Creating a Healthy Workforce — Recognize, Respond & Resources

Establishing and maintaining a healthy workplace culture is the foundation of success. One of the most important, and sometimes overlooked, investments employers can make is in their employees’ mental health. Join the Greater Baltimore Committee as we hear from experts on the front lines on how employers can support employees...
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BBJ: Catalyte to spin out workforce retraining platform, RetrainAmerica, as independent entity

RetrainAmerica builds on Catalyte's existing thesis that workers with varying skill sets can be "retrained" to fill in-demand tech roles.
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Maryland Reporter: Ferguson blasts pace of Maryland’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan

Senate President Bill Ferguson
Senate Minority Whip Michael Hough (R-Frederick and Carroll) defended the administration’s vaccine rollout plan, saying supply is the main problem and that he expects that to improve once vaccines are made more readily available at local pharmacies throughout the state.
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BBJ: Health experts urge local businesses to help combat misinformation as vaccine rollout continues

Vaccine panelists
Leaders from Johns Hopkins and UMB told a group of Baltimore business leaders Jan. 19 one of the ways they can help things run more smoothly and efficiently is by being understanding about the complexities and pace of vaccinations.
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Hopkins and UMB health care professionals discuss vaccine development and distribution

Vaccines Newsmaker Intro
The panelists all stressed the safety of the available vaccines and noted the importance of continuing to communicate with the Black and Latinx communities.
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Kaiser Permanente commits $8.15M for racial equity

Kaiser Permanente logo
Kaiser Permanente operates and supports established national and regional community-based organizations led by people of color, that address racial and social justice or trauma, including the lifelong impacts of adverse childhood experiences.
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LifeBridge Health raises minimum living wage for hospital team members to $15 an hour

The wage increase also applies to select union members and follows an end-of-year “Thanks-2-U” direct $500 cash benefit to team members recognizing their extraordinary efforts.
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The Daily Record: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine awarded near $400K grant for 2-year cancer project

The grants, funded by Pfizer Global Medical Grants and overseen by the American Cancer Society, are part of the Addressing Racial Disparities in Cancer Care Competitive Grant Program, a three-year collaboration working to promote equity in cancer outcomes for Black men and women.
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