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National Women's Health Week Webinar Series

Publication Date: May 04, 2021

National Women's Health Week Webinar Series

It’s Not Just You, this is Hard, Especially for Women: Caring for ourselves and cultivating resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has created profound stress due to a range of experiences, not limited to grief, economic hardship, fear and ongoing uncertainty. No aspect of our lives has been untouched. This stress has taken a particularly hard toll on women, who, as always, find themselves holding it all together. This comes at a price. Women are experiencing unprecedented rates of behavioral and mental health challenges, including high rates of anxiety and depression. There is no shame in being stressed, nor weakness in taking time to care for ourselves. This webinar series is for anyone, including those who have been caring for others during the pandemic. We will address pandemic stressors and explore an array of opportunities to care for ourselves and cultivate resilience.


Please register for each session separately.


Hosted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of Regional Operations.


Session 1: May 5

  • Walk. Run. Dance. Play: Importance of physical activity and finding your way to move

  • Mindful Meditation

  • An Overview on Women's Alcohol Use

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Session 2: May 12

  • How Right Now: Strengthening emotional well-being and resiliency during a pandemic and beyond

  • Filling Up Our Cup: Using music to support coping and stress reduction

  • A Commitment to Hope: Cognitive flexibility and realistic optimism

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Session 3: May 19

  • Resiliency in New Mothers with the Lowest Quality Care during the COVID Pandemic

  • Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Maternal Health Care

  • The Generational Impact of Inequities in Maternal Care: The path forward

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Session 4: May 26

  • Let's Talk About It: A community approach to achieve mental wellness

  • The Benefits of Yoga

  • Positive Emotion in High Stakes Environments

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