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Comparing 2 National Organization-Level Workplace Health Promotion and Improvement Tools, 2013–2015


This chart shows 4 levels of the socio-ecological model with specific examples of intervention strategies for each level that are recommended in WorkHealthy America and the CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard. Individual level: health benefits such as coaching and counseling, medical nutrition therapy; interpersonal level: programs such as education, physical activity clubs; organizational level: policies such as tobacco-free worksite, nutrition guidelines for catering and vending; and environmental level: supports such as access to healthy foods, walking trails, bike racks.

Figure 1. The levels of influence from the socio-ecological model with examples of intervention strategies recommended in Prevention Partners’ WorkHealthy America and the CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard.

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This US map shows the location of workplaces using WorkHealthy America and the CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard, including the District of Columbia and US territories. There are 42 states with 1 or more workplaces using at least 1 of the 2 assessments. WorkHealthy America has workplaces in 31 states. Most workplaces were in North Carolina and South Carolina, with lesser numbers in Oklahoma, Virginia, and other states on the eastern seaboard. The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard has workplaces in 36 states. Most workplaces were in Massachusetts, with other concentrations in Mississippi, Washington State, and Michigan.

Figure 2. Workplaces using WorkHealthy America (2008–2015, N = 667) and the CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard (2014–2015, N = 1,124). Workplaces were mapped to city, county, or zip code depending on availability of geographic data. Excluded are 6 workplaces because of lack of geographic information. Abbreviation: VI, Virgin Islands.

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