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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. Making the Case to Address Clinician Burnout: This free Practice Advisor module will guide you through how to initiate and facilitate a constructive meeting with institutional leadership about addressing clinician burnout/well-being.
  4. 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.
  5. AMA Steps Forward:
  6. American Hospital Association Call to Action, Creating a Culture of Health:
  7. National Academy of Medicine announced a new Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience 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, Resiliency Training Website:
  9. Preventing Physician Burnout Linzer M, Guzman-Corrales L, Poplau S.
  10. Improving Physician Resilience. Finkelstein C.
  11. Joy in Practice. Linzer M, Poplau S. AMA Steps Forward Module
  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. Physician Wellness: Preventing Resident and Fellow Burnout. Okanlawon T.
  14. Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.  Symposium on Physician Well-Being: Summary, presentations, references  available at
  15. CHARM Annotated Bibliography of Evidence-Based Well-being Interventions –
  16. Peer Support Programs for Physicians: Mitigate the Effects of Emotion Stressors Through Peer Support -