LACMA-Blog | Tuesday Rx: LAMCA, extension of health care coverage, me

LACMA provider wellness partner, Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes Foundation, announced late last week that the US Senate had passed the Dr. Lorna Breen Healthcare Provider Protection Act. Legislation named after Dr. Lorna Breen, a New York emergency physician who tragically died by suicide in the spring of 2020 after treating confirmed COVID-19 patients, aims to reduce the stigma of seeking mental health assistance among health professionals.

Jennifer Breen Feist and Corey Feist, co-founders of the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation, released a video praising the bill’s passage.

“We want to take a moment with you to pause and let all of these healthcare professionals know that we have heard you and have worked diligently to support you,” said Dr. Lorna Breen co-founder Jennifer Breen Feist. Heroes. Foundation. “We owe each of you our deepest gratitude for all you have done for us and for this country.”

Backed by more than 70 organizations, including the American Medical Association, American Hospital Association, and American College of Emergency Physicians, the comprehensive legislation is the first of its kind to allocate specific funds to student training grants. , residents or residents of health professions. health professionals in evidence-based strategies to reduce and prevent suicide, burnout, mental health issues and substance use disorders. The provider wellness platform developed by the foundation is at the heart of the LACMA MD Lifeline program dedicated to the wellness of medical providers.

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