Organizational Well-Being Symposium: Resources

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Organizations must play a role in evaluating and addressing the conditions influencing their employees’ well-being. To address this need, in August 2021, the MHTTC Network hosted Organizational Well-Being in Health Care: A National Symposium, a free two-day event during which national leaders shared the latest innovations and research in this area.

The webinar recordings and resources from this convention are available below. At your convenience, you can learn how health care organizations can benefit from investing in these values and walk away with practical measures your organization can implement at various levels, especially with administrative buy-in.

 

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Part 1 Overview

The purpose of the sessions from Day 1 is to increase awareness and understanding around the need for systemic organizational well-being approaches within health care to address the critical issue of professional burnout.

 

Objectives

  • Increase awareness and understanding of the need for systemic organizational well-being programs in health care
  • Increase awareness and understanding of evidence based models of organizational well-being in health care
  • Increase access to resources to support planning and implementation for systemic organizational well-being programming in health care
  • Expand peer network among health care systems interested in implementing organizational well-being programming

 

Watch Day 1 Recordings

Systems Solutions for Enhancing Professional Well-Being - Grace Gengoux, PhD, BCBA-D, provides a keynote address on evidence-based practices organizations can implement to better support the well-being of behavioral health providers in a post-pandemic world and beyond. Systemic approaches are needed to mitigate risk of burnout for healthcare professionals and to enhance professional fulfillment and meaningful career impact. This address describes practical strategies for enhancing connection, flexibility, and professional growth, using a systematic approach grounded in the Stanford’s WellMD model of professional fulfillment, and identifies best practices for sustaining healthy teams and building an organizational culture of wellness.

Taking an Equity-First Framework: Sustainability in Diversity and Inclusion Efforts - Ashley Stewart, PhD, MSW, LSW, reviews the ways in which strong organizational practices that support diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) lead to increased provider well-being. Structural and identity-based oppression can present compounding challenges for minority individuals working in high-stress behavioral healthcare settings. Dr. Stewart contextualizes the problems presented by structural oppression and offers solutions for how adopting DEI focused organizational practices can provide a roadmap to provider well-being for all providers.

Special Topics in Organizational Well-Being - Lauren Peccoralo, MD, MPH and Colin West, MD, PhD, provide two special topics presentations on novel ways organizations can approach supporting provider well-being through growing internal leadership skills and better understanding provider distress. Dr. Peccoralo presents on programs she has created that utilize leadership development to enhance appreciation, coaching, and mentorship skills in medical providers to enhance provider well-being within organizations. Dr. West presents on his work related to understanding both provider well-being and provider distress and how his team has worked to address both concerns.

 

 

Part 2 Overview

The purpose of the sessions from Day 2 is to provide an opportunity for teams within health care systems to engage in guided strategic planning regarding how to establish or improve systemic organizational well-being programming.

 

Objectives

  • Conduct and evaluate quality assessment of current organizational well-being programming in a health care system
  • Engage in guided strategic planning to determine how to improve systemic organizational well-being programming in a health care system
  • Develop strategic plan and timeline for implementation of quality improvement plan
  • Expand peer network among health care systems interested in implementing organizational well-being programming

 

Watch Day 2 Recordings

Panel: National Perspectives for Improving Organizational Responses to Health Professionals’ Well-Being - Panelists Lauren Peccoralo, MD, MPH, Carol Bernstein, MD, Andrew McLean, MD, MPH, Ashley Stewart, PhD, MSW, LSW, and Steve Wengel, MD, leaders in well-being from health care systems across the country, share strategies they have seen implemented at the organizational level for preventing and addressing burnout. They identify urgent system-level needs as well as lessons learned from their work in this area. Moderated by Jeffrey Gold, MD.

Considerations, Moments of Pause, and Reflections in Addressing DEI in Your Organization - Kristin Scardamalia, PhD, and Dominique Charlot-Swilley, PhD, co-present Considerations, Moments of Pause, and Reflections in Addressing DEI in Your Organization. Dr. Scardamalia is affiliated with the National Center for School Mental Health (NCSMH) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where she is an assistant professor. Dr. Charlot-Swilley is affiliated with the Department of Pediatrics at the Georgetown University School of Medicine, where she is an assistant professor, and the Early Childhood Innovation Network (ECIN), where she serves as director of provider well-being.

 


 

Learn more about Provider Well-Being here.