Assessing and Exploring the Strengths and Limitations of Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Employee Health and Well-being Program

Exploring and refining our understanding of models that positively impact the health and well-being of the healthcare workforce is critical now more than ever. In order to advance the health and well-being of this workforce, it is essential to develop an understanding of the Culture of Health model for shaping an employee health and well-being strategy, and further our collective understanding of the domains that define this model.

In order to do so, a practicum project with Johns Hopkins Medicine’s, employee health and well-being program was developed and employed beginning in February 2021 to April 2021 as part of Andrew Shaughnessy’s masters in public health requirements with Johns Hopkins University.   

The purpose of the practicum project was to assess and explore the strengths and limitations of Johns Hopkins Medicine’s (JHM) adoption of the Culture of Health model for employee health and well-being known as Healthy at Hopkins employing a mixed-methods approach. Overall, three goals were adopted as outcomes for the practicum experience, which included:  

  • Developing a robust understanding of the Culture of Health model and strategies that define a successful employee health and well-being program through JHM’s Healthy at Hopkins program, 
  • Creating a compendium of references through an analysis of the Culture of Health model, and  
  • Analyzing peer reviewed articles, survey data, and follow-up interview findings to document the strengths and limitations of JHM adoption of the Culture of Health model, while identifying strategies that could be used to fill gaps.   

For more information, please contact Andrew Shaughnessy, M.A. at

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