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CDC Press Release:

CDC partners with 104 employers for National Healthy Worksite Program [PDF - 73KB]

National Healthy Worksite Video PSA

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Matte Articles on Chronic Diseases

Matte releases are formatted, ready-to-print stories that are free to use in any publication. For the convenience of the news media, the National Healthy Worksite Program provides these matte releases on major chronic diseases and how the NHWP can help employers address them in the workplace.

Fighting Heart Disease and Stroke in the Workplace [PDF - 439KB]

Fighting Arthritis in the Workplace [PDF - 388KB]

Fighting Diabetes in the Workplace [PDF - 487KB]

Fighting Obesity in the Workplace [PDF - 415KB]

Tobacco-Cessation Help in the Workplace [PDF - 459KB]

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The Compedium: The NIOSH Total Worker Health™ Program: Seminal Research Papers 2012

Total Worker Health™ Program Page

The document is a compilation of three commissioned papers from a 2004 NIOSH-sponsored conference, Steps to a Healthier Workforce Symposium. The papers established the rationale for expanding research on the benefits of integrated programs to improve the health of workers and workplaces. They are widely cited and are considered seminal writings on the science and practice of integrating health protection and health promotion. In the seven years that have elapsed, interest in integrated approaches to worker health and safety has mush¬roomed. The document will also soon be available in print in limited copies in print.

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Affordable Care Act helps improve the health of the American workforce, increase workplace health programs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today announced awards of approximately $9 million for comprehensive workplace health programs across the nation. The initiative, funded by the Affordable Care Act, aims to help workplaces support healthy lifestyles and reduce risk factors for chronic diseases in order to improve the health of American workers and their families. To read more, please click here.

Comprehensive Workplace Health Programs to Address Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Tobacco Use in the Workplace

The Affordable Care Act’s Prevention and Public Health Fund is supporting a $9 million national initiative to establish and evaluate comprehensive workplace health programs to improve the health of workers and their families. Through a competitive process, two contractors have been chosen to support this initiative. To read more, please click here.

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