Outreach programs support health centers to provide quality and responsive services to underserved communities by connecting to individuals where they live, work, and spend time. However, this level of access to and trust with the community can be can be challenging and overwhelming. HOP supports practicing self-care as an effective way for individuals and health centers to foster a healthy work-life balance. With input solicited from outreach workers across the country, HOP developed this resource to share self-care practices, its benefits, and strategies to build a culture of self-care that supports staff health and well-being and helps health centers recruit, motivate, support, and retain staff.

Author: Sonia Lee, Edith Hernandez