Worksite Health ScoreCard
The newly revised and updated CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard (HSC) includes four new health topic areas that have been developed since the release of the original HSC in Fall 2012. The new topics include:
- Lactation Support (6 questions)
- Occupational Health and Safety (10 questions)
- Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (6 questions), and
- Community Resources (3 questions)
These additional topic areas were validated using a similar protocol to the original HSC development through the CDC National Healthy Worksite Program.
What is the CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard?
The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard (HSC) is a tool designed to help employers assess the extent to which they have implemented evidence-based health promotion interventions in their worksites. The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard assists employers in identifying gaps in their health promotion programs, and helps them to prioritize high-impact strategies for health promotion at their worksites including: organizational supports, tobacco control, nutrition, physical activity, weight management, stress management, depression, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, signs and symptoms of heart attack and stroke, and emergency response to heart attack and stroke.
Spread the Word: Many People Will Find HSC Useful
A wide variety of professionals can use the HSC to assess worksite health promotion efforts, making the ScoreCard a great resource for CDC partners and grantees. Employers, human resource managers, health benefit managers, health education staff, occupational nurses, medical directors, wellness directors, and others responsible for worksite health promotion in an organization can use the HSC to establish benchmarks and track improvements over time. State health departments may assist employers and business coalitions in using the tool and help identify ways of establishing healthier workplaces. State health departments also can use the tool for monitoring worksite practices, establishing best practice benchmarks, and tracking improvements in worksite health promotion programs to more effectively direct resources to support employers.