Strategies to support trauma-exposed healthcare workers

Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

Throughout the pandemic, each new wave of COVID-19 infections presented additional challenges. At the worst points, healthcare employers watched as their care teams grappled with repeated exposure to trauma and witnessed their worsening mental health. Enter the employee-manager relationship — an overlooked source of employee support.

When equipped with the right resources and tools, managers can serve as the front line of defense to help identify employee mental health concerns before they escalate.

During this discussion, Corey Jackson, JD, Chief Human Resource Officer at the University of California in San Francisco, Katie Davison, Chief Human Resource Officer of Mon Health System in Morgantown, W. Va., and Joe Grasso, PhD, Director of Workforce Mental Health at Lyra Health, will share how their organizations have equipped their managers to provide support for workers’ urgent and evolving needs.

Key learning points:

  • How to empower managers to take actions that counter the short-term impacts of trauma exposure among their employees
  • How leading health systems reimagined their benefits to provide direct support to their employees
  • The actions UCSF and Mon Health System are taking today to ensure their employees can withstand the long-term impacts of COVID-19



Katie Davison_Lyra Health Speaker  - Kristelle Khazzaka

Katie Davison

CHRO Mon Health System, Mon Health Medical Center

Corey Jackson photo - Kristelle Khazzaka

Corey Jackson, JD

Associate Vice Chancellor, HR & Senior Vice President, HR, UCSF Health


Joe Grasso, PhD

Director of Workforce Mental Health, Lyra Health