November 17, 2023

CDC Launches Program for Reducing Burnout

3 minutes

The recent initiative by the CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), known as the Impact Wellbeing™ campaign, is a pivotal move in addressing burnout in healthcare. This campaign emphasizes the necessity of listening to healthcare workers and responding to their input to improve their well-being and reduce burnout.

NIOSH's approach extends beyond self-care, focusing on modifying workplace policies and practices to effectively tackle the root causes of burnout. The initiative includes the NIOSH Worker Well-Being Questionnaire (WellBQ) and the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation Toolkit, to identify challenges and create a safer environment for mental health care. Additionally, the Total Worker Health® program and initiatives are encouraged to enhance workforce safety, health, and well-being.

A key aspect of the CDC's strategy is the involvement of senior leaders and frontline managers in actively listening to workers, allowing them to participate in decision-making, and turning their feedback into effective workplace policies.

vellum's platform aligns seamlessly with these objectives. vellum's employee check-in platform enables frequent, authentic dialogue within a team and with the team leader. vellum's AI coaching engine offers managers bite-sized guidance from renowned experts on how to engage distressed employees, addressing the precise needs of healthcare workers. This innovative approach ensures that managers have the tools and insights needed to create a supportive and responsive work environment, combating burnout and fostering a positive and productive workplace culture.

By integrating vellum's capabilities into workplace settings, organizations can enhance their alignment with the CDC's initiative, leading to a healthier, more sustainable work environment and better patient care outcomes.

Discover more about how vellum can support your organization in line with the CDC's initiative to create a thriving workplace at

John Larsen