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Preventing chronic disease in the workplace: a workshop report and recommendations.

Authors
Sorensen-G; Landsbergis-P; Hammer-L; Amick-BC III; Linnan-L; Yancey-A; Welch-LS; Goetzel-RZ; Flannery-KM; Pratt-C; Workshop Working Group on Worksite Chronic Disease Prevention
Source
Am J Publ Health 2011 Dec; 101(Suppl 1):S196-S207
NIOSHTIC No.
20040219
Abstract
Chronic disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Risk factors and work conditions can be addressed through health promotion aimed at improving individual health behaviors; health protection, including occupational safety and health interventions; and efforts to support the work-family interface. Responding to the need to address chronic disease at worksites, the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention convened a workshop to identify research priorities to advance knowledge and implementation of effective strategies to reduce chronic disease risk. Workshop participants outlined a conceptual framework and corresponding research agenda to address chronic disease prevention by integrating health promotion and health protection in the workplace.
Keywords
Chronic-degenerative-diseases; Risk-factors; Work-environment; Environmental-exposure; Health-protection; Behavior; Mortality-rates; Morbidity-rates; Safety-measures; Disease-prevention; Diseases; Total-Worker-Health
Contact
Glorian Sorensen, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
CODEN
AJHEAA
Publication Date
20111201
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
Glorian_Sorensen@dfci.harvard.edu
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2012
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U19-OH-008861; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U19-OH-008857
ISSN
0090-0036
Source Name
American Journal of Public Health
State
CA; GA; MA; ME; MD; NC; NY; TX
Performing Organization
Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts
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