Here you'll find new evidence and guidance from various sources across a variety of conditions of relevance to different audiences.

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How Employers Use Evidence to Make Employee Health Investment Decisions

The CWHP report "The Employer's Role in Using Research-Based Healthcare Evidence" presents findings and recommendations from a series of interviews with employers and their programmatic solutions partners.  

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Working On Empty

An Agenda for Healthy Work in America: To restore to Americans their pursuit of Life, Liberty and Healthy Work.

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Identifying Personal Strengths to Help Patients Manage Chronic Illness

Most current approaches to patient care are focused on patients’ symptoms, limitations, and weaknesses. This approach can guide medical treatment, but it does not unleash the transformative power of people’s positive personal strengths that can help patients to live a fulfilling life despite having multiple chronic illnesses. A growing body of research points to the potential of bringing patient-identified personal strengths (PIPS) into illness management to achieve better patient-centered outcomes.

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Linking Community-Based Organizations with Each Other, and with Hospitals and Health Clinics, to Help Connect Patients with the Services They Need

The residents of urban centers suffer from many health and social problems. In East Baltimore (EB), many barriers frustrate residents’ aspirations to achieve health and well-being. Community-based organizations (CBO) can help but reach only a fraction of potential clients. Hospitals, providers, and community members often are unaware of available medical and community-based services. Community engagement can improve understanding and use of healthcare services, thereby improving patient outcomes.

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Comparing Three Methods to Help Patients Manage Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is a complicated disease that can cause heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, and eye problems. Patients with diabetes need to monitor their blood sugar, follow a diabetic diet, exercise regularly, take multiple medications, and get regular checkups of their blood pressure, cholesterol, eyes, and feet. To assist with organizing these tasks, a community health worker, attached to a patient’s clinic, can help patients understand the care of their diabetes and keep patients in contact with their doctors.

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PCORI in Practice Webinar: Employers' Use of Patient-Centered Research - Webinar Recording - December 6, 2017

PCORI was pleased to join the Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI) and Center for Workforce Health and Performance (CWHP) to discuss employers' use of patient-centered research. During this webinar, leaders from three major employers discussed their perspective on how employers consider patient-centered research in the design and purchase of employee health benefits. (Read more)

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Ill Employees in Unsupportive Workplaces Have More Absences and Lower Performance | Integrated Benefits Institute

Employees working in unsupportive work climates characterized by unsafe working conditions, low respect and trust, poor variety and learning and high workload are associated with higher absence and lower job performence.  Further unsupportive work climates exacerbate the effects of physical and mental health symptoms on work outcomes.

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The Invisible Response to Absence | Integrated Benefits Institute

Employers bear costs from employee lost work time – whether from health-related absence or reduced performance – but those costs often are invisible. This report is the first in a series from the study “The Impact of Health on Job Performance and Productivity” and will provide employers with useful information from employees and their managers …