Health & Wellness in the District of Change
Education, Access, and Equity
The Mystics are taking an active role in driving awareness and support for the physical and mental health & wellness of our community. The Mystics Health & Wellness platform promotes resources around awareness, prevention and early detection of medical issues. Please continue to visit this page as we continue to update and provide additional resources.
MedStar Health Resources
MedStar Health, the official health provider of the Washington Mystics, continues to help keep the DMV community safe, healthy, and informed. Check out some of their resources below related to COVID-19 and general health and well-being.
Championing Healthcare Equity
The Washington Mystics continue to work to shine a light on the impact of health inequities experienced by women and communities of color. Advocating for a more equitable health experience contributes to a healthier society, and ensures that everyone enjoys optimal health and well-being. In April, the WNBA and WNBPA announced their support of Black Women’s Health Imperative – a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help protect and advance the health and wellness of Black women and girls. The league and the Player’s Association pledged a $25,000 donation to BWHI to combat economic inequities and unequal access to healthcare.
To learn more about what the WNBA is doing to tackle these systemic issues, click here, and to learn more about what you can do to support Black Women’s Health Imperative, click here.
Timeout for Mental Health
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and after the difficult and isolating year that we’ve had, it’s more important than ever to take care of ourselves. Take time this month to reset and refresh yourself by participating in some of the events below.
In Pursuit of Happiness
America’s founding document states that the pursuit of happiness is an unalienable right. But this question has preoccupied philosophers, fascinated scientists, inspired artists, launched an enormous self-help industry—and continues to elude many of us.
The Atlantic will host a live event that explores the human hold on happiness—and aims to find ways to build a more meaningful life. The event will consider happiness and relationships; the role of spirituality; how social media and other technology are affecting our happiness; and the ways in which a year of social isolation has reframed our understanding of a lasting sense of joy.