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Highmark Delaware and ChristianaCare provide COVID-19 advice for teachers and schools

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Wilmington – Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware has announced it will be hosting a back to school webinar in partnership with ChristianaCare on September 2, called “Back to School & Supporting Your Positive Well-being in the ‘New’ School Year.”

“Knowing that the COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for schools, Highmark Delaware and ChristianaCare are joining forces to ensure resources for health and wellness are readily available,” said Nick Moriello, President of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware, in a statement. “We look forward to hosting this webinar with our colleagues at ChristianaCare and engaging with our community on this important topic.”

This free and public webinar will be held on Wednesday, September 2, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Those interested in attending should register here:

We encourage participation from education professionals, educators, nurses and others who provide direct support to students.

“At ChristianaCare, our mission is simple: We take care of people,” said Janice Nevin., M.D., MPH, president and CEO of ChristianaCare in a statement. “One of the many ways we’ve been caring for the people in our community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has been to provide them with timely, accurate information that they can trust, so that they can stay safe and be healthy. We’re pleased to partner with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware to support the educators in our community.”

The webinar will feature experts from ChristianaCare, provide an update on COVID-19 from infectious disease experts, and discuss ways to manage mental well-being as Delaware heads back to school. The panel of experts will include:

  • Cydney Teal M.D., Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Marci Drees M.D. Chief Infection Prevention Officer
  • Vanessa Downing Ph.D, Director, Center for WorkLife Wellbeing
  • Suzanne Bauer, PsyD, Esq., Clinical Psychologist
  • Mary Williams, R.D., Registered Dietitian
  • Stephen Eppes, M.D., Director, Pediatric Infectious Disease
  • Karen Antell, M.D., Medical Director, School-Based Health Centers

If members of the community would like to submit questions for the panelists to answer, please email them to [email protected] by Monday, August 31.

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