Self-Care: Taking Care of Ourselves to Sustain the Health of Our Communities

Friday, June 23, 2017: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Constitution CDE (Grand Hyatt Washington)
Outreach workers, including community health workers, build and maintain trust in their communities by providing critical outreach and enabling services where individuals live, work, and spend time. As a result, outreach workers take on many roles, which can leave them susceptible to burnout. For health centers and community-based organizations, it is important to promote and implement self-care practices within and beyond the workplace in order to recruit and retain outreach staff. In this session, Health Outreach Partners will provide an overview of self-care, describe various individual and organizational strategies, and facilitate a conversation on integrating self-care practices into the workplace.
Sonia S Lee, MPH (Senior Manager of Client Services and Communications, Health Outreach Partners)
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