CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health launches federal campaign for hospitals to tackle healthcare workers burnout

Nov. 1, 2023
Impact Wellbeing campaign supports hospitals to understand how their workforce is doing and identify ways to improve professional wellbeing.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced the launch of Impact Wellbeing. This new campaign provides hospital leaders with evidence-informed resources to improve workplace policies and practices that reduce burnout, normalize help-seeking, and strengthen professional wellbeing.

Impact Wellbeing supports hospital leaders, and in turn their healthcare workforce, by providing actionable steps to fine-tune quality improvements, establish new workflows, and help staff feel safe seeking help. To get started in operational-level solutions, practices, and policies for incremental, sustained impact, hospital leaders can access the following campaign resources:

  • NIOSH Worker Well-Being Questionnaire (WellBQ): Understand how your workforce is doing and identify ways to improve healthcare worker wellbeing.
  • Leadership Storytelling Guide: Help hospital leaders talk publicly about getting help for their own mental health concerns and encourage staff to do the same, using this guide from the Health Action Alliance.
  • Total Worker Health Strategies: Train front-line supervisors to help their staff balance their work and home responsibilities using supportive supervision.

Explore Impact Wellbeing resources at

CDC release