Work Health and Well-being
Achieving Worker Health
Integrated Employee Health Program Overview
Work Health and Well-Being: Achieving Worker Health will provide you with the knowledge necessary to apply Total Worker Health® approaches to integrate siloed occupational health, health promotion, and health protection programs. Adopting these practices will ultimately enhance employee health, minimize work-related injuries and illnesses, and reduce employee health care-related costs.
According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Total Worker Health is defined as workplace policies, programs, and practices that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness prevention efforts to advance worker well-being.1
During this program, the leading experts in the field will help you develop the skills to build a roadmap for integrating your company’s occupational safety and health promotion programs. They will help you master the foundations of health protection and health promotion, examine the value proposition for Total Worker Health with a focus on organizational change models and case studies, and gain the skills to make the business case for Total Worker Health and employee well-being. You will also learn the most effective strategies for implementing organizational approaches to improve working conditions at your workplace.
This program provides you with the skills to:
- Build a roadmap to implement a Total Worker Health approach at your company
- Translate occupational health and health promotion research into practice
- Implement organizational approaches to worker safety, health, and well-being initiatives
- Make the business case for improving worker safety, health, and well-being programs
The Value of Integrated Worker Health
Worker safety, health, and well-being can be a source of competitive advantage for your organization. Total Worker Health 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.
Research also suggests that a focus on employee safety, health, and well-being strongly correlates with market place performance. Additionally, integrating workplace health protection and employee health promotion programs have been shown save to save organizations money by reducing waste and health costs.
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 worker safety, health and well-being. Not only will you interact with faculty conducting cutting-edge research on occupational health and safety, you will also 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.