“Every company has a culture. Not every company has a culture of health and well-being.”
– Nico Pronk, President, Health Partners Institute1
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There is growing literature on the important role that leaders play in advancing cultures of health in the workplace across different organizational settings.2
Panelists pointed to low levels of dedicated federal research funding for high-quality workplace health research in the United States.
Panelists discussed the merits and limitations of looking at peer-reviewed evidence to inform decisions about which program and policies to implement.
Factors including the aging American population, the increased prevalence of chronic health conditions, shorter hospital stays and preferences for receiving care at home are resulting in an increased degree of reliance on families to provide informal, unpaid care to family members3 with a range of disease conditions, including heart disease, stroke and heart diseases that co-occur with mental and behavioral disorders.
- Pronk N. P. (2018). Building Cultures of Health and Well-Being: Creating and Sustaining Supportive Organizational Environments. ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal, 22(3), 40-42. doi: 10.1249/fit.0000000000000384. Retrieved from https://journals.lww.com/acsm-healthfitness/Fulltext/2018/05000/Building_Cultures_of_Health_and_Well_Being_.13.aspx
- Brownson R.C., Colditz G. A., & Proctor E. K. (2018). Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice: Oxford Scholarship Online.
- Family Caregiver Alliance: National Center on Caregiving. (2009). Caregiving. Retrieved from https://www.caregiver.org/caregiving