TITLE

HEALTH PROMOTION IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR: A CASE STUDY FROM POLICY TO PRACTICE

AUTHOR(S)
Bibeau, Daniel L.; Evans, William Myles; Cathorall, Michelle L.; Miller, Eileen; Strack, Robert W.; Mattocks, Amelia D. S.
PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2009, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p331
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
Employee wellness programs are popular among employers because they have the potential to lead to positive outcomes for the employees and the organization. Moving from a public policy to local implementation, or the process of 'operationalizing,' presents a challenge within most organizations. The case study presented here provides an illustration of one public university's attempt to interpret and apply a state policy to implement a wellness program for its employees. It features a description of the policy, a description of the context in which the policy is implemented and provides observations of the challenges and successes implementing the policy, lessons learned, and future directions.
ACCESSION #
48323604

 

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