Institute for Health and Productivity Studies
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, an IBM Company, 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.
JHU is working with the CDC to update their Worksite Health ScoreCard, and is looking for organizations interested in participating in a pilot test of the new tool. Participants will receive a comprehensive benchmarking report at the end of the study. If you or a colleague may be interested, please click here for more information.
The C. Everett Koop Award application for 2018 is now available here.
NOVEMBER 6, 2017
Parade Magazine's article, Wellness at Work: The New Healthy Epidemic features Dr. Ron Goetzel's research and addresses why business is now onboard with workplace wellness programs. Also featured is the C. Everett Koop National Health Award.
OCTOBER 5, 2017
Improving Mental Health and Well Being Makes $en$e for States (Webcast, 1:00-2:30pm EST). The forum will be a discussion among some of the key thought leaders on the state of mental health both on the federal level and in the states and care models, policy changes and opportunities as well as resources available for advocates working for change.
SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
Dr. Ron Goetzel interviewed Dr. Vivek Murthy, former Surgeon General of the United States. This video was viewed during the Koop Awards Ceremony at the 2017 HERO Forum.
AUGUST 29, 2017
The Health Project announced three companies were selected by a panel of judges for Honorable Mention recognition for the C. Everett Koop National Health Award in 2017. The winners will be presented with their awards at the 2017 Annual HERO Forum in Phoenix, AZ held September 12 – September 14, 2017.
AUGUST 15, 2017
ChangeLab has released its Walk This Way resource, which outlines state and local policies that support physical activity and wellness in and around the workplace. IHPS provided subject matter expertise in support of this CDC funded project.
AUGUST 15, 2017
JULY 25 - 26, 2017
2nd Annual National Employee Well-being Conference and Exhibition. Dr. Enid Chung Roemer served as the conference chairperson and discussed “Stakeholders View on Building a Well-being Ecosystem."
MARCH 27 - 31, 2017
Intensive 2-day training seminar: How to Evaluate Workplace Health Promotion Programs, Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference
IHPS (in partnership with IBM Watson Health) receives one of eight grants from RWJF to build the evidence base for how private-sector investment can help build a Culture of Health
FEB 7, 2017
Health Affairs Issue Briefing: The Work/Health Relationship
JAN 23, 2017
DEC 9, 2016
Bipartisan Policy Center's webcast on Exploring the Role of the Business Community in Improving Health
NOV 15, 2016
OCT 20, 2016
SEPT 30, 2016
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
SEPT 2, 2016
MAR 31, 2016
MAR 7, 2016
FEB 9, 2016
JAN 6, 2016
OCT 6, 2015
FEB 9, 2015
JAN 21, 2015
NOV 6, 2014
NOV 1, 2014
Debunking the myths about workplace wellness