Availity, Jacksonville University Collaborate to Address Nation’s Largest Primary Care Shortage through Nurse Practitioner Education

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Jacksonville-based Availity, the nation’s largest real-time health information network, announced today a new partnership with Jacksonville University, northeast Florida’s leader in healthcare education, to expand access to primary care for millions of Floridians.

With a $100,000 donation from Availity to establish the Availity Nurse Practitioner Scholars Fund at Jacksonville University, qualified nurse practitioners (NPs) may begin to earn the educational credits needed

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Bowers, Douglas disagree over education, jobs, health care in eastern Dallas County Texas House race

One in a series about elections for the Texas House of Representatives.

State Rep. Rhetta Bowers’ record during her first term in office is a point of fundamental disagreement between her and Republican challenger, Will Douglas.

Bowers, a Democrat who flipped House District 113 in 2018, says she worked across the aisle to pass significant legislation, like a major funding bill for public schools and laws that increased mental health precautions to prevent school shootings.

Douglas, an entrepreneur who owns several small pharmacies, says Bowers is one of the most “progressive” members in the Legislature whose ideas will shutter small businesses, stymie innovation and derail the Texas economy.

The two are in a heated battle to represent the traditionally Republican district which covers parts of Garland, Mesquite and Rowlett. The race’s outcome could have a larger effect in determining which party holds control in the Texas House next January.

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Radial Hiring for 1,567 Seasonal Customer Care Jobs in Melbourne, Florida; Offering Work From Home Options for the Holidays

MELBOURNE, Fla., Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Radial, a bpost group company, the leader in omnichannel commerce technology and operations, today announced its plan to bring on an additional 1,567 customer care workers in Melbourne, Florida to support unprecedented ecommerce demand this holiday season. Seasonal workers will be responsible for addressing key customer issues that drive sales and satisfaction during the holiday season while communicating with customers across multiple channels such as phone, chat, and social media.

The pandemic has changed the way consumers shop, with many retailers experiencing an influx in online sales as the demand for ecommerce skyrockets. Consumer research reveals that 66% of shoppers plan to increase their online purchases this holiday season. As demand is expected to continue to soar throughout the holiday season, the need for customer care representatives is great. With over 4,000 dedicated customer care agents globally, Radial is well-positioned to

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Radial Hiring for 585 Seasonal Customer Care Jobs in Pueblo, Colorado; Offering Work From Home Options for the Holidays

Radial prioritizes safe working conditions with anticipated holiday ecommerce surge

PUEBLO, Colo., Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Radial, a bpost group company, the leader in omnichannel commerce technology and operations, today announced its plan to bring on an additional 585 customer care workers in Pueblo, Colorado to support unprecedented ecommerce demand this holiday season. Seasonal workers will be responsible for addressing key customer issues that drive sales and satisfaction during the holiday season while communicating with customers across multiple channels such as phone, chat, and social media.

The pandemic has changed the way consumers shop, with many retailers experiencing an influx in online sales as the demand for ecommerce skyrockets. Consumer research reveals that 66% of shoppers plan to increase their online purchases this holiday season. As demand is expected to continue to soar throughout the holiday season, the need for customer care representatives is great. With over

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IU School of Medicine and partners receive funding to deploy collaborative dementia care model

Supported by a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Indiana University School of Medicine and its partners have launched a 36-month venture to enhance, strengthen and expand supports for people with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) and their caregivers in 34 Indiana counties.

Managed by the IU Center for Health Innovation and Implementation Science, the goal of the Alzheimer’s Disease Programs Initiative (ADPI) is to build upon existing home and community-based social supports to maximize the ability of people with ADRD to remain independent in their communities, said project director Steven R. Counsell, MD, who is a professor of medicine at IU School of Medicine and medical director for the Division of Aging in the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration.

The ADPI is a collaboration between IU School of Medicine;

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Child care providers step up for remote back-to-school as Kansas considers funding – News – The Topeka Capital-Journal

When back-to-school day was approaching, Victor Rodriguez decided his oldest child, who is registered with Whitson Elementary School in Topeka, was staying home.

“We’re not sending her to school like two days here and then online,” he said. “I decided they’re not going to school the whole year until we see what’s going on with this pandemic.”

But Rodriguez faced a dilemma: how to continue running his restaurant to pay the bills and how to take care of his three children, all 5 years old or younger, at the same time. It’s something he has juggled with since the pandemic hit.

“Having three children, it becomes very expensive to have a caretaker or day care. One is expensive already, but three multiples it,” Rodriguez said.

He came up with a solution. Last week, Rodriguez opened up California Kids Child Care to not only take care of his own children but

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Phoenix invests big in health care and biosciences, hoping to boost economy and add jobs

Corrections & Clarifications: A previous version of this article gave an incorrect location for ASU’s Health Futures Center. It will be housed in a new building next to Mayo Clinic’s Phoenix campus.



a tall building in a city: Wexford Science & Technology is building a new innovation center downtown, which will host different science and healthcare researchers, students and entrepenuers.


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Wexford Science & Technology is building a new innovation center downtown, which will host different science and healthcare researchers, students and entrepenuers.

Phoenix recovered more slowly than the rest of the nation after the Great Recession, taking years to recoup lost jobs.  

But this time around, the region might see faster recovery from the COVID-19 recession.

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One big reason is the city’s changing economic landscape, which has begun to rely less on construction and focus increasingly on sectors like health care and bioscience.

Those industries are more resilient in the face of economic changes, said 

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Ford Conservatives Sitting on Billions Meant for Schools, Health Care, and Jobs: CUPE Ontario

The Government of Ontario is falling far short when it comes to financially supporting people and public services, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario, drawing on a new report by the Financial Accountability Office of Ontario (FAO).

The report reveals that the provincial government’s share of direct support measures compared to the federal government is only three per cent. Additionally, out of two funds to support COVID-19 response measures, a Health Sector Response Fund and a Support for People and Jobs Fund, the majority ($6.7 billion) remains unused. This is also the case for the majority of the Safe Restart Fund, $3.1 billion, and half of the Safe Return to School Fund.

“Doug Ford keeps telling Ontarians that he’s willing to do anything to support our communities and keep us safe,” said Fred Hahn, President of CUPE Ontario, representing 280,000 public sector workers. “But this report is

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Senate coronavirus relief bill to extend PPP loans, target health care, education: Kudlow

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Tuesday said he expects the Senate GOP’s latest coronavirus relief proposal to target small businesses, health care and education.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Tuesday announced that he and other GOP leaders will be introducing a more “targeted” coronavirus relief package after Senate Democrats rejected their $1.3 trillion HEALS Act proposal in July.

“Targeted areas … could be very helpful. Maybe even make the recovery even stronger. For example, the Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell is coming out with a package today. It’s going to be targeting healthcare, education and the economy,” Kudlow said on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.”

Kudlow added that he thinks the Small Business Administration’s Payment Protection Program aimed at helping small businesses retain employees “will be extended” in McConnell’s bill.

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