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The Impact Wellbeing™ Guide – John Howard, MD, and Stefanie Simmons, MD

May 6, 2024
Episode 81
Duration: 27:18

John Howard, MD, MPH, JD, LLM, MBA, serves as Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Administrator of the World Trade Center Health Program in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. He first served as Director of NIOSH from 2002 through 2008 and is currently serving his fourth six-year term starting in 2021. Prior to his appointment as Director of NIOSH, Dr. Howard served as Chief of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health in the California Department of Industrial Relations, Labor and Workforce Development Agency, from 1991 through 2002. Dr. Howard is board certified in internal medicine and occupational medicine. He is admitted to the practice of medicine and law in the State of California and in the District of Columbia. He is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court bar.

Stefanie Simmons, MD, FACEP, is the Chief Medical Officer at the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation and a board-certified emergency medicine physician and healthcare executive. Dr. Simmons served as the Vice President of clinician engagement for Envision Physician Services for more than seven years, serving more than 26,000 physicians and advance practice providers with a focus on professional wellbeing, including translational research and programs designed to bring wellbeing best practices to clinical environments. She served as lead clinical faculty for the Clinician Experience Project Wellbeing program.

In this episode of Caring Greatly, Drs. Howard and Simmons share insights about the creation of the Impact Wellbeing Guide. The Guide, which is free, provides concrete, evidence-informed steps leaders can take to carry out the broader recommendations from the U.S. Surgeon General and National Academy of Medicine. They discuss insights from the process of creating and testing the Guide across multiple hospitals in the CommonSpirit Health System. And they offer guidance to leaders who are just getting started on their professional wellbeing journey.

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John Howard, MD, MPH, JD, LLM, MBA and Stefanie Simmons, MD, FACEP