National Initiatives

Addressing well-being across the country

The endemic proportions of stress and burnout among clinicians is a serious issue being addressed at the national level. Federally funded research by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has been and continues to be instrumental in identifying how to address this problem. The Joint Commission’s National Taskforce for Humanity in Healthcare (NTH) is another example of important work at the national level.

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. The Lifeline is committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.

Legislative efforts

Dr. Lorna Breen
Dr. Lorna Breen

We celebrate the legislative efforts taken to address the issue of clinician stress and burnout at the national level through the The Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act.

Dr. Breen was an ER physician from New York who took her life April 26, 2020. The Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act supports health workers’ mental health and well-being. This critical law is up for reauthorization. Find out more about this landmark legislation and how you can help reauthorize the Lorna Breen Act.