HHS Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs

October 27, 2022

HHS Briefing on the U.S. Surgeon General’s Framework for Workplace Mental Health & Well-Being

Last week, the United States Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy released a new Surgeon General’s Framework for Workplace Mental Health & Well-being, outlining the foundational role that workplaces should play in promoting the health and well-being of workers and our communities. Please join the Office of the Secretary and the Office of the Surgeon General in a briefing on Monday, October 31st from 1:30PM – 2:00PM to discuss the Five Essentials for Workplace Mental Health and Well-Being to help organizations develop, institutionalize, and update policies, processes, and practices that best support the mental health and well-being of all workers.

Date: Monday, October 31
Time: 1:30 – 2:00 PM EST
Register for the briefing here.

As reports of “quiet quitting” and the Great Resignation have shown, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the nature of work for many and the relationship that some workers have with their jobs. With more than 160 million people participating in the United States workforce and with the average full-time worker in the United States spending about half of their waking life at work, workplaces play a significant role in shaping our mental and physical well-being. Employers have a unique opportunity not only to invest in the mental health and well-being of their workforce, but also to strengthen their organizations’ success by doing so.

Read more about the Surgeon General’s report here.