Newsbriefs

Employee and Family Resources to offer webinars on suicide prevention

Suicide is preventable, but would you know the warning signs or how best to help someone in need? Yale New Haven Health’s Employee and Family Resources (EFR) Program is offering suicide prevention webinars, including one general session for all employees at 2 pm Tuesday, Sept. 3, and one session for managers on suicide prevention in the workplace at 2 pm Thursday, Sept. 5. In both webinars, participants will learn how to identify risk factors and warning signs and implement intervention strategies. To register, visit the EFR website. On the “Webinar Events” section at the upper right, click “More” for details and to register for this session and other upcoming webinars.

Session on Medicare changes and skilled nursing facilities Sept. 3

Employees are invited to a free session to learn about Medicare changes that will affect payment and clinical programming for skilled nursing facilities. The session will be 1 - 2 pm Tuesday, Sept. 3, Saint Raphael Campus Selina Lewis Multipurpose Room.

The program will focus on Medicare fee for service changes effective Oct. 1. Register at www.ynhh.org/events or call 888-700-6543.

IFE offering new classes

The Institute for Excellence is offering two new classes to Yale New Haven Health employees: Data Comprehension and Advanced Project Management. Classes will be at 300 George St., New Haven. Registration via the Infor Learning Management System begins this month; sessions start in September. For more information, contact Nyshi Jacob.

Registration open for Sept. 5 YNHHS Diversity Summit

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites all YNHHS employees to Yale New Haven Health’s first Diversity Summit, The Power of Inclusion, 7:30 am - 3 pm Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Trumbull Marriott, 180 Hawley Lane. The event will feature a keynote address by Shakila Ahmad, president of the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati; educational breakout sessions and activities with diversity and inclusion experts; health system diversity and inclusion updates; and award presentations. In addition, winners of the Amazing Race – the Race to Understanding will be announced (participants must submit completed passports by Aug. 30.) Register on the Infor Learning Management System. For more information, email kwame.davenport@ynhh.org, or call 203-502-6553.

Alzheimer’s Association Walk Sept. 29

YNHH is a sponsor of the Alzheimer’s Association’s New Haven Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Sunday, Sept. 29, at New Haven’s Lighthouse Point Park. Registration is at 8:30 am for the 10 am walk. Dianne Davis, geriatric case manager, Adler Geriatric Assessment Center, is the walk chair and YNHH team captain. For information or to join the team, contact her at 203-499-7427 or register at www.alz.org/walk.

Branford Cardiac Rehabilitation certified

The YNHH Heart and Vascular Center Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at 84 North Main St., Branford, recently received three-year recertification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. The hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at 175 Sherman Ave., New Haven, is also certified by the association.