Peer coaching support now available for health care workers serving on the front lines of COVID-19

April 28, 2020
Area(s) of Interest: Physician Wellness 

Care 4 Caregivers Now is accepting applications from health care workers impacted by COVID-19 to receive professional and emotional support in a confidential and virtual setting.

California physicians (M.D. and D.O.), nurses and respiratory therapists providing emergency or intensive services to acutely ill COVID-19 patients can receive coaching sessions from trained peer wellness coaches, available at no cost for up to 30 days. Sign up here.

“As brave clinicians risk personal health during the COVID-19 pandemic, California must support the well-being and resiliency of health care workers,” said Emily Coriale, PharmD, COO of CMA Wellness. “They risk emotional burnout from the burdens of separation from family, and constant worry of infection as they care for patients. Providing wellness solutions must be part of the response.”

Care 4 Caregivers Now is a program of the California Medical Association Wellness Program (CMA Wellness), which organizes volunteer physicians and nurses to serve as remote peer care coaches, which is one of the few demonstrated methods for reducing frustration and burnout and improving resilience for some physicians.

CMA Wellness combats physician burnout through a formal partnership with Stanford University’s WellMD program to build cultures of wellness with individual physicians and health care organizations.

Today’s launch is made possible by financial support from Mercury Insurance, donated personnel and expertise from Empowering Women Physicians, the Heritage Provider Network, and the USC Marshall School of Business.

Learn more at CMAdocs.org/Care4Caregivers.


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