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Preventing chronic disease in the workplace: a workshop report and recommendations.
Sorensen G; Landsbergis P; Hammer L; Amick BC III; Linnan L; Yancey A; Welch LS; Goetzel RZ; Flannery KM; Pratt C; Workshop Working Group on Worksite Chronic Disease Prevention
Am J Public Health 2011 Dec; 101(Suppl 1):S196-S207
Chronic disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Risk factors and work conditions can be addressed through health promotion aimed at improving individual health behaviors; health protection, including occupational safety and health interventions; and efforts to support the work-family interface. Responding to the need to address chronic disease at worksites, the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention convened a workshop to identify research priorities to advance knowledge and implementation of effective strategies to reduce chronic disease risk. Workshop participants outlined a conceptual framework and corresponding research agenda to address chronic disease prevention by integrating health promotion and health protection in the workplace.
Chronic-degenerative-diseases; Risk-factors; Work-environment; Environmental-exposure; Health-protection; Behavior; Mortality-rates; Morbidity-rates; Safety-measures; Disease-prevention; Diseases; Total-Worker-Health
Glorian Sorensen, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Construction; Healthcare and Social Assistance
American Journal of Public Health
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Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts
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