State Exchange on Employment and Disability (SEED)

What is SEED?

The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) collaborates with Women In Government and other state-based organizations through the State Exchange on Employment and Disability (SEED) to improve employment outcomes for people with disabilities. 


Work and Wellbeing: Strategies for Advancing Inclusive Mental Health Policies on 5/5/2022
Meredith Martino, Executive Director, Women In Government (Moderator)
Connecticut State Representative Michelle Cook, Women In Government State Director
Pennsylvania State Representative Wendi Thomas
Debbie Plotnick, Vice President, Mental Health America
Taryn Williams, Assistant Secretary of Labor, ODEP, U.S. Department of Labor

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The Campaign For Disability Employment
Mental Health America “Mental Health and COVID: Two Years Into the Pandemic Mental Health Concerns Continue to Increase”
2019 Colorado HB 19-1269 Mental Health Parity Insurance Medicaid
2021 Connecticut Public Act 21-107 Expanding Workers' Compensation Benefits for Mental or Emotional Impairment Suffered by Health Care Providers
2021 Pennsylvania HB 1420 Healthcare Heroes Act

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2021 Summer Summit Session: Post-Secondary Education to Inclusive and Equitable Workforce Readiness
Virginia State Delegate Kathy Tran (Moderator)
Daniel Kuehn, Senior Research Associate, The Urban Institute
Bhavani Arabandi, Senior Research Associate, The Urban Institute
Julie Squire, VP of Policy and General Counsel, National Association of State Workforce Agencies 

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