NAHB Awarded Grant to Promote Worker Mental Health and Wellbeing

Filed in Safety by on February 18, 2021 0 Comments

A construction worker offering helping words to another to promote mental health and wellbeing.The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Research Foundation recently announced that NAHB has been selected as one of three 2021 Innovation Grants Program recipients for its project How Associations Can Promote Worker Wellbeing and Behavioral Health to Their Members.

Over the last eight years, the ASAE Research Foundation has received more than 300 applications and awarded a total of 34 innovation grants to organizations of varied types, sizes, locations and industries.

“The awardees selected this year reflected creativity and commitment to an innovation process with projects aligned to our theme of workforce development,” the ASAE Research Foundation said in a press release.

The $10,000 grant will be used to develop resources as part of NAHB’s ongoing initiative on member mental health and wellbeing.

Specific goals of the initiative include:

  • Improving awareness of mental health issues in construction
  • Facilitating discussion
  • Destigmatizing mental health and addiction
  • Taking a leadership position moving forward

Members are encouraged to visit NAHB’s dedicated page to view the resources developed to date.

NAHB is also pleased to announce the availability of an online screening tool that enables members to take an anonymous self-assessment and, depending on the outcome, guides them to a customized set of resources that can connect them with appropriate services. The screening tool is a component of NAHB’s partnership with MindWise Innovations, which provides services to businesses who understand the profound impact mental health challenges have on workforce health and productivity.

For questions about NAHB’s initiative on mental health and wellbeing, please contact David Jaffe or Rob Matuga.

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