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Below are practices recommended by the Task Force on Community Preventive Services shown to have evidence supporting their effectiveness.
Preventing Chronic Disease
Obesity Prevention: Worksite Programs to Control Overweight and Obesity
Promoting Physical Activity
Point of decision prompts to encourage use of stairs
Creation of or enhanced access to places for physical activity combined with informational outreach activities
Decreasing Tobacco Use
in Worksite Settings
Smoke-free policies to reduce tobacco use among workers.
Incentives and competitions when combined with additional interventions
HealthLead™ US Healthiest Workplace Accreditation Program
HealthLead™ is a game-changing initiative of US Healthiest. HealthLead recognizes employers for meeting recognized standards to promote health and well-being among their employees. It is designed to provide a competitive edge to organizations, both in the eyes of the financial community and in attracting prospective employees as a “best place” to work.
HealthLead™ is a comprehensive two-step accreditation process designed to set the standard for employers engaged in best practice employee health management and well-being.
HealthLead™ has recently wrapped its pilot testing phase with thirteen companies representing various sizes and industries participating, including: Alamance Regional Medical Center, ASTHO, DTE Energy, HealthPartners, ING Direct, Intel, Monterey County Health Department, OhioHealth, The Ohio State University, Sabes Jewish Community Center, Shape Corp., Target Corporation and Worthington Industries.
The inaugural HealthLead US Healthiest Workplace Forum was held June 12th at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
TURCK achieves Bronze Level HealthLead Accreditation
US Healthiest announced today the most recent organization to achieve HealthLead US Healthiest Workplace Accreditation status: TURCK, a Minneapolis-based value-added supplier of products to the factory and process automation markets.
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HealthLead™ US Healthiest Workplace Inaugural Forum
HealthLead Accredited organizations shared information on their workplace health promotion and well-being strategies. Click here to view their presentations.
Resources for a Healthy Workplace
US Healthiest Workplace Health Archives
Archived articles and information on workplace health posted by US Healthiest.
CDC’s Healthier Worksite Initiative
A resource for WHP program planners in state and federal
government. Here you will find information, resources, and
step-by-step toolkits to help you improve the health of
Click here to read more.
Workplace Health Resource Bank
If you or your organization believe that health and well-being
promotion is a social and strategic economic imperative for the
nation and as a business, you will find key resources on this
site including access to impartial information, key learnings
from other organizations and thought leaders, and recognition
for your involvement and efforts.
Click here to read more.
RESOURCES FOR SMALL/MID-SIZE EMPLOYERS
Partnership for Prevention, a bi-partisan health policy organization, recently released two publications aimed at the worksite. Leading by Example: Creating Healthy Communities through Corporate Engagement, and, Leading by Example: The Value of Worksite Health Promotion to Small- and Medium-Sized Employers. both publications detail the business case for corporate involvement in advancing the health of employees (and the community health); and feature examples of organizations doing just that.