Women's History Month Collection

Every March since 1987, Congress and U.S. Presidents have designated this month as Women's History Month. This year, we are celebrating the accomplishments and vital contributions of women in history with documentaries and stories that center women's experiences in history.

Everyone can enjoy and learn something new from these stories by women and about women.
Women in the Workplace 2020

The events of 2020 have turned workplaces upside down. Under the highly challenging circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, many employees are struggling to do their jobs. Many feel like they’re “always on” now that the boundaries between work and home have blurred. They’re worried about their family’s health and finances. Burnout is a real issue. Learn more in the report from McKinsey and LeanIn.Org.
Affect Study Reveals the Significant Impact of COVID-19 on Women in the Workplace

National survey highlights the unbalanced way women’s jobs, incomes and home life have suffered while working during the pandemic, and what employers can do to make a difference.
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March is National Colorectal Awareness Month, an observance dedicated to encouraging patients, survivors, and caregivers to share their stories, advocate for colorectal cancer prevention, and inform others about the importance of early detection. Start with this Employer Value Summary and downloading these communication templates for employers.
March is Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Month

Did you know that almost a million people in the US have MS? Head to MS-WorkSpace.com to discover resources that can help you support your employees who have or are caring for someone with MS.
Coronavirus: Fact vs. Fiction

Coronavirus has fundamentally changed the American workplace, but which changes can we expect to stick around permanently? Analyst and remote work expert Andrew Hewitt shares his predictions for the post-pandemic future of office work and what’s surprised him so far.
THE CONVERSATION: Between Us, About Us, A New Campaign By Black Health Care Workers for Black People about the COVID-19 Vaccines

Black doctors, nurses and researchers dispel misinformation and provide accessible facts in 50 FAQ videos that deliver the information Black people are asking for about the COVID-19 vaccines. More videos and voices will be added to this one-of-its-kind living video library as new questions arise and information becomes available.
Supporting Asians & Pacific Islanders in the Workplace

This panel features leaders who want to share practical ideas and tips for organizations on how they can support their API employees. There has been a rise in harassment and hate crimes towards Asian and Pacific Islanders worldwide since the start of the covid-19 pandemic. People of multiple racial identities have expressed these acts of hatred. As society becomes more aware of this issue, it is the responsibility of organizations to support their employees within the API community.
10 Myths About The COVID-19 Vaccine That Aren't True

As happens with everything that’s new, rumors have been circulating about these vaccines. To set the record straight, Dennis Cunningham, M.D., medical director of infection control and prevention with Henry Ford Health System, debunks 10 vaccine myths.
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The State of Mental Health at Work 2021

Join Sandi Stein, Global Head of Benefits at Brown Brother Harriman, Chris Jackson, Territory Partnership Director at Lyra Health, and Amy Tippett-Stangler, SVP at Northeast Business Group on Health, to hear the results of our first-ever yearly report on the state of mental health at work.
In honor of Women's History Month, NEBGH applauds its outstanding women CEO members:
  • Wellthy- Lindsay Jurist-Rosner
  • Spring Health- April Koh
  • Quantum Health- Kara Trott
  • Hello Heart- Maaya Cohen
  • Maven- Katherine Ryder
  • Kindbody- Gina Bartasi
The Pandemic Wall
by Dr. Christi Weston, MD, PhD., the Director of Outpatient Psychiatry at Capital Health

It’s not surprising that almost a year into the COVID 19 pandemic most people are at a breaking point emotionally. Not only are we coping with the changes that COVID has caused in our work and holding space for our students who are struggling academically and emotionally, but we are also going through this disaster in our own lives. It feels like there is never respite and burnout has replaced the hope that 2021 would be better which sustained us earlier. While there is reason for optimism with vaccinations being given and a change in the federal administration that promises a more organized approach to fighting COVID, the reality is that we are a long way off from normalcy. We are feeling this too. Additionally, we know that there will be residual emotional effects that last long after the pandemic is over. While it may feel like there is nothing that can help our current situation, there are ways to make it easier to get through our days. Several options are listed below:
  1. Use your personal/vacation time. Many people have pushed through, not taking time off, hoping to use it when travel restrictions lift. Nothing will change that quickly with travel. Take your days off.
  2. Try to focus on the present. Much of our worry is related to thinking about the past or the future. Try not to think past today. If this is too much, try not to think past the next hour.
  3. Manage your expectations of yourself and others. We cannot function as we normally do in this environment. It’s okay to not finish the to-do list today.
  4. Try to leave work at work. If you work remotely, turn off the computer when your workday is supposed to end. Keep a separate spot for work from the main living areas in your home so that work is not constantly in your line of sight.
  5. Make a list of ten things you enjoy that you can do at home even if the weather is bad. Return to that list when you are feeling burnt out or restless.
  6. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. If work is overwhelming, talk with your supervisor or coworkers to discuss how your load can be lightened whether it is delegating work to others, making workflows more efficient, or revising expectations.
  7. Make sure that you are getting adequate sleep. Adults need 8-10 hours per night.
  8. Try to eat a healthy diet and get some exercise, even if it is walking up and down your stairs for five minutes a day.
  9. Make sure that you are keeping up to date with your regular preventative health care.
  10. If you are feeling down or worried and it is affecting your functioning in your work or personal life, please seek recommendations from your doctor.