NPR/Harvard School of Public Health Forum: Health in the American Workplace

Center Director Glorian Sorensen, PhD, MPH, was part of an expert panel for The Forum at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

The School, in collaboration with The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and NPR, presented The Forum: Health in the American Workplace: Are We Doing Enough? on Monday, July 11, 2016, 12-1:00pm ET. Watch the video

Forum description
For good or for bad, jobs impact employees’ health. From stress levels, to eating habits, to worries about workplace violence and toxic exposures, people confront a variety of challenges on the job. This Forum event drew on the findings of a just-released poll about the workplace and health by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. A panel of experts in workplace culture and public opinion took on the concerns most expressed by employees – as well as described lessons learned from employers that cultivate healthy environments – to see if there were feasible measures to produce a more accessible, supportive, healthier workplace.

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Forum panel

John Quelch, Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, and Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Marjorie Paloma, Director and Senior Program Officer at The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Glorian Sorensen, Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Principal Investigator, Center for Work, Health and Wellbeing, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Robert Blendon, Professor of Health Policy and Political Analysis, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School

Moderator: Joe Neel, Deputy Senior Supervising Editor and a Correspondent on the Science Desk, NPR