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NASWA 2019 Annual Conference Highlights

The National Association of State Workforce Agencies' (NASWA) 83rd Annual Conference just concluded in Boston and, as usual, it was a fantastic event for sharing best practices and fellowship among colleagues from other states. From sessions focused on recession preparation and workforce development to the awesome experience of a full drumline, this will be a conference to remember for years to come.  


Evolving Healthcare Communications in the Digital Era

Technology is changing the way consumers seek out and interact with, important health information, including locating nearby health providers, securing quality community resources, determining benefit eligibility, and accessing offline and live customer service representatives.


Opioid Withdrawal Programs

The Opioid Crisis

The number of deaths in the U.S. from prescription opioid overdose has more than quadrupled in the last 15 years and the number of deaths due to heroin and fentanyl use and overdoses has surpassed these numbers. The DEA released a National Heroin Threat Assessment Summary in 2015 after they had issued a nationwide alert that identified fentanyl as a public health and safety threat. In this summary, they observed a spike in overdose deaths in several states, with Ohio, Maryland, and Massachusetts in the top three spots.


Moving to the Cloud? Here are Some Questions to Consider.

Public cloud services will be essential for 90% of business innovation by the year 2022 according to Gartner. But what questions do you need to consider in order to make a move to the cloud? We have compiled a list of questions and answers to help you in this regard. Read on.


What’s Hot in Pension IT? Pension Trends after PRISM 2019

PRISM, an IT conference targeted at public pension administrators, is always a fantastic venue to learn about what’s trending, share lessons learned, and network with pension agencies from around North America. And, the 2019 PRISM conference did not disappoint!


The Power of Automated Disaster Recovery at your Fingertips

Most organizations today have a sound Disaster Recovery (DR) and business continuity plan and they should, given the changing nature of business and technology. DR allows organizations to resume critical functions following a disaster. It involves having a separate physical site for restoring operations.


Should Vaping be Treated as a Substance Use Disorder among Youth?

A recent report released by The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) revealed that the use of vaping devices has dramatically increased among America’s teens. In just one year, the number of 12th graders that reported using some type of vaping increased from 27.8 percent in 2017 to 37.3 percent in 2018. Within the same group, nicotine vaping increased nearly 10 percentage points and marijuana vaping increase 9.5 percentage points in one year.


Integrating Physical and Behavioral Health Care

There are many parts working together in our bodies and research has shown that those individuals needing treatment for more than one condition of the mind and body, die on average more than 10-25 years earlier than those that do not. Many medical professionals and researchers believe that this is an increasing trend and that the number of individuals with co-morbid conditions will continue in the years ahead.   Even more important, is that many behavioral health disorders are often overlooked by non-psychiatric physicians and general practitioners.


Community Drive: 500 Sandwiches and 266 Pounds of Food Donated

Sagitec strives to be bigger and better every year and we challenge ourselves to do more than is expected of us. We aim to make positive contributions to the communities we live and work. 


Community Health Centers in Medicaid

Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law on March 23, 2010, by President Obama. Since that time the Republican party has tried without success to repeal or partially repeal this program. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as of  2018, there were approximately 11.8 million consumers that selected or were automatically re-enrolled in Marketplace Healthcare plans.