Building a Culture of Health

A New Imperative for Business

  • John A. Quelch
  • Emily C. Boudreau

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Public Health book series (BRIEFSPUBLIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. John A. Quelch, Emily C. Boudreau
    Pages 1-25
  3. John A. Quelch, Emily C. Boudreau
    Pages 27-58
  4. John A. Quelch, Emily C. Boudreau
    Pages 59-89
  5. John A. Quelch, Emily C. Boudreau
    Pages 91-115
  6. John A. Quelch, Emily C. Boudreau
    Pages 117-146
  7. John A. Quelch, Emily C. Boudreau
    Pages 147-168
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 169-174

About this book


This ambitious volume sets out to understand how every company impacts public health and introduces a robust model, rooted in organizational and scientific knowledge, for companies committed to making positive contributions to health and wellness. Focusing on four interconnected areas of corporate impact, it not only discusses the business imperative of promoting a healthier society and improved living conditions worldwide, but also provides guidelines for measuring a company’s population health footprint. Examples, statistics and visuals showcase emerging corporate involvement in public health and underscore the business opportunities available to companies that invest in health. The authors offer a detailed roadmap for optimizing health-promoting actions in a rapidly evolving business and social climate across these core areas:

 ·         Planning and building a culture of health.

·         Consumer health: How organizations affect the safety, integrity, and healthfulness of the products and services they offer to their customers and end consumers.

·         Employee health: How organizations affect the health of their employees (e.g., provision of employer-sponsored health insurance, workplace practices and wellness programs).

·         Community health: How organizations affect the health of the communities in which they operate and do business.

·         Environmental Health: How organizations’ environmental policies (or lack thereof) affect individual and population health.

·         Implementing and sustaining a culture of health.             

Building a Culture of Health clarifies both a mission and a vision for use by MPH and MBA students in health management, professors in schools of public health and business schools, and business leaders and chief medical officers in health care and non-health care businesses.                                                                                                              


business health community health consumer health employee health environmental health health culture culture of health health care management healthcare management health promotion public health footprint of a business health care expenditures health care businesses healthcare businesses community health initiatives consumer safety product safety employee wellness programs employee health benefits environmental policies and investments

Authors and affiliations

  • John A. Quelch
    • 1
  • Emily C. Boudreau
    • 2
  1. 1.Harvard TH Chan School of Public HealthHarvard Business SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Harvard Business SchoolBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-43722-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-43723-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-3698
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-3701
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Finance, Business & Banking