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Mental Health Matters: May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Matters: May is Mental Health Awareness Month By Lori Graham, LCSW, Director, Arkansas Mental Health Awareness month, observed in the United States during the month of May, is an opportunity to acknowledge the importance of mental health care and treatment on overall health and wellness. First recognized in 1949 by the Mental Health […] Read More

Happy Nurses Week! A Tribute to Benchmark Human Services and HomePointe HealthCare Nurses

Happy Nurses Week! A Tribute to Benchmark Human Services and HomePointe HealthCare Nurses Kim Galaviz RN, BSN, MPM Chief Nursing Officer In 1994, the American Nurses Association first sponsored and promoted National Nurses Week – a week designated each May to highlight and celebrate the crucial contributions that nurses make to the communities and people […] Read More

How the World Has Changed for People with Disabilities

How the World Has Changed for People with Disabilities: As he approaches his June retirement, former Benchmark CEO and current Senior Business Adviser, Bill Swiss, reflects on how the world has changed for people with disabilities throughout his career — and what comes next. When I arrived in Fort Wayne, Indiana in the spring of […] Read More

Mentoring Women in Leadership

Mentoring Women in Leadership Karen Shollenberger Benchmark Vice President Benchmark Human Services (Benchmark) has a rich history of women in leadership roles. Health and Human Services, and particularly the Intellectual/Developmental Disability industry, has been female-dominated for decades and decades. Recently that has changed as pay has increased along with the growing recognition of the complexity […] Read More

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