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Look Who s Turning Up in C Suites A Chief Health Officer

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Look Who's Turning Up in C Suites A Chief Health Officer
Calendar07 March 2016

Employees’ poor health and chronic conditions can impact an employer’s bottom line beyond health care costs; the negatives include disability, absence, lost productivity, presenteeism and lower engagement. However, improving the health of employees and their families is not easy, and well-being programs alone generally will not lower population health risk. Creating a healthy culture requires long-term strategic change management. Alignment of programs and incentives throughout the organization will require a careful review of policies and work practices and the support of leadership. That’s why a new trend is emerging in the industry, as this WSJ article describes: some employers are hiring a C-Suite level strategic role to focus on keeping human capital healthy and productive.

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