The report Beyond the Four Walls: Why Community is Critical to Workforce Health calls for increased cross-sector collaboration to address community-level drivers of workforce health. It demonstrates the relationship between workforce and community health and reveals that certain industries are more likely to be concentrated in counties with poor health, and outlines strategies these industries can use to improve community and workforce health. The report also includes guidelines to implement effective cross-sector partnerships and overcome common barriers faced by employers and community groups.
Case studies featured in the report and below demonstrate how:
Employers are leveraging three strategies to make quality investments in community health, which benefit the business and population health
Community groups are leveraging these three strategies to engage businesses in local health promotion