From Evidence to Practice: Workplace Wellness that Works

Date of Publication
2015

Employers know that keeping employees healthy is good for both the employees themselves and for the productivity and profitability of the business. However, most employers do not know precisely how to create a healthy workplace or healthy workforce. 

This workplace health promotion guide for employers uses scientific evidence combined with expert opinion from business leaders and offers easy to use, real world recommendations on the design, implementation, and evaluation of workplace health promotion programs.

The first section explains the steps to implementing programs that address common individual risk factors, including physical activity, healthy nutrition, tobacco cessation, stress management, and more. The writers explain the importance of and business case for targeting these risk factors before providing a step-by-step guide to planning, implementing, and assessing the program.

The second section focuses on organizational level factors such as leadership commitment and support, strategic communications, employee engagement, and more.

There are also interviews with employers who have benefited both their employees and their businesses, sharing their insights and recommendations for future programs. 

Employers can use this guide to implement best and promising practices in their workplaces, thereby maximizing the impact of their program and the benefits to employees and business alike.