Joy Among Chaos

As family physicians, you are the frontlines of this global pandemic. You are the true heroes and she-roes. You are serving as a spark in turmoil and risking yourselves so much for your patients, your community, and your family. We see you. We appreciate you. We thank you.

We know that your unique ability to adapt, think on your toes, and remain flexible in such uncertain times will be the catalyst for change our healthcare world needs and we stand with you!

It will take some time to get there. So, while we collectively navigate the challenges arising in our world at the moment, the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians has created this webpage to provide some “joy among the chaos.”

In hopes that it may be helpful to you, below are links to wellness resources, positive stories and articles, and free educational materials. You can bookmark this page and return to it in the coming days and weeks whenever you need a reminder of the good or a self-check on your well-being and self-care practices.

While you care for us, let us help care for you.

Wellness Resources

Free Wellness Education
  • Academic Leadership Lessons on the Front Line of COVID-19: A podcast series from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine exploring COVID-19 pandemic experiences through the eyes of some of family medicine’s most influential leaders. The in-depth interviews provide insight into pivotal experiences that boosted leadership skills and provided unprecedented opportunities for personal growth.
  • Headspace: An app that teaches you how to meditate. Headspace is offering free access to Headspace Plus for all U.S. healthcare professionals working in public health settings during the crisis.
  • Ohio Physician Wellness Coalition Continuing Medical Education (CME) Webinars: A series of six videos focused on addressing physician burnout. Each video is approved for CME credit.
  • Ten Percent Happier: Another mindfulness and mediation app. The site also has a free sanity guide and is offering free access to the app for healthcare professionals.
  • The Awake Network: Free 0nline meditation resources for times of social distancing/COVID-19.

Good Reads

Ohio Member Stories




Stay in the Loop
Below are links to COVID-19 update pages of organizations relevant to family physician, family medicine residents, and medical students on training and certification processes: