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Introduction

Welcome to the Healthier Worksite Initiative (HWI)! This site addresses workforce health promotion (WHP), a topic that is receiving a lot of attention in workplaces today. Well-constructed and well-run programs can reduce costs to the employer and improve employee health and morale.

This Web site was designed as a resource for WHP program planners in state and federal government. Planners at non-government workplaces may also find this Web site useful in generating ideas for WHP in your organization. Here you will find information, resources, and step-by-step toolkits to help you improve the health of your employees.

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LEAN Works!CDC's LEAN Works! - A Workplace Obesity Prevention Program
CDC’s LEAN Works! is a free web-based resource that offers interactive tools and resources to help program planners design effective worksite obesity prevention and control programs. The site contains an obesity cost calculator to determine how much obesity costs your organization and how much you could save by establishing an obesity prevention control program at your worksite. 

lactation support program Lactation Support Program
Learn more about how to set up a comprehensive lactation support program for nursing mothers at the worksite with this HWI toolkit.

Tobacco Free Campus 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.

wellness committees Wellness Committees
Learn about how to structure worksite wellness committees to gain employee input on WHP activities and planning.

Workforce Health Promotion Topics

Program Design
Planning and designing a WHP program is essential to ensuring its success. These resources, featuring tools and information about program planning and needs assessments, can help get you started.

policiesPolicies
This section contains basic information about policies that impact health promotion at federal workplaces and explains why they are important to WHP planners.

Toolkits
Designed specifically for work sites, these toolkits help program planners save time planning, implementing, and evaluating specific WHP programs.

Quick Resources
A "one-stop shopping" location for program resources, this section contains links to documents and Web sites with credible, useful resources for WHP programs.

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