PROMISING AND BEST PRACTICES IN
Victoria Weisfeld and Tracy A. Lustig, Rapporteurs
Board on Health Sciences Policy
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This activity was supported by Contract No. 200-2011-38580 between the National Academy of Sciences and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The views presented in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the activity.
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PLANNING COMMITTEE FOR A WORKSHOP ON TOTAL WORKER HEALTH: BEST PRACTICES IN THE INTEGRATION OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY AND HEALTH PROMOTION IN THE WORKPLACE1
GLORIAN SORENSEN (Chair), Professor, Harvard School of Public Health; and Director, Center for Community-Based Research, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
CHIA-CHIA CHANG, Public Health Analyst, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
RON Z. GOETZEL, Visiting Professor and Director, Institute for Health and Productivity Studies, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and Vice President, Consulting and Applied Research, Truven Health Analytics
LUANN HEINEN, Director, Institute on Health, Productivity and Human Capital; and Vice President, National Business Group on Health
PAMELA ANN HYMEL, Chief Medical Officer, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
NICOLAAS P. PRONK, Vice President for Health Management and Chief Science Officer, HealthPartners, Inc.
MARGARET ROBBINS, National Director, Occupational Safety and Health, Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions
TRACY A. LUSTIG, Forum Director
Y. CRYSTI PARK, Senior Program Assistant
ANDREW M. POPE, Director, Board on Health Sciences Policy
1Institute of Medicine planning committees are solely responsible for organizing the workshop, identifying topics, and choosing speakers. The responsibility for the published workshop summary rests with the workshop rapporteurs and the institution.
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Marianne Fazen, Dallas-Fort Worth Business Group on Health
William H. Kojola, AFL-CIO (retired)
Garry Lindsay, Federal Occupational Health
James A. Merchant, The University of Iowa
Jennifer Sponsler, National Business Group on Health
Victoria Weldon, ExxonMobil
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