National Academy of Medicine

The Business Role in Improving Health: Beyond Social Responsibility

By David A. Kindig, George J. Isham, Kirstin Q. Siemering
August 08, 2013 | Discussion Paper

Although there is growing understanding that fundamental population health improvement will require multisectoral partnerships, the specific role of employers in such partnerships has been less well explored. Yet improving the health of the community where a company is located can contribute to achieving corporate business goals. In this discussion paper, the authors lay out the rationale for increasing business involvement in population health improvement and provides seven specific steps that businesses can take to become more active in fostering community health improvement.



Suggested Citation

Kindig, D. A., G. J. Isham, and K. Q. Siemering. 2013. The Business Role in Improving Health: Beyond Social Responsibility. NAM Perspectives. Discussion Paper, National Academy of Medicine, Washington, DC. doi: 10.31478/201308b


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