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Protecting Health Worker Mental Health: A Call-to-Action Webinar
November 18, 2021 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm MST
Join the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in welcoming Dr. Vivek Murthy, Surgeon General of the United States, and other national experts for a special webinar event on health worker mental health.
Health workers face many challenges as part of their work, such as long work hours, rotating and irregular shifts, exposure to human suffering and death, and increased risks for exposure to disease and other harms. The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified these challenges and contributed to worsening mental health. Some of the concerns include burnout, distress, compassion fatigue, depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, and suicidal ideation. These can impact the overall health and well-being of workers and may impact job performance, patient care, and safety.
As part of the American Rescue Plan of 2021, CDC NIOSH received Congressional funding to deliver a national awareness and education campaign to protect and improve the mental health of health workers. As we begin this effort, we invite experts from across the nation to this call-to-action forum to discuss this critical topic.
- Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, U.S. Surgeon General, Department of Health and Human Services
- John Howard, MD, MPH, JD, LLM, MBA, Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Liz Royal, MA, Coordinator, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) National Nurse Alliance
- Lotte N. Dyrbye, MD, MHPE, FACP, Co-Director, Program on Physician Well-Being, Mayo Clinic
Register now to hear the latest information and find out how you can get involved as we work to protect and promote the mental health of health workers.
More information is available on the registration page.