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Introducing the Health and Work Productivity Portal

June 26, 2014
Recorded in June, 2014

This presentation was given at the Creating and Sustaining Psychologically Healthy Workplaces: Learning from Research and Practice conference that was held on June 26-27, 2014.
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This series of brief research reports discusses the findings of two major syntheses of research literature over the past 10 years to identify (i) workplace and worker factors that increase the risk of work absence, and (ii) what can we learn about workplace interventions that reduce work absence, work productivity and financial outcomes. 

Following the presentation, participants will be able to: 

  • Discuss and describe modifiable workplace factors that contribute to work absence across health conditions
  • Able to list three factors that are consistent
  • Discuss and develop an action plan for your organization
  • Establish an evaluation framework to assess program success


Marc White PhD
ED, CIRPD and Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Practice, University of British Columbia 

Dr. Marc White is co-founder and executive director of the Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability and research team lead on the HWP Portal project. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia. Dr. White was a principal investigator affiliated with AUTO21, Networks of Centres of Excellence (2008 – 2103). He held an appointment as Research Fellow in Medicine, Harvard Medical School and at the Division of Rheumatology, Immunology & Allergy, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (2005 – 2008). Formerly a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada (2003-2005). His research interests include theory-driven program development and evaluation, the utilization of academic and community partnerships to inform research development and knowledge mobilization, continuing medical education, disability prevention, consumer health education and primary care renewal. 



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