AHA Express Support for the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act

AHA expresses support for the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act, legislation that aims to prevent suicide, burnout and behavioral health disorders among health care professionals. Named for a doctor who led the emergency department at NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital the bill would authorize grants for providers to establish programs that offer behavioral health services for front-line workers. It also would require the Department of Health and Human Services to study and recommend strategies to address provider burnout and facilitate resiliency, and direct the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to launch a campaign encouraging health care workers to seek assistance when needed.

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