Opportunity to Submit Input - Community Health and Prosperity; A Culture of Health for Business

The UIC Center for Healthy Work would like to make you aware of two opportunities to submit input on issues related to work and health.


  • The Office of the Surgeon General, with support from the CDC, plans to develop and produce a report on the link between investments in community health and community and other measures of well-being and economic prosperity.  CDC is inviting interested parties to submit written views, recommendations, and data on the connection between community health and prosperity, business investment in local community health, the role of a healthy workforce in business success, and contributions of local policy makers towards community development. The details about the Federal Register Notice can be found here. We request you to widely share the link with your partners and stakeholders to maximize response to the FRN. The deadline to submit comments is 11/5/2018.


  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and its grantee, the Global Reporting Initiative are seeking input on a project called A Culture of Health for Business. This project seeks to develop and disseminate business- and investment-relevant health metrics that inform decision-making and enable the private sector to create shared value, with an emphasis on employee health.  You are invited to participate in a stakeholder consultation for this project, where two (2) new draft tools have been designed to enable businesses and investors to contribute more effectively to RWJF’s vision for a Culture of Health:
  1. Four guiding principles which lay the foundation for the private sector’s critical role in building a Culture of Health and articulate society’s changing needs and expectations on businesses and investors to provide further leadership and contributions.
  2. 15 business practices of health, well-being and health equity, which have been shown to make meaningful contributions to a Culture of Health while improving the bottom line for business.


The deadline to submit comments through the online survey is 11/10/18.


You are encouraged to share this email with your colleagues. Thank you and please let me know if you have any questions.


Elizabeth Fisher, CHES

Center Coordinator | Center for Healthy Work

School of Public Health | University of Illinois at Chicago

Ph. (312) 996-2543



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