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A Silent Tsunami Is Heading for Your Workplace

Local Specialists and National Experts Shine Focus on Depression in the Workplace

Albuquerque, NM – Workplace depression is being called the Silent Tsunami.  Depression threatens the bottom line at many companies, annually costing the U.S. workplace $105 billion in lost productivity.

Two local employee assistance program (EAP) representatives, Rick Vinnay, LCSW, CEAP, QSAP, clinical director of The Solutions Group and, Steve Nuanez, MSW, LISW, chief executive officer of Outcomes, Inc., will be part of the Depression in the Workplace seminar March 18 at the Anderson Abruzzo Balloon Museum.  The New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value is sponsoring the event.

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Don’t Let Depression Cast a Black Cloud over Your Workplace

Attend The Depression in the Workplace Seminar Sponsored by the New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value

Albuquerque, NM –The two creators of the national “Right Direction Initiative” will be in Albuquerque to help local businesses spot the warning signs of depression in the workplace and offer techniques to increase help-seeking behaviors for their employees suffering from depression. The New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value (NMCHCV) is sponsoring the seminar on March 18 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum.

“New data show that depression can cost U.S. businesses billions of dollars each year and for many employers, even those with employee assistance programs (EAP), there is a lack of resources to help workers,” Mark Saiz, NMCHCV chair said.

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December 2015 Newsletter

Year of firsts and accomplishments

In this busy year, we have several highlights including welcoming new members, the submission of our tax-exempt status paperwork to the I.R.S., the articles of incorporation filed with the State of New Mexico, a very successful September education seminar on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on employers and the very latest – our new partnership with Consumer Reports’ Choosing Wisely program.
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New Mexicans can plan on a healthier 2016

This is great news as it now allows us to go for grants and allows us other benefits under our 501c3 status

The New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value is now a 501c3 organization.  In the final week of the year, the IRS granted the Coalition its 501c3 status effective the date of organization and incorporation – Dec. 1, 2014.

"This is great news as it now allows us to go for grants and allows us other benefits under our 501c3 status," Patricia Montoya, executive director said.

Montoya said the status is a major step in the Coalition’s future plans adding, "Our goal is for to have the most affordable, highest quality healthcare in the nation – a key to attract and retain jobs and improve the health and quality of life for all New Mexicans."


Adding Quality to the Mix

Changing Healthcare By Improving Healthcare Value And Cost Better Care, Smarter Spending And Healthier People

New Mexicans have always stepped up to a challenge, and in 2015, a small but dedicated group is working to make a difference in healthcare.

The group has done what a few months ago we thought would be impossible – transformed into a purchaser-led, multi-stakeholder, nonprofit coalition – the New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value. We have evolved from a nationally funded grant program to one that is financed and operated by those it serves – healthcare providers, employers and health plans. We have made this leap through member acknowledgement of past success and a vision for success.

The firm base laid through Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) galvanized the new group. That group, the New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Quality (NMCHCQ) – supported by the nonprofit HealthInsight of New Mexico– came about in 2009 to align multi-stakeholders in transforming healthcare focused on improving quality and decreasing costs of healthcare in New Mexico.

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