The Future Of School-Based Services: The Focus Of The 2021 OPEN MINDS Children’s Services Executive Summit

GETTYSBURG, Pa., Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — OPEN MINDS has announced that The Children’s Summit: The Future of School-Based Health Services will be held on February 10, 2021, immediately prior to the annual 2021 OPEN MINDS Performance Management Institute.

Addressing mental health needs of children while they are in school is something that our industry has been actively debating and discussing for the past 50 years. Everyone agrees that students need to be able to learn at school and that mental health needs can interfere with this primary task. School staff report that their ability to manage children with mental health issues in classrooms is a constant challenge. This year, our Children’s Summit will focus on the future of school-based health services. Provider organizations serving children with complex support needs and youth in underserved communities are developing innovative programs and models of care that integrate behavioral health

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The Focus Of The 2021 OPEN MINDS Children’s Services Executive Summit

GETTYSBURG, Pa., Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — OPEN MINDS has announced that The Children’s Summit: The Future of School-Based Health Services will be held on February 10, 2021, immediately prior to the annual 2021 OPEN MINDS Performance Management Institute.

Addressing mental health needs of children while they are in school is something that our industry has been actively debating and discussing for the past 50 years. Everyone agrees that students need to be able to learn at school and that mental health needs can interfere with this primary task. School staff report that their ability to manage children with mental health issues in classrooms is a constant challenge. This year, our Children’s Summit will focus on the future of school-based health services. Provider organizations serving children with complex support needs and youth in underserved communities are developing innovative programs and models of care that integrate behavioral health

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3 Ways Security Technology Is Keeping Businesses Open during COVID-19

By, John Kedzierski, Senior Vice President, Video Security and Analytics, Motorola Solutions

After almost a year of dealing with COVID-19, it’s no exaggeration to say that the pandemic has negatively impacted a number of industries. Forced closures, massive drops in consumer spending, and the prohibitive cost of operating with the appropriate measures in place are decimating businesses across the world. In fact, as enterprises across the country lose billions of dollars to keep their doors open, Yelp claims that nearly 100,000 small businesses throughout the US have closed permanently as a result of the pandemic.

COVID-19 is also forcing organizations to rethink what it means to keep their employees and customers safe. Beyond traditional security considerations, like preventing theft or assault, leaders and security operators are also on the hook for ensuring that their workforce and customers are protected from an invisible virus. To stay ahead of this challenge, they

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An underwater sculpture park called ReefLine will open in Miami

Written by Jacqui Palumbo, CNN

Starting next year, Miami Beach visitors looking for their next art pilgrimage will be heading to the ocean floor.

ReefLine, an underwater public sculpture park that is designed to serve as a vibrant artificial reef, will open its first permanent installations in December 2021. Though only the first mile will be completed by that time, eventually, the public art project will run seven miles long, echoing the experience of traveling Manhattan’s High Line, but with snorkel fins.

The next awe-inspiring art experience is set to open on the ocean floor.

The next awe-inspiring art experience is set to open on the ocean floor. Credit: © OMA

The idea came about when the project’s founder and art director, Ximena Caminos of BlueLab Preservation Society, learned that artificial reefs could be deposited in the waters of South Beach to aid in replenishing its coral population.

“I thought, ‘What if we created a reef designed by artists?'” said Caminos over email.

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EU plans to open data to sharing in bid to rival Asia and U.S.

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – In an effort to avoid EU firms and citizens relying on data from Asian and U.S rivals, the European Commission is proposing new rules to allow sharing of public and personal data with businesses and research organisations.

FILE PHOTO: European Union flags flutter outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium August 21, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman

The European Union executive hopes that this could lead to improvements ranging from personalised health treatments, to better tackling climate change or developing precision farming techniques.

“Data should be accessible and the sharing of such data should be secure,” European Commission Vice-President Margrethe Vestager told a news briefing on Wednesday.

The Commission proposed a new model based on the neutrality and transparency of so-called “data intermediaries,” which would organise data sharing or pooling, to increase trust.

“For data to circulate, we need (people) to have confidence,” EU industry chief Thierry Breton

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Europe looks to crack open data encryption on messaging services like WhatsApp

  • End-to-end encryption is a security tool used by some apps and services — including WhatsApp, Signal and Facebook Messenger — to provide a greater level of privacy. 
  • Messages sent using this tool are encrypted before they leave the sender’s phone or computer, with a key unique to the devices at either end of an exchange.



WhatsApp and Messenger are highly popular messaging apps.


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WhatsApp and Messenger are highly popular messaging apps.

The EU appears to be laying the groundwork for a move against data that has received end-to-end encryption after a spate of terrorist attacks in Paris, Vienna and Nice. 

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In a joint statement released earlier this month, home affairs ministers from EU member states called on heads of state to “consider the matter of data encryption so that digital evidence can be lawfully collected and used by the competent authorities.” 

The statement comes after several EU internal documents on encryption were

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Tokyo’s Hello Kitty Land employs use of Israeli technology to stay open

Hello Kitty Land in Tokyo, Japan will stay open amid the coronavirus with a little assistance from Israeli technology made by Binah.ai solutions.Tel Aviv start-up Binah.ai’s main project revolves around a video-based health monitoring system using facial recognition software, which had began the early stages of its development months before the coronavirus outbreak. However, along with the onset of the pandemic, Binah.ai decided to transition its development for use in preventing the spread of COVID-19 – as many other medical software and tech start-ups have also done as the world looks for new solutions to return to normalcy.”The spread of the corona virus around the world has led to a sharp increase in demand for non-contact medical diagnostic technologies, with the aim of locating and preventing possible exposure to the coronavirus,” said CEO of Japanese insurance giant SOMPO Innovation Lab Israel Yinon Dolev.SOMPO will be employing Binah.ai’s technology into use
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Nurses, hospitals and doctor groups urge public in open letter to ‘celebrate responsibly’ during the holidays to stop Covid-19

As Covid-19 cases rise across the country, leading U.S. medical and health organizations called on the American public to celebrate safely this holiday season.



a group of people walking down the street: People wait in a line stretching around a block outside a CityMD urgent care clinic offering COVID-19 testing in Brooklyn on Nov. 18, 2020.


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People wait in a line stretching around a block outside a CityMD urgent care clinic offering COVID-19 testing in Brooklyn on Nov. 18, 2020.

The American Medical Association (AMA), American Hospital Association (AHA), and the American Nurses Association (ANA) issued an open letter Thursday urging Americans to scale back on traditional gatherings to stop the spread of Covid-19.

“With Thanksgiving and the holiday season fast approaching and a deadly Covid-19 pandemic surging, we — the physicians, nurses, hospital and health system leaders and public health professionals on the front lines of this pandemic — strongly urge everyone throughout our country to celebrate responsibly, in a scaled-back fashion that limits the virus’s spread, to help reduce the risk of infecting friends, family and

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CZI awards $4.7 million for open source software and organizations advancing open science

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Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $3 million in funding for open source software projects representing some of the strongest computational foundations of modern biomedicine, as well as $1.7 million in funding to three distinct organizations advancing reproducibility practices and support for open research infrastructure.

As part of the third cycle of the Essential Open Source Software for Science (EOSS) program, CZI awarded $3 million for 17 new grants. These awards bring the total number of funded proposals to 67 projects and the EOSS program’s total commitment to funding scientific open source to $11.8 million. View the full list of grantees.

Open source software is crucial to modern scientific research, advancing biology and medicine while providing reproducibility and transparency. Yet even the most widely-used research software often lacks dedicated funding. These grants will enable software maintenance, growth, development, and

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Open source data startup Hazelcast fills five leadership roles

  • The data processing and computing platform Hazelcast announced Wednesday that it has hired a new chief financial officer and chief marketing officer, and it promoted a new chief product officer, chief technology officer, and chief revenue officer. 
  • Hazelcast CEO Kelly Herrell says the next phase for the company is to continue scaling, as it plans to double its growth rate in the next several years. 
  • Hazelcast’s cofounders have all left the company, but cofounder Talip Ozturk still serves on the advisory board.
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The data processing and computing platform Hazelcast has completely revamped its leadership team as it races towards aggressive growth targets. In a mix of promotions and new hires, the 12-year-old firm has made five new appointments: 

Hazelcast promoted former consultant David Brimley to chief product officer, former VP of solution architecture John DesJardins to chief technology officer, and former worldwide sales

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