Viridian Health Management
Viridian Health Management (Viridian) is recognized as a leader committed to changing employee health behaviors through targeted, interactive, health improvement programs and services. Viridian designs, implements and evaluates health protection and health promotion programs in partnership with employers, communities and public health agencies.
As the National Healthy Worksite Program’s national implementation contractor, Viridian will provide operational management of the health promotion program and coordinate activities among the NHW Program participants. Viridian’s responsibilities include conducting individual and organizational assessments, program planning and assisting NHWP participants with selecting priority interventions, providing implementation support and collecting data. Viridian also will provide guidance in establishing the program management infrastructure; report progress to CDC; prepare reports and publication materials; and provide training to NHWP program participants and community participants.
Learn more about Viridian at www.viridianhealth.com.
RTI International is an independent, nonprofit institute that provides research, development and technical services to government and commercial clients worldwide.
As the National Healthy Worksite Program national evaluator, RTI will conduct a process and outcome evaluation across all of the participating worksites. The overall evaluation objective is to gather quantitative and qualitative data to assess the effectiveness of NHWP activities, as well as the processes (such as building site-level infrastructure or engaging leadership) involved in establishing the workplace health programs. RTI will use the RE-AIM (reach, effectiveness, adoption, implementation and maintenance) framework to guide the evaluation.
RTI will also collect and disseminate best workplace health practices in the form of stories, case studies and lessons learned that can be used to train and guide other organizations in establishing programs with other employers.
Learn more about RTI at www.rti.org.
University of Connecticut / CPH-NEW
The Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW) is a Center for Excellence created originally with funding from NIOSH in 2006. It is a collaborative research-to-practice initiative led by investigators from the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML) and the University of Connecticut (UCONN). Under a subcontract with Viridian Health Management, the UCONN/CPH-NEW will provide expertise in health protection and safety, specifically training and general use tools for ergonomics, and consultation on worksite organization decisions that affect health protection and promotion. CPHNEW also will assist with development and analysis of organizational climate and culture surveys and health assessment data to provide aggregate employer reporting and intervention recommendations for employers.
Learn more about CPH-NEW at www.uml.edu/Research/centers/CPH-NEW.