The World Mental Health Composite International Diagnostic Interview
The World Mental Health Survey Initiative
National Comorbidity Survey
World Health Organization Health and Work Performance Questionnaire (HPQ)

The HPQ Initiative grew out of a simple observation: that lack of information about the quality of services hampers the efficiency of employer health care purchasing. Purchasers have ways to evaluate the quality of the materials they purchase. They have ways to evaluate the cost-savings created by production technology innovations. They have ways to evaluate the effects of direct-to-consumer ad campaigns, but they generally do not have comparable ways to evaluate the effects of investments in employee health care. We set out to change this situation in order to increase the rationality of employed-sponsored health care purchasing.

Click here to view the HPQ surveys and informational documents.

Click here to learn about the Cisco Systems, Inc. Employee Health Outreach Program.

Click here to learn about the McKesson, Inc. Employee Health Outreach Program.

 

Click the links below to view HPQ abstracts.
Kessler, R.C., Barber, C., Beck, A., Berglund, P., Cleary, P.D., McKenas, D., Pronk, N., Simon, G., Stang, P., Üstün, T.U., Wang, P. (2003). The World Health Organization Health and Work Performance Questionnaire (HPQ). Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 45 (2), 156-174.

Wang, P., Beck, A.L., Berglund, P.A., Leutzinger, J. A., Pronk, N.P., Richling, D., Simon, G.E., Stang, P.E., Ustun, T.B., Kessler, R.C. (2003). Chronic Medical Conditions and Work Performance in the HPQ Calibration Surveys. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 45 (12), 1303-1311.

Kessler, R.C., Ames, M., Hymel, P.A., Loeppke, R., McKenas, D.K., Richling, D., Stang, P.E., Ustun, T.B. (2004). Using the WHO Health and Work Performance Questionnaire (HPQ) to evaluate the indirect workplace costs of illness. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 46(Suppl 6), S23-S37.