Healthcare Worker Resilience and Retention Initiative


Bridging the gap between healthcare workers and supportive resources...
Healthcare workers in a line
Young man receiving vaccine from public health worker
Two EMS workers at back of ambulance

...Because sustainable work requires sustainable people.

Literature review



Work-related stress and trauma, well-documented experiences in health care and response workforces, not only shape the mental health and resilience of these workforces, but also contribute to poor retention and turnover. 


The advisory group’s rapid literature review documented findings from interrelated research areas to identify characteristics of effective interventions for promoting resilience and retention among healthcare and response workforces.


The workgroup sought a sufficient survey and synthesis of relevant, research-informed themes to guide the efforts of healthcare and emergency response organizations addressing work-related stress and other impacts on workforce resilience and retention.




Read the report for the group’s findings, recommendations, and preliminary conclusions - and to learn more about helpful factors for tailoring your own interventions!

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