Key Result Area 2

Well being

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The AMA supports members in maintaining healthy work-life integration, including being a leader in the development of a comprehensive physician health program. The AMA promotes and supports physicians contributing to the broader community through activities like the AMA Youth Run Club and Emerging Leaders in Health Promotion grant program. The AMA also supports physicians in their efforts to attain safe, healthy and equitable work environments.

Goal 1

Physicians are supported in maintaining their own health and that of their families

Priority Activities

1. Continue to improve the quality of PFSP service and monitor assistance levels.

  • Physician burnout education and awareness

2. Assess opportunities to partner with the CMA to support physician health and wellbeing initiatives.

Goal 2

The AMA is a broker in bringing together physicians, patients and families toward healthy communities. Physician and community contributions are supported and celebrated

Priority Activities

1. Establish AMA as a key resource for bringing physicians together with communities:

  • Encourage physician philanthropy and volunteerism locally, nationally and abroad through the AMA’s Many Hands™ initiative.
  • Continue to expand the AMA’s Youth Run Club (YRC) to more schools and students.
  • Administer the Emerging Leaders in Health Promotion grant program.

2. Elevate the role of physicians as meaningful contributors to the community and the health care system as outlined in the AMA Member Communication Framework.

Goal 3

The AMA is committed to working with and for physicians to address system issues which impede attaining a safe, healthy equitable working environment

Priority Activities

1. Working with partners through the AMA’s Diversity and Inclusiveness Working Group, identify opportunities and possible strategies to create a more diverse, inclusive and respectful environment.

2. In partnership with external organizations such as the CMA, CPSA, HQCA and AHS, develop an action plan that explores areas where burnout, organizational culture, diversity, and physician leadership intersect.

3. Work with physician groups to identify opportunities to improve physician working conditions and negotiate improvements as provided for in the Amending Agreement.

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