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A presentation examining the roles that public health institutes and for-profit retailers play in promoting overall wellness of a community from the 2016 NNPHI Annual Conference

The Value that Public Health Can Bring to the Business Sector—Translation!

February 1, 2017

From our NNPHI “Refrigerator Door Collage” series:

Cara McNulty, DPA, Head of Population Health & Team Member Wellness for Target, was one of last year’s keynote speakers, reflecting NNPHI’s continued commitment to cross-sector collaboration for improved public health practice. Citing examples of Target’s work to bolster community health, McNulty discussed the role and value that public health can bring to the business sector, noting that rising health care costs, absenteeism, productivity, use of health care services, worker’s compensation, and employee morale and loyalty are all public health issues critical to many employers’ bottom lines. McNulty’s presentation examined a lack of shared language between public health and business, highlighting dissonant meanings for common terms in both industries.

The presentation explores ways in which public health institutes and merchandisers can reach across the aisle to combine forces, resources, and language to promote the overall wellness of the community they all serve.

View the presentation here »

Focus Areas:
  • Cross-Sector Collaboration
  • Population Health Innovation

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