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Takeaways from frontline clinicians 1 year after COVID-19

The National Academy of Medicine released their findings after reaching out to clinicians on how COVID-19 has affected their professional and personal lives. The results may be helpful in furthering efforts to improve physician well-being.   Read Now

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WPHP is Hiring!

We are currently working to fill 2 Clinical Coordinator positions on our team! If you know someone who may be interested in joining our team, please direct them to our Indeed post for more information on the Clinical Coordinator position or have them contact Shea Scheuler directly with questions.          Learn More

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Roohi for India Campaign is providing COVID crisis relief in India. You can help!

New cases in India are surging past 400,000 per day in what is the world’s worst outbreak of COVID to date. Patients are dying as hospitals run out of basic medical supplies and oxygen.  For more information, or to make a donation, go to https://iacswa.org/donate/.      

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May marks Mental Health Awareness Month 

This month, we’d like to recognize the importance of mental health and educating one another against mental illness stigma.  Learn More

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WPHP April Physician Health Focus

WPHP’s April Physician Health Focus is now available!   Read Now

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Register for FSMB’s Annual Meeting!

Register now to attend FSMB’s Annual meeting! Dr. Bundy will be featured as a panelist on New Perspectives on Physician Impairment.   Learn More

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WPHP is Hiring!

We are currently working to fill 2 Clinical Coordinator positions on our team! If you know someone who may be interested in joining our team, please direct them to our Indeed post for more information on the Clinical Coordinator position or have them contact Courtney Strong directly with questions. 

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Dr. Bundy discusses the impact of COVID-19 on frontline workers in the Washington Medical Commission Spring 2021 Update

The Washington Medical Commission Spring 2021 Update features the WPHP Report highlighting a study about frontline workers and COVID-19.   Read Now

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Physician Peer Coaching

A recent article, written by Sara Tamarin, explains the benefits of engaging with a physician peer coach.   Read Now

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Predictors of Mental Health Outcomes in Healthcare Workers During COVID-19

Yale researchers find high rates of mental health and substance use disorders among healthcare workers – lack of social support identified as a key predictor.  Read Now

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Thank you Federation of State Physician Health Programs, INC (FSPHP) for sharing this interview with Dr. Chris Bundy and others exploring burnout, the pandemic, and how PHPs can be a resource in times of need. Read Now

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Register Now for the FSPHP’s 2021 Virtual Education Conference

Don’t forget to register for FSPHP’s 2021 Virtual Education Conference!  Register Now

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The implications of fighting Covid on the frontlines

A recent Crosscut article highlights the burnout physicians and health care workers across Washington state are experiencing as they enter their second year of fighting Covid.   Read Now

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Thank you, WSMA for sharing this important article on burnout among health care workers in Washington!  Read Now

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Partnering with Physician Health Programs (PHP)

A great article out this week highlighting the importance of collaborating with Physician Health Programs when treating doctors with substance use disorders.  Learn More

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Registration for WPHP’s 26th Annual Reunion Now Open!

Please join us for our Annual Reunion on June 4.  This year the Reunion will be 100% virtual. Registration is now open and invitees should have received an email with event details.   Learn More

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VA study for health care workers on the impacts of COVID-19 related stress

If you are a health care worker who has been impacted by COVID-19 related stress, we invite you to participate in this study being conducted by Dr. Rebecca Hendrickson, trauma researcher at the University of Washington/VA Puget Sound Health Care System. The study aims to analyze the impact of COVID and how to better provide protections against the stressful impact of the pandemic.  […]

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President of Doctors of British Columbia message on ‘finding your reason’ during covid

Matthew Chow provides a touching message on finding meaning amidst misery. Read Now

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Dr. Chris Bundy presenting at Western Doctors In Recovery Annual Meeting

Register now to see him present on Mental Health Concerns for Health Professionals During Covid.  Learn More  

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King County Medical Society COVID-19 Vaccine resources

The King County Medical Society helps health care workers not affiliated with hospitals find COVID-19 vaccination sites.   Learn More

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