Health Care Leaders Unite to Improve Worker Safety

Code Lavender® program summary and toolkit

This toolkit provides instructions and supporting materials to help your organization design, launch and spread a Code Lavender program. Code Lavender is a formalized rapid response designed to provide comforting resources to support patients, families, and healthcare team members in times of emotional distress.

2022 Healthcare Workforce Rescue Package

A group of healthcare experts in collaboration with the CEO Coalition and the National Academy of Medicine, published evidence-based actions that can support healthcare team member well-being. The first-of-its-kind list prioritizes five critical actions leaders can take now to safeguard the emotional and psychological needs of healthcare workers.

Caring Greatly™: The podcast for leaders who bring humanity to the work of healthcare

This podcast is a destination where healthcare leaders find stories and resources designed to help them to grow, lead, innovate, and rejuvenate. Hear interviews that provide insights and inspiration about leading and thriving as the industry transforms.

Centering a more holistic view of workforce safety

In this IHI blog post, the institute’s research team outlines how to improve safety and well-being by gathering and examining data on team member safety incidents, listening to frontline staff about safety needs and solutions, making a culture of safety a priority, and stratifying workforce safety data to build a baseline for equity.

Evidence-based practices support the Heart of Safety: Declaration of Principles

In 2021, the CEO Coalition engaged the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) to research evidence- and experience-based practices that support the principles outlined in its Heart of Safety: Declaration of Principles. This blog post outlines those practices.

Human-centered leadership mastery model

Based on in-person discussions and design sessions as well as interviews with more than 75 executives, thought leaders, and academics in healthcare and well-being, this report defines the heartset, mindset, and skillset that enable leaders to support themselves, lead their teams, and drive sustainable organizational excellence.

Protecting the safety and well-being of our nation’s healthcare workforce

Staffing shortages are putting patient care and the future of healthcare at risk. The Great Resignation also compromises the safety and well-being of those professionals who remain in healthcare. This report outlines strategies that key stakeholders and policy makers must embrace to drive systemic change to improve the safety and well-being for our healthcare workforce.

Issue Brief: Addressing workplace violence in leading health systems

In 2022, The Academy conducted research on workplace violence (WPV) in healthcare, including secondary data collection, applied literature review, and qualitative interviews with frontline healthcare team members. This brief outlines the impact of WPV on healthcare professionals and the entire healthcare system, and offers a maturity model that leaders can use to advance efforts to… Continue reading Issue Brief: Addressing workplace violence in leading health systems

U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory on building a thriving healthcare workforce

This Advisory is a public statement by Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A, that calls the American people’s attention to an urgent public health issue of health worker burnout and provides steps that different stakeholders can take together to address health worker burnout.