Health Worker Mental Health Initiative

Published: 05/26/2022

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

A new Surgeon General’s Advisory highlights the urgent need to address the health worker burnout crisis across the country. For many of the 20 million health workers in the U.S., the COVID-19 pandemic has led to new and worsening mental health concerns, including burnout, compassion fatigue, depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, and suicidal ideation. Challenges historically faced by health workers have been intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic including, but not limited to, difficult wo

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