The HERO-NY train the trainer series was developed to assist efforts to expand existing wellness initiatives that can be tailored to meet the mental health and wellness needs of frontline healthcare workers as they respond to COVID-19.

 

The series begins with exploring the challenges unique to COVID-19 and highlights the importance of resilience and effective coping strategies. The impact of disasters on the well-being of frontline workers and strategies to address these are further explored. It will then culminate with guidance on developing and implementing enhanced and sustainable resilience programming. The series is comprised of five individual modules. (Descriptions of each module are included within the module pages below.) Each module builds upon principles that will provide actionable knowledge to support wellness and resilience programming in healthcare organizations.

 

Participants are strongly encouraged to participate in all the five modules as each module builds on principles that will provide actionable knowledge to support wellness and resilience program development at their organizations.

 

Background: The five-part HERO-NY “train the trainer” series is based on military expertise in addressing trauma, stress, resilience, and wellness. This training series was adapted for a civilian audience to support the mental health and wellbeing of frontline workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. HERO-NY was developed in partnership with the US Department of Defense, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, US Department of Veterans Affairs, NYC Health + Hospitals, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Fire Department of the City of New York.

 

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