Jonathan Isaac Robison PhD, MS

WHAT’S MISSING? A HOLISTIC, RELATIONSHIP-BASED ALTERNATIVE FOR WORKSITE HEALTH PROMOTION

Workplace health promotion approaches continue to focus on biomedical risk reduction and getting employees to participate in exercise, nutrition, weight loss, and smoking cessation programs. However, psychosocial issues; particularly stress, depression and anxiety are the number one driver of health care claims costs and lost productivity at the workplace.  The latest research overwhelmingly points to relationships as the key to the health and well-being of individuals and organizations alike.  Yet, a focus on relationships is often missing from employee health strategies. In fact, traditional approaches can adversely affect relationships at the workplace, leading to decreased employee engagement. This presentation will offer participants a holistic, relationship-based approach to employee health promotion. The science behind this innovative approach will be presented, and examples of strategies that leverage relationships to build healthy work cultures and high-performing organizations will be introduced.


Jonathan Robison, Ph.D., MS
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Michigan State University,
Adjunct Associate Professor, Western Michigan University
Phone:  (517) 507-0287
Fax: (517) 507-0265
e-mail: robisonj@msu.edu

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