Top Healthcare Organizations Join ALL IN Campaign to Improve Health Worker Wellbeing
LOS ANGELES and CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia., April 21, 2021 / PRNewswire / – By pledging their commitment to the well-being and resilience of the country’s health workforce, #FirstRespondersFirst and the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes Foundation, in collaboration with the American Medical Association (AMA), American Nurses Foundation, American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, today launched ALL IN: Well-being first for healthcare, a call to action for healthcare organizations to commit to creating and cultivating workplace cultures that prioritize the well-being of healthcare workers.
The initiative comes in response to a mental health crisis exacerbated by the pandemic, as healthcare workers have spent the past 14 months dealing with high levels of anxiety, depression, isolation, PTSD and burnout. The organizations joining the initial launch represent nearly 300,000 frontline workers across the country.
“Over the past year of supporting, engaging and listening to frontline workers, we have learned that in order to truly ensure the resilience of every healthcare worker, we must also focus our efforts on promoting and sustaining the necessary change within the organizations and systems in which healthcare workers operate, ”said Michelle williams, Dean of Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, one of the campaign’s founding partners. “The ALL IN campaign is designed to bring together various organizations, associations and systems that tailor and advance healthcare worker and employee wellness solutions in the name of our collective well-being.”
Organizations joining the campaign will publicly declare their leaders’ commitment to the well-being of their workforce. ALL IN will provide a roadmap for institutions to invest in and cultivate environments where their workforce feels valued and supported. Collaborating organizations will engage in a set of expert-led actions to measure efforts around workforce well-being and hold themselves accountable for achieving desired outcomes. ALL IN will also provide ongoing best practice advice and research in collaboration with key collaborators AMA, AHA, American Nurses Foundation and the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare.
“Our health heroes have long experienced high levels of stress and burnout, and COVID-19 has only amplified the problem,” said J. Corey Feist, co-founder of the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation. “The ALL IN campaign is a crucial step in bringing together healthcare leaders from across the industry to design a workplace where healthcare workers feel valued and can maintain purpose and meaning in their work. . We are very grateful for the commitment of our collaborators and hope that this important issue will finally receive the attention it deserves. “
“As healthcare workers continue to move forward, it is essential that we continue to support them,” said Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO of Thrive Global, another founding partner of the campaign. “By bringing together key players committed to advancing the well-being of healthcare workers, this campaign will ensure that we keep the spotlight on the mental well-being and resilience of frontline workers. Together, we will drive a culture change where the well-being of healthcare workers is truly a priority for leaders and organizations – and where workers themselves feel supported in the ways that matter most. “
#FirstRespondersFirst, an initiative of Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Thrive globally, and the CAA Foundation, takes an all-human approach to meeting the needs of frontline workers to support their ability to serve on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. #FirstRespondersFirstfundraising appeal to action helps provide essential supplies, protective equipment, housing, child care, food and essential mental health support and resources to this demographically diverse workforce and social, ranging from hourly minimum wage workers in home care facilities to social workers, nurses, doctors, and beyond, through its implementing collaborators Americares, Bright Horizons, CORE Response, Direct Relief, Give An Hour, Global Health Corps, Hispanic Federation, IHG Hotels & Resorts, InnerHour, International Rescue Committee, Marriott International, National Black Nurses Association, National Domestic Workers Alliance, Omada Health, Osmosis, Pivot, The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, World Central Kitchen and You Okay, Doc?. Through strategic partnerships with Johnson & Johnson, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes Foundation, #FirstRespondersFirst provides first responders with the tools and resources to build resilience and promote positive mental health. while advocating for change at the institutional level to ensure that organizations prioritize the well-being of the workforce. Powered by Thrive Global’s behavior change platform, #FirstRespondersFirst also gives access to Harvard Chan School evidence-based content, specifically tailored to this essential workforce, to help improve the physical and mental well-being of healthcare workers.
About the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes Foundation
The Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization founded by the family of Dr Lorna Breen. The mission of the Foundation is to reduce burnout health professionals and preserve their well-being and job satisfaction. Our vision is that obtaining mental health support services is universally regarded as a force and conditions of employment for health professionals. The Foundation has three main tactics to achieve long-term change:
- To advise the health care industry on wellness initiatives that provide holistic mental health supports.
- To build sensitization on the prevalence of mental health in reduce stigma; and
- Fund research and programs who seek to reduce burnout of healthcare professionals and to improve their well-being.
SOURCE Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes Foundation