One of the most critical—but often overlooked—aspects of self-care is the need for organizations to take the lead in creating an environment that lessens stressors and is conducive to practicing individual techniques.
The STAR2 Center has introduced the new Self-Care for the Health Center Workforce checklist. It aims to be a starting point for health center leadership and staff needing to better understand different techniques, tools, and practices for self-care and a guide to create systemic changes to support them.
The STAR2 Center’s has also issued a new fact sheet (PDF) to provide health center leadership with a better understanding of the mental health struggles their workforce may face. It also identifies strategies related to compensation equity and inclusive benefits to address these challenges.