Developing organizational health at the worksite
- APPLICATION OF AN ECOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE IN WORKSITE HEALTH PROMOTION: A REVIEW. Eddy, James M.; Donahue, Roberta E.; Webster, Robert D.; Bjornstad, Erik D. // American Journal of Health Studies;2002, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p197
The ecological perspective is a proven approach for worksite health promotion program design. This paper presents a protocol to look at health behaviors from an ecological perspective that assumes multiple levels of influence on health behavior and mandates a range of program design...
- Wellness programs lack payback research. // Industrial Safety & Hygiene News;Oct2004, Vol. 38 Issue 10, p14
Enumerates reasons for the small and limited number of employee wellness programs. Employee interest in wellness programs; Payback research on wellness programs; Effectiveness of wellness programs.
- Median health care costs expected to increase. // Benefits Selling;Apr2010, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p20
The article presents statistics related to health care in the U.S., including the 6.5 increase in median medical care costs in 2010, employers' concern about the poor health habits of their workers, and the programs adopted by employers to make employees more informed health care consumers.
- Measuring Wellness Program ROI. Wein, Debra // Benefits Magazine;Jan2013, Vol. 50 Issue 1, p34
The article focuses on how plan sponsors can measure cost savings from reduced health risks as a result of wellness programs. Plan sponsors tend to hire the services of an outside specialist for evaluating all the data necessary for calculating return on investment. Wellness programs are capable...
- Bausch and Lomb hosts wellness day. Paterson, Jennifer // Employee Benefits;7/4/2013, p2
The article reports on the series of health promotions and interactive activities hosted by multinational eye health products supplier Bausch and Lomb Inc. in its Kingston Upon Thames headquarter in London, England aimed to promote healthy lifestyle behaviours among its 120 staff.
- It Pays To Snack. Tjan, James // HR Professional;May/Jun2015, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p72
The article provides simple changes employers can make that will provide optimum opportunity and encouragement for their employees to sustain a healthy lifestyle in the workplace. These include removing vending and instead offer healthy snacks for free, ordering fruit or vegetables for meetings...
- Doctors prove key in changing behavior, reducing costs. MEYER, LES C. // Employee Benefit News;May2009, Vol. 23 Issue 6, p26
The article discusses the need for physician-led health and performance improvement (HPI) in changing workforce behavior. The entry notes that HPI helps employers by encouraging employees to achieve healthy living and positive work performance through the services of trusted clinicians. The...
- If your wellness strategy is a vehicle, pay close attention to the dashboard to assess key gauges on program outcomes. Sykes, Andrew // Employee Benefit News;May2011, Vol. 25 Issue 6, p30
The article focuses on the importance of healthy scorecard in monitoring the progress of the companies on their wellness strategy. It mentions that health status might consist of an index of factors such as strength, flexibility and ability to climb 10 flights of stairs. It states that the...
- The PHLAME Firefighters' Study: Feasibility and Findings. Elliot, Diane L.; Goldberg, Linn; Duncan, Terry E.; Kuehi, Kerry S.; Moe, Esther L.; Breger, Rosemary K. R.; Defrancesco, Carol L.; Ernst, Denise B.; Stevens, Victor J. // American Journal of Health Behavior;Jan/Feb2004, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p13
Objective To assess efficacy of 2 worksite health promotion interventions. Methods Randomly assign 3 fire stations to (a) team-based curriculum, (b) individual counselor meetings, and (c) control. Results Both interventions were feasible and acceptable, and they resulted in significant...