This Black History Month, EDI invites you to join us as we seek to:
Educate NIH and the public about Black Americans’ contributions to health and wellness in America
Enlighten NIH and the public about the impact of COVID-19 on Black Americans
Empower NIH staff with tools and resources to promote personal health and wellness
Follow us on social media as we educate the community on ways to develop healthy habits, encourage mental wellness, and reflect on unique personal needs. Join the conversation throughout the month of February as we share helpful tools and resources designed to promote health and wellness for the NIH community.
Activities & Events
Event Host: Arizona Center for Disability Law
2022 African American Conference on Disabilities - Arizona Center for Disability Law (azdisabilitylaw.org)
The Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL) will host a free cirtual conference throughout the month of February with 12 informative workshops in concert with leading specialists in the accessibility and advocacy space. The conference will address the intersection between race and disabilities and examine avenues for self-advocacy to ensure the effective provision of services, resources, and enforcement of civil rights in the African American and disability communities.
Event Host: The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and the NIH Employee Assistance Program
EDI, in concert with the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), presents a program on Employee Health and Wellness at NIH. The discussion will focus on mental health, stress management, and managing increased workloads.
In times of adversity, such as during the COVID-19 pandemic, you may feel symptoms of stress, depression, or other coping difficulties. We have curated some helpful resources from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to help navigate these troublesome experiences.
Are you familiar with the physical symptoms of stress and anxiety? Can you distinguish the major differences between the two? Check out this helpful resource from NIMH.
Take a look at The Disproportional Impact of COVID-19 on African Americans for a detailed analysis of the social determinants impeding equity in health-care and pandemic outcomes.