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CDC launches campaign to combat healthcare worker burnout

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is addressing the longstanding issue of burnout among health care professionals, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has introduced the Impact Wellbeing Campaign, featuring a guide aimed at helping hospitals improve the mental health and overall well-being of their staff at an organizational level.

The guide suggests comprehensive strategies for hospitals, including conducting operational reviews for well-being support, forming dedicated teams for professional well-being, and removing barriers to mental health care. These initiatives are designed to foster a supportive environment for health care workers, who have faced significant challenges such as staffing shortages and intense workloads, leading to widespread burnout.

The CDC plans to host webinars for hospital leaders to discuss the implementation of the guide’s recommendations. The effort underscores the critical need for health care facilities to listen to and support their staff to ensure their well-being and, in turn, improve patient care. This initiative reflects growing recognition of the importance of mental health support for those on the front lines of health care.

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