PRA Culture

Writing for Wellness: Occupational Wellness

This is how my day started…wait, no, rewind…this is how last night started. Checked the weather for Monday. Yes! No rain in sight, which has been plentiful so far this season. Load my bike into the car so I could commute to work in the morning on the bike trail that runs from my hometown… Read More


Horse on top of a hill

Horses have been the central part of my life for as long as I can remember. Inside, I am forever that little girl. You know the one. The girl that points out every horse on a road trip; that has horse-themed wall calendars and mugs; that watches every horse movie unless it doesn’t end well… Read More


Organized bedside table

In January, I used my annual Day of Reflection to get started on a project I had wanted to undertake for a long time. I planned to spend an uninterrupted block of time at home, organizing some of my worldly items and determining which things could be discarded. In the practical sense, the project was… Read More


Tree-lined highway

By Meghan Agblevor “So what do you see yourself doing in the future?” is a question that always takes my brain into overdrive. Why? Well, growing up I always wanted to be an Obstetrician-gynecologist but I’ve always hated science, so that’s a no. I would love to open up my own service business in Africa… Read More


View of memorial pillars at the National Monument for Peace and Justice

I was looking up at a copper edifice used to memorialize the life of someone I have never met. The structure that captured so much of my attention was not alone.  This structure was meticulously suspended at least 15 feet above my head along with several hundred more some adorned by a single name, but… Read More


Take Your Dog to Work Day at PRA -- 10 staff members with their dogs

I agreed to do a blog for May is Mental Health Month in early 2019. At the time I wasn’t sure what I was going to write about, but I knew I could count on inspiration from the work we, here at PRA, are doing every day to strengthen the services and systems that support… Read More


PRA Celebrates Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month! Mental Health Month is an opportunity to highlight the importance of mental health care and to share resources and support to encourage people to seek help when they need it. To honor the month, PRA staff shared their answers two questions: Why does mental health awareness matter? What does mental… Read More


Macro shot of puzzle pieces

Mental health awareness matters because we are all affected by it. It is at the center of so many issues affecting our country. Along with issues of poverty and trauma, mental health is woven right into the fabric of our society. Through mental health awareness campaigns and by being an advocate, a voice, for people… Read More


Pink notebook on a pink desk with a plant, pen, and paper surrounding the book

At PRA, we have a number of “boards” around the office.  These boards are bulletin boards maintained by staff and various committees to share information and materials with staff.  For example, our Cultural Competence Board, maintained by PRA’s Cultural Competence Committee, has featured pieces on intersectionality, implicit bias, and trauma.  Our Wellness Board, created by… Read More


Writing for Wellness Financial Wellness

When people think about their financial wellness they are often thinking about the nasty four letter word D-E-B-T. I could tell you all about “good” debt vs. “bad” debt but I want you to read the entire blog post without your eyes glazing over. I’d much rather provide tips on how to manage, save, and… Read More


Picture of an airplane flying through the clouds

Ashley’s Favorite Food Halls In the never-ending search for good food everywhere and in particular places I’m traveling for work, I like to seek out food halls. These have popped up not only in trendy cities (even Albany!), and are typically upscale food courts, with multiple rotating or permanent vendors cooking and selling out of… Read More