SUMMARY OF PROGRAMS
Below you will find a summary of programs implemented by the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation. Our work is driven by a commitment to cross-sector collaboration, and none of these efforts would be possible without our robust community of support at national, state, and local levels.
To join our growing community of support, please visit drlornabreen.org/donate or text ‘LornaBreen’ to 44-321.
The ALL IN Campaign
The ALL IN: WellBeing First for Healthcare campaign was developed by #FirstRespondersFirst and The Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation as a coalition of leading healthcare organizations committed to:
Goal #1: Advance a state where the well-being of the healthcare workforce is prioritized and individual healthcare workers feel valued and supported so they can sustain their sense of purpose and meaning in their work
Goal #2: Make beneficial progress against persistent mental health and well-being challenges that disadvantage our healthcare workers, and therefore, our healthcare systems and the future of public health
Today the ALL IN network exceeds 1 million healthcare voices, and has been a leader in driving grantmaking for high-impact solutions to protect health worker well-being.
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ALL IN: Caring for Caregivers
Through ALL IN’s signature initiative, “Caring for Caregivers”, we are leading implementation of a program to achieve ALL IN Goal #2. We launched in Virginia, where we are partnering with leading medical associations to help guide hospitals and healthcare systems to create the best environment to deliver patient care in the country. To do this, we designed a program that requires hospitals and healthcare systems to commit to four solutions directed by the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation and enhanced by a year-long educational series. More than a half dozen states are interested in following this model, which solidifies a healthy environment that protects the wellbeing of the workforce.
ALL IN: Funders Circle
Building on the success of ALL IN and responding to increased demand and urgency, we are launching the ALL IN: Funders Circle to involve a wider spectrum of funders engaged in health worker well-being.
Through this collective grantmaking, we seek to engage cross-sector funders who recognize the severity of need and are seeking effective, vetted opportunities to advance comprehensive solutions, as stated in ALL IN Goal #1. We must also shift the cultural stigma around health workers accessing mental health services by identifying and eliminating barriers that disadvantage them.
National Physician Suicide Awareness Day
Only 31% of physicians agree that suicide prevention resources exist and are easy to access. Pair that with a longstanding sigma around asking for help – or even taking a break. It becomes clear why physicians have one of the highest suicide rates of any profession. The annual #NPSADay campaign, based on September 17, provides tools and messaging for individuals and organizations of any size who want to join us in preventing physician suicide. Since our Foundation stepped in to co-lead the campaign, the virtual reach of #NPSADay has increased twenty-fold to more than 24 Million. Supporting organizations of #NPSADay have tripled, and with their help, we were able to publish more than 100 news articles that drew attention to the issue of physician suicide.
The Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care
Provider Protection Act
On March 18, 2022, President Biden, alongside the Feist family and a team of bipartisan legislators, signed the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act into law. Resulting provisions have delivered $110 Million in funding to 40 hospitals and healthcare systems nationwide. Backed with the support of over 70 industry leaders and a team of bi-partisan legislators, our Foundation continues to speak out in support of this legislation and its continued funding. Funding from the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act will accomplish the following:
- Establish grants for training health profession students, residents, or health care professionals in evidence-informed strategies to reduce and prevent suicide, burnout, mental health conditions, and substance use disorders
- Seek to identify and disseminate evidence-informed best practices for reducing and preventing suicide and burnout among health care professionals
- Establish a national evidence-based education and awareness campaign targeting health care professionals
- Establish grants for employee education, peer-support programming, and mental and behavioral health treatment
- Establish a comprehensive study on health care professional mental and behavioral health and burnout