March 29, 2024

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ACP Well-being Champions: Fostering Communities of Well-being From Where We Are

"To be at home is to be known. It is to be loved for who you are."

—Vivek H. Murthy, U.S. Surgeon General

Organizational Consultant Ron Carucci's 15-year longitudinal study highlights two fundamental needs that we all have regardless of environment: to Belong and to Matter.

This issue of I.M. Thriving includes opportunities to apply tools and explore resources to foster communities of well-being with professional fulfillment and leadership skills to transform the culture of medicine sustainably as Well-being Champions, where everybody is seen, belongs, and matters—starting from where you stand. As a complement to this month's issue, check out the previous I.M. Thriving publication focused on coaching.

We look forward to hearing from you! Please e-mail with your thoughts and suggestions for newsletter topics and features.

Check out the links below for resources you can use for yourself and others:

  • Visit the I.M. Emotional Support Hub and Video Series to learn more about individual and organizational strategies and resources to protect clinicians' emotional health and well-being.
  • Design an experience best suited to your well-being and professional fulfillment interests and needs by exploring the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2024 well-being page.
  • Register for ACP Quality Improvement Leadership Training: Best Practices to Achieve Meaningful and Sustainable Improvement and help enhance your well-being programming.
  • Explore Well-being Champion (WBC) coaching resources, including coaching signups, the WBC contact list, a library of well-being interventions, and the WBC journey map. Find out how chapters can partner with WBCs (WBC Exclusive; must be signed in to ACP online).
  • Watch and revisit topics from your WBC training, including fostering communities of well-being and learning new skills to grow your toolkit to support you and your colleagues.
  • Discover just-in-time well-being skills to use for yourself and to teach others and explore tools to create a well-being program tailored to any organization's needs and budget.
  • Uncover how to 'Live Your Best Life' through the structured professional and leadership development program designed by your fellow WBCs Drs. Lin and McCrary.
  • Learn about the National Health Workforce Well-Being Day, the CDC and NIOSH's new Well-Being Questionnaire Survey, and find out how to leverage empathy to foster positive environments.
  • Review Patients Before Paperwork and advocacy updates that affect physician well-being and professional fulfillment.

Please join us on X (formerly Twitter) at #dontworryalone, #physicianwellbeing. Post in the ACP Connect app WBC community and/or reach out to us via e-mail any time.

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Your ACP Well-being Team

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