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FAH Applauds Critical Legislation Supporting Providers’ Mental Health, Urges Congressional Action 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions advanced the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Reauthorization Act (S. 3679) out of committee. Since its introduction, the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) has staunchly supported this legislation and continues to advocate for essential resources that will support providers, improve mental health, and address health care worker burnout. 

Executive Vice President for Public Affairs Charlene MacDonald provided the following comment:  

“We remain as committed to supporting health care workers as they are to the patients they serve every day. It is critical that our frontline caregivers have access to the care they need to safeguard their mental health and physical well-being. FAH supports the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Reauthorization Act as a crucial step toward achieving this goal, and we appreciate the leadership of Senators Tim Kaine and Todd Young as we continue to advocate for its enactment.” 

The reauthorization of this legislation will provide critical funding to organizations and hospitals nationwide to implement evidence-informed strategies that reduce and prevent suicide, burnout, mental health conditions, and substance use disorders in health care providers.