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Institute for Health and Productivity Studies

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.

News & Events

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

CDC's "New Frontiers in Workplace Health" Grand Rounds Presentation: Recording featuring Casey Chosewood, Laura Linnan, Jason Lang, and our own Ron Goetzel.

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

FEB, 2017

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

Building A Culture Of Workplace Health: More Complicated Than Offering Workers Money To Be Healthy

DEC 9, 2016

Bipartisan Policy Center's webcast on Exploring the Role of the Business Community in Improving Health

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 30, 2016

Wellness programs carry value for employees, bottom line

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?

MAR 31, 2016

How to Design a Corporate Wellness Plan That Actually Works

MAR 7, 2016

Money stress is a productivity killer at work

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?