September 2, 2020

Well-Being Index Partners with National Academy of Medicine to Support Clinician Well-Being

The Well-Being Index has joined a network of over 100 organizations to support the National Academy of Medicine’s initiative on clinician well-being. As a Network Organization for the Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience, the Well-Being Index is committed to improving the mental health and wellness of healthcare providers around the world.

The Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience was launched by the National Academy of Medicine “to improve baseline understanding of challenges to clinician well-being, raise visibility of clinician stress and burnout, and elevate evidence-based, multidisciplinary solutions.” As one of the initiative’s many stakeholders, the Well-Being Index will now provide input on activities of the Collaborative, partner with the National Academy of Medicine to build new efforts around clinician well-being, and share resources to support the Collaborative’s goals and objectives.

To clearly define the efforts that are being made to improve the lives of healthcare professionals, the Well-Being Index has submitted a Commitment Statement on Clinician Well-Being:

The latest statistics show that clinician distress is at an all-time high and continuing to rise. A wide array of systemic factors including increased bureaucratic tasks, staff shortages, ineffective communication, and burdensome technologies add up to a volatile state of healthcare which increases the risk of clinician distress and burnout. In addition, the strain of current events has led to unprecedented levels of distress, career implications, and dangerous consequences for medical workers and organizations.

As a clinically-validated tool designed to improve individual well-being and combat the systemic causes of distress, the Well-Being Index is fully committed to prioritizing the mental health and well-being of clinicians.

The Well-Being Index’s mission to reduce distress and improve well-being goes beyond fighting to mitigate the effects of burnout. The objective of our work and the partnerships we have with so many engaged and committed healthcare organizations is to eradicate the systemic factors that negatively impact the health and safety of all healthcare professionals.

We are active and committed in the fight against clinician distress through:

  • Offering clinicians an intuitive and interactive tool to anonymously assess their well-being in less than one minute, access customized resources to improve mental health, compare their well-being to national benchmarks, track their progress over time, and provide feedback to their employers
  • Providing accurate, comprehensive, and anonymous reporting to healthcare leaders to help identify the causes of distress and implement effective wellness programming to improve clinician well-being
  • Supporting research efforts to further the understanding and approaches to eliminating systemic causes of distress and burnout
  • Advocating for clinician wellness programming and evidence-based strategies to combat distress

Through our collaboration with healthcare organizations around the world, we continue to work towards improved clinician well-being, increased understanding of the complex issues that threaten it, and ultimately a culture of medicine that protects the health of all.

For more information on the partnership and to view the full list of Network Organizations, visit the Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience page.

Well-Being Index Team

The Well-Being Index team is made up of thought leaders, healthcare associates, technology experts, and content creators dedicated to improving well-being by equipping organizations with the tools and data needed to Go Beyond Burnout.