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  • resource-icons-pdfCommunity Health Improvements are Linked to Economic Development

    Community Health Improvements are Linked to Economic Development Each of the Building Healthy Communities Outcome Resource Guides is intended to provide a deeper understanding of the background and context for each outcome, a sampling of promising practices and strategies that will contribute to achieving each outcome, and additional tools and resources that can help local […]

  • resource-icons-pdfDeveloping Culture of Health Metrics That Really Matter to Companies and Communities

    Developing Culture of Health Metrics That Really Matter to Companies and Communities This report explores culture of health collaborative efforts and the measures associated with those efforts. In particular, this work focuses on those strategies and measures that can be utilized by collaborations to engage nontraditional stakeholders such as the business community. Specific areas of […]

  • resource-icons-pdfMetrics that Matter For Population Health Action

    Metrics that Matter For Population Health Action This report from the Institute of Medicine was released in February of 2016 and explores measures used in population health efforts. The report has a strong focus on community and offered insight into local level measures, barriers to finding useful measures and the overall landscape of measures that […]

  • resource-icons-pdfReporting on Health – A Roadmap for Investors, Companies and Reporting Platforms

    Reporting on Health – A Roadmap for Investors, Companies and Reporting Platforms The most recent report from the Vitality Group released in January 2016 offers insight into the value employers can capture through community involvement. The report also offers several frameworks and measures that could be useful to those employers beginning to explore the role […]

  • resource-icons-pdfCommonHealthACTION – Community Project: Moving Beyond Health

    CommonHealthACTION – Community Project: Moving Beyond Health At CommonHealth ACTION, we believe that the Well Community Project offers an innovative opportunity to transform community health systems to produce equitable health and wellness. We present the following premises and questions for exploration and validation with community leaders, healers and practitioners, and researchers exploring the science of […]

  • resources-icons-articleCommunities of Employees and Employees Within Community

    Communities of Employees and Employees Within Community – Nico Pronk, PhD, FACSM, FAWHP Pronk, Nico. (2003). Communities of Employees and Employees within Community. ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal, January/February 2003, 7; 1: 33-35.

  • resources-icons-articleImproving Population Health: The Business Community Imperative. Preventing chronic disease, 7(6):1-6.

    Webber, A., & Mercure, S. (2010). Improving Population Health: The Business Community Imperative. Preventing chronic disease, 7(6):1-6. This paper describes a long-term approach to population health, including incentives, and identifies what is needed to engage business leadership in population health improvement.

  • resources-icons-articleBusinesses as partners to improve community health. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 40(1), S84-S85.

    Webber, A. (2011). Businesses as partners to improve community health. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 40(1), S84-S85. This editorial from the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH) discusses the role of employers in creating healthier workplaces and communities. The author identifies different stages of employer involvement in health and outlines actions that businesses and public health organizations […]

  • resource-icons-pdfThe Private-Sector Role in Public Health: Reflections on the new global architecture in health (CSIS)

    The Private-Sector Role in Public Health: Reflections on the new global architecture in health (CSIS) This paper outlines the evolving role of the private sector in helping to address the challenges of global health. The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) presents a case for why private-sector involvement in global health is important, provides […]

  • resources-icons-articlePublic health and business: a partnership that makes cents. Health Affairs, 25(4), 1029-1039.

    Simon, P. A., & Fielding, J. E. (2006). Public health and business: a partnership that makes cents. Health Affairs, 25(4), 1029-1039. This paper makes the case for the business sector’s participation in the broad public health system and its support of governmental public health agencies. Examples of past and current partnerships exemplify how public health efforts benefit […]

  • resources-icons-articleHealthPartners adopts community business model to deepen focus on nonclinical factors of health outcomes. Health Affairs 2013, Aug:32(8):1446-52.

    Isham G.J. Zimmerman, D.J., Kindig, D.A., Hornseth, G.W. HealthPartners adopts community business model to deepen focus on nonclinical factors of health outcomes. Health Affairs 2013, Aug:32(8):1446-52. This article describes efforts to promote healthy eating in schools, reduce the stigma of mental illness, improve end-of-life decision making, and strengthen an inner-city neighborhood. The partnerships can serve […]

  • resources-icons-articleThe business role in improving health: Beyond social responsibility. IOM Round Table on Population Health, Discussion Paper

    Kindig, D. A., Isham, G. J., & Siemering, K. Q. (2013). The business role in improving health: Beyond social responsibility. IOM Round Table on Population Health, Discussion Paper This paper explores why business should engage in improving population health.

  • resource-icons-pdfLower-Calorie Foods: It’s Just Good Business (Hudson Institute)

    Lower-Calorie Foods: It’s Just Good Business (Hudson Institute) In this landmark study, researchers examined NPD restaurant servings and traffic data, and Nation’s Restaurant News sales trends, to analyze whether or not growing sales of lower-calorie menu items in 21 national restaurant chains, accounting for half of the top 100 chain sales, resulted in superior business […]

  • resources-icons-articleThe potential of community-wide initiatives in the prevention of childhood obesity. Diabetes Spectrum 2013;26(3):165-170.

    Canterbury M, Hedlund S. The potential of community-wide initiatives in the prevention of childhood obesity. Diabetes Spectrum 2013;26(3):165-170. PowerUp is a community-wide initiative to make better eating and physical activity easy and fun for youths and the entire community as part of an effort to prevent childhood obesity. PowerUp works in partnership and on multiple […]

  • resource-icons-pdfLower-Calorie Foods and Beverages Drive Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation Companies’ Sales Growth

    Lower-Calorie Foods and Beverages Drive Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation Companies’ Sales Growth The overarching goal of this research was to test whether lower-calorie products sold by Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation member consumer packaged goods companies grew over the 5-year evaluation period, and the impact of those sales on total company sales. Increasing sales of lower-calorie […]

  • resource-icons-pdfBuilding Healthy Communities: Should Employers Care? (NBCH/NHLC)

    The National Health Leadership Council (NHLC) of the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH) is a vehicle for high-level discussions of issues that are important to coalition members and to all major parties in health care. This report summarizes and synthesizes the key points from presentations during a meeting in 2009, including sections on health […]

  • resource-icons-pdfInvesting in Prevention: A National Imperative (Vitality Institute)

    Investing in Prevention: A National Imperative (Vitality Institute) Description: The Vitality Institute Commission on Health Promotion and the Prevention of Chronic Disease in Working-Age Americans reports on five recommendations, each of which includes actionable and scalable pathways to achieve the Vision: health should be embraced as a strategic imperative across sectors and as a core […]

  • resource-icons-pptHealthy Workplaces, Healthy Communities

    A brief presentation on learnings from the HWHC initiative, including elements of the business case and the types of resources available through the GetHWHC.org website. HERO HWHC Initiative

 

 

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