Work, Health, and Well-beingFrameworks, Evidence, and Applications

April 9 – 11, 2018

  • $2,350

Harvard Longwood Campus, Boston, MA

I will return to my organization with a toolkit for integrating worker health protection and health promotion.
  • —Michael Lettera

Program Overview

Integrated Employee Health Program Overview

Integrated approaches to workplace health and safety have been shown to improve employee health, promote healthy behaviors, improve work-life balance, and ensure a safer and healthier work environment. By integrating workplace health protection and employee health promotion programs, organizations can improve employee health and save money by reducing waste and health costs.

This continuing education course provides you with the full set of skills needed to integrate occupational health and safety with health promotion programs. You will also learn to implement outcomes measurement programs and to assess the financial impact of integrated employee health programs, gaining the skills to make the business case for improving employee health.

During the program, you will develop a roadmap for integrating your company’s occupational safety and health promotion programs. The program starts by reviewing the foundations of health protection and health promotion. The value proposition for integrated employee health is then discussed, with attention paid to your ability to communicate this value and justify the integration of existing programs. Finally, the course delves into strategies and practical tips for implementing integrated employee health programs.

This program provides you with the skills to:

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of workplace health strategies
  • Translate occupational health and health promotion research into practice
  • Implement integrated approaches to employee health programs
  • Assess the financial impact of workplace health programs
  • Make the business case for integrated employee health protection and health promotion programs

The Value of Integrated Worker Health

Employee health and well-being can be a source of competitive advantage for your company. Integrated approaches to employee health have been shown to improve the effectiveness of occupational health and safety programs, increase participation in health promotion efforts, increase employees’ willingness to change behaviors, and reduce absenteeism. These benefits result in improved employee productivity and performance, reduced employee health care costs, and increased ability to attract and retain high-performing talent. Recent research also suggests that a focus on employee health and wellness strongly correlates with increased return to investors.

Faculty on the Cutting-edge of Integrated Employee Health

This executive education program features a diverse mix of faculty conducting cutting-edge research on occupational health and safety and industry experts implementing these programs to improve employee health and safety. Core faculty include:

  • Glorian Sorensen, PhD, MPH, Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Jack Dennerlein, PhD, Professor, Bouve College of Health Sciences
  • Nicolaas Pronk, PhD, Adjunct Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Develop an Unmatched Network of Occupational Health Professionals

Program participants come from diverse backgrounds, functions, and organizations from around the world, tied together by their commitment to improving employee health and safety. You will learn as much from your fellow executive education participants as from program faculty as you exchange valuable insights and best practices. You will leave Harvard having developed a global network of leading peers you can rely on for guidance as you return home and implement what you learned.

Objectives & Highlights

Work, Health, and Well-being provides the knowledge necessary to integrate siloed occupational health, health promotion, and health protection programs with the objective of enhancing employee health, minimizing work-related injuries and illnesses, and reducing employee health care-related costs. Participants will also learn to:

  • Make the business case for worker health protection and promotion and assess their integrated approaches
  • Translate successful occupational health studies into solutions
  • Address the impact of the changing workplace on employee health care costs, health-related productivity loss, and health and safety initiatives carried out by diverse departments in an organization

Learning Objectives

  • Apply comprehensive approaches to improve workforce health and safety at participant’s organizations
  • Justify an integrated approach to worker health, safety, & well-being to executive management teams
  • Utilize effective workplace health program design principles & content based on research
  • Articulate the processes by which programmatic solutions to workplace health are designed and implemented
  • Evaluate and leverage methods to create workplace health program scalability and sustainability
  • Apply research-based methods to implement outcomes measurement approaches that are feasible in practice
  • Adopt skills for comprehensive team-based planning efforts in worksite health

Credits, Fees, and Logistics

Please note: A laptop or other portable personal computing device is strongly recommended for course enrollees.

Accommodations February, 2017

The Courtyard Marriott, Brookline
40 Webster Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Toll-Free Reservation Center: 1-866-296-2296
$145/night plus 11.7% tax, includes internet, shuttle to and from hotel

To book online: click here

A limited number of rooms have been reserved at a reduced rate until January 15, 2017. These rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please be advised that hotels in the Boston area can sell out very quickly. We recommend making your hotel reservation as soon as you receive registration confirmation. Please mention Work Health and Well Being and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to receive the special rate. A shuttle from the hotel to the school and back is included in the rate.

Program Check-in

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
FXB Building
651 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
617.432.2100

The program takes place at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, located in the heart of the Harvard Longwood Campus in Boston. Public transportation is also readily available to the city’s many shopping districts, museums, and restaurants.

For directions, please click here.

Continuing Education Credit

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health designates this activity for a maximum of 21.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

2.1  Continuing Education Units (CEUs)*, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, equivalent to 21.25 contact hours of education.

*Participants can apply these contact hours toward other professional education credits.  Some of which include CSP, CHMM, NRRPT, etc.

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health maintains an Education and Research Center (ERC), funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

All credits subject to final agenda. ERC shield

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has an Education and Research Center (ERC) funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

What is Included in the Fee?

  • Continental breakfasts, lunches, and refreshment breaks
  • Comprehensive web-based reference materials
  • Continuing education credits
  • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health certificate of participation

Faculty

Current faculty, subject to change.

Nicolaas Pronk, PhD

Program Director

Adjunct Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
President and Chief Science Officer
HealthPartners Institute

Glorian Sorensen, PhD, MPH

Program Director

Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Director, Center for Community-Based Research
Faculty Vice President for Faculty Development

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Director
Center for Work, Health, and Wellbeing

Jamie F. Becker, LCSW, MSW

Faculty

Director, Health Promotion
Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America

Orfeu M. Buxton, PhD

Faculty

Associate Professor
Penn State University
Adjunct Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Associate Neuroscientist
Department of Medicine Department of Biobehavioral Health
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Lecturer on Medicine
Division of Sleep Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Jack T. Dennerlein, PhD

Faculty

Professor
Northeastern University
Adjunct Professor of Ergonomics and Safety
Department of Environmental Health
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Ray Fabius, FACPE, MD, CPE

Faculty

Distinguished Fellow
American College of Physician Executives
Co-Founder and President
HealthNEXT
Medical Advisor
Greater Philadelphia Business Group on Health

Deborah McLellan, PhD, MHS

Faculty

Research Associate
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Harvard. T. H. Chan School of Public Health
Senior Scientist
Department of Medical Oncology Center for Community-Based Research
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Robert K. McLellan, MD, MPH

Faculty

Chief
Section of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Medical Director
Live Well/Work Well Program
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Associate Professor of Medicine
Community and Family Medicine
The Dartmouth Institute

Vicki J. Missar, CPE, CHSP, MS

Faculty

Associate Director
Aon Risk Solutions
Healthcare Casualty Practice Lead
Health Promotion/Health Protection Team
Ageonomics Thought Leader
Board of Directors
Association of Safe Patient Handling

Cassandra Okechukwu, ScD, MSN

Faculty

Co-Director
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Harvard/ Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Pre- & Post-Doctoral Educational Program in Cancer Prevention and Control
Associate Professor
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Erika L. Sabbath, ScD

Faculty

Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Social Work
Boston College

Gregory R. Wagner, MD

Faculty

Adjunct Professor
Department of Environmental Health
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Who Should Participate

Work, Health, and Well-being is ideal for professionals with direct responsibility for the health, safety, and wellness of employees as well as those who are designing or directing health protection and health promotion programs. Participants will represent diverse sectors, industries, and job functions and will come from around the world. Ideal participants include:

  • Chief medical officers
  • Environmental health and safety directors and managers
  • Medical directors
  • Occupational health directors and managers
  • Occupational health nurses
  • Occupational physicians
  • Wellness directors and managers

In addition to the titles listed above, professionals with the following functional responsibilities are encouraged to attend:

  • Employee benefits
  • Environmental health and safety
  • Employee health, productivity, and well-being
  • Human resources
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Occupational medicine
  • Wellness