In a continuation of the Concordia blog series, we're highlighting notable partnerships & new cross-sector ventures we read about this week.
Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation (CSC) and Lifeline Australia have partnered to strengthen support services for those living with mental health issues and to destigmatize the illness that an increasing number of Australians are experiencing.
According to Health Direct, 1 in every 5 Australians (about 4 million people) suffer from a mental illness in a year, and almost half the population (over 25 billion people) has suffered a mental disorder at some time in their life. Through this three-year partnership, CSC will actively promote Lifeline’s awareness, education, and support services, as well as providing funding to expand Lifeline’s 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. Announcing the new partnership, CSC’s CEO, Damian Hill, referenced the spike in the number of CSC clients reporting mental ill-health issues over the past 12 months, and the need for suicide prevention services to meet the surge in demand.
WHY IT MATTERS: The number of Australians living with mental health issues is increasing exponentially and this collaboration will provide them with the necessary resources they may need. This partnership will provide awareness, education, and support services, such as 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Allovue announces a new partnership with PowerSchool, a leading provider of K-12 education technology solutions, to provide seamless access to a suite of collaborative financial tools for school and district administrators.
With the speed of technological advancements today, there has never been a better time to form a collaboration among market leaders within the industry. PowerSchool helps schools and districts efficiently manage learning, attendance, assessment, analytics, special education, talent, finance, and HR, among much more. And now, with this new collaboration with Allovue, dynamic resource allocation and budgeting solutions can be added to that list. Its collaborative approach improves the budgeting process by reducing errors and overspending, aligning spending to strategic priorities, and enabling districts to quickly adapt to changing needs.
WHY IT MATTERS: Through this partnership, Allovue will complement the PowerSchool BusinessPlus experience with solutions that support strategic budget planning and resource equity for students. Allovue translates the complexities of financial data into meaningful information so that administrators can allocate resources to maximize student achievement.
As museums remain closed due to COVID-19, a collection of free, standards-aligned Smithsonian content will be brought to PBS LearningMedia, an online destination that serves more than 1.6 million users each month, with new resources to be added to this collection on a regular basis. PBS’ commitment to delivering award-winning, research-based content that brings learning to life continues with this collaboration. A critical resource for teachers and students nationwide, PBS LearningMedia hit record-breaking numbers as schools in the U.S. closed in March, April, and May, reaching more than 7.5 million users.
WHY IT MATTERS: With museums closed due to COVID-19, this collaboration provides educators worldwide with free online content from the Smithsonian. This content is available in a variety of formats, including videos and interactives, documents, and in-depth lesson plans. Educators can browse content and filter by standards, grade level, subject, and special collections.