Total Worker Health™ & Wellness
Founded in 1977, Family Caregiver Alliance was the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care at home.
Adapted from Neal, M. B. Chapman, N.J. Ingersoll-Dayton, B., & Emlen, A.C. (1993). Balancing Work and Caregiving for Children, Adults, and Elders. Newbury Park, CA: Sage. Copyright 2001 Portland State University and accessed from National Caregivers Library.
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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Total Worker Health™ (TWH™) Program this week published an article emphasizing the link between employer support for work and family balance and the reduction of safety health risks, recognizing employees’ need for quality and flexible childcare, particularly during the summer months.
This Feb. 21, 2012 article in Occupational Health & Safety addresses results from study reporting that "companies that run in a smooth and effective manner and have minimal constraints on worker performance can decrease injuries."
There are often two main aspects associated with work/life balance – the first is lack of time and scheduling conflicts, and the other is feeling overwhelmed, overloaded or stressed by the pressures of multiple roles.
When Work Works is an initiative from Families and Work Institute in partnership with the Center for Workforce Preparation, an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Twiga Foundation with funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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