2020 Small Employer Profile
The CDC ScoreCard is a tool to help employers assess whether their health promotion programs are based on the best evidence for improving employees’ health and wellness.
What Evidence-Based Practices Does the ScoreCard Assess?
Small employers are defined as organizations with 101 to 250 employees that include full-time, part-time, and temporary workers.
How Are Small Employers Doing?
26% of small employers will spend the same amount or more on wellness programs next year.
46% of small worksites use local hospitals and other health care professionals for their wellness programs.
Small employers have reached 16,460 employees with ScoreCard strategies.
47% of small worksites have a paid health promotion coordinator.
Average small employer has 63%, or 96 of 152 ScoreCard strategies in place.
Who Are the Small Employers Using the Scorecard?
111 worksites from 101 employers in 17 states shown in dark green submitted ScoreCards.
% of Large Worksites With Strategy in Place (2020 Score)
|Cancer||Provide health insurance coverage for screening and vaccinations||87%|
|Vaccine Preventable Diseases||Provide on-site flu shots||83%|
|Maternal Health and Lactation Support||Provide private space for mothers to pump breastmilk||82%|
|Heart Attack and Stroke||Have Automated External Defibrillator (AEDs) in place||81%|
|Tobacco Control||Have a policy banning tobacco use||81%|
|Alcohol and Other Substance Use||Provide screening and brief intervention and referral for treatment (SBIRT)||76%|
|Organizational Support||Have a health promotion champion||71%|
|Stress Management||Involve employees in decisions about workplace issues that affect stress||70%|
|Physical Activity||Have physical activity programs||68%|
|Weight Management||Provide education on weight management||64%|
|Depression||Offer depression counseling||62%|
|Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD)||Make job design changes to reduce MSD risk||61%|
|Prediabetes and Diabetes||Have diabetes self-management programs||59%|
|High Blood Pressure||Provide blood pressure screening||59%|
|High Cholesterol||Provide cholesterol screening||44%|
|Occupational Health and Safety||Coordinate occupational health and safety programs with health promotion||49%|
|Nutrition||Make most items in vending machines, cafeterias, and snack bars healthy||42% b|
|Sleep and Fatigue||Design work schedules to reduce fatigue||39%|
a Evidence-based practices (i.e., programs, policies, environmental supports, and benefits) with the highest weighted scores (2 or 3 points) in the CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard, including the strategy’s impact on population health outcomes and the strength of the supporting scientific evidence.
b Percentages are based on 81 ScoreCard submissions from small employers who reported providing places to purchase food and beverages in 2020.