Medical, Wellness and Resilience

General
Health Insurance
Air Quality
Fitness/Wellness
Resilience

 

SPECIAL COVID-19 SECTION

 

GENERAL

Bureau of Medical Services
https://www.state.gov/bureaus-offices/under-secretary-for-management/bureau-of-medical-services/

Medical Clearance
https://www.state.gov/about-us-medical-clearances/

Employee Consultation Service (ECS)
https://www.state.gov/key-topics-deployment-stress-management-program/

Child & Family Program
https://www.state.gov/frequently-asked-questions-office-of-child-and-family-programs/

Federal Occupational Health – Work/ Life Program
https://www.worklife4you.com

Pregnancy Guide from FLO
https://www.state.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Pregnancy-Guide-Combined-Domestic-and-Overseas-Medevac-FINAL.pdf

 

HEALTH INSURANCE

AFSA List of Insurance Resources
http://www.afsa.org/insurance-plans

 

AIR POLLUTION RESOURCES

CDC – Air Quality
http://www.cdc.gov/air/default.htm

Department of State Global Air Quality Partnership

https://www.state.gov/key-topics-office-of-environmental-quality-and-transboundary-issues/air-quality/ 

https://2009-2017.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2015/02/237573.htm

https://2009-2017.state.gov/m/pri/gdi/airquality/c70218.htm

Department of State Department Air Pollution Working Group health
Email: MEDair@state.gov

Department of State Open Net
http://diplopedia.state.gov/index.php?title=Air_Pollution
snip.state.gov/bno

EPA Particle Pollution and Health
https://www.epa.gov/pm-pollution
https://www3.epa.gov/pm/pdfs/pm-color.pdf

EPA Air Resources Page
https://www.epa.gov/learn-issues/air-resources

Health Effects Institute
http://www.healtheffects.org/index.html

WHO Fact Sheet (Ambient and Indoor Pollution)
http://www.who.int/phe/health_topics/outdoorair/databases/faqs_air_pollution.pdf?ua=1

WHO Ambient (outdoor) air pollution in cities database (for download)
http://www.who.int/phe/health_topics/outdoorair/databases/cities/en/

AQI Data
EPA Air Now
https://www.airnow.gov (click Department of State logo for overseas information)

Mission China AQI Data
http://www.stateair.net/web/post/1/5.html

Real Time AQI
aqicn.org/map

OpenAQ Real Time Comparison between Beijing, New Delhi, and Ulaanbaatar
http://labs.openaq.org/aq-viz/

Prevention Methods
Extremely High Levels of PM2.5: Steps to Reduce Your Exposure
https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=aqibasics.pmhilevels

Home Air Filters
EPA guide to home air filters
https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/guide-air-cleaners-home
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/residair.html

California EPA recommendation on air filters
http://www.arb.ca.gov/research/indoor/aircleaners.htm
http://www.arb.ca.gov/research/indoor/aircleaners/certified.htm

Independent Reviews of Air Purifiers
http://www.air-purifier-ratings.org/index.html
https://www.ahamdir.com/462-2/

Face Masks
FDA recommendation on face masks and N95 respirators http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/GeneralHospitalDevicesandSupplies/PersonalProtectiveEquipment/ucm055977.htm

Guide to Wearing Face Masks Correctly
http://www.placer.ca.gov
http://oehha.ca.gov/air/risk_assess/wildfirev8.pdf (p.17-20)

 

WELLNESS/FITNESS

Foreign Service family member businesses focused on fitness and wellness (online workouts, dance):
AAFSW EFM Business Directory
http://efmbusiness.aafsw.org

Diplopedia’s Work-Life Wellness Portal (requires OpenNet access):
http://diplopedia.state.gov/index.php?title=Portal:Work_Life_Wellness

Physical Activity Guidelines for Good Health:
https://www.hhs.gov/fitness/be-active/physical-activity-guidelines-for-americans/index.html

Choosing a Safe and Successful Weight Loss Program (NIH):
https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/weight- management/choosing-a- safe-successful-weight-loss-program

 

RESILIENCE

Article on helping children deal with the death of a pet
https://www.aafsw.org/pet-dies-helping-children-worst-day-lives/

Resilience Hub for Frontline Civilians
http://frontlinecivilian.com/
Includes training, education, self-assessments, and activities to build resilience and prevent/recover from PTSD for Foreign Service personnel and others in dangerous areas.

FSI’s Resilience blog (requires OpenNet access)
http://cas.state.gov/fosteringresilience/

For resilience training information, contact the Transition Center’s Center of Excellence in Foreign Affairs Resilience:
FSITCResilience@state.gov, 703.302.7270

Resilience During the Holiday Season, via FLO
Watch the recorded version at goo.gl/HJUYCD to learn effective strategies for dealing with holiday expectations and demands to have a more positive holiday season.

2017 CEFAR Resilience Bibliography

Nutrition Toolkit

Enhancing Personal Resilience

8 Easy Hacks to Incorporate Mindfulness Into Your Life

 

EMERGENCIES AND POST EVACUATION

FLO Personal Preparedness Planning Main Page
https://www.state.gov/family-liaison-office/crisis-management/personal-preparedness-planning/
Includes PDFs of a Personal Preparedness Plan, Personal Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Guide

List of Important Documents for Foreign Service Employees

https://www.state.gov/family-liaison-office/list-of-important-documents-for-foreign-service-employees/

Overseas Crisis Readiness Resource (Transition Center)
https://www.state.gov/security-awareness-training