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About Project #RESUS

Project #RESUS is a program of Shared Harvest Foundation and is dedicated to addressing the inequities experienced by and supporting the financial and wellness needs of our BIPOC medical practitioner workforce. 


Shared Harvest was founded in 2018 by three female doctors who saw and experienced firsthand the inequities faced by our BIPOC medical workforce.  We know that:


  1. On average, we lose one doctor a day to suicide.  Our medical workforce is exhausted, depressed, and anxious.

  2. Nearly 60% of doctors indicate that they have had feelings of burnout, and the medical field experiences the highest rates of burnout compared to other professions, impacting the longevity of the field and patient care.

  3. 40% of Black graduates have student loan debt from graduate school compared to 22% of White graduates, causing Black practitioners to experience delays in professional development and financial security.


These statistics are not changing - in fact, they have been getting worse every year since COVID-19.  We know that we cannot wait  any longer to do something.  The time to act and do better for our BIPOC medical workforce is NOW.  


Our goal is twofold - we want to increase access to a diverse and healthy medical workforce, and we want to ensure that our BIPOC medical workforce has access to the support they need to thrive in the field long-term.  We do this by giving BIPOC medical practitioners access to: 

  1. Financial empowerment and debt reduction support

  2. Free & confidential mental health services

  3. Professional practice development, networking, and mentorship opportunities

  4. Virtual and in-person peer-to-peer learning and storytelling


We can’t do this alone.  We need your help.


How can you help?

There are lots of ways you can help move this work forward.

  1. Learn about the inequities and issues facing our BIPOC medical workforce

  2. Listen to BIPOC medical practitioners and give them space to tell their stories

  3. Support our efforts and partner with us to make meaningful change

  4. Promote Project #RESUS and encourage BIPOC medical practitioners to get involved

Pledge to continue these conversations and this work

Make a Pledge and Commit to Strengthening our BIPOC Medical Practitioner Workforce

  1. I believe that our BIPOC medical practitioner pipeline is in crisis and that we must do more to ensure that our practitioners and our patients are healthy.

  2. I pledge to learn more about the issues impacting our BIPOC medical practitioner workforce, including debt inequities and mental health concerns.

  3. I pledge to engage in meaningful organizational change to address the inequities faced by our BIPOC medical practitioner workforce.

  4. I pledge to promote safe spaces for BIPOC medical practitioners.

  5. I pledge to listen and learn from our BIPOC medical practitioners.

  6. I pledge to share the resources provided by Project #RESUS with our workforce.

  7. I pledge to partner with Shared Harvest and support its work to create a healthier BIPOC medical workforce.

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