Harris, Rothenberg International Appointed to the New York Business Group on Health's Mental Health Task Force

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Harris, Rothenberg International, LLC a global performance management company has been appointed to the New York Business Group on HealthÂ?s Mental Health Task Force. Harris, Rothenberg also serves on the organizationÂ?s Elder Care Task Force.

Harris, Rothenberg International, LLC a global performance management company has been appointed to the New York Business Group on Health’s Mental Health Task Force. Harris, Rothenberg also serves on the organization’s Elder Care Task Force.

The New York Business Group on Health (NYBGH), a non-profit coalition of New York-based employers that works on finding solutions to various healthcare issues, formed the Mental Health Task Force in response to the continual poor rating mental health treatment has been getting in the reports put out by NYS Health Accountability Foundation of which NYBGH is a part. Every year the reports have shown that NYS mental health treatment has fallen very short in providing comprehensive care for issues such as depression in relation to the rest of the country.

Harris, Rothenberg International, headquartered in New York, is a global provider of performance management services including employer and employee assistance plans (EAP). EAPs are often an employee’s first entrée into seeking help with their mental health need and therefore play a vital role in helping employees acquire the skills to manage their behavioral health issues and get back to peak performance at work.

Over eighty-percent of large employers offer EAP services as an employee benefit, giving employees and their family members confidential, 24/7 access to professionals who assist in the identification and resolution of a broad range of personal and work-related problems, including mental health.

"It is an honor and pleasure to be a part of the Mental Health Task Force," says Hope Ashby, LCSW, PhD and director of Harris, Rothenberg’s EAP services. "We applaud the New York Business Group on Health for recognizing the important role that EAPs play in providing access to mental health care and look forward to being involved in discussions to help employers’ better address workplace mental health issues."

About Harris, Rothenberg International LLC

Harris, Rothenberg International is a performance-consulting firm. The company helps employers solve their most challenging and complex people issues by removing the barriers that prevent organizations and employees from achieving their best. HRI achieves this by delivering executive services, employee and employer assistance programs, work life services, behavioral risk management and training. Founded in 1982 and headquartered in New York City, HRI is one of the oldest and most well respected firms of its kind.

About New York Business Group on Health

Founded in 1982, the New York Business Group on Health (NYBGH) is a not-for-profit coalition of 150 businesses and is the only organization in the New York Metropolitan area exclusively devoted to employer health benefit issues. NYBGH functions as the forum for businesses to explore contemporary healthcare issues and find practical resolutions. Members include employers and health-related organizations. The mission of NYBGH is to provide leadership and knowledge to employers to promote a value-based, market-driven healthcare system.

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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