Noteworthy Resources

Advocacy Toolkit: Modernizing License and Credentialing Applications to Not Stigmatize Mental Health

ACP Advocacy Toolkit

Included in this toolkit are tools and resources that clinicians can use to advocate for organizations and state medical boards to change or remove inappropriate medical licensing and application questions that perpetuate the stigma about receiving mental health care or having a mental health diagnosis, which may result in physicians not receiving care.

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Complement Material:

Improving How State Medical Boards Ask Physicians About Mental Health Diagnoses: A Case Study From New Mexico

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Implementing and Sustaining Change Efforts

Use these resources to implement and sustain change efforts in your organization and community. Curated tools include the Quality Improvement Curriculum and the general Team-Based Care Toolkit.

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Research Studies with Recommendations and Interventions

Robust well-being and professional fulfillment research studies have been conducted at the national level through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), and the Office of the Surgeon General (OSG) with recommendations to protect and nurture health care workforce well-being, including interventions with examples and studies, while emphasizing the need to respond to hyperlocal physician needs.

NAM: National Plan for Health Workforce Well-being

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ACGME: Improving Physician Well-Being, Restoring Meaning in Medicine

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OSG: Addressing Health Worker Burnout

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