Community Health and Economic Prosperity (CHEP)

Engaging Businesses as Stewards and Stakeholders: A Report of the Surgeon General

The Community Health and Economic Prosperity: Engaging Businesses as Stewards and Stakeholders—A Report of the Surgeon General considers the relationship between community health and economic prosperity, and describes the vital conditions that shape individual, family and community health. This perspective is an important one for businesses because it identifies:

  • The cost of unmet vital conditions to businesses, and
  • The ways that businesses, in partnership with others, can improve community health.

Did you know that businesses can play a powerful role in improving the health and well-being of everyone in our communities? Are you interested in learning how businesses can engage with stakeholders and partners in ways that can enhance their bottom lines? Take a tour of the Community Health and Economic Prosperity resources to see how you can get involved.

U.S. Health Disadvantage: Causes and Potential Solutions

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Business and Community Organization Partnerships

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Community Health is Important to Business

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Resources to Businesses

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Examples of Business Contributions to Community Health

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Comprehensive CHEP Materials

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