Integration of health protection and health promotion: rationale, indicators, and metrics.
Sorensen G; McLellan D; Dennerlein JT; Pronk NP; Allen JD; Boden LI; Okechukwu CA; Hashimoto D; Stoddard A; Wagner GR
J Occup Environ Med 2013 Dec; 55(Suppl 12S):S12-S18
Objective: To offer a definition of an "integrated" approach to worker health and operationalize this definition using indicators of the extent to which integrated efforts are implemented in an organization. Methods: Guided by the question -How will we know it when we see it?- we reviewed relevant literature to identify available definitions and metrics, and used a modified Delphi process to review and refine indicators and measures of integrated approaches. Results: A definition of integrated approaches to worker health is proposed and accompanied by indicators and measures that may be used by researchers, employers, and workers. Conclusions: A shared understanding of what is meant by integrated approaches to protect and promote worker health has the potential to improve dialogue among researchers and facilitate the research-to-practice process.
Total-Worker-Health; Worker-health; Work-environment; Work-organization; Work-operations; Health-programs; Health-protection; Occupational-health; Occupational-health-programs; Health-standards; Analytical-processes; Decision-making; Administration
Glorian Sorensen, PhD, MPH, Center for Community-Based Research, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA 02115
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts