Supporting a healthier, more productive workforce for our clients means participating in initiatives that lead the way in improving overall health and well-being.
Employer Engagement Initiatives
Over the past 30 years, we’ve extended our reach into the communities in which our clients are located. Healthy communities mean healthier workforces, so our team is involved in civic groups and nonprofits that enhance access to health care for all. Employers Health team members participate in a number of initiatives, organizations and workgroups that impact the overall cost, quality and accessibility of health care in several communities. These include:
- Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
- Akron Area Society For Human Resource Management (SHRM)
- Beacon Charitable Pharmacy
- Center For Employer And Purchaser Engagement
- Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative
- Center For Health Value Innovation
- Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative
- Delta Dental
- Health Foundation Of Greater Massillon
- Health Policy Institute Of Ohio
- Integrated Benefits Institute
- International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
- Lifecare Family Health and Dental Center
- NAMI Stark County
- Society for Women’s Health Research
- United Way
In 2012, Employers Health co-developed Right Direction, a nationally recognized initiative aimed at increasing awareness of depression in the workplace and decreasing the stigma that comes with this sensitive topic. Depression has a severe impact on worker productivity, in the amount of $200 billion. Right Direction provides employers with valuable, free tools that encourage employees to seek help. Hundreds of companies across the country have rolled out this initiative.
Health Improvement Initiatives
Our commitment to community health improvement and engagement is visible through support of a variety of programs, projects and initiatives – in the form of board and committee service, financial and in-kind. Below are just some of the ways we’ve given back:
- Employers Health supported Mercy Medical Center at St. Paul Square, a new facility providing family medicine, dental and behavioral health services in an underserved Canton community. With Employers Health’s support, Mercy included a community health education room, where local patients and families can receive ongoing health education.
- In 2015, The Cancer in the Workplace Initiative was developed with the goal of helping clients improve the cost effectiveness, accessibility and quality of services associated with cancer prevention and treatment – and ultimately, improve cost, workforce health and productivity. Nine client organizations participated in the two-year project.
- Employers Health supported Aultman Hospital and its construction of the Timken Family Cancer Center, a state of the art facility dedicated to the care and support of cancer patients in the community. The facility includes space for multidisciplinary specialist teams to collaborate, an expanded infusion center and family respite areas to promote wellness and comfort for patients and their families.