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Commit to Worker Well-Being

Creating a healthy and supportive work environment is crucial not only for the well-being of health care workers but also for delivering high-quality care to patients. Efforts to address burnout will not be successful without a strong organizational commitment to making well-being a priority.

Action Steps

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Commit to Worker Well-Being
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Appoint a Senior Leader
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Assess Clinician Well-Being
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Implement Strategies
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Monitor Progress
,,Investing in health workers and safeguarding their well-being protects their health, our health, and our entire health care system.,,

U.S. Surgeon General

Tips & Actionable Strategies

Consider these tips and explore the collection of curated resources, strategies and practices to help those just beginning their journey to address burnout know where to start — it begins with a strong organizational commitment.

  • Establish why well-being is important to your organization.
  • Incorporate workforce well-being into strategic planning.
  • Prioritize well-being by setting a clear vision with defined goals.
  • Allocate resources (financial and human) as a long-term strategy.
  • Institutionalize well-being as a long-term value.
  • Recognize that burnout does not discriminate — it can be experienced in every department and by every job type.