Improving Your Business Through a Culture of Health
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The business case to adopt a Culture of Health
The ways you are already involved in health, whether you realize it or not
How to implement a Culture of Health in your business to gain a competitive advantage
How to reduce costs, increase revenues, and enhance your business’s reputation using a Culture of Health
Real-world examples of Culture of Health implementation that could apply to your business
While the United States is one of the world’s wealthiest nations, it is far from the healthiest. Our nation’s burden of disease affects businesses every day, from sick employees and families reducing productivity and increasing costs, to product recalls and failures, to environmental scandals such as toxic chemical emissions harming communities and reputations.
Named Runner Up for Best Online Program of 2018 by ProEd, this HarvardX course is presented by leading faculty from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard Business School and will provide businesses with strategies, tactics, and tools to gain a competitive advantage by implementing a Culture of Health to address these issues and stay ahead. Embracing a Culture of Health can improve your employees’ well-being as well as the health of your consumers, your communities, and the environment. A Culture of Health can help you to reduce costs, increase revenues and profits, and enhance your company’s reputation.
For example, employees who work in a healthy and safe environment spend less time away from work for health reasons, decreasing interruptions, while increasing output and employee retention. When employees and customers spend less on health care, they have more disposable income to spend on non–health care needs, boosting the economy, and benefiting your business.
Strengthening your business using the Culture of Health approach will enhance the greater good by promoting well-being—benefitting society, your business and employees, your customers and communities, and you.
Introduction to the Culture of Health
Why should business care about good health? See how your business connects to health and well-being, and learn the Four Pillars framework.
Pillar 1: Your Consumers’ Health
Why the health and well-being of your consumers and customers matter to the health and well-being of your business.
Pillar 2: Your Employees’ Health
Why the health, safety, and well-being of your employees is about a lot more than just dollars and cents.
Pillar 3: Your Community's Health
Why caring about the well-being of your host communities is vital for your business success.
Pillar 4: Our Environment
How addressing your environmental footprint can make or break your business.
Does any of this involve Y-O-U? As a colleague, a spouse, a parent, a neighbor, and a leader? Y-E-S!
Measuring Your Success
How can your business measure your results in leading for better health and well-being?
Leading for Change
Tools and examples of leading for improvement and change in your business.
Making It Happen
Practical ways to get started and to sustain progress in your business.