Population Health Approach

Recognizes that health is a capacity or resource rather than a state; it corresponds to the notion of being able to pursue one’s goals, to acquire skills and education, and achieve personal growth. This approach is focused on population-based data rather than on data on individuals in a population


Preferred Provider Organization

Predictive Modeling

A technique used to predict future behavior and anticipate the consequences of change; data is collected, a statistical model is formulated, predictions are made and the model is validated (or revised) as additional data becomes available


On-the-job productivity loss that is illness related; for example, problems such as allergies, asthma, chronic back pain, migraines, arthritis and depression; also related to productivity loss resulting from caregiving, lack of job satisfaction, and organization culture

Preventive Medicine

A branch of medicine concerned with preventing disease


The amount of work or production output per unit of input from labor, equipment, and/or capital used


Research and Development


Able to adapt and rebound readily following an adverse event

Risk Factor

Social, economic, or biological status, behaviors or environments associated causally or increase susceptibility to disease, illness, or injury


Site for On-line Learning and Resources


Short-term disability


Steps to a Healthier U.S. Workforce Initiative


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Voluntary Protection Program

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