MHNGS.com Scheduled for Upgrade

Please enter all activity forms by close of business Friday, October 19th

In addition, please complete expense reports, timekeeping and other administrative requirements prior to this scheduled outage.

The mhngs.com portal should be restored and working normally on Monday, October 22nd.

If you experience issues after this upgrade should have been completed; please contact the Centene Service Desk at (866) 675-8852.

Thank you for your patience as we complete this upgrade.

People Power: Maintaining Professional Support Through Teams and Networks

Featuring conversations with Bob Bertsch, Web Technology Specialist, North Dakota State University and Elizabeth Wright, Program Manager, U.S. Military Exceptional Family Member Program, this episode explores what researchers know about professional support networks and offers key strategies to help professionals thrive.

Access the podcast here: People Power: Maintaining Professional Support Through Teams and Networks

About This Podcast

Each month host Alicia Cassels introduces individuals who excel in challenging professional fields and interviews experts in medical, social and management sciences to explore what keeps professionals engaged and thriving at work. 

CEU Information & Certificates of Completion 

.5 CEU is available for this podcast through the University of Texas School of Social Work. These educational hours may be submitted by professionals to meet continuing education requirements for renewal of Social Work, Professional Counselor, and Family Therapist licenses. The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work is an approved CEU provider in all but the following 11 states: Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, North Dakota, Ohio and Oklahoma.

Participants are encouraged to check with their states’ latest licensing rules to confirm reciprocity and CEU rules. 

**To obtain CEUs or Certificates of Completion for this episode, take the evaluation and/or post-test here.

Hurricane Michael

MFLCs affected by Hurricane Michael: Please review and utilize the resources below both for yourself and those you support. Thank you and stay safe.

STATE EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTER/ CONTACTS

Florida:

  • The State Assistance Information Line (SAIL) contact number is 1-800-342-3557.
  • The State Emergency Operations Center Media Line: 850-921-0217.
  • Follow @FLSert or @FLGovScott on Twitter for live updates on Hurricane Michael.
  • Visit http://www.floridadisaster.org/info to find information on shelters, road closures, and evacuation routes.

Georgia:

– For information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov

– For information from the state of Georgia see gema.ga.gov

South Carolina:

– For information from the state of South Carolina see scemd.org

Hurricane Florence

MFLCs affected by Hurricane Florence: Please review and utilize the resources below both for yourself and those you support. Thank you and stay safe.

Consolidated information about the storm, resources, road conditions, and more are maintained on the North Carolina Department of Public Safety Hurricane Florence web page:  https://www.ncdps.gov/florence.  You can also text FLORENCE to 898211 or call 211 for connections to shelter, food assistance, and other resources.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has a consolidated web page linking individual to health and human services and resources, including information on connecting to care, getting benefits, food assistance, public health concerns, and more:  https://www.ncdhhs.gov/hurricane-florence.

The North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs maintains a resource guide to assist and educate Veterans in learning about and accessing state and federal benefits:  https://www.milvets.nc.gov/resource-guide.

 

Note, this information has been provided by the Governor’s Institute Raleigh, NC

Labor Day

Dear MFLCs,

As the nation prepares to pay tribute on Labor Day to the American worker, we can’t help but reflect on the great dedication and service provided through MHNGS’ MFLC counselors throughout the world and the difference that support makes in the lives of our nation’s service members and the military family.

Please take a moment during your Labor Day weekend to reflect on your important work and the positive impact you make through the MFLC Program.

Wishing you a restful and restorative break,
Pam Swanson & Betsy McBride
Senior Program Directors, MFLC Program

MHNGS PORTAL Up and Running

The MHNGS Portal issues have been resolved.

Thank you for your patience today!

MHNGS Portal Down

The MHNGS portal is currently down. As a result, you may not be able to enter Activity Forms.

Our IT team has been made aware of the technical issue. We do not have an ETA for when the problem will be resolved.

Please check back periodically for updates and thank you for your patience.

Happy 4th of July!

Remembering Gary Lee Newman, MFLC CYB Supervisor

Gary Newman joined the MFLC Program as a CYB Supervisor in 2008 during the rapid expansion of the Child and Youth Behavioral Program and worked with the MFLC Program through the end of contract I in 2012. He was well respected by both his team of MFLCs and his co-workers internally.  After a battling dementia for six years, Gary passed on June 2nd at the age of 58. He will be greatly missed. Gary’s obituary is directly below.

Gary Lee Newman, born September 17, 1959 and peacefully died June 2, 2018. He was 58 years old.

Gary was born in El Campo, TX to his surviving parents Milton and Yvonne Newman. He was later raised in Victoria, TX and graduated from Victoria High School. He went on to earn his BA and MA degrees from Oral Roberta University in Tulsa, OK. Gary served in Pastoral Ministry for over 30 years and was a Licensed Professional Counselor practicing as a Family Therapist.

Gary is survived by his wife of 34 years, Brenda (Bostrom) Newman, his three children, Jessica, Randy and Niki and two grandchildren. Also, his sister Velvet (Newman) Coberley and her family.

A memorial service will be held in Victoria, TX at the First Assembly of God Church, Saturday, June 9th at 4pm.

There will be a second memorial service held in Bixby, OK at New Beginnings Church, Saturday, June 16th at 4pm.

Due to Gary’s retirement funds being exhausted on his caregiving needs during his six year journey with dementia, as well as Brenda being 53 and too young to draw on his social security benefits, we ask that in lieu of flowers, you consider a memorial contribution to give Brenda some recovery time before needing to address how she will provide for herself and her future. Mailing address: Brenda Newman P.O. Box 482 Bixby, OK 74008

Company-wide Test of the Emergency Notification System

Safety is a top priority as our country faces an increasing number of natural disasters and security issues that may pose a risk to SPAs.  In order to plan and prepare for unforeseen circumstances, Health Net Federal Services will be conducting a company-wide test of Send Word Now, an emergency notification system, on Friday, June 15, 2018, at approximately 12 p.m. Pacific time / 3 p.m. Eastern time. Testing the system ensures all SPAs will receive critical notifications in the event of a genuine emergency situation.

On Friday, the Send Word Now tool will send a test alert to SPAs by voice, text and/or email using the contact information entered in Workday. Therefore, it is imperative to keep your contact information up to date in Workday to guarantee you will receive notifications. If you do not receive a test notification on Friday, June 15, please update your information in Workday at your earliest convenience. Click link to access instructions: How to Update Contact Info in Workday