Health Worker Data Alliance: Monitoring the health of health care workers during COVID-19

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 62 , No. 7 , September 2020 , Pages 251 News COVID-19

The Health Worker Data Alliance (HWDA) is a new organization using a free, anonymous survey to collect unbiased data on the PPE needs, physical health, mental health, and risk factors facing the health care workforce to better direct administrators and officials in providing resources to front-line workers. Health workers are 3 times more likely to contract COVID-19, and at present, there is a lack of data across institutions to understand the need and make informed decisions to support the physical and mental well-being of health care workers. By partnering with the HWDA, organizations and institutions can gain access to aggregated data and weekly feedback from the front lines, allowing them to evaluate the response and adapt in real time.

For more information about the alliance, visit www.healthworkerdata.org. If you are a health care worker, take the survey to help examine the emotional, physical, and occupational experiences of health workers as they contend with the challenges of COVID-19 at https://survey.healthworkerdata.org and spread the word. If you are a health care administrator, policymaker, or other stakeholder, register to participate at www.healthworkerdata.org/join.

. Health Worker Data Alliance: Monitoring the health of health care workers during COVID-19. BCMJ, Vol. 62, No. 7, September, 2020, Page(s) 251 - News, COVID-19.



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