• Sartaj Raja

    This is great forum to share knowledge and learn about subject issues very relevant to our current day to day life.

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    Welcome all! We are about to begin.

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    We have begun

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    We are glad that you could join us today.

    • Elanda Williams

      Will the webcast be archived/recorded for later viewing?

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    This event is held in collaboration with The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and NPR.

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    As Joe Neel has noted, this event is drawing from a poll that was just released this morning. That poll can be found here: https://cdn1.sph.harvard.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2016/07/NPR-RWJF-Harvard-Workplace-and-Health-Poll-Report.pdf

  • Elanda Williams

    Will there be a link available for later viewing of the webcast?

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      Yes, thanks for the question. We will post the full video on this site later this week and also on YouTube.

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    We will have a Q&A at the end of this event with the panelists. If you have a question for the panelists, you can post it here or email it to theforum@hsph.harvard.edu

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    This clip comes from the Promoting Healthy Workplaces Project, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. We thank them for letting us use it.

    We also thank University of Iowa for letting us use the first clip that we saw towards the beginning of our event.

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    Just a quick reminder that If you have a question for the panelists, you can post it here or email it to theforum@hsph.harvard.edu

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    Professor Sorensen heads a Center for Work, Health and Wellbeing. Some of the research that she is describing can be found at http://centerforworkhealth.sph.harvard.edu/

  • Jodi S.

    can you post the link to the survey?

  • Question: The role of job design and work environment is well established as the foundation of healthy workers in European countries, esp. Scandinavian countries. NIOSH has promoted this approach for years, but employers resist, preferring to emphasize worker behavioral change. Why are US employers slow on the uptake, and what more can be done to get them on board?

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      Thank you. Great question.

  • Wendy Hileman

    I would like to address the question being asked about non-profits. We are a non-profit wellness company out of San Diego and work with many very small non-profits around the US to create wellness cultures. I think non-profit wellness companies are very rare but there is help out there at no and low-cost methods.

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    Great. Thanks!

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    Our discussion will be ending in about 5 minutes. We will post the full on demand video on this site and on YouTube later this week. We also will post the audio on this site, SoundCloud, and iTunes.

  • Question: The ACA promoted employee wellness with emphasis on incentives and surcharges for healthy behaviors and health outcomes. Has this component of the legislation helped workers?

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    We thank everyone for joining us today.

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    We also thank our wonderful panelists and our collaborators — The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and NPR.

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    Thank you again! Our event has ended.

  • Edward Framer, Ph.D.

    Comment on the lack of coordination in our health care system. If you go to the hospital, even if you have insurance, you cannot count on all the services being in-network. The hospital is if you checked carefully, but what about the surgeon and the anesthesiologist and the hospitalist. If you make $150,000 this may just be inconvenient; but if you make $35,000, you may lose your house, your car and any savings you have.

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    We hope all of our viewers have a safe and happy summer. Forum programming will return this fall.

  • alasti

    Note that outsourced workers at Harvard (of whom there are many) are not able to appeal to Harvard’s Environmental Health & Safety department about unaddressed concerns.