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The toolkits in this section are designed specifically for work sites to encourage physical activity 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

Healthy Women Build Healthy Communities Toolkit
This toolkit from the Bright Futures for Women's Health and Wellness Initiative is designed for women who want to promote physical activity and healthy eating in their communities. The toolkit specifically includes several types of communities, including the work place.

CDC Personal Empowerment Plan
Personal Empowerment Plan (PEP) is a 12-week self-directed, work site program to promote healthy eating and moderate physical activity. The program materials include workbooks for healthy eating and physical activity targeting employees based on their motivational readiness to change. A coordinator's kit, promotional brochures, and posters are also included in the program.

State Resources

Fit Business Kit
This suite of no-cost tools and resources is provided by the California 5aDay—Be Active! Worksite Program to help employers develop and implement a culture and environment at their work places that support healthy eating and physical activity habits among workers.

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.

Lighten Up Texas
This work site wellness program guide book, developed by the Texas Department of Health, provides guidance on how to implement the 8-week team competition program Lighten Up Texas, which encourages safe weight loss through good nutrition and physical activity.

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.

Promoting Physical Activity at Work: A Resource Guide [PDF-585k]
Developed by the Alaskans Promoting Physical Activity coalition (APPA) in cooperation with the Take Heart Alaska cardiovascular disease prevention coalition, this guide serves as a tool for work sites to use in identifying resources and developing ideas for promoting physical activity among employees.

Skyscraper Climb
The Skyscraper Climb guide book provides coordinator information to implement this program that encourages physical activity among employees through stair climbing. The goal of the program is for participants to climb the number of flights of stairs in 12 of the tallest buildings in the United States.

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

Active Living at Work
The Business Case for Active Living at Work is a Health Canada initiative that provides a template for practitioners to use in developing a business case for active living in their own organizations. It also provides information about what works and how to get started.

Cycle-friendly Employer Guide
The Cycle-Friendly Employer Guide is a resource that offers information on planning and implementing cycle-friendly programs in the work place. Topics include a checklist of facilities for cyclists, a work place cycle plan, and suggestions for parking facilities.

How to Choosewell at Work: An Employer's Guide
http://www.healthyalberta.com/work/guidebook/contents.asp
This employer's guide, developed by Alberta Health and Wellness, includes tips and information on how to get employees on a road to better health by making physical activity and healthy eating part of the workday.

Stairway to Health
This interactive Web site by Stairway to Health, a partnership between Health Canada and the Canadian Council for Health and Active Living at Work, offers fact sheets, resources, and tools for developing and evaluating a stairway to health program.

Workplace Physical Activity Framework
Developed as part of Alberta's Active Living Strategy, this tool provides a blueprint for a work place physical activity program that targets the work place at multiple levels and represents best practices in workforce health promotion.

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