Gondar University Hospital. Gondar, Ethiopia.
Resilience Collaborative
Promoting frontline health worker resilience to prevent burnout, improve quality of care and support overall health worker wellness

Burnout has reached rampant levels among healthcare professionals around the world, and the burnout epidemic is even more pronounced in low-resource settings. If we do not address burnout among health workers, we risk losing thousands of health workers from the current workforce when the world already faces an estimated 18 million health worker shortage by 2030.

Resilience is the acquired ability to recover, adapt and grow in response to stress, and can mediate the effects of workplace stress and help to prevent burnout. Programs that provide health workers with techniques and strategies to improve their resilience and overall well-being can be an important source of support while other long-term systemic challenges are addressed.

The Center partners with Johnson & Johnson behavioral scientists and mental health experts to develop a global community of practice including health workers, governments, professional associations, training institutions and NGOs to accelerate learning and evidence-based solutions aimed at empowering frontline health workers—specifically nurses, midwives, and community health workers—to be their most resilient selves and building cultures of resilience in public and private health systems.

Current Global and Regional Partners

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