Resources for Institutional Strategies to Promote Resilience and Reduce Burnout

These resources offer additional strategies to prevent burnout and promote well-being at the practice level.

  1. How to Create a Wellness Committee: Creating a wellness committee is a concrete first step an organization can take to foster a culture of clinician wellness. 
  2. Elevator Speech for Approaching Organizational Leadership: Use this printable resource as a guide to initiate a conversation about physician well-being and burnout with organizational executives. 
  3. Table of Interventions: This table provides organizational-level interventions to improve physician well-being. Interventions are classified as addressing either culture of wellness or efficiency of practice, and are further categorized by practice type, resource needs to implement, and time frame to implement.
  4. ACP Creating and Sustaining Change Tools: Use these resources to implement and sustain change efforts.
  5. ACP Design Your Own Well-being Program:  Explore these tools to create a well-being program tailored to any organization’s needs and budget.
  6. ACP Resident Well-being Learning Hub: connects educators and residents with evidence-based strategies to foster well-being and mitigate burnout and promote the value of collaborative learning environments and positive social interaction
  7. National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience (founded in December 2016), aimed at building a collaborative platform for supporting and improving clinician well-being and resilience across multiple organizations. 
  8. Resident Doctors of Canada, Wellness Resources
  9. Protect Against Burnout and Encourage Self-Care. Finkelstein C.
  10. Creating the Organizational Foundation for Joy in Medicine Curriculum. Linzer M, Poplau S.
  11. Peer Support Programs for Physicians Curriculum: Mitigate the Effects of Emotion Stressors Through Peer Support
  12. GWIMS Toolkit: Part-time Faculty in Academic Medicine, Individual and Institutional Advantages. Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Women in Medicine and Science.
  13. Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Well-being Resources.
  14. CHARM and Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine Well-being Resources
  15. Federation of State Medical Boards Report and Recommendations of the Workgroup on Physician Wellness and Burnout (Policy)