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Manufacturing & Health

The health profile of manufacturing workers and manufacturing communities has tremendous impact on companies in terms of recruitment, productivity and healthcare spending. The goal of the manufacturing and health program is to generate evidence to improve the health of manufacturing employees and communities while also improving the value of health spending for companies.

What We Do

  • Design and evaluate interventions to improve the value of health spending by employers
  • Conduct interviews and focus groups with company leaders, managers and frontline employees to obtain perspectives on emerging issues
  • Assess the current state of evidence on health and wellness benefit designs and other workforce policies
  • Monitor trends in community health and estimate the impact of community health on company success
  • Analyze company health claims to identify areas for improvement in benefit design and employee health

Latest Research Reports


McHugh, Megan Colleen

McHugh, Megan Colleen

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine


Dr. McHugh is a health services researcher with an interest in federal policy making, employer-led health reform efforts, community health in manufacturing communities, and quality improvement. She ha... [more]

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