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Blog: Health System Stresses Importance of Worker Well-being

Apr 12, 2021
Hackensack Meridian Health’s clinical experts have learned a wide variety of important lessons and strategies for managing COVID-19’s toll on mental health, write three of the health system’s leaders. Read more about the steps Hackensack took to improve the mental health of its workforce and how you can reproduce them yourself.
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Blog: Health care workers, it’s time to care for yourselves

Dec 11, 2020
This year has been unlike any other in our lifetimes. As health care providers, we are always ready to run toward the challenge, to become a place of refuge and heal our communities. None of this is new, but this year has stretched our ability to do this and ensure our own resiliency.
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Blog: We must better understand stigma toward patients with substance use disorders

Nov 13, 2020
Combating stigma is the missing element to the nation’s response to the addiction crisis, writes Matthew Stefanko, director of National Stigma Initiative for Shatterproof, a national nonprofit dedicated to reversing the addiction crisis in the U.S. Read more about how and why our understanding of stigma can save tens of thousands of lives.
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We need to talk about burnout the same way we talk about benefits

Oct 20, 2020
In 2019, the term “burnout” was added to the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD). According to the ICD, burnout is a “syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.”
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Blog: New website, interactive modules aim to reduce OUD stigma

Oct 5, 2020
Stigma leads to discrimination and creates barriers for people to seek treatment and access care, write Richard Bottner, a physician assistant and affiliate faculty member at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin, and Rebecca Chickey, AHA’s senior director of Behavioral Health Services. Read this first article in a series about reducing stigma to learn about a new website and training focused specifically on substance and opioid use disorder stigma.
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Blog: Importance of mental health first aid training rises during COVID-19 pandemic

Aug 27, 2020
Learning mental health first aid could ease the exacerbation of behavioral health conditions during the COVID-19 public health emergency, writes Katherine Bunting, chief executive officer of Illinois-based Fairfield Memorial Hospital. Learn more about the importance of knowing how to respond and training opportunities.
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Chair File: Understanding and Treating Substance Use Disorders

Apr 2, 2018
Opioid addiction is a mounting public health crisis. Individuals with substance use disorder are struggling with a brain disease.
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Chair File: A Prescription to the Gym

Jan 22, 2018
Let's resolve to take the lead in our health and well-being.
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United Against the Flu

Nov 8, 2017
Millions of Americans soon will be giving thanks and celebrating Thanksgiving with their friends and loved ones. America’s hospitals also are preparing, but for a different reason.
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Take action to fight the flu

Oct 12, 2017
One of the most important steps you can take to avoid serious, flu-related illnesses is to be vaccinated.