Worksite Health Promotion

Policy Problem

Poor health among workers and their families results in lower productivity on the job and/or sick days, along with higher expenses for health benefits, workers compensation, sick leave or other health-related benefits/expenses.  The worksite role in maintaining indoor air qualityoccupational safety and health and prevention (e.g., clinical preventive services, high blood pressure control) are covered elsewhere.  This section focuses on comprehensive programs that encourage healthier lifestyles.

Policy Options

There is a wide range of practices that can improve employee health by controlling tobacco use, encouraging physical activity and healthy eating.

Policy Considerations

  • Partnership for Prevention. Leading by Example. CEOs on the business case for worksite health promotion.
  • Partnership for Prevention. Communication series featuring business leaders, public health experts, and policy makers speaking on the benefits of creating healthy worksites and promoting employee wellness. Click here for podcasts.

Policy Recommendations

Implementation

Resources

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