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Institute for Health & Productivity Studies

Welcome to the Institute for Health & Productivity Studies, where our team works with public- and private-sector organizations to conduct research on the relationship between employee health and wellbeing, health care utilization and costs, and work-related productivity.  

A wide array of agencies, employers, foundations, consultancies, and others look to us for evidence-based support for decision- and policymaking. 

Promoting Healthy Workplaces  

In collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Institute investigated the “secret sauce” to successful workplace programs.  

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Good Health Is Good Business 

Based on work with the Bipartisan Policy Center, this report shows how partnerships between business and governmental public health agencies can improve community health.  

Read the report  

It Pays to Invest in Your People 

Named American Journal of Health Promotion’s “2019 Paper of the Year,” this work found that investing in the health and wellbeing of employees improves stock performance.  

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CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard 

The Institute developed this tool to help employers assess and plan evidence-based workplace health promotion strategies. 


Get the scorecard 


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Collaboration Spotlight 

Learn about our collaborative work through the Johns Hopkins P.O.E. Total Worker Health® Center.  


Research Spotlight 

Learn seven ways businesses can align with public health for bold action and innovation. 


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Explore Resources 

Take advantage of our collection of tools, reports, and information on health and productivity topics. 


Student Opportunities 

We invite students at the Bloomberg School of Public Health to contact us about conducting health and productivity research, research assistant positions, or practicums.