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Worksite Health Promotion

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  • Worksite policies and programs may help employees reduce health risks and improve their quality of life.
  • Worksite interventions can be delivered:
    • At the worksite (e.g., signs to encourage stair use, health education classes)
    • At other locations (e.g., gym membership discounts, weight management counseling)
    • Through the employee health benefits plan (e.g., flu shots, cancer screenings)

Task Force Recommendations and Findings

This table lists interventions reviewed by the Community Guide, with a summary of the Task Force finding (definitions of findings). Click on an underlined intervention title for a summary of the review.

Interventions to Promote Seasonal Influenza Vaccinations among Healthcare Workers
Interventions with On-Site, Free, Actively Promoted Vaccinations Recommended
June 2008
Interventions with Actively Promoted, Off-Site Vaccinations Insufficient Evidence
June 2008
Interventions to Promote Seasonal Influenza Vaccinations among Non-Healthcare Workers
Interventions with On-Site, Reduced Cost, Actively Promoted Vaccinations Recommended
June 2008
Interventions with Actively Promoted, Off-Site Vaccinations Insufficient Evidence
June 2008
Assessment of Health Risks with Feedback (AHRF) to Change Employees’ Health
AHRF Used Alone Insufficient Evidence
June 2006
AHRF Plus Health Education with or without Other Interventions Recommended
February 2007

Related Task Force Recommendations and Findings

The following interventions are related to worksite health promotion and also can be found on the associated topic pages.

Preventing Chronic Disease
Skin Cancer Prevention: Interventions in Outdoor Occupational Settings Recommended
August 2013
Diabetes Prevention and Control: Self-Management Education at the Worksite Insufficient Evidence
September 2000
Obesity Prevention: Worksite Programs to Control Overweight and Obesity Recommended
February 2007
Promoting Physical Activity
Point-of-Decision Prompts to Encourage Use of Stairs Recommended
June 2005
Creation Of or Enhanced Access To Places for Physical Activity Combined with Informational Outreach Activities Recommended
May 2001
Reducing Tobacco Use and Secondhand Smoke Exposure
Smoke-Free Policies Recommended
November 2012
Incentives and Competitions to Increase Smoking Cessation

Incentives and Competitions when Used Alone

Incentives and competitions when Combined with Additional Interventions
 

Insufficient Evidence
June 2005

Recommended
June 2005

Presentations and Promotional Materials

Community Guide In Action: Stories from the Field

Evidence-Based Recommendations Get Minnesotans in the GrooveAdobe PDF File [PDF - 542 kB]

Investing in Worksite Wellness for Employees Adobe PDF File [PDF - 455 kB]

Maryland Businesses Support Worksite Wellness Effort to Combat Chronic Disease Adobe PDF File [PDF - 571 kB]

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Using Evidence for Public Health Decision Making: Assessment of Health Risks with Feedback to Change Employees’ Health Adobe PDF File [PDF - 307 kB]
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Community Guide News: Evidence-Based Findings on Worksite Health Promotion Interventions
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Disclaimer

The findings and conclusions on this page are those of the Community Preventive Services Task Force and do not necessarily represent those of CDC. Task Force evidence-based recommendations are not mandates for compliance or spending. Instead, they provide information and options for decision makers and stakeholders to consider when determining which programs, services, and policies best meet the needs, preferences, available resources, and constraints of their constituents.

Sample Citation

The content of publications of the Guide to Community Preventive Services is in the public domain. Citation as to source, however, is appreciated. Sample citation: Guide to Community Preventive Services. Worksite health promotion. www.thecommunityguide.org/worksite/index.html. Last updated: MM/DD/YYYY.