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CDC Workplace Health Resource Center - Make Wellness Your Business

What is the CDC Workplace Health Resource Center?

Take small steps to build a healthy workspace

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.

If You're New to Workplace Health

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-338K] 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-27K] 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.

CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard

CDC NHWP Employee Health Assessment (CAPTURE)

CDC NHWP Health and Safety Climate Survey (INPUTS)

CDC Workplace Health Resource Center Overview Fact Sheet [PDF-510K]

Featured Resources

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 - 1.6MB]

Strategies to Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke in the Workplace: Findings from the CDC Workplace Health in America Survey [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-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-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-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.

Sleep: An Important Health and Safety Concern at Work [PDF-708KB] This sleep brief will give you strategies to encourage your employees to get more and better sleep through evidence-based workplace health programs.

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