The Healthy Work Campaign (HWC) is delighted to share our latest developments, including blog posts, team events, healthy work (Medium) articles, newsletters, news coverage and new website content. (Be sure to scroll down to access all six sections.)
by Paul Landsbergis, PhD, MPH One of the key United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, discussed on Sept. 18-19 at a U.N. meeting in New York, is "Decent Work." Decent Work is very similar to "Healthy Work", as promoted by the Healthy Work Campaign. The...
Today, the Healthy Work Campaign sent out a press release titled “Increasing Wages Will Lead to Healthier Work and Healthier Workers.” Thus far, it has been featured in Yahoo! Finance, MarketWatch, and Business Chief.
“The Healthy Work Campaign applauds California for leading the way in 2023 to ensure fair, living wages for healthcare and fast-food workers. Signed into law in September and October 2023 by Governor Newsom, the two new statutes will raise the minimum wage to $25/hour for all healthcare workers and $20/hour for fast-food workers as of April 2024…The Healthy Work Campaign urges other states to follow California’s lead, to improve economic justice and the health of low-income workers throughout the U.S.”
by Marnie Dobson Zimmerman, PhD & Peter Schnall, MD MPH*
Half of adults in the United States experience loneliness, and it was increasing even before the pandemic’s social isolation. Social relationships and adequate social support are key social determinants of health. Loneliness not only has consequences for mental health, contributing to and worsening depression and anxiety, but also to physical health, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke, and dementia. The connection of loneliness to premature death is startling. The impact of being socially disconnected is equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day, even greater than obesity and physical inactivity. COVID exacerbated social disconnection and loneliness, making an already alarming mental health crisis even worse…
Newest Web Content
Interested in what we’ve been up to since our last post? In late July, we updated these healthywork.org pages as follows:
- Tools for Individuals – adding content on The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
- Employers – adding the new Business Case for Healthy Work video
- Business Costs – adding the Business Case for Healthy Work video
- Media – also adding the Business Case video, as well as several other videos we published on YouTube and promoted on social media this year
- Mission – Team section – migrating some of our team members to our Special Thanks section, including our longtime web developer, Amy Turner. We couldn’t have gotten this far without her!