Investing in Health: Evidence-Based Health Promotion Practices for the Workplace

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Investing in Health: Evidence-Based Health Promotion Practices for the Workplace

Description

Investing in Health: Proven Health Promotion Practices for Workplaces was developed to provide employers with guidance that can improve employee health by controlling tobacco use, promoting cancer screening and early detection, and encouraging physical activity and healthy eating.

More specifically, guidance is provided on how to:
  • Implement tobacco-free policies
  • Offer proven tobacco-use treatment benefits through your health plan
  • Improve access to telephone quit lines for tobacco users
  • Encourage employees to get screened for cancer
  • Work with your health plan to increase cancer screening rates
  • Increase physical activity through social support and the workplace environment
  • Improve nutrition through social support and the workplace environment

Investing in Health translates evidence-based recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the Task Force on Community Preventive Services into easy-to-follow action steps that will enhance employee productivity, help employers manage health care spending, and improve employee morale.

Developer:

Partnership for Prevention

Funding Sources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

History

Release Date: 2008
Original Summary: August 2009
Last Updated: 12/01/10

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