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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. 



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.

Use the QR code to donate quickly and easily


Upcoming events

  • Bonsai-Tree
    National Bonsai Museum Walking Tour

    May 21, 2022 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

    Participate in a special wellness event with Dr. Joe Gutierrez at the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum.
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    CME and Spaghetti

    September 15, 2022

    Get some CME hours while enjoying a good meal and networking, thanks to PCRM.


The Benefits of Being Social

Apr 19, 2022, 10:59 AM by Vida Fitness
Learn how support, reinforcement, brain power and memory, learning, self esteem, and physical health can all be boosted by social wellness, in the VIDA Fitness wellness series.

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The following is provided by MSDC Health and Wellness Partner VIDA Fitness

In early times, humans developed a basic form of language because they needed more advanced communication to share ideas, remain safe, and ultimately evolve. People have formed tribes and groups and societies since the earliest of times to survive.

And the people we surround ourselves with throughout our lives help to shape our own personal identities and have a significant impact on our overall health and wellness. 

As part of our VIDA wellness series, we take a look at six essential benefits of being part of a community. Learn how support, reinforcement, brain power and memory, learning, self esteem, and physical health can all be boosted by social wellness!  

In the end, socializing and being a part of something increases happiness and wellbeing, and may even help you live longer – so make sure you are getting your fair share of socializing. 


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.