrowers

Federal update: PPP reopens this week for new and certain existing borrowers

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced  the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access to capital, initially only community financial institutions will be able to make First Draw PPP Loans on Monday, January

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COVID vaccination and employment: What employers need to know roundtable on Jan. 26

COVID vaccination and employment: What employers need to know roundtable on Jan. 26

Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP will hold a free Jan. 26 roundtable titled, COVID Vaccination and Employment: What Employers Need to Know. Among the topics that HRW attorneys will discuss are: Is it legal to require mandatory vaccination for all of my employees? Is it a good idea? Does it matter whether my employees interact with

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EOHHS issues new residential and congregate care testing and surveillance guidelines

EOHHS issues new residential and congregate care testing and surveillance guidelines

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services has issued new, updated guidance to its previously published 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Surveillance Testing Guidance for Residential and Congregate Care Programs documents. Please find all the details here: NEW! EOHHS Residential and Congregate Care Programs: 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Surveillance Testing Guidance (Updated December 24, 2020)

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The Providers’ Council wishes you a safe and happy holiday!

The Providers’ Council wishes you a safe and happy holiday!

The Providers’ Council wishes you and your loved ones a very safe and happy holiday season. We’re grateful for all our members and the incredible work done in the community-based human services sector every day to provide essential care to one-in-ten Massachusetts residents. We look forward to another year of exciting and productive partnership in

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Updated 12/17: EOHHS Congregate Care Surveillance Testing Guidance

Updated 12/17: EOHHS Congregate Care Surveillance Testing Guidance

On Dec. 17,  EOHHS published new guidance for surveillance testing in congregate care programs. This guidance contains significant changes regarding how testing will be accesses by providers, and replaces guidance issued Nov. 2, 2020. The new guidance makes several changes to surveillance testing; the largest is that the state is setting up two new testing

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Announcing the Essential Workers campaign!

Announcing the Essential Workers campaign!

The Caring Force is  excited to announce its “Essential Workers” campaign! We are launching a two-stage campaign to thank human service workers and bring public awareness to this workforce, as well as to advance legislation that will improve compensation and benefits to these selfless and dedicated individuals.  Improved compensation will result in reduced turnover, more

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Deadline extended to Dec. 16! Create or expand your social enterprise with help from Boston College social work students

Deadline extended to Dec. 16! Create or expand your social enterprise with help from Boston College social work students

Across the human services sector, agencies have developed social enterprises to help meet their revenue needs while fulfilling their mission. If you’re looking to strengthen or begin a social enterprise, submit an RFP today to receive free consulting services from Boston College School of Social Work students. Throughout the semester, these graduate students can provide

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