In the Department of Pediatrics, we know that our most valuable asset is our workforce. Over the past year we have increased our focus on workforce well-being, which is even more important during the time of COVID-19.
We have created this web page that lists essential opportunities, tools, resources and news for you to use during this challenging time.
- Children and Families
- Education and Remote Learning
- Health and Emotional Well-being
- State and Federal Resources
- COVID-19 News
- Giving Back
Children and Families
Important Contact Information
- Duke Health COVID Hotline: 919-385-0429
- NC State Hotline 24/7: 866-462-3821
- PDC Infection Prevention, Gina Green: 919-451-8828
- PPE Requests, Jan Fortman: 919-681-8564
- PDC Human Resources, Jennifer Duerr: 919-613-7774.
Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 Resource Guides
- COVID-19 Resource Guide for Families (English/Spanish), produced by Duke Children's Primary Care
- COVID-19 Resource Guide for Parents and Families, produced by Duke Health
- Childcare, Eldercare, and Summer Camp Resources, compiled by Duke School of Medicine
- Families and Schools Together (FAST) Initiative strives to bring community partners together to help address the childcare crisis facing our community.
- COVID-19 Parent Application for Financial Assistance for Emergency Child Care
- Childcare and Academic Support Options, compiled by Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
- Search for a Childcare Facility (NCDHHS Division of Child Development and Early Education)
Child and Family Health
- North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) for Individuals and Families
- Centers for Disease Control Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
- Coronoavirus for New Moms
- NC Child
- Prevent Child Abuse
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
- Kids Safe Worldwide Coronavirus Blog
- Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences
- COVID-19 Tips for Teens
- Durham restaurants offering takeout and delivery
- Healthy Duke Recipe of the Day
- Discounts for healthcare workers
- Duke List is a free, courtesy, community, electronic bulletin board for full-time students, faculty or staff members with an active Duke NetID.
- Orange County Schools
- Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
- Durham Public Schools
- Wake County Public Schools
- School Decision-Making Tool for Parents, Caregivers, and Guardians (CDC)
- North Carolina Remote Learning Resources & Information
- YMCA Scholastic Support Centers in conjunction with the Wake Families and Schools Together (FAST) Initiative
- Distance and Remote Learning - Microsoft Education
- Parents teaching at home during COVID-19 school closures
Personal Assistance Service is here to provide support during this challenging time. To obtain an appointment, contact the PAS office at 919-416-1727. PAS also offers video and telephone sessions. Click here to learn how to access video appointments. There are also strategies from PAS for taking care of your emotional health during a medical crisis available here.
Other resources through the PAS site include:
- Emotional Concerns
- Before Going Home, Your Well-being Checklist
- How to Take Care of Yourself as You Care for Others
Behavioral Health Urgent Access (fee for service, eligible health insurance accepted)
The Duke Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has same-day appointments available (in-person and telephone-based) for faculty, staff, Graduate Medical Education (GME) trainees and their families (including children) who are seeking support related to stress management, coping resources, and behavioral health concerns. In-person appointments are available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Extended hours are available for telehealth services. Call 919-681-1631 to access these services. More information can be found here.
Duke Learning & Organization Development Resources
The team at Duke Learning & Organization Development is hosting several live-streaming, no-cost webinars. These webinars address both current challenges specific to the COVID-19 crisis and ongoing professional development needs. To learn more about these courses, visit the Duke Learning & Organization Development website.
Additional Duke sites for emotional well-being support
(Duke Net ID and login required)
Additional online well-being resources
- Head Space: Mindfulness for your everyday life. Healthcare providers get free access.
- Well-Beats: Virtual, on-demand fitness training.
- Ten Percent Happier: Learn to meditate from the world's top mindfulness experts.
- Calm: Find your calm. Sleep more. Stress less. Sleep better.
- Guided meditations to practice mindfulness, offered through Duke Gardens.
- Resilience tools for you and your family.
- Stress management resources.
- Coping Card: Offers quick tips to reduce stress and feel better in the moment.
- Mental health and parenting resources.
- Mental health wellness tips for quarantine.
How to practice self-compassion during the pandemic.
- Free virtual activities for the whole family.
- Peloton is now offering a free 90-day digital subscription (no bike or treadmill needed).
- Learn how to use Zoom for virtual video/audio calls and download free Duke virtual backgrounds.
- How to effectively co-work with teams remotely.
- NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
Duke scholars are working to advance our understanding of COVID-19, from basic science to translational medicine to clinical care—as well as to address concerns related to the pandemic from a variety of disciplines. Read the latest Duke School of Medicine / Duke University News Office coronavirus news.
As the pandemic progresses and we see our essential workers continue to work tirelessly to protect our community, you may be feeling like there could be more we can do. In this time of social distancing, our options for supporting the community and people around us may not be as apparent as they once were. There are ways we can begin to offer our support to those who may need it while still keeping our self and our loved ones safe and healthy.
We will continue to update the website as new resources become available. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Mara Becker, MD, or others in the Department of Pediatrics if you need additional help or information.
During this challenging time, please don’t forget to show gratitude and support one another and to find small joys in every day.
Have you found a great well-being resource? Please share by emailing email@example.com.