The NAM Clinician Well-Being Collaborative is working urgently to deliver a National Plan for health workforce well-being, and recently released a draft plan for public input. The NAM is 1) hosting a public input webinar on the day of the draft’s release and 2) offering an open comment period.
Public input opportunity from May 20-27
The NAM values insights from across the health sector and other interested parties, and is calling on health workers, students, patient communities, health leaders, policymakers, and others to inform the National Plan. You can both read the draft plan and provide your feedback within this questionnaire:
The National Plan intends to drive collective action to strengthen health workforce well-being and restore the health of the nation. The National Plan will coordinate action across priority areas, including:
The National Plan will build on almost six years of collective work among NAM’s network of 200 organizations committed to reversing trends in health worker burnout. Collaborative co-chairs include Victor Dzau, President of the NAM; Darrell Kirch, President Emeritus of the Association of American Medical Colleges; Vivek Murthy, U.S. Surgeon General; and Thomas Nasca, President and CEO of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
Until the final National Plan’s release, the Clinician Well-Being Collaborative’s 2022 activities will continue to inform its development. See more below about the Clinician Well-Being Collaborative’s related work.
It is critical for us to have a coordinated plan at the national level to help shift U.S. health care from the current reality of a workforce shortage and burnout crisis to a future where every health care worker is able to experience joy in their workplace and knows that they are valued.
If you are a health care worker or leading a health care organization, we have well-being resources for you.
The Clinician Well-Being Collaborative offers this collection of resources that highlight strategies and tools that health care leaders and workers can use across practice settings to take action toward decreasing burnout and improving clinician well-being.
Clinician Burnout Crisis in the Era of COVID-19
In April 2021, the Clinician Well-Being Collaborative reached out to our network and received over 500 questionnaire responses on the effects of the pandemic on clinicians’ personal and professional lives. Respondents also shared creative solutions implemented by health care organizations to better support their workforce approximately one year into the pandemic. The NAM offers topline takeaways as a snapshot of frontline clinicians’ lived experiences, and a resource to help inform our movement to enhance clinician well-being.
Ask A Nurse video series
Film director Bronwen Hughes chats with Beverly Malone, president and CEO, National League for Nursing, about health care worker well-being, particularly from a nurse’s view. Watch these video clips to hear more about the leadership role of nurses in patient care, clinicians’ struggles and concerns during the pandemic, and the supports that workers need from the health system to care for patients and have their full humanity protected.
Health Technology to Reduce Burnout (April 8, 2022)
If you or a loved one is feeling distressed, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text 741-741.