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A Win For Health Care Provider Protection

President Biden has signed the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act (H.R. 1667/S. 610), which will provide critical funding and support for education, training and additional resources to support the mental health and well-being of health care providers. The act is named after Lorna Breen, MD, who died by suicide in April 2020 following an intense stretch treating COVID-19 patients at the onset of the pandemic.

ACC Health Policy Statement Addresses Bias, Discrimination, Bullying, Harassment in Workplace

Successfully addressing bias, discrimination, bullying and harassment (BDBH) in the workplace requires institutional dedication; visible, supportive leadership; and adequate financial resources for implementing effective policies and procedures, according to an ACC Health Policy Statement on Building Respect, Civility and Inclusion in the Cardiovascular Workplace published in JACC.

Clinical Topics: Cardiovascular Care Team, COVID-19 Hub, Prevention, Stress

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