ST. LOUIS, Feb. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Envolve, Inc., an integrated healthcare solutions company, in partnership with GirlScouts of Eastern Missouri, has launched the Disability Awareness Patch Program in the spirit of inclusivity. The Disability Awareness Patch encourages Girl Scouts to gain understanding and acceptance of people's differences.
The program's curriculum uses the book Darby Boingg Has an Adventure and Meets a Person with Disabilities, which is part of an educational series developed by Chief Medical Officer of Envolve, Dr. Mary Mason.
"We saw a need to provide additional education around inclusiveness and foster conversation and understanding about disabilities," said Dr. Mason. "This patch not only allows a forum for open discussion but is the foundation for future conversations to promote understanding and reduce bullying tendencies that can begin at a young age."
The activities created in cooperation with Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri were designed to nurture the idea of an inclusive environment. Activities include poster designs of what respect means to each girl, introduction of people-first language concepts and creating a wheelchair pouch. The program also includes a parents/guardian guide for further discussions at home.
"Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri is thrilled to partner with Envolve on this disability awareness program," said Bonnie Barczykowski, CEO of Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri. "As an organization built on the foundation of inclusivity, we look forward to the positive enrichment and personal growth this progressive Disability Awareness Patch Program will bring to our Girl Scouts."
For more information regarding the Disability Awareness Patch Program or to order a free kit to have your troop complete the patch, contact Lucretia Penn at [email protected] or 314-592-2337.
About Envolve, Inc. ŪEnvolve, Inc. Ū is a family of health solutions, working together to make healthcare simpler, more effective and more accessible for everyone. As an agent for change in healthcare, Envolve is committed to transforming the health of the community, one person at a time. Envolve unifies medical management, care management and coordination, specialty pharmacy, PBM, vision, dental, behavioral health management, life and health/wellness management, empowerment and education services, telehealth services, 24/7 nurse advice services, and data, analytics and IT solutions. For more information, please visit our website www.envolvehealth.com or contact us today at [email protected].
About the Girl Scouts of Eastern MissouriGirl Scouts of Eastern Missouri is committed to building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. To join, volunteer or donate to Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri, call 800.727.GIRL (800.727.4475) or visit www.girlscoutsem.org. Girl Scouts is a proud United Way member and is supported by the following United Way agencies: United Way of Greater St. Louis, United Way of the Mark Twain Area, United Way of Adair County/Northeast Missouri and Franklin County Area United Way. Follow Girl Scouts on Twitter http://twitter.com/GirlScoutsEM and Facebook http://www.facebook.com/GirlScoutsEasternMO.
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