NPHI and NAMI Join Forces to Encourage Mental Health Support of Frontline Health Workers

Katrina Gay, National Director of Strategic Partnerships, NAMI


Today, leaders of the National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation’s (NPHI) and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) spoke to leaders across 70+ not-for-profit hospice organizations about addressing mental health needs of front line workers and first responders treating patients and caring for family caregivers amidst the pandemic.

“We face a mental health crisis as new challenges of healthcare workers, patients and family caregivers converge,” said Tom Koutsoumpas, President & CEO of NPHI. “Discussing our own stories of how COVID is impacting our mental health, being conscious of its effects on those around us, and helping one another today will help us prepare for what we will face tomorrow.”

The conversation, titled  “Current Reality Against the Backdrop of 2020” was led by Katrina Gay, National Director of Strategic Partnerships at NAMI and was part of a biweekly series of NPHI hosted discussions to address today’s pressing topics through engagement with health policy experts, thought leaders, and other innovators.

The discussion, aimed at benefiting patients and staff members of not-for-profit hospice organizations and their families, promoted best practices on promoting mental health and fostering StigmaFree companies.