May 8, 2024

Senate Passes AGD-Supported Resolution to Promote Health Care Workforce Well-being

  • by AGD Washington Advocacy Representative
  • Apr 11, 2024
On March 20, 2024, the Senate passed S.Res.567, a bipartisan resolution to designate March 18, 2024, as the inaugural "Health Workforce Well-Being Day of Awareness." It was originally introduced on February 28, 2024, by Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Roger Marshall (R-KS). AGD supported the resolution, which recognizes the widespread issue of health care provider burnout and the need to improve the health and well-being of the health care workforce. It supports creating a positive work culture, investing in research and strategies to support workforce well-being, increasing access to mental and behavioral health services, and reducing administrative burdens on health professionals.

Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-06), Susan Wild (PA-07), and Jen Kiggans (VA-03) introduced a House companion resolution

The Senate resolution is available here.

Senator Kaine’s press release is available here.

The list of supporting organizations is available here.

Impact on General Dentistry: AGD is proud to support this resolution to raise awareness of the critical health and well-being issues plaguing the health care workforce, including the dental industry. Its passage will promote positive and healthy working environments that will reduce health care workforce burnout and ensure patients have access to high quality care.