Strategies for Professional Associations

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Professional associations play an important role in protecting and promoting worker and learner well-being. As accrediting and certifying bodies, their requirements shape the work and learning environment. Professional associations also work to support and advance their members, and as advocates for their constituents, they often meet with legislators to influence health policies. In this section, we highlight professional associations working across the Actionable Strategy areas.

Relational Strategies

Relational breakdown is core to the experience of burnout and moral injury. Establishing trust provides an essential base from which to address the relational factors of burnout and moral injury. Building trust requires strategies to engage and protect workers and learners, support and develop leadership, establish shared governance structures, align values, address inequities, and establish measurement and accountability for well-being. Explore strategies:

Operational Strategies

A number of factors contributing to operational breakdown have been shown to drive burnout and moral injury. Resolving these operational factors will involve utilizing the relational strategies above to engage workers in designing changes to workflows to reduce operational inefficiencies, creating safe staffing, ensuring fair and meaningful recognition and rewards, and providing appropriate resources for workers to effectively address their mental health and stress/trauma. Explore strategies:

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