CCHR Encourages the Public to Report Psychiatric Abuse and Fraud

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida announced that they are “launching a task force with state and local officials to investigate fraud related to the coronavirus.”

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida announced that they are “launching a task force with state and local officials to investigate fraud related to the coronavirus.”

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

Question: Who commits more healthcare fraud and abuse?  A. Hospital administrators?  B. Medical doctors?  C. Psychiatrists?  Answer: Psychiatrists commit 40% of all Healthcare fraud.

Question: Who commits more healthcare fraud and abuse? A. Hospital administrators? B. Medical doctors? C. Psychiatrists? Answer: Psychiatrists commit 40% of all Healthcare fraud.

With $1.7 billion allocated to mental health programs in response to COVID-19 fears and concerns, CCHR anticipates increase in telepsychiatry fraud and abuse.

With $1.7 billion allocated to mental health programs in response to COVID-19 fears and concerns, CCHR anticipates increase in telepsychiatry fraud and abuse.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a mental health industry watchdog, operates a free hotline to report abuse.

Florida is the number two state in the country for Medicaid fraud recoveries and a 'hotspot for health care fraud.'”

— South Florida Business Journal

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — With the recent passage of the federal stimulus package, which allocated $425 million for mental health services and an additional $1.32 billion for community mental health centers, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights International announced that they will be increasing oversight of the mental health industry. [1]

Following the lead of CCHR International, the Florida chapter of CCHR is also increasing its oversight due to concerns that there will be an increase in telepsychiatry and a potential for greater abuse and fraud across the state.

“Within days of the passage of the stimulus package a Tampa psychiatric practice sent out a press release that they are now offering ‘drive-in’ telepsychiatry,” said the president of CCHR Florida Diane Stein. “CCHR is very concerned that in an effort to provide help during the COVID-19 crisis that instead of providing help the door to rampant fraud may have been opened.” [2]

In May of 2019, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of Inspector General ‘announced charges against 24 defendants associated with five telemedicine companies for their alleged participation in healthcare fraud schemes involving more than $1.2 billion in losses”. [3]

Then in September of 2019, the “Department of Justice announced the indictment of 35 people across the country on charges connected to allegedly fraudulently billing Medicare for more than $2.1 billion in what the department called the “’largest healthcare fraud schemes ever charged.’ According to Medical Economics, at its core, the scheme, involved “illegal bribes and kickbacks to medical professionals working with fraudulent telemedicine companies in exchange for referrals of Medicare beneficiaries.” [4]

As reported the South Florida Business Journal, Florida is the number two state in the country for Medicaid fraud recoveries and a “hotspot for health care fraud.” [5]

CCHR is not the only organization that is concerned with the potential for fraud in Florida as a result of the passage of the federal stimulus package. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida announced today that they are “launching a task force with state and local officials to investigate fraud related to the coronavirus.” [6]

“At this time, it is more important than ever to ensure that people receive real help and do not become the victims of fraud and abuse,” said Stein. “CCHR is working remotely but more diligently than ever to ensure that if people need to report abuse, we are there for them.”

CCHR operates a hotline free of charge where people who have been the victim of psychiatric abuse or fraud can make an official report by calling 800-782-2878 or online at Report Psychiatric Abuse or Fraud.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969. For more information please visit www.cchrflorida.org.

[1] Mental Health Watchdog Keeps Service Open for Consumers to Report Abuse & Fraud https://www.cchrint.org/2020/03/31/mental-health-watchdog-keeps-service-open-for-consumers-to-report-abuse-fraud/?fbclid=IwAR1DHx97_DvkFlK46feWSzVOzbesy3C_EMKU1BP-Pa0JU8GFA6J_UA_8fMc
[2] prnewswire.com/news-releases/health-and-psychiatry-launches-first-ever-drive-in-mental-health-clinic-301031663.html
[3] Telehealth: Two Steps Forward For Payment, Three Steps Back For Fraud? https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/telehealth-two-steps-forward-for-22452/
[4] Medicare fraud: Feds indict 35 in alleged $2.1 billion fraud scheme involving telemedicine
https://www.medicaleconomics.com/news/medicare-fraud-feds-indict-35-alleged-21-billion-fraud-scheme-involving-telemedicine
[5] Medicaid fraud recoveries top $165M in Florida https://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/news/2017/03/08/medicaid-fraud-recoveries-top-165m-in-florida.html
[6] U.S. Attorney in Tampa launches coronavirus fraud task force
Investigators will target fake cures, fake charities, cyber-extortion and scams targeting people’s stimulus payments. https://www.tampabay.com/news/business/2020/03/31/us-attorney-in-tampa-launches-coronavirus-fraud-task-force/

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Domestic Violence Victims Have More To Fear Than COVID19–New Website Aims To Prevent Intimate Partner Homicide

Survivors of intimate partner homicide attempts whose stories were featured in the documentary film, Finding Jenn's Voice, gather as a group dressed in white looking to camera

Survivors of intimate partner homicide attempts featured in Finding Jenn’s Voice

Logo created for Voices4Change features concentric circles symbolizing community coming together -  in teal and purple, colors representing the "NoMore" campaign and Domestic Violence Awareness

Voices4Change Logo

Fining Jenn's Voice Film Poster featuring photos of survivors of intimate partner homicide and a silhouette of a pregnant woman.

Finding Jenn’s Voice Film Poster

Responding to the increased risk for intimate partner homicide during the COVID-19 pandemic, Voices4Change offers free film streaming, resources, and training.

READING, PA, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Each year, 50,000 women are murdered by their partners or family members worldwide and in the United States more than 4 women each day are killed by intimate partners. With the spread of Covid-19 and the subsequent orders for social distancing, the risks to victims of intimate partner violence are on the rise. Law enforcement officials across the country and around the world are already reporting an uptick in domestic violence calls amid fears that the current crisis increases the likelihood of lethal or near-lethal abuse.

Domestic violence perpetrators frequently use isolation to control, intimidate and facilitate their abuse. With more and more communities facing a lock down, victims find themselves literally imprisoned with their abusers, with none of their usual support systems (i.e. work, school, community) available to escape the violence. It’s a situation that some have described as a “ticking time bomb” (https://nomore.org/listening-from-home/).

“As a survivor of domestic and gun violence, I’ve been describing the situation of women and children being isolated at home right now with an abuser as a powder keg,” said Kate Ranta, featured in FINDING JENN’S VOICE and author of Killing Kate: A Story of Turning Abuse and Tragedy into Transformation and Triumph.“ Abusers thrive in situations exactly like this, where they have complete power and control. Their victims are trapped, and it’s extremely volatile and dangerous.”

During this time of uncertainty and fear, many people are turning to online resources for information and support. Voices4Change.net is a digital resource for intimate partner violence survivors and professionals. The site offers online training for healthcare professionals and law enforcement, discussion forums for survivors and professionals, and a portal to FINDING JENN’S VOICE.

FINDING JENN’S VOICE is an award-winning documentary film which examines the risks of homicide during pregnancy and reveals the nature of abusive relationships. Featuring the stories of survivors of intimate partner homicide attempts and grounded in the research of leading domestic violence experts, the film paints a picture of intimate partner violence that looks beyond the black eye.

Filmmaker and social worker Tracy Schott observes, “Film is a powerful medium in creating social change. Through this website, we hope to change the horrific statistics and consequences of intimate partner violence by helping people recognize abusive relationships before they become deadly. Given the increased dangers associated with social distancing, I think it’s important to remove any financial obstacles to getting this information where it can save lives.”

Schott has partnered with a number of organizations who are helping to get the word out to their constituents about this offer: Conference on Crimes Against Women, Global Peace Film Festival, Global Rights for Women, JWI (Jewish Women International Alliance to End Domestic Abuse), Respond Against Violence, Women Count USA, and 1GEN have all pledged to support this effort. “We’re committed to offering this service for free for the month of April but hope to find the support to continue to do so indefinitely,” says Schott.

Individuals and organizations interested in joining Voices4Change are encouraged to reach out to info@voices4change.net.

ABOUT SCHOTT PRODUCTIONS
Voices4Change was created by Tracy Schott, MSW, MS owner of Schott Productions. Ms. Schott worked as a child and family therapist, specializing in child sexual abuse cases for 15 years. In 2000, she made the unusual career change to film and video production with a goal of creating social change through media. In addition to FINDING JENN’S VOICE, Schott Productions has created television content, commercials and short films, many dealing with mental health and social issues. Schott Productions is based in Pennsylvania.

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Mental Health Watchdog Keeps Service Open for Consumers to Report Abuse & Fraud

With $1.7 billion allocated to mental health programs in response to COVID-19 fears and concerns, CCHR anticipates increase in telepsychiatry fraud and abuse. It offers tips for consumers on detecting online scams and avoiding psychotropic drug risks.

With $1.7 billion allocated to mental health programs in response to COVID-19 fears and concerns, CCHR anticipates increase in telepsychiatry fraud and abuse. It offers tips for consumers on detecting online scams and avoiding psychotropic drug risks.

With $1.7 billion allocated to mental health programs in response to COVID-19 fears and concerns, CCHR anticipates increase in telepsychiatry fraud and abuse.

CCHR urges people to use its service and report abuse and to access its psychiatric drugs side effects database to become better informed about these drugs risks.”

— CCHR International

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Staff at Citizens Commission on Human Rights International, while operating remotely from their homes during the Coronavirus pandemic, is still servicing patients that are experiencing, and need to report, abuse in the mental health system. CCHR is increasing its oversight of the industry in light of the recent federal stimulus package that has allocated $425 million for mental health services and an additional $1.32 billion for community mental health centers (CMHCs).[1]

CCHR is very mindful of the fears and uncertainties that many are facing with the COVID-19 crisis and the need to communicate those concerns with someone. However, it says that, in what it thinks is an altruistic, but misguided action, the Federal government has loosened the regulations surrounding “telepsychiatry” (also known as digital psychiatry) to access psychiatric treatment via the Internet. While psychiatrists and psychologists were limited to practicing telepsychiatry in rural areas in their own state, a special waiver will now allow them to treat across the entire nation.[2] A psychiatrist could hold a group therapy session with patients in five different states.[3]

“It is wide open to abuse,” Jan Eastgate, President of CCHR says. A recent American Psychiatric Association survey of 1,004 Americans deduced that over 40% of the nation is anxious about dying or becoming seriously ill from COVID-19, which CCHR says could send consumers thinking they need online “telepsychiatry” services, running the risk of being prescribed mind-altering drugs.

One incentive is that psychiatrists would get paid the same rate as they do for seeing a patient in person. Telepsychiatry averages $68 and $107, whereas an in-person consultation can be up to $500.

Another waiver allows them to prescribe controlled substances (highly addictive psychotropic drugs) via the Internet. The drugs come with serious risks and side effects.[4]

This makes oversight of telepsychiatry fraud and prescription abuse difficult. In a national survey of 48 state medical boards the most common physician violations online were inappropriate patient communication online, e.g., sexual misconduct, and prescribing without an established clinical relationship.[5]

The psychiatric invented disorder, “health-” or “illness anxiety” is already seeping into COVID-19 nomenclature, described as an irrational and obsessive worry with having a serious medical condition. It is allegedly marked by a person’s imagination of physical symptoms of illness. Like all mental disorders listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-5), experts do not know the exact causes, according to Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.[6]

Psychiatrist Alan Frances, former head of the DSM-IV Task Force wrote, “Adding to the woes of the medically ill could be one of the biggest problems caused by DSM5. It will do this in two ways: 1) by encouraging a quick jump to the erroneous conclusion that someone’s physical symptoms are ‘all in the head’; and 2) by mislabeling as mental disorders what are really just the normal emotional reactions that people understandably have in response to a medical illness.”[7]

Eastgate says that while CCHR supports the need for more funded healthcare, in the mental health field, this could be a recipe for greed and fraud. The Justice Department has already needed to crack down on telehealth fraud.[8] Last year, five telemedicine companies were criminally charged over fraud schemes involving more than $1.2 billion in losses.[9]

Medical Guardian advises on how to spot a telemedicine scam.

1. They ONLY suggest talking to you virtually.

2. They reassure you that your health insurance will cover the payments.

3. A big red flag for Medicare fraud is any type of physician who will write you a prescription for pharmaceuticals without meeting with you in person first.[10] While meeting in person is waived under new regulations because of COVID-19, CCHR says to be alert to multiple “psychotropic drug prescriptions” as a potential sign of fraud.

Investment into mental health technology has already boomed, reaching $769 million in 2019. Research shows an almost five-fold increase in mental health tech investment in the last six years, rising from $200.9 million in 2014.[11]

The American Medical Association (AMA) reports that according to one study, younger children are good prospects for telepsychiatry as they appear to be less inhibited when using it and those with significant behavior and conduct problems may be more “expressive” in that venue.[12] CCHR says America has more than 6.7 million children and adolescents already taking psychotropic drugs,[13] which telepsychiatry will only add to. UK health advocate, Suzy Chapman, who closely monitored every step in the development of DSM-5, wrote about health anxiety: “These are inherently unreliable and untrustworthy judgments that will open the floodgates to the overdiagnosis of mental disorder and promote the missed diagnosis of medical disorder.”[14]

CCHR urges people to use its service and report abuse and to access its psychiatric drugs side effects database to become better informed about these drugs risks, especially when taken during a time we need to remain alert.

CCHR is the mental health watchdog responsible for more than 180 laws that now protect patients from damaging practices. DONATE to support its work here: https://www.cchrint.org/cchrint-donate/

References:

[1] “APA Praises Mental Health Provisions in COVID-19 Stimulus Aid Package,” APA release, 27 Mar. 2020,
https://www.psychiatry.org/newsroom/news-releases/apa-praises-mental-health-provisions-in-covid-19-stimulus-aid-package
[2] “COVID-19: Dramatic Changes to Telepsychiatry Rules and Regs,” Medscape, 26 Mar. 2020, https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/927556
[3] Daphne C. Ferrer, MD and Peter M. Yellowlees, MBBS, MD, “Telepsychiatry: Licensing and Professional Boundary Concerns,” AMA Journal of Ethics, Jun 2012, https://journalofethics.ama-assn.org/article/telepsychiatry-licensing-and-professional-boundary-concerns/2012-06
[4] “Understanding hypochondria in this time of Covid-19,” CDN, 24 Mar. 2020, https://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/296714/understanding-hypochondria-in-this-time-of-covid-19#ixzz6HdmWZBGV
[5] Op. cit., AMA Journal of Ethics, https://journalofethics.ama-assn.org/article/telepsychiatry-licensing-and-professional-boundary-concerns/2012-06
[6] “Understanding hypochondria in this time of Covid-19,” CDN, 24 Mar. 2020, https://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/296714/understanding-hypochondria-in-this-time-of-covid-19#ixzz6HdmWZBGV
[7] Allen Frances, M.D., “Mislabeling Medical Illness As Mental Disorder: The eleventh DSM 5 mistake needs an eleventh hour correction,” Psychology Today, 12 Dec. 2020, https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/dsm5-in-distress/201212/mislabeling-medical-illness-mental-disorder
[8] https://mhealthintelligence.com/news/telehealth-in-the-spotlight-as-justice-cracks-down-on-medicare-fraud
[9] https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/telehealth-two-steps-forward-for-22452/
[10] https://www.medicalguardian.com/medical-alert-blog/current-events/the-difference-between-real-telemedicine-services-vs-scams
[11] “Global investment in mental health technology surges above half a billion pounds,” Mobile Health News, 3 Feb. 2020, https://www.mobihealthnews.com/news/europe/global-investment-mental-health-technology-surges-above-half-billion-pounds
[12] Op. cit., AMA Journal of Ethics, https://journalofethics.ama-assn.org/article/telepsychiatry-licensing-and-professional-boundary-concerns/2012-06
[13] https://www.fightforkids.org/
[14] Op. cit., Psychology Today, https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/dsm5-in-distress/201212/mislabeling-medical-illness-mental-disorder

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Peter Schieffelin Nyberg oversees expansion of programs at Camino Community Center amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Peter Nyberg says that the Camino Community Center will expand several services to better help its patients and community members.

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — As the CFO of the Camino Community Center, Peter Schieffelin Nyberg recently helped direct and guide the center’s response plan for the COVID-19 pandemic. The response plan features increased measures of prevention and expanded services to continue to support the community.

Peter Schieffelin Nyberg has several years of experience over several different fields. He has worked as a school teacher, sports coach, healthcare management professional, and business consultant. Peter was appointed as CFO of the Camino Community Center following a 90-day assessment he conducted of the organization.

Camino Community Center’s COVID-19 response plan was created based on expectations of an increased demand of services from existing clients and an influx of new clients experiencing temporary hardship due to the economic strain of the virus and/or due to the closing of other services at this time, such as food pantries and healthcare services.

Among the measures that Camino is introducing are expanding clinic hours to accommodate the need for medical care, expanding pantry days from two to four days a week to serve more people, an increased cleaning regimen in the clinic, thrift store, and around the campus, and providing school-age childcare for staff members.

“Camino Community Center has been a source of hope, health, and opportunity for the past 16 years,” says Peter Schieffelin Nyberg.

“Now more than ever, it is important for us to continue serving our community and to help our members live healthy lives.”

The Camino Community Center has also prepared a crisis communication plan to handle the COVID-19 crisis and will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves.

For more information, visit http://caminocommunitycenter.org/.

About Peter Schieffelin Nyberg

Peter Schieffelin Nyberg currently serves as the chief financial officer of the Camino Community Center, which positively impacts the lives of thousands of low-income individuals, primarily Latino Immigrants. He studied at Yale School of Management, concentrating on healthcare management and obtained his Master’s in Business Administration. He then completed a one-year fellowship program at Duke University Healthcare system. Peter moved on to work in hospital administration at Duke Medical Center. Peter Nyberg tried his hand at entrepreneurship, opening a digital marketing company, which he ran for 10 years. Following this, Peter became a business consultant. After completing a contract to perform a 90-day assessment of the Camino Community Center, he was offered the position of CFO. He has empowered Camino by implementing many new initiatives and restructuring staff members based on talent, interest, and skill level.

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NOBLE HEALTH CORP APPOINTS DR. ROBERT JACKSON CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

Noble Health Corporation - Rebuilding Healthcare in Rural Communities

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RURAL HOSPITAL OPERATOR ADDS TO MANAGEMENT TEAM WITH LOCAL PHYSICIAN-ENTREPRENEUR FOCUSED ON RURAL CARE.

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, USA, March 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Rural hospital operator Noble Health Corporation has appointed Robert W. Jackson, D.O., F.A.C.O.I. Chief Medical Officer effective immediately. Jackson will lead clinical operations oversight of facilities owned and operated by Noble Health and its affiliates.

“I am very pleased to accept this important role with Noble Health. As an innovator and entrepreneur I believe this role provides me an opportunity to elevate the scope and quality of services in rural hospitals across the U.S.,” said Jackson. “Noble has already demonstrated its commitment to preserving our rural quality of life by lifting Fulton Medical Center to its full potential. I look forward to having a positive and meaningful impact on their efforts with FMC and with other facilities as they grow,” he said.

“We are very excited to bring Dr. Jackson into our mission to revitalize rural care,” said Tom Carter, President of Noble Health Corp.

“Dr. Jackson’s 20-plus year commitment to rural care, the breadth of his experience, and his tremendously positive relationships with rural facilities across 9 states is unprecedented in today’s world. We are incredibly fortunate to have him aboard,” Carter said. Jackson will continue in his role as President of Premier Specialty Network (PSN) although Noble and PSN will be working to construct a formal collaborative relationship between the two companies. “We are discussing a number of options right now,” said Don Peterson, EVP Corporate Development at Noble. “We have formed a new subsidiary called Noble People Corp. where we will develop physician, mid-level and staff recruiting, along with staffing and HR services for our hospital facilities. We expect PSN to be the foundation of Noble People allowing us to expand and grow specialty and primary care medical services across a wide geography.”

Immediately, Dr. Jackson will oversee FMC’s response and preparedness to COVID-19. “We are acquiring serum test kits right now along with more supplies to protect our staff and patients,” Jackson said. “Our goal is to test our staff and patients early and often. If we can acquire enough test kits we will open testing up to the community in a near-site drive-through system. The test kits we have coming will render a positive or negative result in about 5 minutes with just a simple finger stick.”

ABOUT DR. JACKSON AND PSN
Dr. Robert Jackson, D.O., F.A.C.O.I., has served as the Associate Dean of Campus Academic Affairs, and as Chairman and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is board-certified in the specialty of Internal Medicine as well as the sub-specialty of Rheumatology. Dr. Jackson has also completed a four-year tour of duty with the National Health Corps in rural Southern Missouri. Dr. Jackson is currently president of Premier Specialty Network (PSN) and is a full-time PSN Rheumatologist, practicing at nine different hospitals in the states of Missouri and Iowa. Founded by Dr. Jackson in 1999, PSN has proudly provided quality healthcare to rural communities throughout the United States by establishing satellite clinics staffed by top-level doctors. PSN originally evolved out of the Northeast Missouri Rural Health Network (NMRHN). While directing NMRHN, Dr. Jackson became acutely aware of the need to improve access to rural healthcare. With his guidance and leadership, NMRHN helped develop 5 Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) in northeast Missouri (Unionville, Milan, Macon, Memphis, and Brookfield). Subsequently, Dr. Jackson developed a unique model of outreach specialty medical service for Rheumatology to serve the same hospitals. PSN has since expanded this model over the course of the years and now provides a variety of medical and surgical services to communities across the United States.

ABOUT NOBLE HEALTH CORP
Noble Health’s mission is to provide high-quality medical care that addresses the needs of the communities we serve. Our goal is to serve the community and its residents with comprehensive medical services delivered at reasonable prices and with the highest integrity. We will work diligently and forthrightly with local, state and federal governments towards a sustainable model that provides medical services for all. Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., Noble Health Corp is dedicated to the mission of revitalizing rural community healthcare through service, quality, and integrity.

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Dr.Kozachuk Was The Featured Speaker At 200th Year Celebration Of The Women Of Excellence iChange Nations Conference

Dr.Kozachuk Presents Awards At Woman Of Excellence I Change Nations Conference

Dr.Christine Kozachuk Speaking At Woman Of Excellence I Change Nations Conference

Ambassador Dr. Clyde Rivers Founder I Change Nations

Dr. Kozachuk, Global Voices of Change 2020 and founder of Every Girl Wins Institute and The International Every Girl Wins Day was the preferred guest speaker

Dr. Christine Kozachuk was the perfect speaker for this event, she is true voice for the empowerment of Woman around the world and what I Change Nations is about.”

— Dr. Clyde Rivers Founder of I Change Nations

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, USA, March 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dr. Christine Kozachuk was the Featured Speaker at the 200th Year Celebration Of The Women Of Excellence I Change Nations Conference. This spectacular event was Hosted by Dr. Betty Speaks

The event honored more than 30 at the Women of Excellence conference with the following awards ICN Woman Add Value, Distinguish Leadership and Community Award on March 13th and 14th Greenville, SC.
 
Dr. Christine Kozachuk, Global Voices of Change 2020 and founder of Every Girl Wins Institute and The International Every Girl Wins Day was the preferred guest speaker.  She spoke to women on the importance of carrying the legacy on in honor of this year’s Women in History 200th Year Awareness Month. Dr. Christine’s spoken words touched the hearts of so many women. 

Dr. Christine Kozachuk, mentioned that The ICN Award has previously been awarded to a few of our global awardees that include Prime Ministers, First Ladies, Vice Presidents and even the Presidents as well as leaders from across the globe. She chanted out to the audience and stated: “Now it’s your turns, because you where born to lead! So, continue to carry on the legacy of Women In History, because today Every Girl Wins!”

Giovanna Burgess Geathers from Greenville, South Carolina quoted, “Sometimes you just need to be in the room, and I am grateful to have been in the room with so many incredible people from all over the country especially Dr. Christine Kozachuk!”
 
Dr. Ruben West, Special Envoy for I Change Nations, insisted that Dr. Christine Kozachuk be one of the empowerment speakers at the Carrying the Legacy Women’s Empowerment Conference in Greenville, South Carolina. According to Dr. West, “Dr. Kozachuk has the perfect mix of compassionate understanding and no excuses allowed. Having been pregnant at the age of 13 she knows all to well about ruff starts. She was married at the age of 14 and had two additional children by the age of 18, all while suffering mental, physical and emotional abuse but that didn’t stop her. Dr. Kozachuk left that abusive environment at 18 years old with her 3 children and no idea where they would go. She built a new life for her and her children and now, as the founder of the Every Girl Wins initiative, she advocates for women and girls globally. Dr. Kozachuk is a paradigm shifting speaker encouraging other women to lift others as they climb.”
 
Wendell Graham stated Wow!! What a powerful presentation! I love it when a speaker is creative, confident and owns the stage! Creativity? Check! Delivery? Check! Content Rich? Check! This was my first time seeing Dr. Kozachuk in person and she Rocked The House!

Dr. Clyde Rivers states “ Dr. Christine Kozachuk was the perfect speaker for this event, she is true voice for the empowerment of Woman around the world and what I Change Nations is about.”

Dr. Clyde Rivers,is the founder of I Change Nations, Dr. Rivers is the acting Representative to the United Nations – New York for the Interfaith Peace-Building Initiative (IPI) and the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI Dr. Rivers is the acting Ambassador and the Director of the North American Division of the Golden Rule International
Dr. Rivers, was recently appointed as International Board Chairman for OPAD

Dr Rivers has honored some of the following presidents to help bring peace and honor around the world, They include but are not limited to: President Yoweri Museveni, of Uganda – Honored for his great leadership in establishing and maintaining peace in his country
First Lady, Janet Museveni, of Uganda – Honored for the AIDS awareness policy ABC (Abstinence, Birth Control, and Contraception) an ever-present battle for the health of their people
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, of Nigeria – Honored for the Anticorruption policies he implemented in Nigeria.
Former President Wolde Giorgis, of Ethiopia – Honored for his efforts to build a better environment in his country.
Dr. Vanda Pignato – Former 1st Lady of El Salvador, was honored for her tireless efforts in protecting for women’s rights in the Republic of El Salvador.

Dr. Kozachuk was named as International World Civility Ambassador for her leadership and the ability to direct important public issues regarding humanity and the work she does with women and girls globally.

Dr. Christine Kozachuk is a native of North Carolina, USA. Dr. Kozachuk is an International Speaker, International Award Recipient, Entrepreneur, Author and a Global Advocate for freedom and equal opportunity for all females of the world.

Dr. Kozachuk owns multiple successful businesses RC Mobile Truck Repair Services for more than twenty-four years, Every Girl Wins Institute that helps women rewrite the definition of their lives and Co-Host of The Real Business Women Of Charlotte. Dr. Kozachuk was the managing director of Charlotte’s International eWomenNetwork-ing group for over two years. She successfully opened and operated two fitness studios, Pink Ice Ladies Fitness Center and Fit N Free for Life in which she not only ran the studios but instructed and encouraged every client.

Dr. Kozachuk has been recognized with the following awards:
2010 Give First Share Always by eWomenNetwork
2017 Share my voice by Black Belt Speakers
2017 Leverage Leader by eWomenNetwork
2018 Women Add Value by iChange Nations
2018 Leadership by iChange Nations
2018 Voice of Change by iChange Nations
2019 World Civility award by iChange Nations
2019 Susan M Gibson Golden Microphone by Black Belt Speakers
2019 Vernet A. Joseph Productive Global Agent of Change by iChange Nations
2020 The Power of Collaboration Lifetime Achievement Award by Global Visionary Publishing
2020 Creator of Greatness Award Greatness University
2020 The Professor Patrick Businge Greatness Award by iChange Nations

Dr. Kozachuk has written and co-authored several books including:
How Can I Create the Life I Deserve? (K.N.O.C.K. Formula)
Live Your Best Life-Walk by Faith
Letters of Love, Dear Loved One
The Chronicles of The Chosen-Living Life by Design
Do It Yourself Podcast-Step by Step Guide for Beginners
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Freeing Yourself from The Chains of The Past

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Judge Herb Dodell Discusses Law and Justice in the Time of COVID-19 Tonight on For The People

Judge Herb Dodell To Discuss Law in the Time of COVID-19 Tonight on KCAA Radio;s For the Peoole

Live Tonight on KCAA Radio at 7pm ET/4pm PT

Coronavirus is not only affecting us emotionally and economically, but also legally, if you’re involved in that,” says Judge Dodell.”

— Judge Herb Dodell

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, March 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Author and KCAA radio host Judge Herb Dodell of law and spirituality-themed talk show, For the People, will be discussing how the law will be navigated while the world is on COVID-19 shut down, live tonight at 7pm ET/4pm PT.

“Coronavirus is not only affecting us emotionally and economically, but also legally, if you’re involved in that,” says Judge Dodell. “Tonight, we will discuss the effects on court proceedings, agreements and things of that nature. If you have questions, we have answers.”

You may listen to For the People live here www.kcaaradio.com

You may listen to past episodes of For the People here http://podcasts.kcaastreaming.com/dodell/

You may purchase a copy of From the Trench to the Bench: Navigating the Legal System & Finding Your Spiritual Path Along the Way here https://www.amazon.com/Trench-Bench-Navigating-Finding-Spiritual/dp/1945949171 .

You may follow Judge Herb Dodell on www.judgeherbdodell.us , on Twitter on www.Twitter.com/JudgeHerbDodell and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JudgeHerb .

About Judge Herb Dodell:

For more than half a century, Judge Herb Dodell, has served as both a successful attorney in the “trench,” and as a Superior Court Judge Pro Tem on the “bench,” having presided over more than 10,000 cases. As a lawyer, he has tried more than one hundred jury trials, civil and criminal, in both state and federal courts, and has successfully argued before the California Supreme Court.”

About For the People:

The purpose of the show is to help people navigate the legal system. It provides information as to how the legal system really works, from the inside and from the perspective of a long-time trial lawyer (the trench) and Superior Court judge (the bench). It illustrates the principles with real cases and provides guidelines for people who are in the system or about to be involved in it, including small claims, restraining orders, landlord/tenant, criminal and general civil litigation. It provides the answers to such questions as "what do I do if…"? while including a spiritual approach as well. The show can be heard every Monday evening at 7pm EST/4pm PST on 106.5 FM and 102.3 FM/I Heart Media in Los Angeles, or on www.kcaaradio.com .
About From the Trench to the Bench: Navigating the Legal System & Finding Your Spiritual Path Along the Way:

“What do you do if you want to sue someone in Small Claims Court, or you’ve been sued, or you’ve been served with an eviction notice, or someone is harassing and threatening you, or barraging you with texts and emails, or you’re the victim in an automobile accident, or you’ve been arrested? When do you need a lawyer, how do you find the right one, what questions should you ask, and what can you expect from your lawyer? This book will answer all these questions and more. It will provide you with essential guidelines and practical tools you will need to navigate through the legal system, thus saving you both time and money. Real stories and cases are used to illustrate the concepts in this book. Using the principles of Universal Law, this book will also help you learn to turn an unfortunate situation into an opportunity for personal growth.

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Servants of The Holy Family in Colorado Springs begins online streaming of Mass during Coronavirus Outbreak

Traditional Latin Mass offered to Americans via online streaming.

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO, USA, March 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Servants of The Holy Family on Colorado Springs will begin streaming Mass online due to Corona virus and restrictions on large gatherings.

The order has assembled ebooks pertaining to Lent so followers will have spiritual reading during this period.

Viewers will be able to attend mass and visit the chapel virtually during this time.

Time schedule can be found at www.servi.org

All are welcome. There are no fees required.

Michael McMahon
Servants of The Holy Family
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Statement on the Passing of Senator Coburn

WASHINGTON, D.C., DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, March 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Anne Di Gregory
March 30, 2020 communications@menshealthnetwork.org
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Statement on the Passing of Senator Tom Coburn

WASHINGTON – Men’s Health Network (MHN) wishes to acknowledge with sadness the recent passing of Senator Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) following a long and brave battle with cancer. Sen. Coburn, during his long and accomplished tenure representing the Great State of Oklahoma in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, distinguished himself as a strong proponent of fiscal responsibility.

As a physician, he also was eloquent, tireless and effective in his efforts and advocacy to ensure that patients received the health care they needed, and deserved.

"Senator Coburn's skill and dedication will be missed by all Americans, particularly by his fellow healthcare professionals. The boys, men, and families of America have lost a strong advocate," said Dr. Salvatore J. Giorgianni, Jr., Senior Science Advisor, Men's Health Network.

On behalf of MHN’s staff, volunteers, and advisors we pass along our thanks to this wonderful American Statesman as well as our sincere and heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.

Men's Health Network

Men's Health Network (MHN) is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men, boys, and their families where they live, work, play, and pray with health awareness messages and tools, screening programs, educational materials, advocacy opportunities, and patient navigation. Learn more about MHN at www.MensHealthNetwork.org and follow them on Twitter @MensHlthNetwork and Facebook at www.facebook.com/menshealthnetwork . For more information on MHN's ongoing Dialogue on Men's Health series, visit www.DialogueOnMensHealth.com

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Coronavirus Crisis: A Preventable Pandemic?

Reuters - "Wet Market" is a local slaughterhouse. Animals purchased are slaughtered site on scene

Reuters – “Wet Market” is a local slaughterhouse. Animals purchased are slaughtered site on scene

Animals slaughtered in close proximity to humans, food, and other species creates unsanitary spillover of bacteria, and is a hotbed for cross contamination

Animals slaughtered in close proximity to humans, food, and other species creates unsanitary spillover of bacteria, and is a hotbed for cross contamination

Carissa Kranz, CEO of BeVeg Vegan Certification. Awarded Super Lawyer and vegan law advocate. Upcoming book: Vegan Law: Know Your Rights

Carissa Kranz, CEO of BeVeg Vegan Certification. Awarded Super Lawyer and vegan law advocate. Upcoming book: Vegan Law: Know Your Rights

Global Vegan Certification Symbol by BeVeg. The logo for plant-based food safety and sustainability. Represents sanitary products and conditions uncontaminated by animals. No cross contamination.

Global Vegan Certification Symbol by BeVeg. The logo for plant-based food safety and sustainability. Represents sanitary products and conditions uncontaminated by animals. No cross contamination.

Global vegan trademark for products and services that do not use or exploit animals. Represented on every continent except Antarctica. BeVeg is a Law-firm-issued vegan symbol.

Global vegan trademark for products and services that do not use or exploit animals. Represented on every continent except Antarctica. BeVeg is a Law-firm-issued vegan symbol.

The CDC says about 75 percent of infectious diseases are of animal origin. Experts warn the next viral pandemic to erupt may be deadlier. What's the panacea?

This global catastrophe would not be happening if we lived in a plant-based world. We must evolve, if only for our own survival. It's time to make veganism go viral.”

— Carissa Kranz, Esq., Founder & CEO of BeVeg Global Vegan Certification

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, March 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The deadly coronavirus, that is now plaguing humankind, has been traced back to a live meat market. So have other deadly global pandemics like SARS. It is believed Ebola is connected to the consumption of bushmeat, the meat of wild animals. E-coli and salmonella are connected to the presence of feces in the food system. A Consumer Reports study found that 100% of the hundreds of pounds of ground beef examined contained fecal matter. The exploitation of animals for meat has also resulted in other contagions deadly to humans: mad cow disease, swine flu (pigs), avian flu (birds), Spanish flu (farm animals), HIV (primates), etc. There is an undeniable link to animal exploitation for meat and deadly human pandemics.

This is a time for all of us to take a pause. What are we doing to ourselves and to this planet? Why has nearly everything shut down in the world except the very culprit of these viral pandemics: Slaughterhouses? Do we realize that in our quest for survival (grocery hoarding) we are feeding and funding the very industry that is known to give birth to these deadly viral pandemics?

COVID-19, dubbed the coronavirus, is an uncontained highly contagious global pandemic spreading at unprecedented rates. To prevent the spread of the virus, we are on heightened alert for germs and unsanitary conditions. We are wearing masks and gloves and wiping everything down with Clorox. We are isolating ourselves from others and in quarantine. Our hands are chapped because we’ve washed them so much. We are all working from home or out of jobs condemned to be home, watching the news dismayed as our world leaders put the world on lock down. We are witnessing the shut down of all non-essential businesses, flights cancelled, stay at home orders in effect, and state and country borders closing, all with the hopes of containing the virus.

With no apparent vaccine, no end in sight, and a death toll that climbs daily, people are panicking, stocking up on supplies and food, as they prepare to hunker down. As we hoard groceries and toilet paper, the virus continues to wreak havoc on human health and destabilize global economies. The Coronavirus has literally caused the world to shut down and panic. To distract the panic, the US Senate passes an unprecedented $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package to save our economy from a Great Depression.

At what cost to lives, the environment, and our overall planetary wellbeing until will we stop heading down the same destructive path? A stimulus package and a vaccine (if found) is damage control. What’s the solution for a sustainable society? What do we need to do to protect our planet and our own well-being? The truth is, this global catastrophe would not be happening if we lived in a plant-based world.

History has shown us time and time again that slaughterhouses and “wet markets” are unsanitary cesspools for feces, blood, guts, disease, urine, and other bacteria to incubate and mutate into deadly human viruses. What else is there? What’s the next pandemic unleashed from animal exploitation for meat to wreak havoc on humankind? For centuries, deadly viruses traced back to animal farming and slaughter have plagued mankind. Is this the Law of Unintended Consequences in play? Is it worth taking any more chances?

Three quarters of infectious diseases are zoonotic spillovers. Just consider these deadly human conditions linked to animal exploitation that are responsible for the deaths of hundreds of millions if not billions of people:

—Coronavirus and SARs are traced to live meat markets, where animals sit alive in cages awaiting onsite slaughter once purchased. The slaughterhouse is a hot bed for viruses to jump from animals to humans and mutate into deadly human viruses.

—Ebola. E. Coli, MRSA, Salmonella, and Hepatitis are all viruses born out of slaughterhouse environments and/or the human exploitation of animals for meat.

—Swine flu strains repeatedly develop during the raising and slaughter of pigs for meat. Mad cow disease (VCJD), a fatal disease which destroys our brain and spinal cord is contracted from the exploitation of cows for meat. Avian flu strains repeatedly develop from the unsanitary conditions of raising and killing birds for meat. Notably, new avian flu outbreaks are happening presently in Turkey and the Philippines during the COVID-19 crisis.

—The Spanish flu, which killed 50-100 million people, and affected 500 million, or one-third of the world’s population, was an avian flu strain traced to an animal farm in Kansas.

—The HIV virus was introduced as a deadly human to human virus after coming into contact with contaminated Chimpanzee blood as we hunted them for meat.

—The measles (MeV), which infects 30 million people annually, and kills close to 200,000 globally, has traced origins to early civilization in the middle east when cattle was introduced to humans as livestock and farmed in close proximity.

—The bubonic plague, or Black Death, plagues humans when they eat animals infected by a deadly bacteria carried by fleas, or come into close contact with their bodily fluids.

—Smallpox, perhaps the deadliest pandemic to mankind, has increasing evidence from DNA and RNA sequencing that this is a zoonotic disease that jumped from animal to human. Some experts believed it originated as cowpox and mutated to evolve to what we call smallpox. It is estimated that the smallpox killed 300 million people in the twentieth century.

—Malaria is speculated to originate in humans from chicken farming before mosquitos became carriers to keep the virus alive.

—Nipah Virus (NiV) is a zoonotic virus transmitted from animals to humans, and can also be transmitted through contaminated food. Its origin is traced back to pig farms, and jumped to humans through sick pigs or close contact with their contaminated tissues.

—Listeria infection is a food borne bacterial illness most commonly caused by eating improperly processed deli meats and unpasteurized dairy products. Notably, processed meat is a group 1 carcinogen, according to the World Health Organization.

— The domestication of the horse led to the common cold virus that plagues humankind, while the domestication of chickens gave humans chickenpox, shingles, and various strains of the bird flu. The introduction of livestock cattle is responsible for the emergence of measles, smallpox, and tuberculosis.

The common denominator? Animal exploitation for meat. It kills us too.

When you make an industry over the exploitation and killing of animals for meat, there is no way to keep bodily fluids, blood, guts, and diseased conditions safe and sanitary for humans. We slaughter 3 billion animals a day and more than 1 trillion animals a year for meat. The industry and conditions required to raise this quantity of animals for slaughter and food is unsanitary, inhumane, diseased, and perhaps the greatest weapon of mass destruction. The death toll for us and them is unprecedented. When there’s a pandemic, they get systematically wiped out, while we scramble to find vaccines to survive. There’s no way around it. The business of exploiting and killing animals for food is a hot bed for highly contagious, deadly viral global pandemics.

History is repeating itself.

Yet, we are still feeding the industry demand. Grocery store shelves are out of meat, and the USDA is heroically assuring the public slaughterhouses will remain open. Do we realize the gravity of live meat markets and slaughterhouses to humankind? What’s the next global viral pandemic that will plague mankind?

Humanity should not build an economy that survives on the business of systematic mass murder of other beings. Humanity should be humane. We are abusing Mother Nature and ruining our natural habitat. This is about humanity’s relationship to nature, to people, to animals, and to the world. What is our true human nature? We are killing our planet, its natural habitat, and it’s inhabitants to raise and kill a trillion animals a year. Is this what human nature wishes to do to Mother Nature? Probably not. This is an intervention by mother nature. Humankind must take pause and listen. Humankind's relationship to nature and all kinds, and all kinds of things must become kind — our kind depends on it.

Every single human being’s life on this planet is at risk of contracting the deadly coronavirus, just by walking out their front door, and sharing airspace with the rest of the world.

This poses interesting legal questions. Are our personal civil liberties undermined so long as slaughterhouses remain open?

In an effort to prevent disease and food borne pathogens, and in the interest of global public health and safety, should the CDC order the closure of all live meat markets and address factory farm / factory slaughterhouse conditions? What’s our fundamental right to clean air, as the world walks around in masks? What’s our fundamental right to life, as the death toll increases? What’s our fundamental right to liberty, as we are forced into quarantine? Do we have rights as victims to the virus as we are deprived of life, liberty, and pursuit and economic property? Can we demand clean air laws, like we have smoke-free laws? Do vegans and vegetarians, which make up about 10% of our global population, have legal rights under the Clean Air Act or Environmental Protection Act? In fact, do we all have rights under these acts because we rely on these federal agencies to protect us? Who can be held accountable for infringing on our fundamental rights? After all, these highly contagious pandemics are viral air pollution. Do these unsanitary practices globally infringe on our fundamental personal civil liberties? Was that meal really worth it?

The Plant-Based Solution

We may not be able to rely on big industry businesses, big governments, or special interest politics to protect us. But that does not leave us helpless. As a species, we can help ourselves and our planet by returning to a plant-based diet. By decreasing our meat consumption, we end the demand for factory farming, live meat markets, factory slaughterhouses, and unsanitary local slaughterhouses (aka wet markets). Thereby, we eliminate the cesspool conditions that give birth to deadly viral pandemics that kill humans, and will continue to kill humans so long as these inhuman and unsanitary practices are in place.

Our survival as a planet depends on us ending the inevitable diseased viral conditions that exist and always will exist so long as slaughterhouses are big business. Let us not forget, this coronavirus crisis and financial crisis would not be happening if we did not exploit animals for meat. Likewise, our climate crisis would end if we stopped exploiting animals for meat. Millions of acres of our rainforests are cleared a year to keep up with consumer demand for meat consumption. It takes tremendous natural resources: land, food, and water to raise and slaughter more than a trillion animals a year for food.

A plant-based world is the panacea.

In our efforts to create a safe, sustainable world, it is important to define terms. Vegan is a term that is not legally defined but means containing no animal parts or by-products and produced without contact with any animal parts or by-products. Our survival as a species depends on sanitary food, beverages, and products that are not contaminated with diseased meat, bodily fluid, and fecal matter.

This is a time for consumers to demand honest ethical labeling. Supply chains must be held accountable to ethical, humane, sanitary standards. Likewise, the time is now for plant-based companies to be loud and proud of their food safety standards and veganism. They can do that by globally certifying that they are vegan with BeVeg, the world’s top vegan certification company. Certified vegan companies can show off the global trademark badge of honor!

“If you care about food safety and the sustainability of our planet, then let’s evolve… if only for our own survival, it's time to make veganism go viral. A Vaccine may end this pandemic, but veganism is the panacea.” — BeVeg campaign to end global pandemics

BeVeg International, is a law firm for vegan certification, founded by awarded-Super Lawyer Carissa Kranz. BeVeg is on a mission to globally and legally standardize vegan claims. BeVeg licenses use of its vegan symbol to companies and products with ethical business practices that do not partake in the exploitation of animals.

Proud of your conscious business practices? Want to show off the global vegan trademark that matters? Join the BeVeg campaign to make veganism viral, and certify vegan.

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COVID-19 Crisis: Shut All Slaughterhouses


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