Workplace Health Promotion (WHP)
Workplace health promotion (WHP) is a coordinated set of activities and strategies at the workplace to encourage the health and safety of all employees.
Evidence shows that well-designed and well-executed WHP programs, founded on evidence-informed principles, can achieve positive health and financial outcomes. As of 2013, 41 states had enacted some type of law to encourage and support WHP.
The Policy Evidence Assessment Report What Could Be Addressed in an Evidence-Informed State Workplace Health Promotion Law? assesses the evidence for 21 types of workplace health promotion interventions addressed in state laws to inform policy decision makers, researchers, and program coordinators. The infographic provides a one-page summary of the full report.
These resources can help your audiences learn more about workplace health promotion. Share them with peers, advocates, educators, patients, and legislators.
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Infographic: Top Reasons to Create a New Pathway for a Safer and Healthier Workforce
- CDC Workplace Health Resource Center video: “Show and Tell”external icon
- CDC National Healthy Worksite Program Case Studies: “Employers in Action”
- CDC infographic: What Could Be Addressed in an Evidence-Informed State Workplace Health Promotion Law? pdf icon[PDF – 1.2 MB]