In response to alarming evidence of high rates of depression and suicide among U.S. health care workers, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has announced the launch of an "action collaborative" to promote clinician well-being and resilience.
AACOM, along with more than 20 professional and educational organizations, has committed to the NAM-led initiative to advance evidence-based solutions that will reverse the trends in clinician stress, and ultimately improve patient care.
As a sponsor of the initiative, AACOM will collaborate with fellow health professions organizations to address large-scale physician and medical student burnout, depression, and suicide, as well as:
Reduce the stigma associated with mental health challenges
- Support research every step of the way
- Provide data that medical schools can use to help students
- Develop resources to be used at the campus level to empower students
The collaborative will begin work in January 2017; public workshops and meetings will be scheduled throughout the year. Learn more.