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.
more presentations from this conference.
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.
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.