The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Oct. 31 launched a campaign to help hospital leaders assess and improve their policies and practices to support health care worker well-being. The campaign includes a questionnaire to help target improvements; a guide to help hospital leaders talk publicly about getting help for their own mental health concerns and encourage staff to do the same; and training to help front-line supervisors promote worker well-being. 

The campaign also encourages hospital leaders to use a resource developed by the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes Foundation to ensure the questions asked on licensing, credentialing and other applications don’t perpetuate stigma or deter team members from seeking behavioral health services when needed. For more on the resource, see the recent AHA blog post by Robyn Begley, AHA’s chief nursing officer and senior vice president, and Chris DeRienzo, M.D., AHA’s chief physician executive and senior vice president.

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