What is “Fringe”?

Not fringe. Too bad!

For grant writing, the Federal government uses the phrase “fringe” but they really mean the payroll taxes and basic benefits employers have to pay by law. It’s unlikely that they, or very many other funders, are going to fund actual “fringe benefits” like you and I think of fringe (corner office, paid vacations, travel allowance, …

The NIH director on why Americans aren’t getting healthier, despite medical advances

On first glance, it might seem like I don’t specialize and have clients “all over the place” but this article illustrates clearly the necessary connection between Science Communication and Behavioral Health. From NPR.org | by Selena Simmons-Duffin | It’s Dr. Francis Collins’ last few weeks as director of the National Institutes of Health after 12 …

Advancing Behavioral Health Equity – Video

From SAMHSA | On Tuesday, November 16, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) hosted the Advancing Behavioral Health Equity: National CLAS Standards in Action webinar, highlighting real world examples of behavioral health service providers using the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services …

Who Are Children in Immigrant Families?

From The Annie E. Casey Foundation | In recent years, children in immigrant families regularly have been at the center of major public policy discussions, such as those regarding the southern border of the United States and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, among others. Read full article here.

Bend students lead changes to menstrual product access in state schools

by Ally Osborne | Central Oregon Daily News | A group of Bend High School students used their voices to bring change to schools across the state. “It was really empowering,” said Olive Nye, a Junior at Bend High School Nye is one of two Bend High School students who advocated to the state regarding …