Manufacturing plant

Dr. Megan McHugh and colleagues from Northwestern University found that workers living in communities with poor health outcomes had higher rates of absenteeism. In a recent Health Affairs blog post, she suggests that the successful expansion of the manufacturing industry will be tied, in part, to the health status of manufacturing communities.

The study was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the Engaging Businesses for Health program, which is managed by AcademyHealth.

Read the full Health Affairs blog post, here.


Megan Collado, M.P.H.

Senior Director - AcademyHealth

Megan Collado is a Senior Director at AcademyHealth, where she manages a number of Robert Wood Johnson Foundat... Read Bio

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