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Healthy Physician Foundation

Welcome to your new resource for stopping the scourge of moral injury, burnout, and addiction.

MSDC joins the American Medical Association and the entire House of Medicine in recognizing the epidemic of burnout in healthcare professionals. In particular, MSDC remains dedicated to providing resources and support to District physicians in their struggle against burnout. For decades, MSDC has provided support and advocacy for those physicians battling addiction. MSDC has officially launched The Healthy Physician Foundation to advance physician wellness.

What is the Healthy Physician Foundation?

The Healthy Physician Foundation is an affiliated 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to addressing and preventing moral injury in the physician population, with a specific focus in the DC area. This organization exists to provide programs, resources, and community to a profession overwhelmed and overburdened by stress.

What kind of resources does the Healthy Physician Foundation provide?

The Foundation focuses on two areas. The first area is support for behavioral and addiction illness through our long-standing Physician Health Program. The second area is our rapidly growing Wellbeing Program, which offers resources to prevent and address moral injury in the physician community.

What is the MSDC Wellbeing Program?

The MSDC Wellbeing Program serves the physician community by offering resources and programs that prevent and address burnout and moral injury. Existing resources include our Healthy Physician App, free consultations with vetted wellness professionals, a line-up of community-building programs, and articles on the latest wellbeing information. 

Is this the same as the Medical Society and Alliance Foundation (MSAF)?

No, MSAF is a separate organization with a very important mission. Learn more here.

Support the Foundation

The Healthy Physician Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Donations to the Foundation are tax deductible to the maximum extent of the law. 

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If you want to work with the Foundation on applying for grants, sponsorship opportunities, or other fundraisers, contact Robert Hay Jr. at 202-466-1800 or hay@msdc.org.

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Presented by Integrated Care DC

Long before the country was in the global COVID-19 health crisis, healthcare workers were experiencing burnout and exhaustion. And now, the pandemic has made it worse. Not only are staff working overtime, but they are also worried about putting themselves, their families, and patients at risk. COVID-19 concerns come at a time when healthcare providers are dealing with a lot of unknowns. The healthcare system is changing, and providers are faced with the continuous need to adapt to new and innovative practice approaches and payment strategies. It’s no wonder everyone feels exhausted! During this webinar, we will provide the time and space to discuss the best ways to support staff while increasing satisfaction and joy at work during this tumultuous time.

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Institute for Technology in Health Care

The Foundation and Wellbeing Program is supported by a grant from The Institute for Technology in HealthCare, a non-profit organization, located in Washington, DC. The Institute for Technology in HealthCare is concerned with the use of technology to benefit and stimulate others in health care. For more information about The Institute for Technology in HealthCare please visit the website at www.ithcawards.org.