The COVID-19 crisis has made clear what American healthcare providers are capable of and their infinite potential, yet challenges remain. COVID-19 variants continue to plague the nation’s health; regular harassment and violence toward caregivers sustains burnout brought about by exhaustion and emotional upheaval; and the essential role of prevention and the politicization of public health are just a few of the obstacles faced.
MHA Breakthrough, which will be held in-person Feb. 17 and 18 at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa near Traverse City, provides a venue for crucial conversations about the healthcare crisis and ways providers can lead recovery using information, tools and shared ideas and best practices. By participating in advisory tables, attendees will examine COVID-19 long-hauler threats and hospitals’ role in advancing a strong public health infrastructure, explore tactics to re-engage patients’ families and the public, and discuss methods to combat burnout and build resilience. A special workforce town hall will bring leaders together to openly discuss how MHA members and partners in the Healthcare Workforce Sustainability Alliance can address the workforce shortage and drive policy and funding on this critical issue.
Breakthrough will be held in-person, and COVID-19 vaccination will be required. Details surrounding the vaccination verification process will be available soon. Registration is open, a full agenda and additional details are posted online, and sponsorship is available through Jan. 12. Contact Erica Leyko regarding sponsorship and Erin Steward at the MHA with questions about Breakthrough.