Nov/Dec 2009

State News: August 2009



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Innovations Awards Honor Cutting-Edge State Programs

In the states innovation takes on several forms.
In Georgia, innovation is a 24-hour a day, seven-day a week hotline offering residents a way to get the mental health services they need. The Georgia Crisis and Access Line offers help for the depressed, the suicidal and those worn down from fighting a mental illness.
In Delaware, innovation takes the form of a workplace wellness program, offering state employees incentives to participate in health screenings and events such as run/walk races. DelaWELL helps nearly 68,000 state employees take charge of their health.
Those are just two of eight national Innovations Awards to be awarded by The Council of State Governments this year. Full features on each program will appear in the November/December issue of State News magazine. Tune in to special podcasts as State News reporters hear from each program.


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