Live broadcast: August 25, 2022
Kara McNulty is a population health scientist and head of behavioral health and employee assistance programs at Aetna, the CVS Health Company. She is also a woman who has suffered from mental illness. this week, Snap it up! Mental Illness in the Workplace Podcast with Natasha Tracy talking with Kara McNulty on her own experience with mental illness, Amplify her passion for helping others with mental illness. We will also talk about where the employer should be when dealing with mentally ill employees and how mentally ill voices are silenced.
Helping people with mental illness at work
We will discuss things like:
- Kara’s personal experience with mental illness
- Passion for helping people with mental illness at work
- Why employers should support people with mental illness
- What employers should do to help people with mental illness
- Silencing change and expose people with mental illness
Whether you work in HR, a CEO, or simply want to make sure people with mental illness get what they need at work, you don’t want to miss this episode.
Live video broadcast
We will be broadcasting this episode LIVE on August 25 at 2:00 PM Eastern (11:00 AM Pacific Time). Join us Have your questions been answered directly?.
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Kara McNulty, DPA, is the Head of Behavioral Health and Employee Assistance Programs at CVS Health, the leading provider of mental health and employee assistance programs (EAP) solutions to members and communities worldwide. She oversees a national team that leads the development of CVS Health and Aetna’s programs, products, and capabilities designed to provide individuals with easy access to innovative, high-quality treatments and meet people wherever they are along the mental wellbeing continuum.
Kara is a respected executive leader and population health scientist whose success extends in driving population welfare outcomes to the employer, government, payer/provider, startup, and education sectors. She is known for her ability to integrate proven health sciences into practical business models that lead to measurable results.
Focusing on the growing need for mental health resources exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Kara is leading CVS Health’s strategy to expand mental health services and resources. Most recently, this has included Aetna offering members cost-sharing waivers for mental and behavioral health telemedicine visits at the start of the pandemic, as well as opening Aetna’s live crisis resources and health support lines to all consumers regardless of health plan.
Previously, Kara worked as the North American leader for integrated luxury for Willis Towers Watson. Her responsibilities included advising clients on strategies focused on employee engagement, clinical outcomes, and productivity. She sat on the company’s health and benefits practice leadership team and focused on integrated wellbeing, intellectual capital, and service development across physical, emotional, financial, and social dimensions.
As the former head of Population Health and team member, guest wellbeing and wellness for Target Corporation, she has led efforts to implement the company’s health agenda. She developed strategies that improved the health of all team members, driving value and business growth while reducing healthcare expenses.
Kara is known nationally for her strategic design and implementation of transformative population health care legislation in Minnesota, which is by far one of the largest financial allocations in the country for initiatives known to reduce health disparities and chronic disease.
She holds a PhD in Public Administration from Hamlin University, a Master of Science in Applied Health Sciences from Indiana University, and a Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education from the University of Minnesota-Duluth.