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Give Health Care Workers the Mental Health Support They Deserve | Healthiest Communities Health News
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Give Health Care Workers the Mental Health Support They Deserve | Healthiest Communities Health News

Advocating for health care workers has become an essential part of our day-to-day. In March, we were proud to see the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act enacted to provide $135 million for programs aimed at supporting the mental health and well-being of health workers. However, while this was a welcome first step, it’s only the beginning of the work needed to protect our clinicians.The next crucial step falls to the states: They must remove language in their licensing and credentialing processes that stigmatizes health care professionals who have sought treatment for mental health concerns.Our research has identified 31 states, plus the District of Columbia, that may still use invasive or stigmatizing language requiring applicants to disclose any history of mental healt...
10 Most Politically Engaged States | Best States
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10 Most Politically Engaged States | Best States

With the midterm elections quickly approaching, people across the country are gearing up to vote. The 2018 midterm elections saw the highest voter turnout for midterms in decades, though the United States still lags behind many of its peers in voter participation. According to a new report from WalletHub, a personal finance website, some states are more politically engaged than others.Maryland topped the report’s list of the most politically engaged states, in particular receiving high marks for its percentage of registered voters, the share of the electorate that voted in 2020, and political engagement among young people.According to WalletHub, blue states tend to be more politically engaged than red states. Every state in the top five voted for Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential elect...