What’s good for employee health is good for the company

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When a company puts a priority on employee wellness and contributing to health in the community and environment, it may benefit by having lower healthcare costs, improved worker retention, reduced absenteeism, fewer workplace injuries, and even a healthier bottom line, according to a Nov. 16, 2016 Fortune article about a new book co-authored by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s John Quelch.

The article was a review of the book Building a Culture of Health: A New Imperative for Business, written by Quelch, professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Harvard Chan School and the Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School (HBS) and HBS’s Emily Boudreau. The book grew out of an HBS conference last April that was supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.