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A talented, engaged workforce is a hospital’s most important resource. In order to maintain access to quality care, health systems must navigate workforce challenges and opportunities, including professional shortages, staff burnout, workplace violence and diversity. Please note: on some web browsers, document links may automatically download to your computer rather than open up on your screen.

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Health Care Worker Well-Being Resource Snapshot
This Resource Snapshot from the American Hospital Association highlights training and other resources to help hospital leaders strengthen and support workforce well-being.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/17/2024    Date Last Modified: Apr 17 2024 10:23AM  
Impact Wellbeing™ Guide: Taking Action to Improve Healthcare Worker Wellbeing
As part of the first federal campaign to address health care worker burnout, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) released an evidence-informed and actionable guide for the nation’s hospital leaders to improve health care worker wellbeing. This guide provides a step-by-step process for hospitals to start making organizational-level changes that will impact and improve the mental health of their employees.
Web link    Date Added: 04/17/2024    Date Last Modified: May 1 2024 2:12PM  
Strengthening the Health Care Workforce: Strategies for Now, Near and Far
Developed by the American Hospital Association, this guide provides resources and strategies to help hospitals navigate today's workforce challenges and opportunities.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 08/17/2023    Date Last Modified: Aug 17 2023 11:03AM  
The Vivian Healthcare Workforce Report 2024
In this fourth installment of Vivian Health’s annual Healthcare Workforce report, the authors examine the attitudes of health care professionals about their careers, well-being and lifestyle to better understand rapidly changing employment dynamics. This survey was conducted December 12, 2023 – January 11, 2024, and includes responses from 863 clinicians.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/17/2024    Date Last Modified: Apr 17 2024 10:18AM  
The Well-Being Impact of Northwestern Medicine's Scholars of Wellness Program
To address the mental stresses of health care, Chicago’s Northwestern Medicine established the Scholars of Wellness program, focusing on understanding what well-being actually means, and how it can be woven into organizational culture. This American Hospital Association podcast explains difference the program is making, and how it could benefit other facilities.
Podcast    Date Added: 03/27/2024    Date Last Modified: Mar 27 2024 10:16AM  
Embedding an Organizational Culture of Wellness
In this American Hospital Association podcast, Kristine Olson, M.D., chief wellness officer at Yale New Haven Hospital, discusses how the hospital is working to develop wellness and well-being across the organization, and the positive results they are seeing.
Podcast    Date Added: 03/27/2024    Date Last Modified: Mar 27 2024 10:36AM  
Healthy Work Environments
Creating a healthy work environment (HWE) enables nurses to provide the highest standards of patient care while being fulfilled at work. Learn more about the six HWE standards from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, conduct a free assessment of your unit, and find evidence-based resources needed to build and sustain an HWE at your facility.
Web link    Date Added: 03/20/2024    Date Last Modified: Mar 20 2024 11:52AM  
Science-Based Strategies to Promote Clinician Well-Being and Patient Safety
This resource demonstrates how leaders can strategically apply human factors and ergonomics to reduce occupational stress on clinicians and others.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 05/22/2024    Date Last Modified: May 22 2024 11:02AM  
Our Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation: The U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory on the Healing Effects of Social Connection and Community
This advisory from the Surgeon General call attention to the role connection plays in individual, community and societal health, and offers a framework for how we can all contribute to improving social connection.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 09/13/2023    Date Last Modified: Sep 13 2023 3:04PM  
Seven Types of Rest: Strategies for Managing Toxic Stress and Burnout
This fact sheet from the Overdose Prevention Network outlines seven different types of rest, so people can identify areas of their lives where they need to focus on rest and prioritize self-care accordingly.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 09/18/2023    Date Last Modified: Sep 18 2023 4:31PM  
2024 Health Care Workforce Scan
Drawn from authoritative reports and filled with real-world hospital case studies, this resource from the American Hospital Association provides insights and practical recommendations to support, retain and recruit staff.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 02/01/2024    Date Last Modified: Feb 1 2024 8:36PM