The NYS Office of Mental Health’s (OMH) will launch the first State-operated intensive outpatient service for Maternal Depression by the end of the month at Hutchings Psychiatric Center in Syracuse. Additional programs are expected to open later in the-summer. Additionally, OMH is in the process of making Project TEACH resources specific to maternal depression available statewide. OMH will also be sponsoring several trainings throughout the summer and fall of 2018 to increase .awareness of maternal depression, symptoms, screening and treatment options. OMH will provide two Webinars in the months ahead, as well as a conference on Maternal Depression for medical practitioners and mental health professionals in the Fall of 2018. Read more here.
New Paid Family Leave Webinars for Health Care Providers
Since the January 1, 2018, launch of New York State’s landmark Paid Family Leave benefit, millions of New Yorkers are now eligible for job-protected, paid time off to bond with a newly born, adopted, or fostered child, care for a family member with a serious health condition, or assist loved ones when a family member is deployed abroad on active military service.
Health care providers play a critical role in certifying medical documentation in a timely manner and raising awareness of Paid Family Leave among their patients and their families.
The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board will be hosting new Paid Family Leave informational webinars for health care providers. The new webinars provide an overview of the benefit, review the health care provider’s role in medical certification (including who can certify leave and which conditions qualify), and address top questions from providers.
Space is limited, so please register soon. When you click ‘Register here’, you will be taken to a general information page. You must click ‘Register’ on the bottom of that page to sign up.
Tuesday, June 12, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Register here
Wednesday, June 13, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Register here
Tuesday, July 31, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Register here
Tuesday, August 7, 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Register here
Additional sessions will be scheduled as needed.
Resources Available to You
Complete details and resources for health care providers are available at ny.gov/PaidFamilyLeave, including request forms, downloadable guides, and more. You can also call the Paid Family Leave Helpline at (844) 337-6303, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for more information or assistance.
Paid Family Leave is now live and helping New Yorkers care for their loved ones when they are most needed. Please join an upcoming webinar to learn how you can help your patients use this important benefit.