Area health facilities receive federal funding to support worker mental health

Two Bethesda healthcare facilities have received approximately $2.3 million each in US federal bailout funding to support the mental health of healthcare workers.

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Inc. will receive $2,280,030 and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine will receive $2,277,117.

“The stress and anxiety that comes with being on the front lines of this pandemic is overwhelming. Our healthcare workers are working day and night to keep us safe so we can overcome this pandemic. This U.S. bailout funding will provide mental wellness programs and workforce resiliency training for healthcare workers in need,” U.S. Representative David Trone said in a statement. hurry.

“No one should feel like their job is having a negative impact on their mental health,” Trone said.

“From the beginning, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on our healthcare workers, causing burnout and mental fatigue as they work on the front lines to protect the people of Maryland. Yet our medical professionals are persevering to save lives and administer vaccines in the face of an ever-changing virus,” US Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Representatives Jamie Raskin and Trone jointly said in a press release.

“This U.S. bailout funding will provide our healthcare heroes with critical resources to support their mental health and resilience as they continue to serve on the front lines of Maryland’s response and recovery efforts,” said the legislators.

The funds will be distributed over a three-year period with the aim of supporting initiatives aimed at reducing burnout and building the resilience of people at the start of their healthcare careers.

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