WV Medical Group Opens Membership to Physician Assistants

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In a move to help physicians and physician assistants work together both inside and outside the hospital, the West Virginia State Medical Association is adding PA’s to its membership lineup. Through a collaboration with the West Virginia Association of Physician Assistants (WVAPA), the West Virginia State Medical Association (WVSMA) has opened its membership to PAs to further unify the work between them and physicians.

Trucking Association’s Solution to Driver Crunch: A New Job Board

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The West Virginia Trucking Association, seeing a shift in the industry’s demographics, is working on creating a new website dedicated to introducing fresh blood to the field. West Virginia’s largest trucking group believes it has found the missing link that’s been keeping people away from a career in the industry. “West Virginia’s truck drivers and other industry professionals keep our economy moving. Looking for a Job?


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Why A State Construction Group Gave Legislators a Drug Test

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The West Virginia State Building and Construction Trades Council got more than two dozen state legislators to voluntarily take a drug test—all while making the point that the tests have been a major success for the contracting industry. Which explains why the West Virginia State Building and Construction Trades Council went to the state’s capitol this week and coordinated drug tests on legislators who agreed to take part.

Medical Groups Boost Opioid Education Offerings

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I always say that the solutions that work here in Atlanta, Georgia, may not work best for folks in my home state of West Virginia,” Harris stated in the interview. “So The American Medical Association and the Emergency Nurses Association have an array of new resources available that target the opioid crisis. The AMA Alliance has a new video series, while ENA, which took part in the series, is offering a toolkit to members.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.29.19

Reid All About it

West Virginia inmates will be charged by the minute to read e-books on tablets. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Will I see you at ASAE TEC next week? For me, TEC is like a reunion, camp and retreat combined in one.

Internet Association Opens Texas Office And Hires State Government Affairs Southern Region Director


Hines will also cover Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, which include an additional 1,366,000 American internet sector jobs.

How Does Nick Saban Do It?

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I particularly enjoyed the description of his upbringing in West Virginia, helping his parents run Saban’s Service Station and Dairy Queen, right in front of the family home, open from 6 a.m. Fortune magazine. I did some reading about Coach Nick Saban’s leadership philosophy and style in anticipation of the BCS National Championship game Monday night between Alabama and Notre Dame.

Making Introductions: Landmen Group Launches “Meet Us” Campaign

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The group focused its efforts on markets near major shale plays like Marcellus (New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia), New Albany (Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky), and Haynesville-Bossier (Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas), among others. Facing negative media depictions and a lack of knowledge about their profession, the American Association of Professional Landmen launched campaign to help the public—especially landowners—get to know them.

State Troopers Held a Beauty Contest for Their Cruisers

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West Virginia State Police. To help instill camaraderie among state troopers throughout the country, as well as generate a little publicity, the American Association of State Troopers launched a social media campaign calling on people to vote for the “Best Looking Cruiser.”. Congratulations are in order for the Ohio State Highway Patrol, whose cruisers recently won a beauty contest of sorts.

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Physical Therapy Group Encourages Patients to Swap Painkillers for PT

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It’s also relying on its state chapters to spread the word, especially in states the CDC has identified as having high rates of opioid overdose deaths or high rates of prescriptions, including Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and West Virginia. With a new #ChoosePT opioid awareness campaign, the American Physical Therapy Association has joined a chorus of associations and government groups that are speaking out about the opioid epidemic in America.

Why Telemedicine Is Making Major Progress Nationally

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The states that scored an A on the report card were Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. With HR departments starting to embrace the technology, telemedicine is on track to see massive growth in 2016. According to a new American Telemedicine Association report, states are doing better than ever at lowering regulatory barriers to allow the practice.

The Story Behind California’s Mandatory Vaccination Law

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With Senate Bill 277 (SB 277), California joins Mississippi and West Virginia in barring nonmedical exemptions for childhood vaccinations. A newly signed law in California says parents cannot turn down a vaccination for their children for religious reasons or personal beliefs. The national debate over vaccination showed its true colors in the state—and associations were there every step of the way.

The Nonprofits That Caught Volkswagen Red-Handed

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The advocacy organization, which promotes standards for environmentally conscious, sustainable transportation, worked with the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and researchers at West Virginia University to crack open a major corporate scandal this month involving Volkswagen’s use of “defeat device” software during testing to hide the high levels of emissions that its diesel cars produce.

Franchise Group Wants Labor Board to Explain “Joint Employer” Ruling

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In a West Virginia University law school classroom last month, he noted that an NLRB complaint naming McDonald’s as a “joint employer” could pose “a problem legally.” With complaints against franchisors piling up at the National Labor Relations Board after a July agency ruling involving McDonald’s, the International Franchise Association is asking for something that NLRB General Counsel Richard Griffin Jr.

The Carver Guide Series on Effective Board Governance by John Carver and Miriam Mayhew Carver

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One board of education in West Virginia decided to read its governance style policy aloud at the beginning of every meeting! Back in 2007 I read Boards That Make a Difference , which lays out the Carver Model of Policy Governance in book form. This series is comprised of twelve short pamphlets, intended to be read by Board members, that explains and accentuates important portions of that overall Model.

Months Before 2020 Census Gets Underway, State Nonprofits Boost Campaigns

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One such group, announced this week, is called the CountMeInWV Coalition, which is bringing together more than 25 West Virginia-based nonprofits in professional, service, and advocacy sectors. Jennifer Wells, the executive director of the West Virginia Healthy Kids and Families Coalition, says that such a coalition is important because an accurate count is key, especially since the state receives $2,755 in federal funding for every person counted.

Medical Groups Look to Change Rhetoric on Gun Control

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NRA sponsored similar legislation in Alabama, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and West Virginia.) Like Congress, medical groups struggle to agree on how to tackle the issue of gun violence. The American Academy of Pediatrics wants to frame the debate around public health rather than politics, while a group of doctors supporting gun rights has a different message.

Hawaii’s Optics Problem: A Travel Hotspot Struggles With Meetings Business

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Instead, the group chose a more-landlocked venue: West Virginia. With state and federal conference spending facing public scrutiny, the Aloha State has struggled to sell itself as a cost-effective option for meetings. “It It is patently unfair,” its governor says. It may be the birthplace of President Barack Obama, but that doesn’t mean Hawaii is going to get a break when it comes to the crackdown on federal spending on meetings.

Dog Days of Summer: 5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Hot Dogs

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And other locales, such as West Virginia and Seattle , have their own takes on the handheld meal. The Sausage Slump It’s not all news to relish in the world of tubular meat. Bloomberg Businessweek notes hot dog sales have been on the decline in recent years, falling 3 percent between 2011 and 2012. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council’s Janet Riley pinpoints a higher cost of raw materials as a big part of the reason why sales are down.

Conference of the Bears


After their site selection process, appropriately enough Beartown, West Virginia was chosen. There have been enough posts- and some very good ones- about how to get the most out of conferences, what to do in advance of a conference, how to network at a conference, what to do in the host city, etc. I’d rather tell you a story. What has your imagination? Once the bears of the world decided to hold an international conference.

New Fronts in Soda Wars Keep Beverage Association Busy

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ABA has argued that taxes have proved ineffective at stopping obesity in states where such taxes exist, including Alabama and West Virginia, which rank among the states with the highest obesity rates. From Newspapers to Associations With public policy debate heating up on the beverage front, the association that represents the industry is bringing in a heavy hitter to help out. The American Beverage Association’s new vice president of policy , William M.

111 Intriguing Chats for 2011


While it is a geographically diverse list (throughout US and Canada [8] and one from England), a higher proportion come from the area where I live and work: Northern Virginia/Washington, DC. Individuals from North Carolina, New Hampshire, West Virginia, Oregon, and Idaho stand alone as delegates from these states. 8of12 - August Jackson; Sterling, Virginia; Competitive Intelligence and Strategy Professional, Tech Pundit and Bad Speller at Verizon.

Secretaries of State Association Reaffirms Integrity of Electoral Process

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Meanwhile, West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant pointed to her state’s infrastructure of electoral workers. “I With Donald Trump repeatedly suggesting that the election may be “rigged,” the National Association of Secretaries of State has spoken out, emphasizing that the electoral process has numerous safeguards in place.

Groups Warn of Effects of Potential Census Budget Shortfall

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“It’s very easy to open a new business in New York City, but putting it in some small town in West Virginia is much more difficult,” Fienberg said. Will there be enough funding for the next U.S. Census? Organizations that focus on the importance of data are concerned about proposals to limit the budget of the agency that counts every person in America every 10 years. The 2020 Census is just three years away, and some nonprofits are worried that the U.S.

Membership Marketing Blog: Membership Marketing Response.

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West Virginia. in Alexandria, Virginia. Membership Marketing Blog. Membership marketing – acquiring, engaging, upgrading, and renewing members – is the cornerstone for associations and relationship driven organizations. Whether you are an association professional or a relationship marketer, join the discussion on the Membership Marketing Blog and share your ideas and counsel. Speaking Engagements. Speaking Engagements. Publications. Wednesday, March 31, 2010.