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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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Crisis Resources for Health Care Workers

WPHP recently compiled a list of local, regional, and national resources for crisis prevention and response for health care workers.   Learn More

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Recent JSAT study, co-authored by Dr. Bundy on physician health programs and COVID-19.

A recent study, published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, describes how physician health programs have adapted to COVID-19. Co-authored by Dr. Christopher Bundy, the study explores how these adaptations have helped physicians.   Read Now

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COVID-19 Vaccine updates from WSMA

Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) is leading COVID-19 vaccination education efforts in Washington and has up-to-date information for health care workers needing vaccinations.   Learn More

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COVID-19 has made it more important than ever to address barriers to mental health treatment for physicians

This AAMC article highlights how licensing concerns and stigma may be discouraging physicians from seeking needed mental health treatment amidst the strains of the pandemic.     In 2018, WPHP successfully collaborated with the Washington Medical Commission to reform the questions on the Washington Medical Licensing initial and renewal applications.  Since then, questions regarding health and substance […]

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