Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera is co-chairing a nationwide activity pressure charged with creating insurance policies to help the psychological well being of staff and tackle behavioral well being workforce shortages.
Primavera convened the State Trade on Employment and Incapacity’s (SEED) bipartisan Nationwide Process Pressure on Workforce Psychological Well being Coverage final week, together with Martin Walsh, secretary of the U.S. Division of Labor.
“I’m excited to take part in SEED’s Nationwide Psychological Well being Taskforce to proceed the important work of bettering employment alternatives for the many individuals which are impacted by behavioral well being challenges on a regular basis,” Primavera stated. “I stay up for sharing Colorado’s success tales nationally and discovering new alternatives to make enhancements in our state and throughout our nation.”
She added: “Having labored to assist folks with disabilities safe employment early in my profession and having seen the impacts of psychological sickness on these near me, I do know simply how necessary this work is.”
Along with Primavera, the duty pressure contains behavioral well being specialists, governors and state legislators from throughout the nation — together with Colorado State Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet, D-Aurora.
The duty pressure will work with the U.S. Division of Labor’s Workplace of Incapacity Employment Coverage to develop evidence-based insurance policies addressing the next areas:
- Nondiscrimination, parity and psychological well being advantages
- Office care and helps
- Underserved racial, ethnic and rural communities
- Behavioral well being workforce shortages, state help and disaster providers methods
The duty pressure is scheduled to convene over the following six months.