Clinicians have demanding schedules, but one DC-area clinic has learned that 10 minutes of “Recess” can increase productivity throughout the day. Alicia Wilson, Executive Director of La Clinica del Pueblo said the Recess program has helped build morale, relieve stress and develop staff leadership. The program is based on Instant Recess® developed by Dr. Toni Yancey.

A toolkit for implementing the Instant Recess® program in your workplace, including a cost-benefit calculator, is available online.

This column appeared in the October 2011 ACU newsletter, Clinician & Community.