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ABZL International Launches Food Security Venture in Tanzania

ABZL International Launches Food Security Venture in Tanzania

As the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit draws to a close, ABZL International is pleased to announce a new venture based in the Republic of Tanzania to address food security challenges. The goal of this deliberate international investment is to increase agricultural productivity and resilient food systems.

It is estimated that by 2050, the world’s population will increase by approximately two billion more people which will require a 70 percent increase in global food production to feed them. With these challenges facing the world, ABZL International, a Bizzell Company, has made food security a strategic priority. Through ABZL Tanzania, ABZL International is supporting local farmers and increasing distribution of food from the Republic of Tanzania to other nations around the world.

About ABZL International

ABZL International, Inc., a Bizzell Company, focuses on the provision of effective, efficient, timely, and fiscally responsible solutions that improve the quality of life for people in low, emerging, and middle-income countries. To learn more or partner with ABZL International, visit: ABZL.international or email info@abzl.international.

 

Bizzell Awarded Federal Contract to Operate New Haven Job Corps Center

Bizzell Awarded Federal Contract to Operate New Haven Job Corps Center

November 29, 2022 (New Carrollton, MD) – Bizzell US (Bizzell) has been awarded the federal contract to operate and manage the New Haven Job Corps Center located in New Haven, CT, effective December 1, 2022. This five-year contract will provide education and training to 157 youths and young adults between the ages of 16 and 24. In addition, the contract will provide jobs for 92 staff members, all of whom are residents of the New Haven community. Further, Bizzell will engage and leverage community partnerships as part of the city’s economic development impact initiative.

Students enrolled in the New Haven Job Corps Center program will be able to obtain their high school diploma and complete training for a trade in construction, healthcare, advanced manufacturing, finance and business, or culinary arts. Graduates from the New Haven Job Corps Center will be provided career placement assistance, which can include an industry-related job, college, the Armed Forces, apprenticeship training, or advanced training.

“Our team is committed to improving the wellbeing of the communities from which our students come and share a dedication to helping ensure that each student finds a pathway to a safe and successful future,” stressed Anton C. Bizzell, MD, Bizzell Chairman and CEO. “This must be part of the mission. Bizzell, through our workforce innovation practice area, fervently prioritizes educating and training young people for successful careers in the nation’s most high demand and fastest-growing industries.  Given New Haven’s diverse educational environment, students enrolled in the Job Corps program will be well positioned to meet their academic benchmarks.”

About Bizzell

Established in 2010, Bizzell US is a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) HUBZone certified strategy, consulting, and technology firm with a mission to improve lives and accelerate change. Bizzell US develops innovative solutions to some of the most critical issues of our time such as health care services equity, global health, workforce innovation, and other urgent needs facing the world. Under the leadership and vision of founder, Anton C. Bizzell, MD, the company has grown into a thriving firm, headquartered in New Carrollton, Maryland, with staff and offices in various regions around the country, including California, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Georgia, and globally in Africa, Asia, and Central America. Learn more about how we develop data-driven, research-informed, innovative solutions to complex, real-world challenges. Learn more at www.BizzellUS.com.

About Job Corps

Job Corps, the nation’s largest residential job training program, prepares young adults, ages 16-24, with education and hands-on career training for entry-level positions that lead to careers in today’s workforce. For more information, visit https://www.jobcorps.gov

Bizzell Global Ventures Contact
Carlos Gomez, Market Impact Specialist
Cgomez@bizzellglobal.com | 301-459-0100 x286

Social Media Use and Well-being: What We Do and Don’t Know

Social Media Use and Well-being: What We Do and Don’t Know

November 15, 2022 (New Carrollton, MD) Nearly 60 percent of the world’s population, and 81% of the US population, are active social media users. As social media use becomes more pervasive, there is a growing interest in the role social media plays in wellness and mental health. Does social media help or hinder mental health? The answer is not that simple. Social media can be an easy, accessible way for people to establish social connections and networks. These can be important contributors to well-being and mental health. Yet some studies indicate social media use also may have a negative effect on mental health and well-being, although these effects vary by age, race, and other demographics. Recent research suggests that how social media is used can have a greater impact on mental health than how often or how long social media is used.

The November 2022 Behavioral Health Spotlight focuses on social media use and well-being. “Social Media Use and Well-being: What We Do and Don’t Know” was written by Nancy Bateman, MSW, a Senior Public Health Advisor for Behavioral Health Services at Bizzell. It discusses current findings on social media use and well-being, meaningful uses of social media data in the mental health/well-being space, and recommendations for future research. The BHARC Behavioral Health Spotlight, published by the Behavioral Health Advancement Resource Center (BHARC) and funded by Bizzell, is a thought leadership series highlighting various behavioral health topics that impact communities across the United States and abroad.

Read the report: Social Media Use and Well-being: What We Do and Don’t Know

About BHARC

The Behavioral Health Advancement Resource Center (BHARC) is an ever-growing and trusted source for current behavioral health program development and research findings, examples of evidence-informed and promising practices, and emerging behavioral health policy and interventions. The BHARC Advisory Council consists of experts in substance use, mental health, clinical trials, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare standards and quality. For more information, visit: BHARC.org

About Bizzell US

Bizzell US (Bizzell) is a strategy, consulting, and technology firm that designs innovative solutions to help build healthy, secure, and sustainable communities in our nation and around the world. Bizzell leverages the combined experience of our diverse subject matter experts to develop data-driven, research-informed answers to the world’s most complex challenges—ensuring our clients achieve their vision and goals. For more information, visit: BizzellUS.com

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Bizzell US to Operate Tulsa Job Corps Center

Bizzell US to Operate Tulsa Job Corps Center

Bizzell US (Bizzell) was awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) to operate the Tulsa Job Corps Center (Tulsa, Oklahoma). Beginning November 1, 2022, Bizzell will assume oversight of the 13-acre Job Corps Center located at 1133 North Lewis Ave, Tulsa Oklahoma, for the next five-years.

Bizzell will provide career education and training to 235 youth and young adults between the ages of 16 and 24, and provide jobs for 118 staff, who are residents of the Tulsa community. Bizzell will build upon the Center’s current success by delivering cutting-edge training, resources, and programs that will equip Job Corps students with the skills and education to propel them on career paths for the future.

“Career readiness and training programs like Job Corps are vitally important to continue moving our economy in the right direction while changing student lives—which is why I’m honored that DOL selected Bizzell to lead the Tulsa Job Corps Center,” says Anton C. Bizzell, MD, Chairman and CEO. “With record youth unemployment across the nation, our passionate and dedicated Center staff are eager to support each student and continue the great work in the Tulsa community.”

About Bizzell US

Established in 2010, Bizzell US is U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) HUBZone certified strategy, consulting, and technology firm with a mission to improve lives and accelerate change. Bizzell US develops innovative solutions to some of the most critical issues of our time such as health care services equity, global health, workforce innovation and other urgent needs facing the world. Under the leadership and vision of founder, Anton C. Bizzell, MD, the company has grown into a thriving firm headquartered in New Carrollton, Maryland with staff and offices in various regions around the country including California, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Georgia, and globally in Africa, Asia, and Central America. Learn more about how we develop data-driven, research-informed, innovative solutions to complex-real-world challenges. Learn more at www.BizzellUS.com.

About Job Corps

Job Corps, the nation’s largest job training program, prepares young people ages 16-24 with education and hands-on career training for entry-level positions that lead to careers in today’s job market. For more information, visit https://www.jobcorps.gov.

Bizzell Global Ventures Contact
Carlos Gomez, Market Impact Specialist
Cgomez@bizzellglobal.com | 301-459-0100 x286