The Health and Productivity Management Toolkit is a special workplace resource created by the Health and Productivity Section of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). ACOEM'S mission is to promote healthier, more productive workplaces, and this Toolkit offers practical advice and resources to help achieve this goal.


The Toolkit helps individuals understand the concepts of Health and Productivity Management (HPM) and the value of a healthy workforce. It was designed for physicians, nurses, health resource and health benefits professionals, insurers, employers and others who deal with health and wellness issues in the workplace.


The Toolkit provides access to video, audio and written content – including more than 1,000 pages of academic and research material – that you can use to build your skills in Health and Productivity Management.


An audio "tutor" provides instruction in each of the Toolkit's nine chapters, which include:


  • Getting Started — How To Use This Site
  • What is Health and Productivity Management?
  • Key Elements of Health and Productivity
  • Measuring Health and Productivity
  • The Impact of HPM on the Workplace
  • Integrating OEM, HR and Benefits
  • Evidence Based Medicine
  • Promoting HPM to Senior Management
  • Putting it All Together — Case Studies
  • Roadmap to Implementation

Each chapter includes an instructional slide presentation and a variety of other supporting documents and resources. You can return to each chapter as often as you need to fully understand the concepts. The HPM Toolkit also includes a glossary, extensive bibliography of research (updated quarterly) and scholarly articles and a variety of other educational resources. The Toolkit can be used to fulfill up to10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


The HPM Toolkit is a benefit of membership for ACOEM members.  Non-members can access the site through an annual subscription. Subscriptions are $229 for the first year and an annual renewal rate of $95/year.


Your yearly subscription fee gives you access to the full website, which includes periodic updates including current research studies, case studies and links to other relevant sites.  When you subscribe you will be issued a password that enables access to the site at any time.


If at any time you have questions or would like more information about the Toolkit, please visit ACOEM at www.acoem.org or call us at 847-818-1800.


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Acknowledgements


Special thanks is given to ACOEM's Health and Productivity Management Section for the development of this toolkit. In particular, ACOEM recognizes the sub-group of the Section who worked tirelessly on this project.

Pamela A. Hymel, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Co-Chair
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Ronald R. Loeppke, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Co-Chair
U.S. Preventive Medicine

Pamela Allweiss, MD
University of Kentucky, CDC

Wayne N. Burton, MD, FACP, FACOEM
American Express Company

Garson M. Caruso, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Lakeview Occupational and Industrial Clinic

Raymond Fabius, MD, CPE, FACP
Thomson Reuters

Fikry W. Isaac, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Johnson & Johnson

Patricia B. Rosen, MD, MPH
Wellness for Workers

Gregory R. Wagner, MD
Harvard School of Public Health

Peter H. Wald, MD, MPH, FACP, FACOEM
USAA

Philip C. Zinni, III, DO, FAOASM, MS
Harrah's Health and Wellness Center

Consultants

Doris L. Konicki, MHS
Paul Larson, MS

 

Companies that build a culture of health by focusing on the well-being and safety of their workforce may yield greater value for their investors, according to a study published in the September issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JOEM), official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). The stock market performance of companies that had received ACOEM’s Corporate Health Achievement Award (CHAA), which annually recognizes the healthiest and safest companies in North America, was conducted at HealthNEXT LLC and analyzed by lead authors Raymond Fabius, MD, and R. Dixon Thayer, and colleagues. Companies that receive the award must be engaged in demonstrable and robust efforts to reduce health and safety risks among their employees.

 

CDC Worksite Health Scorecard
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