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Webinars COVID-19Mental Health and Well-Being

COVID-19: Legal and Policy Strategies to Promote Mental Health


May 21 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EST

The response to the COVID-19 pandemic involves massive disruptions to daily life in the United States. Large-scale illness and loss of life are producing widespread grief. Social distancing and stay at home orders may lead to social isolation and loneliness, on one hand, and rapidly reconfigured family roles and responsibilities on the other. Economic disruption generates anxiety and challenges in meeting basic needs. Public health and health care workers, as well as other essential workers, strive to assist their communities in navigating these challenges, as well as navigating the challenges themselves. What programs, policies, and laws are available to help those seeking to promote skills in self-care, stress management, coping, and resilience in their own workplaces and the broader community? This webinar provides an overview of the mental health implications of COVID-19 and the role of laws and policies in the initial stages of the mental health response.

This webinar will provide you with:

  • An overview of mental health impacts and needs of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • A discussion of how Psychological First Aid and workplace policies can support public health and health care workers in maintaining their own health and well-being, as they support the general population
  • A survey of legal and policy strategies to support mental health and well-being in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic


  • Kayleen Klarich, Marketing and Membership Manager, Network for Public Health Law — National Office


  • Jill Krueger, Director, Network for Public Health Law—Northern Region Office

You may qualify for CLE credit. ASLME is an approved provider of continuing legal education credits in several states ASLME will also apply for CLE credits in other states upon request. An email from ASLME regarding CLE credits will be sent to attendees following the webinar.