Medical, Wellness and Resilience

Health Insurance
Air Quality



Overview of MED

Medical Clearance

Employee Consultation Service (ECS)

Child & Family Program

Federal Occupational Health – Work/ Life Program

Medical Evacuation

Pregnancy Guide from FLO



AFSA List of Insurance Resources



CDC – Air Quality

Department of State Global Air Quality Partnership

Department of State Department Air Pollution Working Group health

Department of State Open Net

EPA Particle Pollution and Health

EPA Air Resources Page

Health Effects Institute

WHO Fact Sheet (Ambient and Indoor Pollution)

WHO Ambient (outdoor) air pollution in cities database (for download)

AQI Data
EPA Air Now (click Department of State logo for overseas information)

Mission China AQI Data

Real Time AQI

OpenAQ Real Time Comparison between Beijing, New Delhi, and Ulaanbaatar

Prevention Methods
Embassy Beijing
Extremely High Levels of PM2.5: Steps to Reduce Your Exposure

Home Air Filters
EPA guide to home air filters

California EPA recommendation on air filters

Independent Reviews of Air Purifiers

Face Masks
FDA recommendation on face masks and N95 respirators

Guide to Wearing Face Masks Correctly (p.17-20)



Foreign Service family member businesses focused on fitness and wellness (online workouts, dance):
AAFSW EFM Business Directory

Diplopedia’s Work-Life Wellness Portal (requires OpenNet access):

Physical Activity Guidelines for Good Health (CDC):

Choosing a Safe and Successful Weight Loss Program (NIH): management/choosing-a- safe-successful-weight-loss-program



Article on helping children deal with the death of a pet

Resilience Hub for Frontline Civilians
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)

For resilience training information, contact the Transition Center’s Center of Excellence in Foreign Affairs Resilience:, 703.302.7270

Resilience During the Holiday Season, via FLO
Watch the recorded version at 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



FLO Personal Preparedness Planning Main Page
Includes PDFs of a Personal Preparedness Plan, Personal Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Guide

(PREP), Go Bag, Earthquake Preparedness and much more.

Overseas Crisis Readiness Resource (Transition Center)