Celebrating One Year of Informative Podcasts

The Business Group on Health Podcast just celebrated its first anniversary and what a year it’s been.

The Business Group on Health Podcast just celebrated its first anniversary and what a year it’s been. We want to include you in our celebration by sharing a gift with you – a sampling of articles and episodes highlighting some of the most important issues facing employers today.

Last summer, we spoke with Professor Mauro Guillén, author of 2030: How Today's Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything, who shared his predictions on how the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating this new reality. This week Dr. Guillén is back with us to catch us up on the changes the past year has brought to our personal and professional lives. Listen to: The Verdict is In: The Pandemic Has Accelerated the Future.

The opioid crisis killed a record number of Americans in 2020. Our conversation with Gary Mendell, CEO, and founder of Shatterproof focuses on the addiction crisis, including how we can overcome it through reducing stigma and improving access to high-quality treatment. Listen to: Overcoming the Addiction Crisis.

By Now, Burnout is a Given, but it doesn’t have to be. Our episode with Jennifer Moss, author of Unlocking Happiness at Work and The Burnout Epidemic: The Rise of Chronic Stress and How We Can Fix It offers tips for employers looking to both prevent and treat it. Listen to: Burnout: Is Your Organization on Fire?

What makes buildings really healthy? In this conversation with Dr. Joe Allen, we learned how we can design buildings to reduce the risk of disease transmission, as well as promote optimal health, well-being, performance and productivity, and why it matters to your employees. Listen to: Your Workforce is Interviewing Your Building.

Weight Stigma is a legitimate public health issue, a topic we discussed with Dr. Rebecca Puhl, and Dr. Olivia Barata Cavalcanti. Listen to: What Doesn’t Work? Weight-based Blame and Shame, and, Roots of Obesity: The Many Factors that Affect Our Weight and Global Efforts to Influence Them for Good.

We spoke with behavioral economist Dr. Kevin Volpp on key design choices and tradeoffs among the various financial and non-financial incentive strategies underway, including the “Philly Vax Sweepstakes". Listen to: Can Incentives Help Us Reach our Vaccine Goals?

States and cities begin to mandate vaccines for workers along with the Federal Government and a growing list of large employers. Former Senior White House COVID Advisor, Andy Slavitt gives us his take on tactics to advance vaccination rates across the country and ways we can prevent a future pandemic from scaling so disastrously. Listen to: Where Do We Go From Here? Reflections on the COVID-19 Response from a White House Insider.

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