Physician Health First

Physician Health First

Your health before all else.

It's time to put your health first. By prioritizing your well-being you can help reverse the trend toward physician burnout and stay passionate about your purpose: quality patient care.
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AAFP Foundation

The AAFP Physician Health First initiative is made possible by your generous contributions to the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation

Self check.

Assess burnout with the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI).
 
Assess Your Risk

Already took the MBI?

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Plan your path to well-being.

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Already created a plan?

Revisit Your Plan

 

Stay well. Stay strong.

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Family Physician Health and Well-being Conference.
June 5-8 • Phoenix, AZ

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My Well-being Resources

Start your well-being journey: Use the tabs below to select topics.

Organization

Best Practices
LEARN
FP Essentials: Physician Well-being

Understanding physician burnout and improving well-being.


-- FP Essentials

RELATE
Preventing Burnout in Employed Physicians

Employers must play an active role in preventing physician burnout.

-- AAFP News: Fresh Perspectives

LEARN
Reducing the Drivers of Burnout

Free CME: 1.50 AAFP Prescribed credits

How to use the principles of Lean transformation to reduce burnout.

RELATE
It's Not Enough to Focus on Burnout

Creating joy in practice can improve patient experience and help physicians find meaning.


-- Journal of Healthcare Management

READ
Root Causes

Executives take the charge on addressing the burnout crisis. 

 

 

— Health Affairs Blog

LEARN
Organizational Strategies to Tackle Burnout

Details from Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Leadership
TRY
Share Your Experience

Mentor someone to improve your own well-being.

DO
Five Leadership Habits to Embrace

Skills to help you lead even if you are not in a formal leadership role.

LEARN
Leadership Skills for Non-leaders

Free CME: 1.25 AAFP Prescribed credits

Everyday skills that benefit you, your practice, and your patients.

TRY
Physician Leadership

Reignite your passion for family medicine. 

READ
Humility and Leadership

How to keep ego from getting in the way of effective teamwork.


-- FPM Journal

RELATE
It's Not Enough to Focus on Burnout

Creating joy in practice can improve patient experience and help physicians find meaning.


-- Journal of Healthcare Management

ENGAGE
AAFP Leadership Conference

Attend this can't-miss experience for all leaders.

ENGAGE
Develop Your Leadership Skills

Connect with peers and find opportunities to enhance your leadership skills.

DO
Lead Up in Your Organization

Build influence to be more effective.


 

— FPM Journal

RELATE
Women in Family Medicine

Are you ready to #inspirecreatelead?

The AAFP Physician Health First initiative is devoted to improving the well-being and professional satisfaction of family physicians. The initiative takes a holistic approach by recognizing and addressing the key causes of physician burnout at every level of the family physician ecosystem, including the hectic U.S. health care system, the organizations where family physicians work, their practice environment, their individual well-being, and the physician culture that often encourages self-sacrifice over self-care.  Learn more

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