In response to the 2016 Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Faculty Engagement Survey, 29% of UNC School of Medicine faculty indicated experiencing one or more symptoms of burnout. Soon thereafter, the UNC School of Medicine made a commitment to include wellness as a critical metric in our collective performance as an institution and adopted the Quadruple Aim which aims to improve provider work life in addition to the traditional aims of enhancing the patient experience, improving population health, and reducing costs.
To track faculty well-being, the UNC School of Medicine launched the Well-Being Index, an online self-assessment tool that measures stress in just nine questions. Upon taking the self-assessment, users receive immediate, confidential feedback on their overall well-being as compared to peers, and access to targeted resources aligned to the risk dimensions. De-identified data gathered from the Index provide important metrics for the institution and allows for assessment of our effectiveness in addressing these issues. Now, two years after the School of Medicine’s original launch, the Well-Being Index is available to more than 32,000 individuals across all entities within the UNC Health Care System. Take the Well-Being Index here.
The well-being of our faculty is vital to achieving the mission of the UNC School of Medicine. The Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development is a tremendous support and advocate of this important work.”– Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody, Executive Medical Director, UNC Integrated Well-Being Program