MCEC COVID-19 Support for Our Community. Life for military families and children, and the educators who support them, has changed drastically. MCEC offers supportive resources, including the upcoming learning sessions listed here, to help parents and educators adjust and move forward in times of uncertainty. Upcoming Sessions for the Week of March 30 – April 3 Session 4 | Making Behavior Management Positive Monday,… Read more »
Texas State University is loaning area hospitals critical ventilators to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus far, Ascension Seton Williamson in Round Rock has received four ventilators and Dell Seton Medical Center in Austin has received two. St. David’s HealthCare has also discussed the possibility of acquiring units. The Department of Respiratory Care, part of the College of Health Professions at Texas State’s Round… Read more »
In chaotic times, leading an organization or board of directors and being responsible for charting a clear course forward for clients, employees, and the community becomes more crucial — and more challenging. Mental models or frameworks can be a useful anchor and source of stability. While we cannot predict with absolute certainty how the coronavirus crisis will impact the nonprofit sector, we can use available data to anticipate where and how the greatest needs and challenges will arise. Increasing our general understanding of the state of the sector could provide some mental frameworks to help us all make decisions and deploy resources in this critical time.
Notably re-quotable “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that … it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” Rahm Emanuel, 55th mayor of Chicago from 2011 to 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as the 23rd White House Chief of Staff from 2009 to 2010, and as… Read more »
As coronavirus cases increase across the United States and federal and state governments scramble to address the crisis, 70% of Americans say the COVID-19 outbreak poses a major threat to the nation’s economy and 47% say it is a major threat to the overall health of the U.S. population. So far, Americans are less concerned about how the new coronavirus is affecting their health,… Read more »
Decision making amid uncertainty is not easy. Business leaders cannot afford to wait when events are moving as fast as they are right now. We believe these five principles of decision making can help leaders make smart decisions quickly to guide their organizations through this crisis. Embrace them and continue to learn as you go.
Scientists at Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas Biomed) are ramping up to begin work on the novel coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2. A team consisting of leading virologists, microbiologists, high containment lab experts and animal modeling researchers are proposing several research projects to 1) establish a nonhuman primate (monkey) model to study the pathogenesis and transmission as well as develop countermeasures; 2) test detection methods,… Read more »