Implementing and Sustaining Change Efforts

Use these resources to implement and sustain change efforts.

Quality Improvement Curriculum

The ACP Advance Quality Improvement (QI) healthcare curriculum offers a practical, step-wise approach that guides you through each stage of the QI journey from establishing the “what” and “why” for change to implementing and sustaining change. This online curriculum, developed by physicians for physicians and their teams, is offered as a series of four modules.

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General Team Care Toolkit

ACP has developed this toolkit to share best practices and real-life examples of successful team-based clinical care models that include internal medicine physicians working with nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other members of the clinical care team. This toolkit includes resources to help foster productive and purposeful internal medicine teams.

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Mini But Mighty Skills for Well-being: Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciative Inquiry is an organizational development model that takes a positive approach to systems change. This webinar, developed by Kerri Palamara, MD, FACP, Director of the Center for Physician Well-being at Massachusetts General Hospital and Physician Coaching Services Lead for ACP, and presented by North Carolina Well-being Champion Marion McCrary, MD, FACP, guides you through using the AI approach in your practice and teaching others to do the same. This mini-but-mighty skill can have a big impact on well-being.

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Four Key Questions Leaders Can Ask to Support Clinicians During the COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery Phase

This tool includes language and guidance for how to set the stage for honest and open conversations between organizations and their clinicians, and how to begin to strategize in response to what is shared in these conversations.

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A Call to Action: Align Well-being and Antiracism Strategies

By Eileen Barrett, MD, MPH, MACP; N. Mariam Salas, MD; Charlene Dewey, MD, MEd, MACP; Jonathan Ripp, MD, MPH, ACP Member; and Susan Thompson Hingle, MD, MACP, ACP Internist

For too many clinicians, racism is a defining component of work culture. Health care organizations should adopt antiracist practices that result in sustained, meaningful change.

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5 Evidence-Based Actions Leaders Can Take Now to Support the Healthcare Workforce

Leaders are bombarded with competing messages about how to support them and address workforce shortages. A group of experts in collaboration with the National Academy of Medicine identified the top five actions leaders should take to support team members now. These evidence-based actions can be initiated within 3 months and build a foundation for a long-term system well-being strategy.

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Ten Changes That Could Keep Clinicians in the Workforce

By Marcia Frellick, MD Edge

The 10-point, one-page checklist in the Annals of Internal Medicine, Getting Through Covid-19: Keeping Clinicians in the Workforce, includes providing “practical support in the areas that clinicians identify as causing emotional stress or moral injury,” such as managing anger and grief when patients have chosen not to be vaccinated or confronting misinformation.

“Those are the things that are making people's mental health worse” psychiatrist Jessi Gold, MD, MS, said in an interview. “I don't think I've seen that mentioned other places.”

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Example of Well-being Interventions

Use this curated library of well-being interventions to meet the specific needs of your constituency and promote well-being and professional fulfillment in your community.