The Cooper Companies
Health Enhancement Research Organization
Pro-Change Behavior Systems, Inc
Shell Oil Company
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
10:35 am – 11:35 am
Many organizations are interested in fostering an organizational culture that supports workforce health and well-being, but there is little research on the specific practices associated with outcomes and insufficient guidance on how to implement the practices effectively. This session shares findings from a recently completed study leveraging data from 845 organizations completing the HERO Health and Well-being Best Practices Scorecard in Collaboration with Mercer. The study identified a core set of practices related to organizational and leadership support that predicted higher levels of program participation, health impact, medical cost impact and employee perceptions of organizational support. A high-level presentation of findings will be followed by an interactive panel discussion with at least two employers who have worked collaboratively and cross-functionally to create a culture of health within their organizations. After completing this session, participants will be able to: (1) Identify at least 10 specific organizational and leadership support practices employers can use to support workforce health and well-being outcomes, (2) Describe how two employers worked collaboratively and cross-functionally to implement some of the practices identified in the research study, and (3) Discuss the challenges associated with implementing recommended practices related to strategic planning, comprehensive communications, leadership support and policy supports as part of a comprehensive health and well-being initiative.