Health Affairs Briefing

The Work/Health Relationship

National Press Club

Washington, DC

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.



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The February 2017 issue of Health Affairs will shine an important spotlight on the complex and constantly evolving relationship between work and health, from the perspective of both employers and employees. To draw attention to the issue, Health Affairs will host a briefing featuring authors from the journal who will present their studies and discuss strategies for building the safest, healthiest, and most productive workforce possible. 


The program will feature presentations from the following authors:


Jean Abraham, Wegmiller Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, on Tracking The Changing Landscape Of Corporate Wellness Suppliers

Victoria Blinder, Medical Oncologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, on Women With Breast Cancer Who Work For Accommodating Employers More Likely Than Others To Retain Jobs After Treatment

Thomas Buchmueller, Waldo O. Hildebrand Professor of Risk Management and Insurance, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, on Work, Health, And Insurance: A Shifting Landscape For Employers And Workers Alike

Brian Gifford, Director, Research and Measurement, Integrated Benefits Institute, on Temporarily Disabled Workers Account For A Disproportionate Share Of Health Care Payments

Ron Z. Goetzel, @Ron_Goetzel, Senior Scientist, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and
Vice President, IBM Watson Health, on Workplace Programs, Policies, And Environmental Supports To Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

Kimberly Jinnett, Executive Vice President, Integrated Benefits Institute, on Chronic Conditions, Workplace Safety, And Job Demands Contribute To Absenteeism And Job Performance

Douglas L. Leslie, Professor of Public Health Sciences and Psychiatry, Penn State College of Medicine, on Medicaid Waivers Targeting Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder Reduce The Need For Parents To Stop Working

Robert K. McLellan, @rkmclellan, Chief, Section of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Medical Director, Live Well/Work Well, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, on Work, Health, And Worker Well-Being: Roles And Opportunities For Employers

David Rehkopf, @drehkopf, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Stanford University, on The Contribution Of Physical And Social Characteristics Of The Work Environment To Hypertension In An Insured Population

Seth Seabury, Director, Keck-Schaeffer Initiative for Population Health, Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics , University of Southern California, on Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Frequency of Workplace Injuries and Work-Related Disability

Bruce W. Sherman, Medical Director, Population Health Management, Conduent HR Services, and Assistant Clinical Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, on Health Care Utilization And Cost Patterns Vary By Wage Level In Employer-Sponsored Plans
Health Affairs is grateful to IBI, Sedgwick and United Health Group, as well as Pfizer and Pinnacol Assurance, for their support of this special issue and briefing.

Click Here For Details About Health Affairs'
February 22 Work/Health Forum
at the W Hotel in San Francisco!

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