Live Stream: August 25, 2022
Cara McNulty is a population health scientist and the President, Behavioral Health and Employee Assistance Programs at Aetna, a CVS Health Company. She’s also a woman who has experienced mental illness. This week, Snap Out of It! The Mental Illness in the Workplace Podcast with Natasha Tracy is talking with Cara McNulty about her own experience with mental illness, amplifying her passion for helping others with mental illness. We’re also going to be talking about what place an employer should have when dealing with employees with mental illness and how voices with mental illness are shamed and silenced.
Helping People with Mental Illness at Work
We’re going to be discussing things like:
- Cara’s personal experience of mental illness
- Passion for helping people with mental illness at work
- Why employers should support people with mental illness
- What employers should be doing to help people with mental illness
- Changing the silencing and shaming of those with mental illness
Whether you are in human resources, a c-suite executive, or simply want to ensure that people with mental illness get what they need at work, you don’t want to miss this episode.
Live Video Podcast Stream
We will be streaming this episode LIVE on August 25 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern (11:00 a.m. Pacific). Join us to have your questions answered LIVE.
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Cara McNulty, DPA, is President of Behavioral Health and Employee Assistance Programs at CVS Health, a leading provider of mental health and employee assistance program (EAP) solutions to members and communities around the globe. She oversees a national team that spearheads the development of CVS Health and Aetna’s programs, products, and capabilities designed to offer individuals easy access to quality, innovative treatments and meet people wherever they are along the continuum of mental wellbeing.
Cara is a highly-regarded executive leader and population health scientist whose success in driving population wellbeing outcomes spans the employer, government, payer/provider, start-up, and education sectors. She is known for her ability to integrate confirmed health science into practical business models that drive measurable outcomes.
Focused on the increased need for mental wellbeing resources exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Cara leads CVS Health’s strategy to expand mental health services and resources. Most recently, this included Aetna offering members cost-sharing waivers for mental and behavioral health telemedicine visits at the onset of the pandemic, as well as opening Aetna’s Resources For Living crisis and health support lines to all consumers regardless of health plan.
Cara previously served as the North American leader of Integrated Wellbeing for Willis Towers Watson. Her responsibilities included advising clients on strategies focusing on employee engagement, clinical outcomes, and productivity. She sat on the company’s Health and Benefits Specialty 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, Team Member Wellbeing and Guest Wellness for Target Corporation, she led efforts to implement the company’s health agenda. She developed strategies that improved all team members’ health, driving value and business growth while decreasing health care expenditures.
Cara is nationally recognized for her strategic design and implementation of Minnesota’s transformational population health care legislation, which to date is one of the largest financial allocations in the country for initiatives known to be reducing health disparities and chronic diseases.
She holds a doctorate in public administration from Hamline University, a Master of Science in applied health science from Indiana University, and a Bachelor of Science in community health education from the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
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