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Resources on Comprehensive Worker Health, Safety, and Well-being Programs

The following select resources provide frameworks and directions for comprehensive worker health, safety, and well-being programs. The resources discuss characteristics of comprehensive programs, including the integration of health protection and health promotion. While integration is not the key focus of these frameworks, it is acknowledged as an element in most, if not all, of them.

The list is in reverse chronological order. Hyperlinks are provided for NIOSH-funded or public resources.

CDC National Healthy Worksite Program
Assists employers in implementing science and practice-based prevention and wellness strategies.

VHA Employee Health Promotion Disease Prevention Guidebook
VHA Center for Engineering & Occupational Safety and Health (CEOSH); 2011
A functional guidebook to provide healthcare professionals with information and references appropriate for establishing and expanding employee health promotion and disease prevention programs.

Essential Elements of Effective Workplace Programs and Policies for Improving Worker Health and Well-Being
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No 2010-140
A NIOSH resource guide on characteristics of effective workplace programs.

WHO Healthy Workplaces: A Model for Action for Employers, Workers, Policy-makers and Practitioners
WHO Press; 2010
Presents principles for the development of healthy workplace initiatives that can be adaptable to various work settings and cultures.

WHO Healthy Workplace Framework and Model: Background and Supporting Literature and Practice
WHO Press; 2009
Background document which examines the literature related to healthy workplaces and suggests a framework for healthy workplaces to be applied by employers and employees in collaboration.  

Beyond health care: new directions to a healthier America
RWJ Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America; 2009
Issues 10 cross-cutting recommendations for improving the nation’s health, including recommendations for healthy places and integrating health and well-being into every aspect of community life.

Worksite Wellness Programs for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: A Policy Statement From the American Heart Association
Circulation 2009;120:1725-1741
A policy statement by the American Heart Association which reflects a comprehensive, integrated approach and incorporates the importance of work and the work environment as components of a Work-Site Wellness Program for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention.

Working for a Healthier Tomorrow (Dame Carol Black's review of the health of Britain's working age population)
Presented to the Secretary of State for Health and the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions; 2008
Identifies challenges to health and well-being in Britain’s working population and issues recommendations for interventions.

 
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