Nevada Department of Education and THT Health Announce the Statewide Launch of the Taskforce Initiative for Educator Safety & Screening (T.I.E.S)

CARSON CITY, Nev., Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Nevada Department of Education (NDE), in partnership with THT Health, (formerly known as Teachers Health Trust) announced the Taskforce Initiative for Educator Safety and Screening, or T.I.E.S, to promote the health and safety of staff, students, families, and communities by preventing the introduction and spread of COVID-19 in Nevada’s schools. 

T.I.E.S. was designed in collaboration with district leaders, teacher representatives, and health professionals, and is a free COVID-19 testing program for participating educators, administrators, bus drivers, and school staff. Originally conceptualized to serve Clark County School District, the fifth largest district in the nation, NDE partnered with THT Health to expand T.I.E.S. to serve educators and staff throughout Nevada’s 17 school districts and public charter schools. Funding for the T.I.E.S. testing program was made possible by a State allocation of $13.2 million in federal CARES Act funding. 

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Dallas Area Educator Awarded State’s Highest Honor for Health Information Professionals

College of Health Care Professions’ Shawna Ridley wins TxHIMA Legacy Award

DALLAS, Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the Texas Health Information Management Association (TxHIMA) announced Shawna Ridley, a longtime faculty member at the College of Health Care Professions (CHCP) Dallas campus, as the recipient of the 2020 TxHIMA Legacy Award. This prestigious accolade adds to Ridley’s robust resume and 30 years of experience working across the health information management field in the state of Texas, including as health system director of the health information management department at UT Southwestern Medical.

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“The Legacy Award is the highest honor that our association can bestow upon a leader in our industry, with one honoree selected each year based on exemplary service to the association, outstanding achievement in professional practice, leadership in education, and other contributions to the field,” said Keisha Tolbert,

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