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Institute for Health and Productivity Studies

Institute for Health and Productivity Studies

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Goetzel et al. (2014) found that well-designed and well-executed programs founded on evidence-based principles can lead to positive financial and health outcomes. Learn More
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According to the CDC Community Preventive Services, workplaces are potentially powerful settings for reaching a large segment of the population to address both individual and community health needs. Learn More
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Goetzel et al. (2012) found that obesity, tobacco use, physical inactivity and 7 other health risk factors were strongly related to increased health care costs incurred by employees and employers. Learn More

The mission of the Institute for Health and Productivity Studies (IHPS) is to bridge the gap between academia, the business community, and the healthcare policy world by bringing academic resources into policy debates and day-to-day business decisions, and bringing health and productivity management issues into academia.

A collaborative established between the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Department of Health, Behavior & Society and Truven Health Analytics, IHPS conducts empirical research on the relationship between employee health and well-being, healthcare utilization and costs, and work-related productivity. Studies performed by IHPS help inform decision-makers in both private and public health sectors on issues related to the health and productivity cost burden of certain health risk factors and common disease conditions, and the impact that innovative health, safety and productivity management programs have on medical, safety, and productivity-related outcomes.

News & Events

MARCH 27-31, 2017

Intensive 2-day training seminar: How to Evaluate Workplace Health Promotion Programs

NOV 15, 2016

Maryland State Council on Cancer Control Annual Cancer Conference

OCT 20, 2016

Mental Health in the Workplace: A Public Health Summit

SEPT 27-29, 2016

HERO Forum on Leading in Well-Being: Workplaces Influencing the Health of Employees, Families and Communities, Atlanta, GA

SEPT 13, 2016

Press Release: Boise School District Receives C. Everett Koop National Health Award for Efforts to Improve Employee Health and Reduce Costs

SEPT 2, 2016

How Can The Government Improve Prevention Programs In The Workplace?


FEB 9, 2016

Press Release: New publication by Dr. Goetzel and colleagues on promoting healthy workplaces by building cultures of health and applying strategic communications

JAN 6, 2016

Press Release: The Health Project publishes a new study on the stock performances of companies that have won the C. Everett Koop Award

OCT 6, 2015

News Release: New Workplace Wellness Guide from Transamerica Center for Health Studies and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


FEB 9, 2015

CDC’s Workplace Health Research Network launched at UNC


JAN 21, 2015

Obesity Prevention and Control in Worksite Settings

NOV 6, 2014

Employee Health Management Programs - Do they work?

NOV 1, 2014
Debunking the myths about workplace wellness

SEPT 17, 2014
The Health Project announces the 2014 C. Everett Koop Award Winners

AUG 26, 2014
New journal publication: Do workplace health promotion (wellness) programs work?

APR 3, 2014
Press Release: Truven Health Analytics and JHSPH launch IHPS

What Does It Take to Build a Healthy Workplace?