Health systems and hospitals provide extensive resources to improve the health of the communities they serve. Tactics like mobile health clinics, expanded office hours and partnerships that connect patients to social services advance health equity, giving everyone the opportunity to attain their highest level of well-being.
But many may be overlooking or under-prioritizing health equity in a critical population: their own employees. As evidenced by the burnout epidemic plaguing front-line healthcare workers, there is significant work to be done to improve their health and well-being.
A reimagined workplace wellness program, built on the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion, is a great starting point for provider organizations to create motivated and healthy workforces.