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Dr. Jasleen Chhatwal

Jasleen Chhatwal, MBBS, MD, is an Arizona physician, board certified in psychiatry and integrative medicine. She currently serves as Chief Medical Officer at Sierra Tucson, a residential behavioral health treatment center, and serves as Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She is active in advocating for her patients, colleagues, and community through elected and appointed positions with the Arizona Psychiatric Society, Arizona Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association, and services as a board member for the Arizona-based family and peer support organization, Hope Inc.

Echoing naturalistic healing disciplines, Dr. Chhatwal believes that the human body has the inherent capacity to heal itself when provided with a nurturing environment for the mind, body, and spirit. In her practice, she collaborates with colleagues from various disciplines, aiming to recreate that nurturing environment so individuals can start their journey towards a healthier, more wholesome life.

Session: The Arizona Wellbeing Collaborative for Health Professionals: Building a Framework for Sustainable Improvement

Thursday, Oct. 20 │ 1:15 p.m. breakout session: Healthcare Workforce

Co presenting with Dr. Mark Carroll, MD

In response to pressing challenges highlighted by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, a diverse group of stakeholders is collaborating to advance sustainable system improvements in support of the Arizona health workforce. Representatives from health systems, professional associations, public health entities, academic and educational institutions have come together seeking to identify, evaluate, and share best practices for health professional wellbeing, promoting timely advocacy and action for equitable pandemic recovery. This presentation will overview the purpose and recent history of the emerging Arizona Wellbeing Collaborative for Health Professionals. We will highlight features of a strategic framework for improving the well-being of our workforce developed through a series of interdisciplinary design sessions. With expanding engagement from organizations across the state, collaborative interventions aim to sustainably increase workforce retention and decrease burnout, while improving practice efficiency, peer support, and professional fulfillment.