Building a culture of health at work

A productive society is dependent upon the health and wellbeing of its citizens. Healthy cities, workplaces and environments provide the framework to support this, and evidence is required to underpin its development and evolution.

For more than 20 years, Cochrane Canada has been a leader in producing and promoting the gold standard in unbiased summaries of the best evidence from around the world, transforming the way Canadians make everyday health decisions.

Today, there has never been a more pressing need for Cochrane Canada’s evidence. As public access to health evidence increases, especially online, so too does the risk of misinterpreting this often complex and partial content. Cochrane evidence allows people to sift through the ‘noise’ to find meaningful information.

Cochrane Canada Roundtable 

At a recent roundtable on the intersection among health, business and society - an event hosted by Cochrane Canada - a number of Canada’s most innovative business and foundation leaders and academics gathered to discuss priorities and emerging issues impacting the growth of Canada’s businesses and, by extension, the health and wellbeing of its citizens.

Among those who attended the roundtable was Paul Lepage, president of TELUS Health. Mr. Lepage spoke passionately about the need for business leaders to establish a culture of health within the workplace - a concept he believes "will play a key role in defining and preserving any company's license to do business."

Read more about why a culture of health is good for business in this follow-up editorial by Mr. Lepage.