The Doctors Company Commits to Health Workforce Well-Being as a Founding Member of the National Academy of Medicine’s Change Maker Campaign
Joins 190 Founding Change Makers in Taking Action to Support Health Workers
Napa, California—October 3, 2023—On the 1st anniversary of the National Plan for Health Workforce Well-Being, The Doctors Company reinforces its commitment to health workforce well-being as a founding member of the Change Maker campaign of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). The national plan provides a roadmap for collective action to address the health worker burnout crisis, strengthen workplace well-being, and restore the nation’s health.
This anniversary day of awareness and action serves as an opportunity to raise national visibility about health workforce well-being, improve public understanding of workforce challenges, express gratitude to health workers, and provide an opportunity for institutions and the public to reflect annually on the movement to support health workers. In the U.S., 54 percent of physicians and nurses, 60 percent of medical students and residents, and 61 percent of pharmacists have symptoms of burnout, and the COVID-19 pandemic worsened the issues.
“We support and believe in healthcare professions for the life-sustaining services they provide and are proud to announce that we are founding NAM Change Makers,” said Robert Morton, MAS, CPPS, CPHRM, ARM, Assistant Vice President, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management at The Doctors Company. “We recognize an unwavering commitment to clinician well-being is essential to optimizing quality of care and patient safety, and our ongoing endeavors are aimed at empowering clinicians to deliver care that aligns seamlessly with their professional ethics and caregiving mission.”
The Doctors Company and NAM invite health organizations to join an inaugural cohort of Change Makers by affirming their commitment to institutionalize health worker well-being as a long-term value. Take the next step and join the health workforce well-being movement by signing up to become a Change Maker.
“We know that the burnout crisis is a challenge that can only be solved if we work together to support health workers and, ultimately, all patients and communities. The Change Maker campaign is an exciting opportunity to mobilize a collective effort to drive change,” said NAM President Victor J. Dzau, MD. “With hundreds of organizations as part of the campaign, we can achieve a critical mass of health systems, hospitals, practices, academia, professional associations, private sectors, and related entities to make the major changes needed to reverse and prevent this health workforce crisis.”
About the National Plan
The National Plan for Health Workforce Well-Being highlights seven priority areas for improving health worker well-being:
- Create and sustain positive work and learning environments and culture
- Invest in measurement, assessment, strategies, and research
- Support mental health and reduce stigma
- Address compliance, regulatory, and policy barriers for daily work
- Engage effective technology tools
- Institutionalize well-being as a long-term value
- Recruit and retain a diverse and inclusive health workforce
Learn more about the national plan at nam.edu/NationalPlan.
About the Clinician Well-Being Collaborative
The NAM’s Clinician Well-Being Collaborative is a network of expert volunteers and leaders committed to reversing trends in health worker burnout. Learn more about the Collaborative at nam.edu/ClinicianWellBeing.
About The Doctors Company
Founded and led by physicians, The Doctors Company (thedoctors.com), the nation's largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer, is relentlessly committed to advancing, protecting, and rewarding the practice of good medicine. The Doctors Company helps physicians manage the complexities of today's healthcare environment—with expert guidance, resources, and coverage. The Doctors Company is part of TDC Group (tdcg.com), the nation's largest physician-owned provider of insurance, risk management, and healthcare practice improvement solutions. TDC Group serves the full continuum of care, from individual physicians to academic medical systems—over 100,000 healthcare professionals and organizations nationwide—with annual revenue of $1 billion and over $6.9 billion in assets. To learn more about our data-driven insights and to stay up to date on industry trends, follow and subscribe to The Doctors Company on X (@doctorscompany), YouTube, LinkedIn, and Facebook.