Mental and physical illnesses, aging issues and substance abuse, including alcohol and other drug addiction, can potentially impair professional practice and health. Heart of America Professional Network (HAPN) is an organization developed to address the problem of potential impairment among various professional groups in Kansas; including chiropractors, dentists, optometrists, podiatrists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, radiological technicians, athletic trainers, and substance abuse counselors.
Research indicates that 12% to 15% of all healthcare professionals will face issues that may impair their practice during their professional career.
Whether the issue is physical health, mental health, including depression and/or anxiety, or substance use or abuse, HAPN provides an opportunity for professionals to maintain their career.
The HAPN program is confidential and voluntary to assist professionals in addressing identified issues in a way that enhances both their personal and professional life.