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Hpa 311 lesson 11 Lesson 11 Introduction and Objectives This week you will continue to examine population health management, in the areas of healthy workforce, partnerships, and effective marketing and communication. First, you will examine the importance of a healthy workforce. Secondly, you will review the role of stakeholders and partners in population health management. Finally, you will look at population health approaches to marketing and communication. As we discussed through the semester, rates of chronic disease are increasing, particularly those associated with lifestyle factors such as obesity, smoking, and alcohol abuse. While some conditions are declining due to available treatment, not all individuals are compliant in chronic disease management. These trends affect our workforce. As future healthcare workers and managers, it is important to understand the value of a healthy workforce, and understand how to manage and prevent work absenteeism. The learning objectives for this week include the following: Define absenteeism and how it affects productivity costs. Explain worksite wellness programs and how they impact business performance. List some specific strategies to increase worksite wellness. Describe some current trends about workplace illness and injury. Explain the metrics of work-life balance. Describe Public-Private Partnerships (P3s). Describe the role of stakeholders and partners in population health management. Explain each of the seven keys for public-private partnerships.
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The Value of a Healthy Workforce By using population health management strategies, healthcare organizations can design interventions to target specific groups of people or populations to improve the health outcomes of groups or populations. However, the benefits of a healthy workforce extend beyond the health of employees themselves. Some ways employee health and well-being affect costs are described below: Employee well-being affects healthcare costs of companies, such as medical and prescription spending, number of emergency room visits, and hospitalizations; Employee well-being predicts productivity outcomes such as: absenteeism, short-term disability, and job performance; Employee well-being affects retention outcomes such as intention to stay at present job, and turnover. In short, working to have healthy employees is good for business. Next, we will discuss how organizations are affected by the health of a workforce in greater detail. Absenteeism Absenteeism, or absence from work, is caused by a number of reasons: Bullying and harassment Burnout, stress and low morale Childcare and eldercare Depression Disengagement Illness Injuries
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Job hunting Partial shifts Though employees miss work for all of these reasons, illness, particularly illness related to chronic conditions, has a large burden on employers. More than three quarters of workers have a chronic health condition (asthma,
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