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The toolkits in this section are designed specifically for work sites to encourage "healthy choices" and may contain checklists, step-by-step guides, budgets, and other tools that aid in program planning, design, and management. Before implementing any of these interventions, the toolkits should be selected and evaluated based on the identified needs of your employee population. Fees may also be associated with some of these toolkits.

CDC toolkits are designated with CDC.

Federal Resources

CDC Business Responds to AIDS Labor Leader's Kit
The Labor Leader's Kit, developed by CDC's Business/Labor Responds to AIDS program, includes all the resources labor leaders need to build comprehensive HIV/AIDS work place programs.

CDC Business Responds to AIDS Manager's Kit
The Manager's Kit, developed by CDC's Business/Labor Responds to AIDS program, includes all the resources businesses need to build comprehensive HIV/AIDS work place programs.

Flu Toolkit
Developed by the Veterans Health Administration for the flu season, this toolkit includes posters, a revised manual, and many resource links to help you put together a successful immunization campaign.

CDC Telephone Quitlines: A Resource for Development, Implementation, and Evaluation [PDF-3.8Mb]
Developed by CDC's Office on Smoking and Health, this guide is intended to help state health departments, health care organizations, and employers to contract for and monitor telephone-based tobacco cessation services.

State Resources

5 a Day — 5 a Week
This guide book provides how-to information on implementing and evaluating the 4-week, 5 a Day – 5 a Week program. Developed by the Texas Department of Health, the program encourages eating five servings of fruits and vegetables each day, being physically active at least five days a week, and doing five stress-reducing activities per week.

Good Work! Resource Kit
The Good Work! Resource Kit was developed to help work sites interested in developing low-cost ways to support employee health and productivity by providing successful techniques used by Maine businesses. Included in the resource kit is information about creating, writing, and implementing a smoke-free policy.

NC HealthSmart Worksite Wellness Toolkit
The NC HealthSmart Worksite Wellness Toolkit is a collection of guidelines and ready-to-use materials to organize a worksite wellness committee and implement worksite wellness programs. The Toolkit is comprised of five workbooks – one on starting or enhancing an effective wellness committee, and four resource books that address the main aspects of a healthy lifestyle: healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco cessation and stress management.

Tobacco-Free Workplace Tool Kit
The Tobacco-Free Workplace Tool Kit, developed by the Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services, provides step-by-step instructions for making a business or organization tobacco free.

Worksite Resource Kit [PDF-565k]
This Worksite Resource Kit was designed by the Colorado Physical Activity and Nutrition Program for all work sites to gain resources and program ideas to start or further work site wellness initiatives. This kit primarily focuses on improving physical activity and nutrition, but also includes an array of strategies and action steps for conducting health fairs and preventive health screenings.

Other Resources

Doing Well by Being Well: Designing Win-Win Employee Wellness Programs [PDF-290k]
Developed by the Healthy Ohioans Business Council, this guide includes a health fair planning guide, resources to help develop a work site wellness program, and examples of strategies and tactics that have proven successful in the Ohio business community.

Employers' Smoking Cessation Guide: Practical Approaches to a Costly Workplace Problem
A resource developed by Professional Assisted Cessation Therapy, the Employers' Smoking Cessation Guide is a tool to help employers enact affordable, effective smoking cessation programs in their companies and initiate smoking policies in the work place.

Health Fairs: Bring Healthy Events to Your Employees [PDF-57k]
As part of their Wellness in Action at Work toolkit, BlueCross of Northeastern Pennsylvania offers planning steps and a vendor needs assessment form to organize a health fair at their work site.

Make it Your Business: Insure a Tobacco-Free Workforce
Developed by the Tobacco-Free Coalition of Oregon, this employer's toolkit makes a case for helping employees quit tobacco, offers promotional tools, and provides a step-by-step guide for those who want to insure a tobacco-free workforce.

Michigan Smoke-Free Hospitals
This University of Michigan Health System CD-ROM resource is designed as a tool for hospitals interested in implementing a smoke-free campus (no smoking both indoors and outdoors).

Workplace Safety Is No Accident: An Employer's Online Toolkit to Protect Employees and Volunteers
The work place safety toolkit is available in a nonprofit version and a special edition for public entities. It includes information on setting up a work place safety program and provides links to detailed information on special topics, such as work place stress and violence.

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