Health centers are on the front lines of the national drug epidemic, providing a continuum of much needed services to care for patients and families affected by opioid and other substance use disorders. As part of this remarkable response, health centers are building and integrating new systems of care, implementing new policies and procedures, and creating new workflows and team roles. Clearly, none of this could happen without a prepared workforce. But how are health centers preparing this workforce? This session will answer this question by sharing strategies health centers use to foster resilience, wellness, self-care, joy in work, and life-work balance for the compassionate care team. There will be a focus on policy implications and levers. This session is appropriate for all knowledge levels.
Senior Fellow, Public Health Integration and Innovation,