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Worksheet to Help You Get Started on Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation

This worksheet was adapted from The Whole Worker: Guidelines for Integrating Occupational Health and Safety with Workplace Wellness Programsby Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation in the California Department of Industrial Relations.

  1. What are the issues at your workplace?

    Conduct a Workplace Health Assessment, gathering information from various sources:

    • Site visits
    • Employee surveys
    • Health benefits
    • Health care claims
    • CDC Health Score Card
  2. For more information about how to conduct a workplace health assessment, see the CDC National Healthy Worksite Program

  3. Choose the issue (or issues) to be addressed

    Why was this issue selected?

    • High interest to your workforce?
    • Shown to be a high cost factor?
    • Other?
  4. Who will be involved?
    • Management
    • Workforce
    • Loss control
    • Workers’ compensation
    • Employee health
    • Occupational safety and health
    • Other?
  5. Brainstorm options:

    Organizational-related risks:

    • How can we make the workplace safer and healthier?

    Individual-related risks:

    • How can we support individual wellness efforts?
  6. Prioritize options from the organizational and individual categories.

    Criteria to consider:

    • Cost-effectiveness of the option
    • Staff commitment necessary
    • Length of time needed to implement
    • Evidence base behind the option
  7. What are the barriers, and how can they be addressed?

  8. Identify resources

    What resources are available? What resources are needed?

    • Funds
    • Personnel
    • Buy in
    • Partners

    What are the barriers, and how can they be addressed?

  9. Set up a workplan and timeline

    Does everyone involved in the workplan have a clear idea of their role and expectations?

  10. Evaluation

    How will we measure success or return on investment?

    • Participation rates
    • Engagement or retention rates
    • Injury/illness rates
    • Workers compensation costs
    • Medical costs
    • Turnover
    • Sick leave, etc.

View PDF Version of "Planning Worksheet for Integrating Health Protection and Health Promotion"

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