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About this Special Series

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an unprecedented “second wave” of mental health and well-being concerns, especially for our caregivers on the front lines.

The IHI Virtual Learning Hour special series: Caring for Caregivers is delivered in partnership with Well Being Trust (WBT). This bi-weekly series will run every other Friday until September 11, 2020 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM ET, and will feature topics related to the prevention, prediction, and mitigation-of poor caregiver mental health and well-being, and is guided by experts in the field

The next call will take place on Friday, July 24 at 10:00 AM ET.

Who Should Attend

​Leaders at all levels​Trade groups (e.g., hospital, physician, and nurse organizations)
Community Organizations​Clinical and non-clinical health care staff

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The two calls to date have drawn hundreds of listeners and featured Nicole Lurie (Harvard Medical School Professor and Strategic Advisor for the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations); Joshua Morganstein (US Public Health Service, Study of Traumatic Stress); Jonathan Ripp, (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS)), along with WBT’s Tyler Norris, and IHI’s Don Berwick and Derek Feeley. To listen, click the links below.

IHI and WBT are harvesting lessons and tools from the calls and discussions in order to disseminate them to a wider audience in the form of blogs, case studies, a toolbox, etc. Read the first blog, Preparing for COVID-19’s Impact on the Mental Health of the Health Care Workforce.