Work/Life/Wellness Resources for Postdocs
- Below contains links and information to general work/life resources and offices at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine.
Harvard Longwood Campus Employee Development and Wellness
- Free virtual offerings, additional resources, and upcoming programming available HERE
- The Office of Employee Development and Wellness provides information, resources, referrals, educational programs and support to those combining work lives with family concerns. Work/Life programs serves the faculty, staff and postdocs of Harvard Medical and Dental Schools, Harvard School of Public Health and the participating affiliated institutions as an expression of the medical community's commitment to helping families balance their work lives with the important job of caring for their children, their aging parents and their own personal lives.
- Harvard Center for Workplace Development (Current Free Online Offerings)
August 12, 2020 Message from the Harvard Longwood Campus Office of Employee Development and Wellness:
With the new school year approaching, there is still much uncertainty for parents and caregivers alike during this pandemic crisis. Accordingly, Care@Work has released their August Newsletter which features pertinent information on going back-to-school during the COVID era that may be useful as we continue to navigate this situation. Within the newsletter you will find an assortment of materials to assist and support parents and caregivers as kids begin returning to school in different forms. You will also find information on learning pods, and further articles that explain what happens if students/teachers at your children’s schools contract COVID-19, and more.
In addition to this newsletter there are many other resources for parents and caregivers regarding this topic. If you were not able to attend, there is a recording of the session of “Can We Achieve a Safe Return to School?” that can be found on the HLC Website and discusses many of these key questions guided by an HSPH Professor. Likewise, the Employee Assistance Program is always available to benefits-eligible staff/faculty and can provide consultation on this topic. And lastly, the Graduate School of Education also has some great back-to-school resources that can be found on their GSE Webpage.
Entertainment - Online Resources from Harvard's Outtings & Innings
Harvard Outings and Innings Stay at Home Resources - This list is updated weekly, and then the OPF will update our page for those who may not be able to access the O&I website https://postdoc.hms.harvard.edu/OandI-Covid-Resources
Child Care Summary for Harvard Medical School (prepared by the HLC Office of Employee Wellness & Development)
Child Care @ Harvard
- Whether you are new to Harvard or new to parenthood, you may have questions about child care. As a general matter, there are three main options – center-based care, family day care, and in-home providers, as well as combinations of the above. These pages will give you detailed information about child care centers on or near Harvard’s campuses, as well as provide you with resources for finding other types of child care.
Harvard's Employee Assistance Program
- Harvard has contracted with the nationally recognized KGA to connect postdocs with a rich network of resources that can help employees manage the competing demands of work and life. Meanwhile, Harvard still provides extensive services internally. Visit HARVie to learn about Harvard's Office of Work/Life Resources, and how to access additional services at Harvard.
Joint Committee on the Status of Women (JCSW)
- The JCSW is a standing committee of the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, established in 1973, representing a constituency of women and men faculty, fellows, residents, post docs, students, and staff of Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and affiliated hospitals and institutions.
- Harvard Neighbors is a volunteer and membership organization that for over 100 years has worked to create a sense of community for the members of this large University. Through a wide variety of activities, Harvard Neighbors helps both newcomers and more established members to become acquainted with one another. The volunteers welcome and offer support to recent arrivals; plan and host a variety of social events; and offer special activities and social opportunities for people who share common interests. Membership is open to active and retired Harvard faculty and staff (including visiting scholar and researchers, postdoc fellows and program fellows) and their spouses or partners.
Harvard Students' Spouses and Partners Association (HSSPA)
HSSPA is a volunteer-run organization open to the spouses and partners of all Harvard students, postdocs, visiting fellows and other affiliates. By joining HSSPA, you'll make friends, you'll find intellectual stimulation and will feel a sense of belonging within the University. HSSPA welcomes spouses and partners of all Harvard affiliates regardless of the gender, race, age, nationality and sexual orientation. We are a diverse group and would love to get to know you.
Outings & Innings
- A collection of discounted tickets for a wide variety of events, amusement parks, museums, and much more. (Harvard Key required)
The Harvard Gazette Online | Calendar
- A calendar of events at Harvard maintained by Harvard’s Office of News and Public Affairs. Find out about art exhibits, lectures, and other events within the Harvard community. A great way to broaden your horizons and see what's going on across the river.
Harvard University Art Museums
- The Harvard University Art Museums are distinguished by the range and depth of their collections, their groundbreaking exhibitions, and the original research of their staff. As an integral part of the Harvard community, the three art museums and four research centers serve as resources for all students, adding a special dimension to their areas of study. The public is welcome to experience the collections and exhibitions as well as to enjoy lectures, symposia, and other programs.
Boston & Cambridge Official Visitor Guide
- Complete online version of the printed guide, easy to read in PDF format. Published by the Greater Boston Convention & Visitor's Bureau, Inc. www.bostonusa.com
Best of Boston
- Get out of the lab and explore the city once dubbed the "Athens of America". This "Best of" list, put together by Boston Magazine, is a great place to start to find out what Boston has to offer. From restaurants and food, entertainment and leisure, to services and shopping - you can't go wrong with the 348 places and people that stand out as the absolute Best of Boston.