December 1, 2011 - Partnership for Prevention has released Leading by Example: Creating a Corporate Health Strategy—The Kansas City Collaborative Experience, a report that highlights a worksite health promotion initiative sponsored by the Mid-America Coalition on Health Care (MACHC), the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH), and Pfizer Inc. This document describes the culmination of three years of work by 16 diverse employers headquartered in the Kansas City Metro area—the Kansas City Collaborative (KC2).The Collaborative used existing data to support corporate health strategies and drive decision-making around workforce health and wellness, promoting prevention, eliminating barriers to healthy behaviors and encouraging use of evidence-based health care. “Real world” examples from 13 of the participating employers illustrate the processes and practices they used within their organizations.
Since its inception, Partnership for Prevention’s Leading by Example initiative (LBE) has been a highly successful peer-to-peer communications campaign targeted to CEOs of organizations of all sizes on the value of worksite health promotion. CEOs who have incorporated new, successful approach¬es to employee health and productivity share their experiences and knowledge with other CEOs and business leaders.
Partnership for Prevention, MACHC, NBCH and Pfizer are proud to have jointly developed this guide to be a powerful tool for companies and public health entities invested in the health of their organizations and communities. We encourage you to use the information and case studies in this publication, and adopt the strategies that support health initiatives within your environment and work setting.