Black History Month 2022

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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.

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Activities & Events

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  • 12:00 PM

    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.

Additional Resources

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.

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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.

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Taking care of our mental health can be challenging and confusing. Are you able to determine when you need to seek out professional help? Check out this resource from NIMH to learn some self-care strategies and understand when to reach out for assistance.

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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.

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Check out Coronavirus in African Americans and Other People of Color to learn more about the trends and risk factors behind the racial disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic.