CDC Workplace Health Resource Center
The CDC Workplace Health Resource Center (WHRC) is a one-stop shop for workplace health promotion that gives employers resources to create a healthy work environment. It has credible tools and step-by-step resources employers can use to tailor a health promotion program to their unique workplace needs.
Business and organizations are human. Lots and lots of humans—who can spend more than one-third of their day at the workplace. Employers have an opportunity to make a difference by using the resources and tools found on the CDC Workplace Health Resource Center. To learn more about the website, see the CDC’s newest videos:
Physical Activity in the Workplace: A Guide for Employers pdf icon[PDF-338K]external icon A brief overview of nine evidence-based strategies that employers can take to help employees increase physical activity levels. One to two paragraphs describe each strategy.
Evidence-based Worksite Health Assessment Tools for Effective Health Improvement Plans This webinar discusses the development and use of the Worksite Health Assessment tools developed specifically for the National Healthy Worksite Program (NHWP) including: CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard; CDC NHWP Employee Health Assessment (CAPTURE); and CDC NHWP Health and Safety Climate Survey (INPUTS).
Train and Take–Blood Pressure Management Workplace Policy and Environmental Development pdf icon[PDF-27K]external icon This short PDF document is a part of the blood pressure management Train and Take Guide. It shares a list of policy related and environmental changes that can be made at worksites to support employees’ blood pressure management.
Coronavirus Disease-2019 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (named “coronavirus disease 2019” or “COVID-19”) that was first detected in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China and continues to expand. This website highlights resources available to protect employees.
Updated Employer Tools Identify Practices Associated with Population Health Outcomes [PDF – 7.9 MB]external icon – This feature in a special issue in the March 2020 edition of The Art of Health Promotion, the applied section of the American Journal of Health Promotion, looks at four of the most widely used workplace health scorecards in the US, including the CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard.
Creating a Culture of Health and Uniting a Complex Health System: Johns Hopkins Medicine – This case study shows how Johns Hopkins Medicine used the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Worksite Health ScoreCard to change the overall health culture, while helping each of its 12 organizational units stay independent.
Physical Activity Breaks for the Workplace pdf icon[PDF – 6 MB] – This resource guide provides employers many resources and ideas to help employees build short (5–10-minute) activity breaks into their workdays. It comes with a set of printable cards pdf icon[PDF – 661KB] for a one of the Energizer Activities.
Make Wellness Your Business: Strategies to Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke in the Workplace: Findings from the CDC Workplace Health in America Survey
This webinar describes the current status of employer practice for a number of workplace heart disease and stroke prevention strategies from data in the national Workplace Health in America survey. The slide deck is also available pdf icon[PDF – 1.6MB]
Strategies to Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke in the Workplace: Findings from the CDC Workplace Health in America Survey pdf icon[PDF – 824 KB] – This issue brief describes the current status of employer practice for a number of workplace heart disease and stroke prevention strategies from data in the national Workplace Health in America survey
Cardiovascular Disease Screening and Referral by Small Worksites: A Positive Return on Investment This one-page document discusses opportunities for worksite screening and referral among small employers for heart disease and stroke risk factors.
Something for Everyone: Meeting Employees’ Diverse Wellness Needs at Hallmark Cards, Inc. pdf icon[PDF-1.7MB]
This four-page case study discusses Hallmark’s workplace wellness program history and provides advice for others wishing to learn from the company’s experience and success.
Make Wellness Your Business: Sleep Strategies for the Workforce
This webinar provides you with strategies to encourage your employees to get more and better sleep through evidence-based workplace health programs.
Small Worksites Can Make Big Improvements to Employee Health: Heart Healthy Employees Keep Your Business on Track pdf icon[PDF-95.1KB]
This one-page document discusses the costs of cardiovascular disease to employers and provides strategies businesses can implement in the workplace to improve the health of their workers.
Total Worker Health: A New Model for Well-Being at Work pdf icon[PDF-583KB]
This 6-page brief describes the Total Worker Health (TWH) model, where work is considered a social determinant of health. Additionally, this brief describes how TWH activities can potentially improve health and well-being and provides suggestions on strategies that can be implemented. This brief includes considerations for small businesses interested in implementing TWH activities and offers additional resources to learn more about the TWH model.