COVID-19 Resources

Use the resources below, as desired, to support yourself, your organization,
and your family members as we deal with new and unprecedented stressors.

We’re here for you and your family
in this time of need.

World Health Organization (WHO)

Access WHO links below for information about the global situation and resources to support health.

CDC Resources

Access CDC links below for information about the global situation and resources to support health.

Resources from VITAL WorkLife

Childcare Resources

In response to numerous states closing schools for a period of time, we have had individuals contacting us for information regarding childcare. Although some of these options may not be available as the virus continues to spread, below is a link to our Childcare Resource Guide for parents and guardians to use to assess additional childcare options. 

VITAL WorkLife Insights & Videos

We have a variety of Insights on stress and anxiety in the workplace and how to appropriately navigate a crisis situation posted on our blog:

Mindfulness Videos

Resources for Healthcare Professionals

The following links are resources specifically for healthcare professionals related to COVID-19.

Talking to Children About the Coronavirus

The following links provide resources for children and talking to them about the Coronavirus.

Webinars and Events

The Leader's Role: Identifying & Addressing COVID-19 Drivers of Stress

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on new and significant challenges in healthcare leaving our medical professionals feeling an increase in stress, anxiety, fear, frustration and/or anger. With many physicians and providers already experiencing high levels of stress and burnout, many lack the support they need.

Co-presenters Laurie Drill-Mellum, MD from Constellation and Liz Ferron, MSW, LICSW, from VITAL WorkLife, discuss the professional and personal challenges of working in a COVID-19 environment and provide insights about how leaders should respond. Watch the webinar HERE.

Effects of COVID 19 on Healthcare Workers and Physicians: Research and Consultant Findings

This webinar highlights Prudential's new research on the behavioral health effects of COVID-19 on employees and physicians, as well as VITAL WorkLife's research on physician burnout. The discussion also includes insights from Dr. Robert Leschke, a practicing emergency medicine physician and Physician Peer Coach for VITAL WorkLife. Watch the webinar HERE.

Leading Through the Stress of COVID-19

This webinar is intended for those in healthcare who must lead their organization through the current pandemic and beyond. 

OBJECTIVES:

  • Discuss the challenges of leading an organization during a time that negatively effects the mental health of your staff members
  • Review the difference between pre- and post-pandemic stressors that lead to burnout and what an organization can do today to demonstrate leadership
  • Address what you can do to support staff members and what resources you can leverage to help both you and your employees cope better during this crisis

Watch our webinar HERE, with co-presenters Paul DeChant, MD, MBA, an internationally recognized expert on physician burnout,
Liz Ferron, MSW, LICSW, Physician Practice Lead, VITAL WorkLife and Sarah Prom, Senior Director of Solution Delivery, VITAL WorkLife.

Managing the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Height of the Storm

Organizations large and small in every corner of our country are feeling the impacts of COVID-19. Health care organizations sit on the front lines of this battle. The steps you take, the words you say have never mattered more. The actions you are taking within your organization will mean the difference between a well-managed event or a situation that puts your patients’ or residents’ health at risk and your organization’s reputation in peril.

Watch this webinar recording HERE, hosted by Constellation in collaboration with their crisis communication partner Padilla, that addressed best practice considerations during this critical time.

Leading with Compassion: Supporting Healthcare Workers in a Crisis

Dr. Patricia Watson and Dr. Richard Westphal discuss specific strategies healthcare leaders and managers can use to address the five essential human needs that support recovery from adversity and stress. They also explain how to use the Stress First Aid framework for conducting a stress and coping assessment. 

Watch the webinar recording, hosted by the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, and download the resources and handouts here: https://www.theschwartzcenter.org/webinar/leading-with-compassion-supporting-healthcare-workers-in-a-crisishttps://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2175040014212150541

Caring for Yourself & Others During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Managing Healthcare Workers’ Stress

Patricia Watson, PhD, of the National Center for PTSD discusses ways healthcare workers can manage stress — theirs and others’ — as we face the ever-changing circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Watch the webinar recording, hosted by the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, and download the resources and handouts here: https://www.theschwartzcenter.org/webinar/caring-for-yourself-others-during-the-covid-19-pandemic-managing-healthcare-workers-stress

Build Psychological Immunity During the Coronavirus Outbreak

No one could have imagined the sudden outbreak of the new coronavirus pneumonia. These customized online sessions, "Build Psychological Immunity During the Coronavirus Outbreak," focus on ways you can increase your resilience. The seminar identifies and acknowledges the emotions you may be experiencing, and offers practical suggestions for coping.

Please click on this link to listen to the English recording of this online seminar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/7143877095331006983

Keep Calm and Carry On: Maintaining Your Composure Amidst the Pandemic Panic

The coronavirus has led to widespread fear on a global scale. The pervasive impact of the outbreak on a humanitarian and economical scale means that levels of extreme uncertainty and anxiety is rife, and unprecedented business and health challenges are being presented across the world.

Given that stress has an adverse impact on your immune system, it is more important than ever to retain a healthy sense of perspective, focus upon practical ways to adapt to the situation, and respond in a composed way to the outbreak. The session will cover strategies to tackle feelings of anxiety and stress, practical techniques for working from home, and more.

Please click on this link to listen to the recording of this online seminar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/4923622270961351949

Additional Resources

Here are some additional resources to support you with practical resources and reputable news and information.

Crisis and support hotlines

IRS Page for Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments

https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus-tax-relief-and-economic-impact-payments

Unemployment Benefit Information by State

United Way COVID-19 Pandemic Page

Access links to resources and support and search for your local 211 for referrals to health, human and social service organizations.

WebMD

Medline Plus

Medical News Today

Mayo Clinic

News Day

CNet

Time

Wall Street Journal 

The New York Times

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