Building a Workplace Where it’s Easy to Make the Healthiest Choice

Culture and Environment

Richard Safeer presents Building the Infrastructure to Move Large Organizations to a Healthier State

Richard Safeer, MD, FACLM, FAAFP, FACPM

Chief Medical Director, Employee Health and Well-being, Johns Hopkins Medicine; Assistant Professor of General Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, School of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Health, Behavior and Society, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University


Changing behavior is difficult. Even when an individual has plenty of support and lots of resources available, the chances of succeeding are slim when s/he works in an unsupportive environment. The chances of succeeding in building a healthy workplace aren’t great if you don’t put an infrastructure in place that makes employee health part of the normal business and operations. Strategies to improve the workplace can be measured and these tools can in turn make it easier to make more changes! Participants will learn how to leverage all levels of employees from the front line, to middle manager and executive to drive the agenda forward. You will also learn how to use measurement tools to gain the attention of leaders and keep them engaged. Along the way, the audience will be entertained by stories of how Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) developed a strategic plan to improve the work environment and measure our progress.