Applying a Health Lens II: The Role and Potential of the Private Sector to Improve Economic Well-Being and Community Outcomes: A Workshop
On June 4, 2015, the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement held a workshop exploring the role and potential of the private sector in improving economic well-being and community outcomes. This workshop built on two previous roundtable events, a 2014 workshop on Business Engagement and Building Healthy Communities and a 2013 workshop on Applying a Health Lens to Decision Making in Non-Health Sectors. Applying a health lens refers to giving consideration for potential health effects in decisions made in many relevant domains, such as education and housing. Topics discussed at the workshop included the corporate role in sustainability, multi-sector efforts to develop human capital, and other multi-sector initiatives to revitalize communities through investments in education and jobs.
Workshop objectives included:
(1) Explore what businesses can offer the movement to improve population health
(2) Discuss areas of potential, as well as models for how businesses could impact the determinants of health
(3) Provide a platform for discussing how to promote and support health in all business practices, policies, and investments