New Read: Report on Health Workers’ Mental Health 

A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) documents the ongoing mental health challenges for health workers. From 2018 to 2022, health workers reported an increase of 1.2 days of poor mental health during the previous 30 days (from 3.3 days to 4.5 days) and the percentage who reported feeling burnout very often also increased (11.6% to 19.0%). Improving management and supervisory practices might reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression and burnout. Health employers, managers, and supervisors are encouraged to implement the guidance offered by the Surgeon General (see page 8 of the report) and use CDC resources (see page 20 of the report) to include workers in decision-making, provide help and resources that enable workers to be productive and build trust, and adopt policies to support a psychologically safe workplace.