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  • About ACOEM

  • Health and Productivity Section


    Co-Chair: Pamela Allweiss, MD, MSPH

    Co-Chair: Stephen Frangos, MD, MPH, FACOEM

    Secretary/Treasurer: Jeffrey E. Hess, MD, MS, FACOEM


    Who Should Join 

    All individuals interested in workplace health and wellness initiatives, those wanting a more comprehensive understanding of health and productivity in the workplace, and members wishing to participate in research/projects on workplace health and wellness.

    How to Join 

    • To join online, CLICK HERE to login to MyACOEM and complete the Section form.
    • To join by phone, call 847-818-1800.



    The Section on Health and Productivity shall:

    • Identify, qualify, conceptualize and prepare for implementation opportunities for ACOEM to partner with entities such as PHARMA Corporations, Employers, Unions, Academia, etc.
    • Develop and promulgate consensus guidelines and/or standards for the assessment and evaluation of measurements of productivity and systems for tracking such measurements in the workplace
    • Facilitate, promote, arrange for and/or conduct primary, secondary, and tertiary research on such measurements and tracking systems either alone or in partnership with others
    • Refine such measurements and tracking systems based on the findings of such research
    • Identify and implement products and services that ACOEM either alone or in partnership can make available to those in need of such measurements and tracking systems
    • Submit reports on its work at each regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors and/or at others times as needed
    • Plan educational meetings on Health and Productivity for ACOEM members and other key stakeholders 

    Highlighted Activities  

    • Development and ongoing updates to the HPM Toolkit™ and the HPM Clinic. 
    • Conducted survey among members and HR/benefits professions on understanding of HPM. 
    • Conducted research project on medication adherence.
    • Conduct sessions at AOHC on HPM.
    • Hold teleconferences every other month.
    • Hold annual in-person meeting at AOHC.
    • Sponsor web conferences such as the recent "Who Survives? How Benefit Costs Are Killing Your Company".
    • Sponsor the HPM Clinic and Worksite Wellness Courses.