• Want to Learn to Lead Change to Achieve Physician Well-being?

    Leading Physician Well-being Program Helps Develop Leadership Skills

    September 28, 2020, 1:11 pm News Staff -- Physician leadership skills have never been more important for the family physician than they are today, when FPs are increasingly plagued by administrative burdens that threaten to derail practice efficiency and jeopardize physician well-being. 

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    Now you can learn how to lead change to provide stability, improve your care team’s morale and boost physician well-being in your workplace. Leading Physician Well-being is a tuition-free certificate program from the AAFP and United Health Foundation that’s designed to help you spearhead change in your practice or organization. 

    Starting in 2021, the LPW program will help 100 family physicians each year grow their knowledge and skills in three foundational areas:

    • physician well-being,
    • leadership development and
    • performance improvement.

    The program will include a 10-month series of livestreamed and in-person events, along with regular online learning activities. Review a tentative schedule of program activities.

    After successfully completing the program, you’ll earn a Leading Physician Well-being certificate and AAFP recognition as a thought leader and physician well-being champion. You’ll also receive AAFP CME credit for participating, including having a unique opportunity to complete a PI-CME project that directly impacts your practice.

    And that’s aside from reaping the benefits of peer-to-peer networking and support, as well as gaining the satisfaction of knowing you’re honing your leadership skills and preparing yourself for further career development as a physician well-being leader.

    All AAFP active members are eligible for LPW. Residents are eligible if they have the support of their residency program. You can apply here.

    The application period for the 2021 cohort is open now through Nov. 2. Applicants selected will be notified in early December and must confirm their participation by mid-January.

    To learn more about LPW, email Leading Physician Well-being Program Strategist Heather Woods or check out the Leading Physician Well-being FAQ.