Social Performance (cont.)
Employee Health and Wellness
As the largest health care company in the world, we see enhancing the well-being of employees, members of their households and the communities where we live and work as a logical extension of our corporate mission to sustain a “global culture of health.”
The Healthy People program provides Employee Assistance, Occupational Health, and Wellness and Health Promotion services, all of which have expanded globally since 2005. We now offer a full suite of online resources through HealthMedia™ and a unique approach to increasing physical and emotional capacity through Human Performance Institute™ and its Corporate Athlete™ Energy Management principles.
Employee Assistance Program
From time to time, life presents personal and professional challenges that may feel overwhelming. The Employee Assistance Program provides free professional, confidential behavioral counseling to employees and their families. This includes organizational coaching to help managers promote a positive and engaging atmosphere within the workplace and to provide psychological assistance. Special emphasis is placed on building personal resilience through workshops and interactive seminars, as well as through individual and family counseling. In 2009, 10 percent of employees took advantage of these opportunities, 98 percent of whom felt the services had improved their ability to thrive at work and at home. Today, 108,000 employees and their families in more than 100 locations around the world have access to local Employee Assistance services.
Johnson & Johnson occupational health programs directly influence the ability of our global workforce to work safely and effectively. A key goal is to prevent and/or manage work-related injury and illness. Ensuring compliance with local laws and regulations is also critical.
In 2009 the Occupational Health team oversaw Johnson & Johnson’s worldwide H1N1 influenza preparedness across the globe, with occupational health professionals providing expertise, resources and guidance to our businesses. U.S. occupational health nurses provided more than 1,100 H1N1 vaccines to high-risk employees, with several thousand more planned for other U.S. employees in 2010. They also administered more than 10,400 seasonal-flu vaccinations.
Many Johnson & Johnson facilities have on-site occupational health clinics. These give employees immediate access to trained medical personnel for injuries or illnesses, provide medical and health education or referrals, and assist operating companies in complying with local rules and regulations. Many also offer biometric collection, testing and counseling for employees who elect to maintain a personal Health Profile.
Wellness and Health Promotion
The voluntary employee Health Profile helps employees understand their health status and gives us an indication of the impact of our health programs. In 2009 more than 30,000 U.S. employees participated in the Health Profile screening, the most successful year since the inception of the profile more than 10 years ago. The Health Profile has been translated into 36 languages, and we have plans to deploy the program in other countries in coming years.
The confidential questionnaire identifies health and lifestyle risks, including tobacco use, blood pressure, cholesterol and physical inactivity. An analysis of the U.S. data revealed that the top three risks among our employees are unhealthy eating, physical inactivity and obesity. We have implemented a variety of health and wellness programs and have reduced health risk factors. Professional health advisers coach employees on ways to improve their health.
To support our programs, Johnson & Johnson established Healthy People 2012 goals; our progress through 2009 is detailed on the right.