Webinar on March 24: Physician Burnout and Mental Health

March 24, 2-3PM EDT

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted and dramatically increased the long-standing epidemic of physician burnout. Around 71% of physicians reported exhaustion and burnout in 2020, up from an estimated 29% to 54% of healthcare workers in 2019. Physicians are working longer hours and facing high health risks, while trying to manage their own stress, anxiety, and depression.

The pandemic highlighted the critical need to reduce the stigma physicians encounter when seeking help and increase their access to mental health services.

Join the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation as we hear from healthcare leaders working to reduce burnout in their industry and address challenges related to the pandemic.   

Speakers will discuss:

  • Overview of physician burnout before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how federal and health system leaders can improve clinician well-being
  • Why doctors are hitting their breaking point and what they are doing to help each other and promote a culture of wellness in the medical field 
  • A statewide collaborative to support providers through rapid sharing of evidence-based science and funding support to build resilience during the pandemic 


  • Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP
    • Institute for Healthcare Improvement 
  • Mona Masood, DO
    • Physician Support Line
  • Thomas Leyden, MBA
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan