Join the Covid Conversation

The Workforce Wellness Committee asks you to JOIN THE COVID CONVERSATION through one of the offerings below.

  • Life at the Front Line BLOG with Jody and Aliza

Whether you're concerned about keeping yourself and your loved ones safe, your work-life balance, the stress and anxiety brought on by this unusual time or all of the above, Jody Foster, MD, MBA, Assistant Dean of Professionalism, PSOM and Chair of Psychiatry, Pennsylvania Hospital and Aliza Narva, JD, MSN, RN, Director of Ethics at HUP are here to provide support, resources, and answers to your questions. Submit your anonymous concerns and watch for posted responses.


Non-UPHS Link


  • Self-care on the front line 30 min facilitated discussions with Lily Brown - Director of the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety & Thea Gallagher - Director of Outpatient Clinic Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety.  Self-care is more important now than ever. We each need to be attending to our own needs so that we can be optimally effective in our roles as healthcare providers. In these half-hour discussions, we will discuss strategies for self-care, and elicit ideas from attendees about useful tips to stay healthy, mentally and physically, during these stressful times.  These discussions will provide a combination of didactic material and opportunities for processing and support.  2 sessions a day. See schedule here.
  • Guided 35 min Virtual Mini Mindfulness Sessions with Michael Baime, Director of Penn's Program for Stress Management.  Mindfulness offers a time-tested strategy for coping in times of uncertainty.  As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts the rhythms of our personal and professional life we can learn to reconnect to our inner balance with simple exercises that can be done at any time.  Please join us for an online program that will offer practical mindfulness-based tools for managing change and stress.  Thirty-five minute sessions are available:  Thursday-March 26, 12:30, Friday-March 27, 6:00 p.m., and Saturday-March 28, 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  Register here.

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