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State Toolkits and Other Resources

Below are links to additional state worksite resources and toolkits.  These state resources can help you generate new ideas for your worksite obesity prevention and control programs. CDC's Healthy Worksite Initiative (HWI) also has provided guidance on how to use and adapt toolkits for your work place.

State Toolkits

WorkWell NC
The WorkWell NC toolkit is a free, web-based resource to help small businesses develop worksite wellness programs. It contains information ranging from implementing a worksite wellness program to measuring results. Business owners can download posters, newsletters, sign-up sheets, certificates, surveys and evaluation tools. The kit also includes links to videos featuring business owners from a variety of North Carolina companies promoting healthy lifestyles and seeing results.
Healthy Arkansas: A Guide to Worksite Wellness (PDF-132k)
A toolkit developed by Arkansas to guide businesses and organizations on how to begin or expand worksite wellness programs. It is designed for business of all sizes and types.
Healthy Arkansas: A Guide to Worksite Wellness
The Network for a Healthy California -- Worksite Program
A public health initiative led by the California Department of Health Services and administered by the Public Health Institute created to empower low-income workers to consume the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables and enjoy physical activity every day. The fruit and vegetable and physical activity objectives are designed to reduce the risks of chronic diseases, especially cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity.
The Worksite Program is based upon extensive research with California employers and predominately low-wage workers. In response to the needs of California’s workforce as indicated by our Formative Research, the Worksite Program has developed the California Fit Business Kit to help employers develop and implement a culture and environment at their workplaces that support healthy eating and physical activity among workers.
Colorado Physical Activity and Nutrition Program: Worksite Resource Kit* (PDF-2.4Mb)
A resource kit designed for all worksites, large or small, to gain resources and program ideas to start or further worksite health promotion initiatives. It focuses on improving physical activity and nutrition and provides examples of strategies on how to implement programs, action steps and resources.
Colorado Physical Activity and Nutrition Program
Kentucky Fast Guide: Worksite Wellness Program Implementation 2008* (PDF-885k)
A toolkit designed to help worksites through the implementation of worksite wellness programs.
Kentucky Fast Guide
Healthy Maine Partnerships: Develop Policies that Support Healthy Eating at Group Events: Action Packet* (PDF-1.8Mb)
Provides example of policy changes implemented at worksite, action steps on how to create, implement and evaluate policies that support healthy eating at group events.
Healthy Maine Partnerships
North Carolina Health Smart Worksite Wellness Toolkit: Eat Smart Workbook* (PDF-12Mb)
Provides information on how to set up activities and also offers guidelines for creating supportive policies and environments around healthy eating at the worksite.
Eat Smart
North Carolina Health Smart Worksite Wellness Toolkit: Move More Workbook*
Provides information on how to set up activities and also offers guidelines for creating supportive policies and environments around physical activity.
Move more
How to Develop a Committee* (PDF-3.8Mb)
This workbook can help you establish a worksite wellness committee at your worksite. It provides the resources and tools for worksite wellness committees to establish, maintain and sustain a successful worksite wellness program.
How to Develop a Committe
Building Healthy Texans : A Guide to lower health care costs and more productive employees* (PDF-732k)
Provides information on how to get started in developing a worksite wellness program, how much it will cost and lessons learned.
Building Heatlhy Texans
Washington State: Worksite Wellness Kit
Provides an overview of how to start a worksite wellness program, how to assess your worksite and how to choose and maintain projects.
Washington State: Worksite Wellness Kit
Wisconsin Nutrition and Physical Activity Program* (PDF-1.2Mb)
A step by step guide on how to develop and implement worksite wellness program, including sample action plans, assessments and surveys.
Wisconsin Nutrition and Physical Activity Program
Worksite Program California Fit Business Kit!
The documents below provide tools and resources to help employers develop and implement a culture and environment at their workplaces that support healthy eating and physical activity among workers.
Worksite Program California Fit Business Kit!
Healthy Minnesota Toolkit: Work Well* (PDF-3.52Mb)
A collection of strategies, suggestions and resources to help build your worksite health promotion program strategies, suggestions and resources to help build your worksite health promotion program.
Healthy Minnesota

Other Resources

Arkansas Healthy Employee Lifestyle Program (AHELP)*
The Center of Excellence for Training and Research Translation (Center TRT) is pleased to announce the posting of Arkansas Healthy Employee Lifestyle Program (AHELP) to our website.  AHELP is a multi-component worksite wellness intervention that includes participant enrollment through the Health Risk Assessment (HRA) process; tracking of healthy behaviors through web-based monitoring; employee education and support; and incentive awards including paid leave of up to three days per calendar year.  The intent of this intervention is to increase healthy behaviors among Arkansas state employees including: eating fruits and vegetables, engaging in regular physical activity, obtaining age-appropriate health screenings, and avoiding or quitting the use of all tobacco products.
You can find detailed information on this intervention, including the resources required; the implementation process; evidence in support of the potential for public health impact; and intervention materials to support replication efforts in other worksites.

Diatbetesatwork.org*
Diabetesatwork.org can help businesses and managed care companies to assess the impact of diabetes in the workplace, and provide intuitive information to help employees manage their diabetes and take steps toward reducing risks for related complications, such as heart disease.


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