Wellness-Centered Leadership Playbook: About

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STEPS Forward Wellness-Centered Leadership Playbook

Wellness-Centered Leadership Playbook (PDF) authors: Jill Jin, MD, MPH; and Kevin Hopkins, MD

AMA STEPS Forward® also acknowledges the authors of the individual toolkits referenced in the Wellness-Centered Leadership Playbook for their contributions: Gaurava Agarwal, MD (Scholars of Wellness); Melinda Ashton , MD (Getting Rid of Stupid Stuff); Gene Beyt, MD, MS (Appreciative Inquiry); Bryan Bohman, MD (Joy in Medicine™); Marie T. Brown, MD, MACP (Caring for the Health Care Workforce During Crisis, Racial and Health Equity); Denard Cummings (Racial and Health Equity); Paul DeChant, MD, MBA (Building Bridges); Patty de Vries (Joy in Medicine™); Richard Frankel, PhD (Appreciative Inquiry); Mark Linzer, MD, PhD (Joy in Medicine™); Bethany Lowndes, PhD, MPH (Listening Campaign); Rishi Manchanda, MD, MPH (Racial and Health Equity); Mary Lou Murphy (Joy in Medicine™); Kristine Olson, MD, MSc (Joy in Medicine™); Sarah Richards, MD, FACP (Listening Campaign); Jonathan A. Ripp, MD, MPH (Caring for the Health Care Workforce During Crisis); Tait Shanafelt, MD (Cultivating Leadership, Joy in Medicine™, Establishing a CWO, CWO Roadmap, Caring for the Health Care Workforce During Crisis); Christine Sinsky, MD, MACP (Joy in Medicine™, Establishing a CWO, CWO Roadmap, Caring for the Health Care Workforce During Crisis); Steven Strongwater, MD, FACP (Joy in Medicine™); Stephen Swensen, MD (Cultivating Leadership); Ronald J. Vender, MD (Joy in Medicine™).


This playbook is part of the AMA STEPS Forward® practice innovation program. Each playbook curates the best content AMA STEPS Forward® has to offer—toolkits, videos, podcasts and ready-to-use tools, templates, and resources—into practical, actionable strategies and tactics to help you create positive change in your practice today.


The AMA STEPS Forward® program offers practice innovation strategies that allow physicians and their teams to thrive in the evolving health care environment by working smarter, not harder. Physicians and leaders looking to refocus their practice can turn to AMA STEPS Forward® for proven, physician-developed strategies for confronting the typical challenges in busy medical settings and devoting more time to caring for patients. This collection offers more than 70 online toolkits and other resources that help physicians and medical teams make transformative changes to their practices.

The AMA STEPS Forward® Innovation Academy expands on the program to give participants the flexibility to customize their practice transformation journey. The Innovation Academy offers a wide range of opportunities to learn from peers and experts, including webinars, tele-mentoring, virtual panel discussions, boot camps, and immersion programs.

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The AMA Professional Satisfaction and Practice Sustainability group is committed to making the patient–physician relationship more valued than paperwork, technology an asset and not a burden, and physician burnout a thing of the past. We are focused on improving—and setting a positive future path for—the operational, financial, and technological aspects of a physician’s practice. Learn more.


Wellness-Centered Leadership Playbook

Find key STEPS and practical strategies for developing a culture of wellness across your organization.

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