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Background  As we shared last this week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is considering a possible distribution of CARES Act Provider Relief Funds to private-pay assisted living/memory care providers that are stand-alone or part of a CCRC, located in the U.S states and territories. Argentum, ASHA, NCAL, and LeadingAge are assisting…

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Director of EAGLE Accreditation for the United Methodist Association of Health and Welfare Ministries (UMA) SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES Under the direction and supervision of the President and Chief Executive Officer of the United Methodist Association (UMA), and in collaboration with the EAGLE Commission and the UMA Board of Directors, the Director of EAGLE is responsible…

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By Alissa Paolella, communications coordinator for United Church Homes* In the past 50 years, research into loneliness and social isolation has skyrocketed. Breakthroughs in genetics and immunology allow researchers to measure, with great precision, the impact of loneliness on long-term physical and psychological health. It’s become a known, universal problem, one the U.S. Department of…

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From LeadingAge: Congress is considering the next major coronavirus relief package. NOW is the time to make your voice heard as the House of Representatives has started introducing key provisions. We are pleased with key provisions in the new Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, or the HEROES Act, but want to ensure…

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It is with heavy hearts that United Church Funds prepares to bid farewell to two long-time and well-loved executives who are leaving us to pursue professional opportunities elsewhere. Katie McCloskey, Director, Social Responsibility, joined the UCF team in 2012 after working in not-for-profit and humanitarian fields, including six years at the Pension Boards-UCC. During her…

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United Church Funds recently coordinated shareholder resolutions at two pharmaceutical companies so that their boards can better serve the corporations and their clients. A shareholder resolution with Gilead Sciences, Inc. that received 43.4 percent support at Gilead’s annual general meeting on May 6, 2020, requested the company to separate the position of the Chair of…

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By Leslie Yerkes, president, Catalyst Consulting Group, Inc. This is a marathon — have you done the training? Smarter people than me have said that “by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail” (Benjamin Franklin). Unfortunately, when the crisis arises, the time to plan is minimal. If you didn’t do it when you could…

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President and CEO: Retirement Housing Foundation Retirement Housing Foundation is a national non-profit organization that provides housing and services to more than 22,500 older adults, low-income families, and persons with disabilities. With 197 communities in 29 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and a national staff of 2,900, Retirement Housing Foundation…

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United Church Funds

United Church Funds, and other investor members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility have sent letters to the CEOs of 14 pharmaceutical companies calling for a collaborative approach in the development of health technologies, including diagnostics, treatments and a vaccine in the global fight against COVID-19. The letter was sent to AbbVie (ABBV), Amgen…

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