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Healing Our Healthcare Heroes

Coming Together to Heal & Support

Frontline healthcare workers face high risk of needing psychological support or intervention due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Born out of gratitude for their heroic efforts and funded with support of generous donors and sponsors, 1440 Multiversity offers the Healing Our Healthcare Heroes program to care for the mental health and wellbeing of thousands of healthcare professionals battling worsening rates of depression, anxiety, insomnia and distress.

Support Our Healthcare Heroes

Research among physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, advanced practice clinicians, and respiratory therapists in New York, Boston, San Francisco, and Bay Area counties, concluded that moral injury is one of six key support areas of need identified.  These experts suffer from fear and the long-term effects of stress and trauma (moral injury) from not being able to properly grieve patients, identity loss, falling ill, and the lack of self-care.

The Healing our Healthcare Heroes program is funded through the generous support of corporate sponsors, foundation grants and individual donations. After initial seed funding from the 1440 Foundation, Valley Medical Center Foundation in Santa Clara County became the initiative's first strategic partner and sponsor employing more than 9,000 frontline healthcare providers - a small sample of staff that needs support.  "Our community has done so much to ensure the safety of our healthcare professionals, but little has been done to help them heal," said Chris Wilder, CEO of the Valley Medical Center Foundation. "The pain, fear, isolation, and exhaustion are real and the Healing Our Healthcare Heroes program addresses that in the most comprehensive way I can imagine."  

Every $500,000 raised, will afford 1,000 new frontline medical workers to benefit from this life-changing program.  Contact 1440 Multiversity at [email protected] and join the growing list of supporters giving back to the care-giving community. 

Start Your Healing Journey

All frontline healthcare providers are invited to participate in this program for free through a nomination process or sponsorship - especially those directly engaged in diagnosing, treating, or providing nursing care to patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.  Experts predict that 25 percent of healthcare workers are likely to develop anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress - a percentage akin to soldiers returning from combat.
The Healing Our Healthcare Heroes program will consist of more than 30 cohorts and include a comprehensive curriculum that addresses wellbeing by providing the healthcare worker access to information, skills, and tools to help prioritize, care for, and support their mental health and physical, emotional, and spiritual rejuvenation to better cope with the stresses of their work and connecting with their patients in more meaningful ways.  Participants will leave with a renewed sense of purpose; tools that enable processing of grief and beginning healing; and a sense of deep gratitude from the communities they serve.