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Stress in the Workplace: A Policy Synthesis on Its Dimensions and Prevalence

March, 2014

Jonathan C. Dopkeen, PhD.
Renee DuBois

This paper synthesizes and discusses the current knowledge base surrounding the multi-dimensional influence of stress on both physical and mental health. The authors consider the prevalence and demographics of stress in the United States, as well as the relationship of stress disorders to other health conditions, functional impairment, accidents, and to occupational injuries and illness.  Recommendations are discussed, highlighting the need for modifications to organizational culture and public health policy.

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Small Business Engagement in the SHOP: The Environment for Developing the Illinois Health Insurance Exchange for Small Business

August, 2012

Jonathan C. Dopkeen, PhD.
Kruti Doshi, MBA
Isabel C. Farrar, MA
Alice Virgil, MA, LCSW
Alicia Atwood, MPH
Viraj R. Vora, MPH

This report is on Small Business in Illinois and its potential engagement in the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP), the Health Insurance Exchange being developed by the State of Illinois to promote and facilitate the provision of health coverage by small businesses. The SHOP will be established in 2014 under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The study was commissioned by the Illinois Department of Insurance (DOI) and funded through a grant provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The study is based on a substantive telephone survey of the owners of small businesses in Illinois, supplemented by a small set of focus groups. The survey of small businesses was conducted by the Survey Research Laboratory (SRL) at UIC.

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