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The Washington Post: "Bosses should fix toxic workplaces, surgeon general says. Here’s how."

October 22, 2022
Erin Kelly, a Work and Well-Being Initiative core member, contributes a key point to the work and well-being conversation: workplace wellness programs are not the only or best solution to the problem of worker stress. “Wellness programs can often feel like we are blaming the worker — when it is the workplace and the way that work is organized today that is actually the source of the problem,” she shares... Read more about The Washington Post: "Bosses should fix toxic workplaces, surgeon general says. Here’s how."
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U.S. Surgeon General releases framework for workplace mental health and well-being that points to WWBI research

October 20, 2022
Today, the U.S. Surgeon General has released a framework featuring five essentials that employers can focus on to help create workplaces that are “engines of well-being.” The foundation of the Framework for Workplace Mental Health and Well-Being is based on the following five essentials: protection from harm; connection and community; work-life harmony; mattering at... Read more about U.S. Surgeon General releases framework for workplace mental health and well-being that points to WWBI research
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RWJF Culture of Health Blog Post highlights employer toolkit

January 18, 2022
A blog post titled "Protecting Employee Health in Tomorrow’s Workplace," by Paul Tarini directs its readers to the three core principles that serve as the foundation to the numerous "promising" practices" detailed in the employer toolkit that can be utilized by companies and managers to change workplace conditions in order to better support... Read more about RWJF Culture of Health Blog Post highlights employer toolkit
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Will workers redesign their workplace after COVID-19? A Webinar sponsored by the American Journal of Public Health

November 18, 2021
The October issue of the American Journal of Public Health featured the research study on work redesign strategies designed ro enhance employee well-being and engagement that provided the evidence base for the recently launched Work and Well-Being Initiative's employer toolkit. Harvard Pop Center Director Lisa Berkman, who is a core member of the Initiative, participated in a webinar moderated by editor-in-chief of the Journal, Alfredo... Read more about Will workers redesign their workplace after COVID-19? A Webinar sponsored by the American Journal of Public Health
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Official launch of Work and Well-Being Initiative website coincides with journal publication

September 9, 2021
Today marks the official launch of this website, which features the Work Design for Health approach packaged as a practical, research-tested toolkit for employers. The launch coincides with the publication of an article in the American Journal of Public Health by Work and Well-Being Initiative researchers that presents this innovative framework that outlines a viable... Read more about Official launch of Work and Well-Being Initiative website coincides with journal publication