Issue 105 - November 2020
Cordico Pilot ProgramBy Abraham Han, Management Analyst
At its meeting of September 23, 2020, the Executive Committee reviewed and approved a pilot program for Cordico. Cordico is a mobile wellness app which provides law enforcement and fire departments with a comprehensive approach to managing stress and mental health.
The Authority has become aware of increasing challenges within the membership in trying to manage stress and mental health, especially among public safety personnel. In recent months, this has become more apparent with the additional challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and civil unrest. As such, Authority staff saw a timely opportunity to begin helping members proactively address these types of challenges in order to reduce exposure to potential claims related to stress and other mental or emotional health issues.
By virtue of on-demand access to wellness content and resources, Cordico addresses the challenge of covering a variety of topics. Cordico covers areas including, emotional health, stress management, injury prevention, depression, and grief and loss.
Cordico users can get immediate and personalized access to wellness resources that might otherwise be difficult to obtain or coordinate. This holistic approach has the potential to allow law enforcement and firefighting personnel to address the direct sources of stress and lessen the likelihood that stress can negatively overlap into other areas of their lives.
Given the increasing demand for wellness services, recent trends in mental stress claims, and positive end-user feedback from agencies which have used Cordico on a first-hand basis, the Authority will begin a small-scale pilot program. Upon the conclusion of the pilot , Authority staff will conduct a review of the various elements of the program to determine whether a full-scale program should be considered and rolled out to the membership at large.
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