Employee Health and Wellness

The House Energy and Commerce Committee March 20 unanimously passed AHA-supported legislation to reauthorize through 2029 the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act (H.R. 7153), which provides grants to help health care organizations offer behavioral health services for front-line…
In anticipation of the first Health Workforce Well-Being Day March 18, the National Academy of Medicine this week held an event to share success stories and resources to inspire action.
The AHA’s Physician Alliance and the Collaborative for Healing and Renewal in Medicine have released a five-step blueprint to help health care leaders build a systemic well-being program to prevent health care worker burnout.
Jonathan Ripp, M.D., chief wellness officer for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and one of the nation’s first, discusses his role and how the importance of employee wellness has evolved over the past decade.
Burnout rates among physicians and nurses are declining slightly, but they remain above pre-pandemic levels, with staffing shortages emerging as a top contributing factor.
Suzanne Bentley, M.D., chief wellness officer at New York City Health and Hospitals Elmhurst, discusses the critical role of peer support in employee mental health and the impact of building infrastructure focused on the well-being of staff.
In this discussion, Gaurava Agarwal, M.D., vice president and chief wellness executive at Northwestern Medicine and director of faculty wellness at Northwestern University, and Samantha Saggese, physician assistant of nephrology and hypertension at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, explain the…
Nigel Girgrah, M.D., chief wellness officer at Ochsner Health, discusses the business case for workforce well-being. LISTEN NOW 
The American Hospital Association (AHA) believes that no health care worker should experience barriers to seeking or receiving behavioral health care. Consistent with that commitment, we encourage hospitals to examine any practices impacting whether health care providers seek behavioral health care…
A new UnitedHealthcare Rewards program will pay eligible plan members, including spouses, up to $1,000 a year for achieving various daily health goals and one-time activities when documented through wearable devices.