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Evaluation of Caregiver-Friendly Workplace Policies (CFWPs) Interventions on the Health of Full-time Caregiver-Employees (CEs): Implementation and Cost-Benefit Analysis

STREAM 1: Caregiver Friendly Workplaces

Current Canadian evidence demonstrating the health benefits of caregiver-friendly workplace policies (CFWPs) is needed if Canadian employers are to adopt and integrate caregiver-friendly workplace policies (CFWPs) into the workplace. This study will apply and measure an intervention strategy in two workplaces to examine the impact on caregiver-employees (CEs) mental and physical health. This 3-year research project contains three related studies: (1) an intervention study specific to CEs health; (2) an economic analysis of the intervention, and; (3) an implementation analysis of the intervention.

It is expected that the benefits of the intervention will include improvements in caregiver-employees (CEs’) health, as well as evidence of the cost-effectiveness of implementing caregiver-friendly workplace policies (CFWPs) for the employer. The implementation analysis will provide strategies on how to better implement the caregiver-friendly workplace policy (CFWP) interventions in other workplace settings.

This research project has been funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), through an Operating Grant (2014-2107) MOP 137044.

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Ding, R., Dardas, T., Wang, L., Williams, A. (2021). “Improving the Workplace Experience of Caregiver-Employees: A Time-Series Analysis of a Workplace Intervention.” Safety and Health at Work, 12(13), pp.296-303. Click here to access full article.

Dardas, A., Wang, L., and Williams, A. (2021). “Evaluating changes in workplace culture: Effectiveness of a caregiver-friendly workplace program in a public post-secondary educational institution”. PLOS ONE. Click here to access full article.

Atanackovic, J., Williams, A., Tompa, E., Ireson, R., Yazdani, A. (2020). “Overcoming Recruitment Difficulties in Conducting Intervention Research with Carer-employees: Lessons Learned from a Research Study at a Canadian University”. SAGE Research Methods Cases: Medicine and Health. Click here to access full article.

Ding, R., Dardas, A., Wang, L., & Williams, A. (2020). “Evaluation of Caregiver-Friendly Workplace Program (CFWPs) Interventions on the Health of Full-Time Caregiver Employees (CEs): a Time Series Analysis of Intervention Effects.” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 62(10). Click here to access full article.

Ding, R., Dardas, A., Wang, L., & Williams, A. (2020). “Evaluation of Caregiver-Friendly Workplace Program (CFWPs) Interventions on the Health of Full-Time Caregiver Employees (CEs): a Time Series Analysis of Intervention Effects.” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 62(10). Click here to access full article.

A. Mofidi, E. Tompa, A. Williams, A. Yazdani, D. Lero, & S. B. Mortazavi. 2019. “Impact of a Caregiver-Friendly Workplace Policies Intervention Program in the Education Sector: A Prospective Economic Evaluation”. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 61(6). Click here to access full article.

P. M. Smith, C. Cawley, A. Williams, & C. Mustard. 2019. “Male/Female Differences in the Impact of Caring for Elderly Relatives on Labor Market Attachments and Hours of Work: 1997-2015”. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B. gbz026, 1-11. doi: Click here to access full article.

A. Williams, E. Tompa, D. Lero, J. Fast, A. Yazdani & I. Zeytingolu. 2017. “Evaluation of Caregiver-Friendly Workplace Policy (CFWPs) Interventions on the Health of Full-Time Caregiver Employees (CEs): Implementation and Cost-Benefit Analysis”. BMC Public Health, 17(1), 728. doi: Click here to access full article.

Ding, A. Dardas, L. Wang, A. Williams. 2019. “Evaluation of a Carer-Friendly Workplace Program Intervention on the Health of Carer-Employees: A Time Series Analysis”. Oral. International Medical Geography Symposium. July 5, 2019. Queenston, New Zealand.

Williams, R. Ding, E. Tompa, A. Dardas. 2019. “CIHR Carer-Employee Project Knowledge Sharing with Partner: Human Resources Department”. Panel Presentation. Carer-Employees at Work. May 1, 2019. Hamilton, Ontario.

Ding, A. Dardas, L. Wang, A. Williams. 2019. “Evaluation of a Carer-Friendly Workplace Program Intervention on the Health of Carer-Employees: A Time Series Analysis”. Oral/Paper. GeoHealth Conference. April 30, 2019. Toronto, Ontario.

Dardas, R. Ding, L. Wang, A. Williams. 2018. “Evaluation of a caregiver-friendly workplace program (CFWP) intervention on the health of full-time caregiver employees (CEs): a time series analysis of intervention effects”. Poster. MIRA & Labarge Research Day. December 7, 2018. Hamilton, Ontario.

Dardas, R. Ding, L. Wang, A. Williams. 2018. “Improving Caregiver-Employee Health: A Time Series Analysis of the effectiveness of a Caregiver-Friendly Workplace Program Intervention”. Poster. MIRA & Labarge Research Day. December 7, 2018. Hamilton, Ontario.

Ding, A. Dardas, L. Wang, A. Williams. 2018. “Evaluation of a Carer-Friendly Workplace Program Intervention on the Health of Carer-Employees: A Time Series Analysis”. Oral. Canadian Association of Geographers – Ontario. October 20, 2018. Toronto, Ontario.

Ding, A. Williams. 2018. “Managing Carer-Employee Role Strain: Qualitative Perspectives on a Workplace Health Intervention”. Poster. McMaster Institute for Research on Aging (MIRA) & Labarge Research Day. October 12, 2018. Hamilton, Ontario.

Williams, E. Tompa, R. Ding, A. Dardas, A. Yazdani. 2018. “Caregiver-friendly Workplace Intervention Update with Research Partner: Human Resources Department”. Panel Presentation. Carer-Employees atWork. June 6, 2018. Hamilton, Ontario.

A Williams, J. Atanackovic, E. Tompa, A. Yandazi. 2016. “Caregiver-Employee Intervention Research in the Post-Secondary Educational Workplace:  Managing Work-Life Balance at McMaster University” Poster.   Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health.  October 16-18, 2016.  Toronto, Ontario.

Atanackovic, A. Williams, R. Ireson, A. Yazdani, E. Tompa.  2016.  “Overcoming Recruitment Difficulties in Conducting Intervention Research with Caregiver Employees:  Lessons Learned from a Research Study at McMaster Unviversity.”  Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health.  October 16-18, 2016.  Toronto, Ontario.