March 18 is the First Health Workforce Well-Being Day

March 15, 2024
The National Academy of Medicine announced the establishment of the day which focuses on the support and safety of healthcare workers

According to the National Academy of Medicine’s (NAM) website, Monday, March 18 is the first Health Workforce Well-Being (HWWB) Day. NAM’s website states “When workplace policies and practices support the safety and well-being of health workers, health workers can then focus on providing high-quality, personalized, and respectful care. In contrast, high workloads, administrative burdens, and poorly designed technologies divert health workers’ time away from patient care. Health workers and the communities they serve have common goals – for more interaction and equitable access to care, safety, and better outcomes. Each of us can play a role in improving health worker well-being, which in turn benefits every patient, every caregiver, every person that will require health care in their lifetime.”

The NAM Collaborative and founding partners—including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation—have established March 18 as the annual, national Health Workforce Well-Being (HWWB) Day.

NAM has more information.