The Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity has developed a unique partnership with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Moral Injury in Healthcare, and the American Federation of Teachers to create the Workplace Change Collaborative (WCC). The WCC is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) with two main aims:
To achieve these aims, the WCC captures innovative and evidence-based practices, lessons learned, and tools and resources for reducing burnout and promoting wellness in the health and public safety workforce to share with HRSA grantees and public audiences.
The WCC and the 44 grantees are funded through three HRSA programs: 1) the Health and Public Safety Workforce Resiliency Training Program, 2) the Promoting Resilience and Mental Health Among Health Professional Workforce and 3) the Health and Public Safety Workforce Resiliency Technical Assistance Center.
The Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity (Mullan Institute): The vision of the Mullan Institute is a diverse health workforce that has the competencies, opportunity, and courage to ensure that all people attain their full health potential (i.e., health workforce equity). The Mullan Institute is a multidisciplinary health workforce research institute that conducts research, administers educational programs educates, supports advocacy initiatives, and convenes thought leaders to advance this vision.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI): The IHI has over 25 years of experience driving cross-sector improvement and collaborating across boundaries. Given their commitment to joy and wellbeing, and extensive reach and impact in the health care community, IHI is uniquely positioned to support joy and improve mental health and wellbeing in the context of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Moral Injury of Healthcare (MIHC): Moral Injury of Healthcare (MIHC) reframed distress in the workplace – in healthcare and elsewhere – to recognize the role of moral injury. MIHC is developing collaborative, systems-level solutions to workforce distress through research, education, and advocacy.
AFT Healthcare: AFT Healthcare works directly with health professionals and public safety workers to improve working conditions through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining, and political activism.