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Planners of workforce health promotion (WHP) programs have told us that they want "one-stop shopping" for program resources. This section contains links to documents and Web sites that will provide planners with credible, useful resources for their programs.

Healthy Hospital Choices [PDF 420KB]
In August 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity convened an expert panel on policy and environmental approaches to improve food, physical activity, breastfeeding and tobacco-free environments in hospitals. This report summarizes the meeting proceedings and presents recommendations for action for hospitals and/or public health practitioners.

Healthy Hospital Practice to Practice Series (P2P)
This P2P Series presents case studies of hospitals improving their environments to better support the health of their employees and embody the mission of their organization.

Selected Preventive Screening Recommendations
Preventive screenings are an important part of health promotion efforts. Many preventive screenings have been recognized as a cost-effective way to identify and treat potential health problems before they develop or worsen.

Selected Workplace Obesity Program – CDC's Lean Works!
In 2008, the annual healthcare cost of obesity in the US was estimated to be as high as 147 billion dollars a year. The annual medical burden of obesity increased to 9.1 percent in 2006 compared to 6.5 percent in 1998.  Medical expenses for obese employees are estimated to be 42 percent higher than for a person with a healthy weight.  What is the cost of obesity to your organization?

Selecting a Fitness Center
According to the International Health, Racquet, and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) there are more than 26,000 fitness related clubs in the United States. Many facilities offer safe and attractive places to exercise but the quality of staff, equipment, and programs vary greatly. It is important to carefully evaluate your fitness center options before making a selection.

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