An employee total health management-based survey of Iowa employers.
Merchant-JA; Lind-DP; Kelly-KM; Hall-JL
J Occup Environ Med 2013 Dec; 55(Suppl. 12S):S73-S77
Objective: To implement an Employee Total Health Management (ETHM) model-based questionnaire and provide estimates of model program elements among a statewide sample of Iowa employers. Methods: Survey a stratified random sample of Iowa employers, and characterize and estimate employer participation in ETHM program elements. Results: Iowa employers are implementing less than 30% of all 12 components of ETHM, with the exception of occupational safety and health (46.6%) and workers' compensation insurance coverage (89.2%), but intend modest expansion of all components in the coming year. Conclusions: The ETHM questionnaire-based survey provides estimates of progress Iowa employers are making toward implementing components of Total Worker Health programs.
Total-Worker-Health; Worker-health; Employee-health; Employees; Management-personnel; Health-surveys; Health-programs; Health-protection; Questionnaires; Models; Occupational-health; Occupational-health-programs; Work-environment
James A. Merchant, MD, DrPH, Healthier Workforce Center for Excellence, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, 118 IREH, University Research Park, Iowa City, IA 52242
Manufacturing; Public Safety
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
University of Iowa at Iowa City