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NHWP Toolkit

The National Healthy Worksite Program will provide a comprehensive toolkit to support the Worksite Health 101 training as well as supporting materials and guidance for employers to implement comprehensive workplace health programs.

Assessment

CDC Worksite Health Scorecard [PDF - 3.5MB] Developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Health Scorecard is a tool designed to help employers assess the extent to which they have implemented evidence-based health promotion interventions or strategies in their worksites to prevent heart disease, stroke, and related conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and obesity.
 

NHWP Employee Level Assessments 
This section contains an example employee health risk assessment and culture and climate survey being used in the National Healthy Worksite Program.
 

Worksite Health Promotion

General Workforce Health Promotion Toolkits
This section contains toolkits from CDC or other sources that address overall program design and planning for health promotion programs in the workplace.
 

Personal Empowerment Plan
Personal Empowerment Plan (PEP) is a 12-week self-directed worksite program to promote healthy eating and moderate physical activity. The program materials include workbooks for healthy eating and physical activity targeting employees based on their readiness to change. A coordinator's kit, promotional brochures, and posters are also included in the program.
 

Healthy Lifestyle:

Nutritious Eating

The following toolkits address reducing barriers and increasing access to foods needed to help employees make healthier food choices in the workplace.
 

Garden Market
Help your employees increase their fruit and vegetable intake. Learn how to create a fresh produce market at your worksite.
 

Healthier Food Choices for Public Places
Information and model policies from the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
 

Other Nutritious Eating Toolkits
This section contains toolkits from CDC or other sources that are specific to promoting nutritious eating in the workplace.
 

Physical Activity

The following toolkits address reducing barriers and increasing access to places for physical activity in the workplace.
 

Walking Campaign Tools Walking is an easy way to be active at work. This toolkit provides materials and messages for starting your own worksite 4-8 week walking campaign.

 

Discount Fitness Club Network
Discover how to increase your employees' access to places for physical activity outside of the workplace by identifying and establishing a relationship with a nationwide discount fitness club network.
 

StairWELL
Find out steps you can take to encourage your employees to take the stairs and increase their physical activity while at work.
 

Walkability
Use this walkability audit tool to determine how safe and attractive the walking environment is at your worksite.
 

Other Physical Activity Toolkits
This section contains toolkits available from CDC or other sources that are specific to increasing physical activity in the workplace.
 

Steps to Wellness: A Guide to Implementing the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans in the Workplace
Provides employers with easy and understandable steps on how to get employees moving. This tool kit includes ideas and suggestions on how employers can create a wellness culture in the workplace by introducing physical activity programs.
 

Healthy Choices

The following toolkits address how employers can help employees understand their risks for disease and make healthy lifestyle choices by offering programs at the workplace.
 

Lactation Support Program
This toolkit is designed to help employers set up a comprehensive lactation support program for nursing mothers at the worksite.
 

Implementing a Tobacco-Free Campus Initiative in Your Workplace
This toolkit provides guidance for implementing a tobacco-free campus initiative that includes a policy and comprehensive cessation services for employees.
 

Other Healthy Choices Toolkits
This section contains toolkits available from CDC or other sources that are specific to healthy choices, such as stress reduction and smoking and tobacco-use cessation, in the workplace.

Tools and Toolkits

CDC general website for the Healthier Worksite Initiative, provides links to a variety of toolkits and resources for various worksite health programs.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services, provides a Worksite Wellness Resource Toolkit to assist worksites in implementing strategies that have been proven effective.
 

CDC website that compiles toolkits for various worksite health initiatives.
 

A website designed for children and adolescents focused on health topics such as disease prevention, food and nutrition, physical activity, safety and relationships with peers. Also includes many interactive features and games.
 

CDC website that allows visitors to calculate how many fruits and vegetables they should be eating per day- includes calculator, recipes and other information about healthy foods.
 

My Family Health Portrait is a tool from the Surgeon General that can be used to track and create drawings of family health history.

Interactive menu planner, counts calories per specific meal.

Risk assessment tool for estimating individual’s 10 year risk of having a heart attack.

American Diabetes Association diabetes risk assessment quiz.

Tool calculates the calories burned in a workout or daily activity.

Tool provides target heart rate for exercise based on age.
 

Quiz for CDC website patrons about what vaccines they should receive.

Preventive Health Screenings

The following toolkits address how employers can help employees obtain preventive health services by offering screening programs in the workplace.
 

Mental Health Screenings
Look here for information about offering work place mental health screenings on health topics such as depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
 

Other Preventive Health Screenings Toolkits
This section contains toolkits available from CDC or other sources that are specific to preventive health screenings in the workplace.

Cost Calculators

Depression and Alcohol Cost Calculator

Physical Inactivity Cost Calculator

Diabetes Cost Calculator

CDC Chronic Disease Cost Calculator

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