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LIGHT Provider Resources

Even if you’re not feeling overwhelmed by burnout, we encourage you to take advantage of the tools and resources provided by the LIGHT Program. Our goal is to help providers experience wellness in every aspect of life. 

In addition to scheduling a confidential consultation, we recommend viewing the following expert resources at your convenience.

Well-Being Resources

The following online resources are also good sources for burnout prevention and well-being information:

Strategies for Restoration

For restorative, relaxing and mindful practices, check out:

American Medical Association STEPS Forward

Discover tools and resources to help improve your practice on the American Medical Association’s (AMA) STEPS Forward website. Registration is free and CME is available in many modules. You’ll find modules such as:

  • Leading change
  • Patient care
  • Professional well-being
  • Technology and finance
  • Workflow process

Addiction Recovery Resources

If you’re concerned about addiction of your own or someone you love, find compassionate and expert help at behavioral health locations across the Avera region in addition to:

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation also offers an online group specifically for health care professionals on Thursday nights from 7-8 p.m. Registration is free and secure. Meetings are led by a chairperson trained to follow a structured meeting format that engages participants in healthy and substantive fellowship.

Follow these steps to join:

  • Go to Hazelden Social Community at www.hazelden.org/social.
  • Click on “Join Now/Create An Account” and follow the instructions. Once an account is created, click on “Log In.”
  • Click on the “Chat Now” icon in the lower right hand corner.
  • Select Meeting Room B (meeting is held in this virtual room on Thursdays 7-8 p.m.).
  • Follow the instructions.

Contact LIGHT

Providers and their family members who want to learn more about Avera’s LIGHT Program or schedule a confidential consultation, call 605-322-HEAL or email lightprogram@avera.org.

To submit a media or speaking engagement request, contact lindsey.meyers@avera.org.

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Publications

Request your free copy of Stop Physician Burnout: What To Do When Working Harder Isn’t Working by Dr. Dike Drummond, simply contact the LIGHT Program.

View a digital version of MED Magazine to read the LIGHT Program feature in an article about physician burnout.

Employee Assistance Program Guide for Providers

Download this guide to learn more about how providers and their families can benefit from our private and confidential Employee Assistance Program.

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