Communications

Through our articles, resources and multiple communications CMS offers ongoing educational services to its members and their practices.

Questions about CMS's physician wellbeing efforts? Contact membership@cms.org.

Categories of CMS Physician Wellbeing (CPW) Peer Support Components

System interventions

  • AMA Recovery Plan for America's Physicians - The American Medical Association is leading a movement to fight the system-level drivers of physician burnout, focused on removing administrative burdens, providing real-world solutions and helping physicians rediscover joy in health care.

Mental and Spiritual Health – mindfulness/meditation resources and groups, stress reduction tools/resources, resiliency

  • Colorado Physician Health Program (CPHP) - a nonprofit organization providing confidential peer assistance services for licensed physicians and physician assistants of Colorado; CPHP also has training program contracts to serve resident, medical students and physician assistant students
  • VitalHearts | The Resiliency Training Initiative - program offered via Zoom and in-person, Denver based; trainers are all certified trauma experts with experience, grant funded and work with the entire health care team
  • Integrated Work - six-part leadership development series that will explore how to be an inclusive leader by understanding what it really means to hold space for others, and cultivating genuine curiosity and active listening skills while gaining a deeper understanding of themselves and others
  • DocWorking - company providing physician coaches and courses that meet the unique needs of doctors and help them reach whatever goals they envision
  • Crisis Response Care Klove Programs - non-denominational training for physicians and first responders, Crisis Response Training (CRT) and Certification Programs is about impacting communities through training and supporting many first responder networks
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital/Dr. Jo Shapiro-Peer Support program - training for organizations on how to do peer support programs
  • RISE Program at Johns Hopkins - training for hopspitals to deliver peer support to employees in distress; used by Denver Health
  • Centers for Diesase Control and Prevention Well-Being Concepts - informational webpage on the CDC website defining wellbeing and efforts to improve wellbeing

Physical Wellbeing – fitness centers, therapy pools, outdoor adventures, physician groups that regularly meet

Nutritional and Dietary Resources

Career Counseling - entering medicine, entering/changing practice, exiting practice, retirement

  • Colorado Volunteer Physician Opportunities - section of the COPIC website jointly sponsored by COPIC and the Colorado Medical Society. Under the leadership of Robert Yakely, MD, a group of retired physicians oversee resources for physicians nearing retirement.

Clinical Volunteerism – resources, current rural and urban needs

Personal Satisfaction - Family, social and collegial experiences and wellbeing, social meetups

Medical Wellbeing and Prevention of Disease - made possible by preventive care, nutrition/eating healthful foods and getting exercise, especially in green environments that lower stress

Physician Wellbeing News and Scientific Literature

Upcoming Physician Wellbeing Workshops, Webinars and CME

  • VitalHearts | The Resiliency Training Initiative - Jan. 20, 27 and Feb. 3, 2023; Fridays, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. MT via Zoom; cost: $1,150 (partial or full scholarships may be available for qualifying individuals or agencies; inquire to Lisa.Grace@VitalHearts.org for more information. Register here.

Recent Past Physician Wellbeing Workshops, Webinars and CME

Wellbeing news from the Colorado Medical Society


Sunday, May 01, 2022
Physician Burnout: Call to action
Individual physicians, Article 3 of 3


Tuesday, February 01, 2022
Turn to CMS when you are in need


Tuesday, February 01, 2022
Physician burnout: Call to action
Organizations and practice environments, Article 2 of 2









Monday, July 01, 2019
SIM addresses provider burnout


Monday, July 01, 2019
Extra: Fuel for the journey:  Book recommendations for wellbeing
Offered by the CMS Committee on Physician Wellbeing


Monday, July 01, 2019
Techno toxicity?



Monday, July 01, 2019
Do No Harm
Physicians gather for documentary showing and thoughtful discussion