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Re-inventing our workplaces by integrating and applying interdisciplinary sciences to achieve worker health and psychological well-being. We do this by capitalizing on what we already know, developing new thinking, innovating, and implementing proven and tested solutions.

Primary Activities

We aggregate

We aggregate

Identifying and aggregating high quality research studies and evidence-based practices across disciplines resulting in a body of knowledge to guide development of healthy workplaces.

We identify the gaps

We identify the gaps

Identifying critical gaps in this body of knowledge and sponsoring/supporting new research to close these gaps.

We make it meaningful

We make it meaningful

Translating scientific findings into high value and actionable practices and interventions that companies can adopt to improve the health and well-being of their employees.

Our fundamental proposition is that worker health and well-being is built on an understanding of the interaction between the worker and his or her work and workplace - specifically, how the work and workplace affect a worker’s basic physical and psychological needs. We are advocating for a shift from single variable models of wellness to an interdisciplinary model of well-being that focuses on physical and psychological states that correlate with and give rise to sustainable worker health and well-being.

Relevant Disciplines
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Nursing
  • Medicine
  • Psychology
  • Social Welfare
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Design
  • Human Factors
  • Ergonomics
  • Nutrition

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We build relationships with researchers, practitioners, policy makers, service providers and corporate representatives by holding conferences, meetings, workshops and other gatherings in order to learn about the ways health and well-being issues are addressed and the barriers to achieving greater progress. We review and evaluate research studies for their quality and scientific-soundness and add those we believe meet established scientific standards to our knowledge repository. We also review and evaluate interventions, programs and practices to identify ones that hold promise for improving employee health and well-being. We support new research and case studies to further our understanding of this area. We write about and communicate our findings and recommendations for the public through various channels: conferences, publications, presentations, social media, public workshops, and our website.

Director's Message

Welcome to our website and to our organization!

HealthyWorkplaces enables you to find timely and scientifically sound information to help you create workplaces that enable people to flourish at work. We have a unique approach to health and well-being: we examine all known science across disciplines including social science, medicine, occupational health, technology, public policy, in order to build a new organizational template for healthy workplaces. We want people to really flourish at work. This means people want to come to work and are able to do their best work while experiencing physical, psychological, social, and emotional health and well-being. HealthyWorkplaces is dedicated to giving employers and the public in general information they need to lead healthier lives at work. We welcome your comments, thoughts, inspirations, and feedback!

Cristina G. Banks, PhD
Director of HealthyWorkplaces

 

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