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About IHPM | Work Place Wellness Alliance

The Institute for Health and Productivity Management (IHPM) is a non-profit global enterprise created in 1997 to establish the full value of employee health as an economic asset and investment in workplace productivity and business financial performance.  The World Economic Forum (WEF) created a Work Place Wellness Alliance (WPWA) and transitioned it to IHPM in 2013.  At the center of the Institute’s work is the realization that health, wellbeing, and productivity are global issues impacting the success of companies and nations.  IHPM WPWA champions the idea of health as human capital – and the greatest untapped source of competitive advantage in a global marketplace.   The Institute helps employers to:

  • Identify the total economic cost burden of employee health issues – especially lost productivity;
  • Make the best investments to reduce this total cost by improving employee health and productivity;
  • Measure their success in improved financial results and creation of a company “culture of health.”

To put this idea into action, IHPM developed the Health & Productivity Management (HPM) Model, and demonstrated its effectiveness in multiple field projects with actual employers through its WorkPlace Center™ for Metabolic Health. The results from these worksite projects were published in the research literature, and made the subject of a two-day “Summit” for all key stakeholders in employee health – service providers, pharmaceutical makers, health plans and consultants as well as employers.

Through its global advisory groups and an expanding network of alliances and affiliates, the Institute is building the evidence-based business case for improving health to produce gains in productivity around the world.

The Mission of the Institute is to establish the full value of employee health as a business asset – as human capital -- and an investment in corporate performance.  <read more>

IHPM WPWA pursues this mission by:

  • serving as a global resource on health and productivity management;
  • developing the tools, metrics, and methods to drive and measure better health and performance;
  • educating and equipping all stakeholders to gain greater value from the HPM Model.

Learn More:  IHPM WPWA Media Sheet <click here>     Historical Overview - <click here>




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