Use of an Ecological Approach to Worksite Health Promotion

Watts, Graham F.; Donahue, Roberta E.; Eddy, James M.; Wallace, Edward V.
June 2001
American Journal of Health Studies;2001, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p144
Academic Journal
The purpose of this study is to outline the design, implementation, and evaluation of a company�wide Health Risk Assessment (HRA)for employees of the Housing Authority of Birmingham District (HABD). The planning team used "An Ecological Perspective on Health Promotion Programs "(McLeroy, Bibeau, Steckler, & Glanz, 1988) to ensure that intervention activities were implemented at appropriate levels of influence. For example, communication from upper management to employees supporting program participation and the provision of release time were instrumental in encouraging employee participation. The one-third participation rate compares favorably to other first-time, worksite single-focused programs.


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