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