Institute on Innovation in Workforce Well-being
The National Business Group on Health established the Institute on Innovation in Workforce Well-being in 2003 to help employers address the increasing prevalence of lifestyle-related risk factors. As the definition of well-being expands — and more evidence ties it to benefits far beyond reduced health care costs — the Institute continues to provide a forum for members to share best practices, benchmark with peers and learn from subject matter experts.
The Institute actively involves large employers in thought leadership, problem solving and the identification and development of best practice approaches for improving the health and well-being of employees and their families, with measurable results.
- Issues related to workforce well-being, including physical health, emotional well-being, financial security, social connectedness and job satisfaction. For more information, please reference: Seeing the Bigger Picture: Beyond Wellness to Well-being.
- Program options and strategies for employers seeking to impact workforce well-being. The Institute remains a leading resource for evidence-based and employer-tested approaches to tobacco cessation, weight management, healthy dining and physical activity at work, and is currently working to identify program options and strategies to drive improvements in the broader well-being categories.
- Engagement strategies to promote employee health and well-being — including environmental modifications, corporate policies, financial incentives, applications of behavioral economics and social networking, as well as the use and value of wearables and other digital solutions.
- Strategies for the prevention and management of obesity and other chronic conditions.
- The Business Group's fall conference — Workforce Strategy Conference: The Future of Work, Life & Health — co-hosted by the Institute on Innovation in Workforce Well-being and the Institute on Health, Productivity and Human Capital.
- The development of content and updates to the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® award program — which honors employers each year for their commitment to improving employee, family and community health and well-being. Since 2005, more than 170 employer programs have been recognized.
The Institute Board meets three times a year and is chaired David Hoke, senior director of associate health & well-being at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. For more information about the Institute and membership opportunities, please contact Pamela Rich, Senior Manager, Rich@businessgrouphealth.org or LuAnn Heinen, Vice President, firstname.lastname@example.org.