Mental Health Parity House Bill Passage Applauded by National Council

Mental Health Parity House Bill Passage Applauded by National Council











Washington DC (PRWEB) March 13, 2008

The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare (National Council) commends the U.S. House of Representatives for passing HR 1424, the Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act.

“The House passage of parity marks a historic day in the lives of millions of individuals and families across the country affected by mental and addiction disorders” said Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO of the National Council. “It is time to recognize that these illnesses must be treated on par with other health conditions.”

HR 1424 takes the necessary first step towards ending discriminatory health insurance policies that deny or restrict access to treatment for people who are suffering from mental illnesses and addiction disorders. If it becomes law, the bill will require health insurers to offer mental health benefits equal in cost and scope to medical and surgical benefits. It will prevent insurers from requiring larger co-payments or imposing lower reimbursement ceilings for mental health and addiction conditions.

Rosenberg added, “The National Council promotes a provider-focused public policy and legislative agenda that urges government leaders to improve and strengthen mental health and addictions treatment by acting to promote access to high-quality, cost-effective community-based treatment and supports while assuring adequate resources to meet mental health and addictions treatment needs through necessary increases in Medicaid and Medicare, SCHIP, and federal appropriations and grants.”

The bill passed by a vote of 268-148. This is the first time the parity bill has made it through the House, although the Senate has passed various versions for a decade now. The National Council looks forward to working with Congress towards final passage and enactment of this landmark bill into law.

To speak to national policy experts on the impact of parity, contact Meena Dayak at 301.984.6200, ext. 228 or MeenaD @ thenationalcouncil.org.

About The National Council

The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) association of 1,400 behavioral healthcare organizations that provide treatment and rehabilitation for mental illnesses and addictions disorders to nearly six million adults, children and families in communities across the country. The National Council and its members bear testimony to the fact that medical, social, psychological and rehabilitation services offered in community settings help people with mental illnesses and addiction disorders recover and lead productive lives.

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PACE Fitness Adds Nutrition Program to Offer Health Clubs and Members a Total Wellness Package in Time for New Years

PACE Fitness Adds Nutrition Program to Offer Health Clubs and Members a Total Wellness Package in Time for New Years










Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (PRWEB) December 23, 2010

PACE Fitness has been marketing its hydraulic circuit training equipment to women’s fitness centers and coed health clubs for over 20 years. PACE has now joined with the Medical/Weight Management Industry’s leader in the development of weight management products to offer an extensive line of meal replacements and protein supplements which have been scientifically designed to meet the nutritional needs of the Low Calorie dieter just in time for New Year’s Resolution memberships.

PACE President Rande LaDue states, “We have always suggested our health club customers offer some type of nutrition program to their members, but up until this point, we have never offered anything. We are happy to introduce our comprehensive program to help facilitate faster results for members and increased profits for the clubs. Exercise alone is only half of the wellness equation; now our health customers can offer a complete package.”

“January is typically the busiest month of the year for health clubs; however, it is even busier for weight loss centers because of the intimidation factor. Overweight people typically are too intimidated to join conventional health clubs. Our non-intimidating hydraulic equipment has helped many clubs overcome this hurdle; however, without a nutrition program, clubs are not offering what these people want and need as well as missing out on a great deal of profit.”

“Simplicity has always been a key factor to the success of our hydraulic circuit program. The same holds true with our new nutrition program. Our turn-key start up package for clubs includes staff training, marketing and program manuals as well as a start up supply of products for immediate sales.”

PACE Nutrition products will be available direct to the consumer through its website pacefitnessandnutrition.com for those areas without a PACE club nearby.

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Colarossi Spa & Health Club Consulting & Management Announces Appointment of Linda T. Gottlieb

Colarossi Spa & Health Club Consulting & Management Announces Appointment of Linda T. Gottlieb










Stamford, CT (PRWEB) March 25, 2005

Colarossi Spa & Health Club Consulting & Management is pleased to announce that Linda T. Gottlieb has joined the company in the position of Project Manager.

As an industry professional for 20 years, Linda has experience in all facets of management including developing high performing teams and creating new revenue streams. A six sigma certified green belt, Ms. Gottlieb has lead process improvement projects in Fortune 500 through entrepreneurial organizations.

Linda is a long standing American Counsel on Exercise certified personal trainer. She holds a BS degree in Psychology from Sacred Heart University and a graduate degree in Instructional Design from Fairfield University. Linda has been invited to speak at national industry conferences, along with authoring several articles on the subject of fitness, training and customer relationships.

Linda’s role Colarossi Spa & Health Club Consulting & Management is to develop, oversee and maintain the project management function associated with the coordinated activities of diverse projects. A self proclaimed ‘customer service zealot’, Linda oversees all facets of the project’s lifecycle including coordination of industry research, trend analysis and compilation of relevant vendor proposals and budgets. She is also responsible for developing standard operating procedures necessary for the tracking, planning and execution of projects and other client deliverables.

Internationally renowned health club, fitness and spa innovator Glenn Colarossi, chief executive of Colarossi Spa & Health Club Consulting & Management, stated, “This is an exciting period in our growth. We are pleased to welcome Linda to our team and are very confident that her background and credentials will bring us to a new level in the industry. We look forward to a wonderful relationship and a very productive future.”

Colarossi Spa & Health Club Consulting & Management – http://www.healthclubandspa.com or call (203) 357-7555

About Colarossi Spa & Health Club Consulting & Management

Colarossi Spa & Health Club Consulting & Management offers complete development, design, management and investment consulting services that bridge the gap between the fitness & spa industry and various others – from hospitality, corporate, commercial and residential. Our travels throughout the U.S. and the world have given us invaluable broad market knowledge, which we use to design, equip, staff, and manage successful health clubs and spas.

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The Key to Healthier Grilling is at the GrillGrate

The Key to Healthier Grilling is at the GrillGrate












Cartersville, GA (PRWEB) May 04, 2011

Grilling season is here, and with it comes the annual health warnings about charred meats and flame-ups that initiate the development of harmful cancer causing agents (HCA’s) to develop on the food. Some health officials go so far as to recommend placing aluminum foil on the grill with tiny pinholes to keep flames from engulfing the food.

It’s time to take the cancer debate about grilling off the plate. The key to healthier grilling is at the grate, where the meat meets the heat. GrillGrate is a redesign of the grilling surface from the bottom up. GrillGrates are interlocking panels that simply lay on top of the existing grid to form a new grilling surface on any grill. The hard anodized aluminum panels keep flare-ups down while keeping the juices sizzling with the food and out of the flames.

The interlocking panels act as a sieve, draining away unhealthy fats and allowing them to burn on the perforated bottom of the GrillGrates instead of onto the food. This allows the true flavors of the food to shine through without charring and burning. Preventing charring is the key to eliminating the carcinogenic aspect of high-heat grilling. “You can always taste when someone has charred the food,” stated Brad Barrett, president GrillGrate, LLC., “GrillGrates eliminate the health concerns associated with flame-ups and char, and enable grillers to prepare a wider variety of healthy grilled fare, so they can grill more and worry less.”

The valleys act as a flavor retention system, the wide rails make it easy to grill asparagus, small vegetables and fish without worry that they will fall into the grill. The GrateToolTM is an integral part of the GrillGrate system. Half fork half spatula, the GrateToolTM reaches between the rails to allow for easy lifting of hard to handle foods like fish, pasta and vegetables.

GrillGrates are available at specialty hardware, houseware, and outdoor retailers as well as at grillgrate.com. They are available in a variety of lengths as well as custom sizes for the Weber Kettle and The Big Green Egg. GrillGrates eliminate the need for most grilling accessories such as fish baskets and pizza stones.

GrillGrate LLC. is a privately owned company based in Cartersville, Ga. The product has won numerous awards including the National Barbecue Associations Top New Product, a VESTA Award from Hearth and Home Magazine for Best New Barbecue Accessory, and Meathead’s (Amazingribs.com) Gold Award. GrillGrates are made in the USA and the GrateToolTM is imported. Patent pending.

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Ottawa General Contractors’ Initiative with Habitat for Humanity

Ottawa General Contractors’ Initiative with Habitat for Humanity











During the month of July, Ottawa General Contractors will donate $ 250 on behalf of all home owners signed with Ottawa General Contractors.


Ottawa, Ontario (PRWEB) June 08, 2011

Ottawa General Contractors recently announced the creation of a new program to help support Habitat for Humanity. During the month of July, the company will contribute $ 250 to Habitat for Humanity on behalf of each homeowner who signs for a renovation project of over $ 10,000. Homeowners who have been considering hiring a contractor to make renovations or additions to their homes can ensure that Habitat for Humanity will receive the donations when they sign with Ottawa General Contractors for those renovations before the end of July.

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization with a mission to activate volunteers and partners in the community for the purpose of breaking the poverty cycle by building reasonably priced housing and supporting home ownership. The organization has a vision of a world in which all people have a decent and safe place to live, and its members believe all human beings have worth and dignity. Their mission is to provide everyone with a safe, decent and affordable place to live.

“As the leader of OGC I believe that the underpinning of our humanity has always been the community, starting with the family unit”, says Ottawa General Contractors owner, Moe Abbas. “We are in a position to give and because we are in that position it then becomes our mantle of responsibility. Our campaign is not about renovating homes, its about building communities”.

Renovations booked with Ottawa General Contractors during July will serve as a means to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity and help provide decent housing for less fortunate people in the community. Habitat for Humanity provides a valuable service for people who cannot afford to buy new homes, and Ottawa General Contractors are happy to assist the organization in those efforts. The company has always focused on helping the community and keeping families unified, and giving a portion of their profits to Habitat for Humanity is one way for them to give back to those in the area. They plan to do even more work with Habitat for Humanity in the next few months.

As one of the leading contractors in Ottawa, Ottawa General Contractors was a finalist in marketplace trust for the Better Business Bureau Torch Award in 2010. They strive to remain worthy of the trust their clients place in them and believe that people are more important than company profit.

Homeowners can help make a difference in the lives of some of the area’s needy people when they schedule their renovations with Ottawa General Contractors in the month of July. People who do not sign for renovations during July can still benefit Habitat for Humanity by visiting Ottawa General Contractors’ Facebook page. The company will donate one dollar in behalf of each person who clicks the “like” button on the page.

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