#EquityFlattensTheCurve

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting us all, but it is disproportionately harming the nation’s marginalized populations, including people of color, people with disabilities, people with low income, older people and other groups who are vulnerable to bias. Unless we work together to mitigate these disparities, it will be more difficult to contain the pandemic.

© 2020 American Psychological Association

Finding Presence Through Pilates

As we find ourselves facing new challenges arising from social distancing and isolation, it is more important than ever that we bring attention to our physical and mental well-being. Through a committed mindful movement practice, we can counteract the increased levels of stress and anxiety typical of an unfamiliar, unpredictable environment. Originally created to address health issues among those interned in camps during WW1, the Pilates method of exercise approaches the body as a whole system to move and breathe in a way that promotes self-healing. In this class, we will draw upon the original work of Joseph H. Pilates to keep the body flowing in the ways it was designed to function. While using the breath to facilitate each movement, we will bring awareness and awaken the connection between mind and body. Finding this relationship and using our senses to observe the environment, we will bring ourselves to the present and find peace in the now.

Monday, April 6, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT

Instructor: Sara C. Berger, NCPT | View Bio

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Meditation Part 1 – Listening from the Heart & Finding Your Way Home

Dr. Paula Kliger introduces the psychology of “self-study” and the power of a meditation and
mindfulness practice to open the heart and mind to be more present, focused, and grounded in
the face of adversity and, generally, in order to manage the demands, stresses, and challenges of
the range of human experiences that arise in our lives.

Monday, April 6, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT

Instructor: Paula Christian-Kliger, PhD, ABPP | View Bio

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Yoga for Stress Release

Yoga for Stress Release is a gentle yoga class that guides students through easy stretches and poses to regulate the nervous system – bringing calm, focus, and tranquility during these uncertain times. Designed for students of any level – pure novice to advanced practitioner – Yoga for Stress Release meets students where they are, helping them loosen tight muscles, breathe more deeply, and move their bodies with pure joy. As a bonus, students walk away from this class with simple exercises they can bring back to their desks and their workday.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT

Instructor: Laura Zam, RYT | View Bio

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 4:00 – 5:00 PM EDT

Speakers: Dr. Sandra L. Shullman, 2020 APA President, and Dr. Arthur C. Evans, Jr., APA CEO

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Finding Presence Through Pilates

As we find ourselves facing new challenges arising from social distancing and isolation, it is more important than ever that we bring attention to our physical and mental well-being. Through a committed mindful movement practice, we can counteract the increased levels of stress and anxiety typical of an unfamiliar, unpredictable environment. Originally created to address health issues among those interned in camps during WW1, the Pilates method of exercise approaches the body as a whole system to move and breathe in a way that promotes self-healing. In this class, we will draw upon the original work of Joseph H. Pilates to keep the body flowing in the ways it was designed to function. While using the breath to facilitate each movement, we will bring awareness and awaken the connection between mind and body. Finding this relationship and using our senses to observe the environment, we will bring ourselves to the present and find peace in the now.

Monday, April 6, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT

Instructor: Sara C. Berger, NCPT | View Bio

REGISTER

Meditation Part 1 – Listening from the Heart & Finding Your Way Home

Dr. Paula Kliger introduces the psychology of “self-study” and the power of a meditation and
mindfulness practice to open the heart and mind to be more present, focused, and grounded in
the face of adversity and, generally, in order to manage the demands, stresses, and challenges of
the range of human experiences that arise in our lives.

Monday, April 6, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT

Instructor: Paula Christian-Kliger, PhD, ABPP | View Bio

REGISTER

Yoga for Stress Release

Yoga for Stress Release is a gentle yoga class that guides students through easy stretches and poses to regulate the nervous system – bringing calm, focus, and tranquility during these uncertain times. Designed for students of any level – pure novice to advanced practitioner – Yoga for Stress Release meets students where they are, helping them loosen tight muscles, breathe more deeply, and move their bodies with pure joy. As a bonus, students walk away from this class with simple exercises they can bring back to their desks and their workday.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT

Instructor: Laura Zam, RYT | View Bio

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 4:00 – 5:00 PM EDT

Speakers: Dr. Sandra L. Shullman, 2020 APA President, and Dr. Arthur C. Evans, Jr., APA CEO

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Finding Presence Through Pilates

As we find ourselves facing new challenges arising from social distancing and isolation, it is more important than ever that we bring attention to our physical and mental well-being. Through a committed mindful movement practice, we can counteract the increased levels of stress and anxiety typical of an unfamiliar, unpredictable environment. Originally created to address health issues among those interned in camps during WW1, the Pilates method of exercise approaches the body as a whole system to move and breathe in a way that promotes self-healing. In this class, we will draw upon the original work of Joseph H. Pilates to keep the body flowing in the ways it was designed to function. While using the breath to facilitate each movement, we will bring awareness and awaken the connection between mind and body. Finding this relationship and using our senses to observe the environment, we will bring ourselves to the present and find peace in the now.

Monday, April 6, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT

Instructor: Sara C. Berger, NCPT | View Bio

REGISTER

Meditation Part 1 – Listening from the Heart & Finding Your Way Home

Dr. Paula Kliger introduces the psychology of “self-study” and the power of a meditation and
mindfulness practice to open the heart and mind to be more present, focused, and grounded in
the face of adversity and, generally, in order to manage the demands, stresses, and challenges of
the range of human experiences that arise in our lives.

Monday, April 6, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT

Instructor: Paula Christian-Kliger, PhD, ABPP | View Bio

REGISTER

Yoga for Stress Release

Yoga for Stress Release is a gentle yoga class that guides students through easy stretches and poses to regulate the nervous system – bringing calm, focus, and tranquility during these uncertain times. Designed for students of any level – pure novice to advanced practitioner – Yoga for Stress Release meets students where they are, helping them loosen tight muscles, breathe more deeply, and move their bodies with pure joy. As a bonus, students walk away from this class with simple exercises they can bring back to their desks and their workday.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT

Instructor: Laura Zam, RYT | View Bio

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 4:00 – 5:00 PM EDT

Speakers: Dr. Sandra L. Shullman, 2020 APA President, and Dr. Arthur C. Evans, Jr., APA CEO

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To flatten the curve we must tackle the bias, stigma, and discrimination at the root of these inequities and ensure that all strategies and solutions are delivered equitably. 

Join our network of behavioral and social scientists, advocates, activists, and community serving practitioners working to:

• Reduce bias, stigma, and discrimination related to the COVID-19 pandemic to advance health equity


• Connect voices in health equity, public health, and psychology to educate policymakers and leaders about how centering equity can flatten the curve


• Promote social cohesion, inclusion, and equity to slow the spread of the virus


• Promote policies and practices that reduce inequi
ty and address public health needs of diverse populations now and in the future

JOIN THE NETWORK


Get Involved Now:

1. Join the network to learn from and inspire one another, share resources, and craft innovative solutions.

2. Use the hashtags #EquityFlattensTheCurve, #HealthDisparities, #HealthEquity, and #ReleaseTheData in your communications about topics related to equitable pandemic solutions and recovery

3. Engage and advocate locally to improve the response in your community

JOIN THE NETWORK

Together we aim to advance our #EquityFlattensTheCurve goals by:

• providing a repository of timely and accurate supporting evidence, best practices, narratives, news stories, and resources


• building a collaborative, flexible and diverse network that connects and collaborates, shares resources, learns from and inspires one another, and crafts innovative solutions


• sharing capacity building processes and resources to influence the public, federal, state, and local governments, policy makers and thought leaders

Webinar Schedule

Finding Presence Through Pilates

As we find ourselves facing new challenges arising from social distancing and isolation, it is more important than ever that we bring attention to our physical and mental well-being. Through a committed mindful movement practice, we can counteract the increased levels of stress and anxiety typical of an unfamiliar, unpredictable environment. Originally created to address health issues among those interned in camps during WW1, the Pilates method of exercise approaches the body as a whole system to move and breathe in a way that promotes self-healing. In this class, we will draw upon the original work of Joseph H. Pilates to keep the body flowing in the ways it was designed to function. While using the breath to facilitate each movement, we will bring awareness and awaken the connection between mind and body. Finding this relationship and using our senses to observe the environment, we will bring ourselves to the present and find peace in the now.

Monday, April 6, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT

Instructor: Sara C. Berger, NCPT | View Bio

REGISTER

Meditation Part 1 – Listening from the Heart & Finding Your Way Home

Dr. Paula Kliger introduces the psychology of “self-study” and the power of a meditation and
mindfulness practice to open the heart and mind to be more present, focused, and grounded in
the face of adversity and, generally, in order to manage the demands, stresses, and challenges of
the range of human experiences that arise in our lives.

Monday, April 6, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT

Instructor: Paula Christian-Kliger, PhD, ABPP | View Bio

REGISTER

Yoga for Stress Release

Yoga for Stress Release is a gentle yoga class that guides students through easy stretches and poses to regulate the nervous system – bringing calm, focus, and tranquility during these uncertain times. Designed for students of any level – pure novice to advanced practitioner – Yoga for Stress Release meets students where they are, helping them loosen tight muscles, breathe more deeply, and move their bodies with pure joy. As a bonus, students walk away from this class with simple exercises they can bring back to their desks and their workday.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT

Instructor: Laura Zam, RYT | View Bio

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African American Older Adults and COVID-19: Addressing Mental Health Needs, Supporting Strengths

The primary issues explored during this webinar will be: (1) prevalent mental health concerns of older African Americans (OAA) during the pandemic: depression, anxiety, race-related stress, PTSD, escalating dementia symptoms, social isolation, grief, mourning, (2) tips and strategies for aging and health service providers in their work with OAA: normalizing psychological symptoms, building upon existing resilience, coping skills to help manage emotional distress, health-promoting behaviors and self-care (3) the OAA perspective: caring for oneself while supporting one’s community. 

This webinar is sponsored by the APA Office on Aging and the National Caucus & Center for Black Aging.

Wednesday, July 8, 1 PM – 2 PM ET

Panelists: Vonetta Dotson, PhD, Frances Adomako, Angela Telesford

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More webinars to be announced.

Finding Presence Through Pilates

As we find ourselves facing new challenges arising from social distancing and isolation, it is more important than ever that we bring attention to our physical and mental well-being. Through a committed mindful movement practice, we can counteract the increased levels of stress and anxiety typical of an unfamiliar, unpredictable environment. Originally created to address health issues among those interned in camps during WW1, the Pilates method of exercise approaches the body as a whole system to move and breathe in a way that promotes self-healing. In this class, we will draw upon the original work of Joseph H. Pilates to keep the body flowing in the ways it was designed to function. While using the breath to facilitate each movement, we will bring awareness and awaken the connection between mind and body. Finding this relationship and using our senses to observe the environment, we will bring ourselves to the present and find peace in the now.

Monday, April 6, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT

Instructor: Sara C. Berger, NCPT | View Bio

REGISTER

Meditation Part 1 – Listening from the Heart & Finding Your Way Home

Dr. Paula Kliger introduces the psychology of “self-study” and the power of a meditation and
mindfulness practice to open the heart and mind to be more present, focused, and grounded in
the face of adversity and, generally, in order to manage the demands, stresses, and challenges of
the range of human experiences that arise in our lives.

Monday, April 6, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT

Instructor: Paula Christian-Kliger, PhD, ABPP | View Bio

REGISTER

Yoga for Stress Release

Yoga for Stress Release is a gentle yoga class that guides students through easy stretches and poses to regulate the nervous system – bringing calm, focus, and tranquility during these uncertain times. Designed for students of any level – pure novice to advanced practitioner – Yoga for Stress Release meets students where they are, helping them loosen tight muscles, breathe more deeply, and move their bodies with pure joy. As a bonus, students walk away from this class with simple exercises they can bring back to their desks and their workday.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT

Instructor: Laura Zam, RYT | View Bio

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#EquityFlattensTheCurve Virtual Check-in

Join us for a monthly check-in to get an update on the initiative’s activities, spotlights of members making a difference in their communities, a review of calls-to-action, and an opportunity for Q&A. Our first virtual check-in will consist of:

  • a brief update on the initiative’s progress
  • an advocacy call-to-action regarding equity in COVID-19 federal data collection
  • spotlight of a member of the #EFTC network making a difference in their community
  • a Q& A session with our panelists (submit a question)

Closed captioning will be available during the session.

Thursday, August 13, 4 – 4:30 PM ET

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