#FirstRespondersFirst supports the health and safety needs of our public healthcare workers amidst COVID-19.
As frontline workers continue to serve amidst the ongoing public health crisis of COVID-19, they must adapt and respond to the ever-evolving challenges facing our communities. These health professionals are our first responders in the fight against the coronavirus. They will also be our guides and community allies on the road to our full recovery as a healthy nation. They’re taking care of us. We need to help take care of them. #FirstRespondersFirst takes a whole human approach to address the needs of our frontline workers in order to support their ability to serve. Donations to #FirstRespondersFirst provide essential supplies, equipment, accommodations, child care, food, and critical mental health support and resources to ensure that our frontline workforce is protected, well-supported and resilient.
As we eventually emerge and recover from this pandemic, #FirstRespondersFirst will take a systems approach to clinician well-being in order to help accelerate a culture shift that engages healthcare institutions in the work of creating and maintaining workplace cultures that prioritize mental health support and employee well-being. In partnership with the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation and in collaboration with American Medical Association (AMA), the American Nurses Foundation, the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, and American Hospital Association (AHA), #FirstRespondersFirst launched the ALL IN: WellBeing First for Healthcare campaign to identify a future where the well-being of the healthcare workforce is prioritized and individual healthcare workers feel valued and supported so they can sustain a sense of purpose and meaning in their work.