Map Details: Maryland Employees Reached through Participation in Healthiest Maryland Businesses (HMB)

Impact Statement

Workplaces provide a valuable opportunity to promote healthy behavior; in 2015, the average employed American age 25 to 54 with children spent 8.8 hours per work day at work or performing work-related activities (Bureau of Labor Statistics, American Time Use Survey).

This map was developed as a part of the GIS Capacity Building Project. Learn more about the project.

The map indicates the number of employers and employees reached by Healthiest Maryland Businesses (HMB). In each region, the yellow square is proportionate to the total number of businesses participating in HMB, and the pink circles are proportionate to the total number of employees reached through participating businesses. The Central Region has the highest number of participating businesses and the largest number of employees reached by HMB.

Key Points

Major Findings 

The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard is a tool designed to assess the implementation of health promotion strategies in worksites. Since 2012, 348 businesses reaching a total of 302,455 employees completed the ScoreCard as part of the Healthiest Maryland Businesses (HMB) program (as of February 28, 2017).

How the map will be used, or has been used

This map will help the HMB program understand regional differences in employer participation and identify areas where further outreach may be needed to increase participation.

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Maryland Department of Health, Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Worksite Health Score Card, Healthiest Maryland Businesses Program

Since 2012, 348 businesses reaching a total of 302,455 employees completed the CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard as part of the Healthiest Maryland Businesses (HMB) program (as of February 28, 2017). The number of HMB-participating businesses and the number of employees reached through those businesses were calculated and mapped for each of the six HMB regions in the state of Maryland.

Kristi Pier, Director, Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Maryland Department of Health
410-767-6722
kristi.pier@maryland.gov

Kristi Pier, Maryland Department of Health; accessed from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Chronic Disease GIS Exchange https://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/maps/gisx/mapgallery/MD-healthiest.html

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