The Heroes Health Initiative Newsroom
The Heroes Health Initiative launched nationally on Tuesday, July 14th, 2020. See what our partners at Google Cloud and news organizations like The Today Show have to say about this groundbreaking project:
June 4, 2021 ● 1 hour video ● Heather Jin meets with Heroes Health Principal Investigator, Samual McLean, MD, MPH and Black Girls Smile Founder, Laura Carson. (Passcode: 1kM5?JLy; interview begins at 04:08.)
September 10, 2020 ● 1 hour video ● UNC Health Drs. Cristy Page, Samantha Meltzer-Brody and Samuel McLean joined One Mind president Brandon Staglin, MS, to discuss resources available to help healthcare workers and community members deal with mental health challenges during the pandemic.
August 21, 2020 ● 3 min read ● This initiative is a part of a growing trend in medicine, as healthcare and policy leaders are recognizing increasing levels of physician burnout and barriers to well-being.
July 18, 2020 ● 5 min video ● Emergency room physician and Heroes Health app founder, Dr. Sam McLean, joins “America’s News HQ” to discuss the unique mental health burden that COVID-19 has posed for healthcare workers and first responders and how the Heores Health app can help.
July 16, 2020 ● 2 min video ● One UNC physician founded a new health initiative and app after seeing a need for increased mental health support in the medical field.
July 14, 2020 ● 6 min video ● The Today Show features Dr. Sam McLean, an emergency physician at University of North Carolina, explaining how the Heroes Health Initiative offers health care workers access to mental health assessments and resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.
July 14, 2020 ● 3 min read ● The mental health of first responders and healthcare workers is critically important, especially as they face increased stress related to COVID-19. We are proud to support these frontline workers through the Heroes Health app.
July 14, 2020 ● 8 min read ● What Obi Felten, head of X, learned while working on Heroes Health, a new initiative to support the mental health of COVID-19 front line health care workers and first responders.
July 14, 2020 ● 8 min listen ● How Dr. McLean conceived of the idea to develop the Heroes Health Initiative.
UNC doctor, after recovering from COVID-19, creates app to help health care workers with mental health
July 14, 2020 ● 2 min video ● A doctor at UNC who recovered from COVID-19 is back to work not only to heal patients but also to help his fellow healthcare workers. He’s created an app to help healthcare workers and first responders monitor their mental health and find support.
July 14, 2020 ● 2 min read ● Dr. Samuel McLean knows firsthand the great challenges COVID-19 workers are facing day in and day out.
July 14, 2020 ● 3 min read ● Researchers and clinicians enlisted Google’s help to build a mobile app that helps frontline health care workers monitor their mental well-being and seek help if indicated.
June 5, 2020 ● 2 min read ● Healthcare workers are experiencing heightened anxiety and depression from the COVID-19 pandemic. How we respond matters.
April 3, 2020 ● 5 min read ● Dr. Sam McLean and Dr. Christopher Jones reflect on their experiences as frontline healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.