Workplace Health Resources
Workplace Health (General)
- Worksite Health 101 Training Manual [PDF-4.3M] – Information and resources provided in the Worksite Health 101 Training Manual are intended to support training participants in each phase of worksite health program development. There are numerous resources in this manual that can assist you in the development or enhancement of worksite health programs.
- Leading by Example: The Value of Worksite Health Promotion to Small- and Medium-sized Employers published in 2011 by the Partnership for Prevention provides best practices and strategies for creating or enhancing a worksite health promotion program as well as worksite health program descriptions from almost 20 small employers.
- General instructions on conducting media health campaigns for many audiences can be found in the National Cancer Institute’s Pink Book: Making Health Communication Programs Work [PDF – 4.1 MB].
- Investing in Health: Evidence-Based Health Promotion Practices for the Workplace developed by the Partnership for Prevention contains multiple tips for increasing physical activity at the worksite. These include secure bicycle racks, identifying safe walking paths through or near the company campus, and allowing flextime so employees can exercise during the workday.
- The Healthy Arkansas for a Better State of Health initiative has prepared Worksite Wellness: Tool Kit[PDF-1.6M] which provides step-by-step instructions for initiating a worksite wellness program.
- Self-Management Resource Center. The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program is a 2 ½-hour workshop given once a week, for 6 weeks, in community or worksite settings, such as senior centers, churches, libraries, and hospitals. People with different chronic health problems, such as high blood pressure or cholesterol, can attend together. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders, one or both of whom are nonhealth professionals with a chronic diseases themselves. Each participant in the workshop receives a copy of the companion book, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, 3rd Edition, and an audio relaxation tape, Time for Healing. Employers can access this program through the Stanford School of Medicine for their employees.
- Healthy Workforce 2010: An Essential Health Promotion Sourcebook for Employers, Large and Small, published in 2004 by the Partnership for Prevention, provides extensive information on worksite wellness programs based on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 2010 health objectives. It lists elements of a comprehensive worksite health promotion and has a complete section on planning and implementing any type of worksite health promotion program .
- The Wisconsin Department of Health Services, provides a Worksite Wellness Resource Toolkit to assist worksites in implementing strategies that have been proven effective.
- California Business Fit Kit
- Aging in the Workplace Issue Brief No. 1 [PDF – 2 MB]
- Healthy Workforce 2010: An Essential Health Promotion Sourcebook for Employers, Large and Small published in 2004 by the Partnership for Prevention: Section IV: Planning a Worksite Health Promotion Program provides a 10 step planning process that can be used by any employer.
- Page last reviewed: February 1, 2018
- Page last updated: January 10, 2018
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