Wellness/Embeddedness Supports

Individualized and focused initiatives to both strengthen job embeddedness and address multiple areas of well-being are important. At minimum, there are basic needs that organizations can consider: (1)

  • Access to whole person supports (medical and mental health benefits, housing stability, child-care support, etc.). (1)
  • Access to paid sick leave, vacation, and mental health leave with impunity. (1)
  • Fair/dignified wages. (1)
  • Flexibility in work schedules. (1)
  • Develop a strong EAP program and reduce stigma by supporting resource use. (1,2,3)


  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (2021, November 30). Protecting Health Worker Mental Health: A Call-to-Action Webinar . YouTube. Retrieved May 2, 2022.
  2. Schlak, A. E., Rosa, W. E., Rushton, C. H., Poghosyan, L., Root, M. C., & McHugh, M. D. (2022, January). An expanded institutional- and national-level blueprint to address nurse burnout and moral suffering amid the evolving pandemic. Nursing Management, 53(1), 16–27. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.numa.0000805032.15402.b3
  3. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, National Academy of Medicine, & Well-Being, C. O. S. A. T. I. P. C. B. S. C. (2020, January 2). Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Well-Being (1st ed.). National Academies Press.