This suite of resources for hospitals provides health care workers and administrators ways to assess and understand workplace safety needs, implement safety and health management systems, and enhance their patient-handling programs to improve worker safety.
The resources are divided into the following sections:
- Understanding the problem
- Safety and health management systems
- Safe patient handling
This tool is designed to help employers assess the extent to which they have applied evidence-based health promotion interventions in their worksites to prevent heart disease, stroke, and related conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and obesity. The CDC Health ScoreCard can establish benchmarks and track improvements (evaluation) over time for various health topics and promotion programs.
The tool contains 100 questions that assess how evidence-based health promotion...
This guide is designed to assist health care professionals to take a stand in their communities and workplaces to advocate for healthy eating and active living for children and their families. The guide has the following resources to support health care professionals in their work outside of the office, including:
- A snapshot of the obesity epidemic and how it is impacting children
- A “how-to” for advocacy at community, State, and national levels
The Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cities Campaign is a partnership between the League of California Cities and the California Center for Public Health Advocacy. The program provides training and technical assistance to help city officials adopt policies that improve their communities’ physical activity and retail food environments.
The HEAL Cities Campaign toolkit contains six fact sheets and includes sample policies that can be adapted by cities in other states:
Let's Go! is a community-based initiative to promote healthy lifestyle choices for children, youth, and families. The goal is to improve healthy eating and increase physical activity for children and youth—from birth to 18 years old.
The Let's Go! Web site offers toolkits for the following settings:
- School K-5
- Middle school and high school
- After school
- Health care
The Web site also...
This toolkit provides employers with a range of options that may be implemented in their own company to address childhood obesity. Throughout the toolkit, employer case studies and examples illustrate how strategies in place may be modified, expanded, or marketed to promote healthy weight for children.
The toolkit includes:
- Childhood obesity: fact or fiction: An overview of the problem, including the latest statistics and key causes of the...
This toolkit offers employers strategies to promote the importance of quitting and avoiding tobacco products and provides guidance on how to implement a smoke-free workplace policy. It can be used as part of a year-long health promotion or wellness program.
The toolkit is divided into the following sections:
- Addressing tobacco use within your company
- Benefits of a tobacco-free workplace policy
- A sample tobacco-free workplace policy
This resource offers interactive tools and evidence-based strategies to design effective worksite obesity prevention and control programs, including an obesity cost calculator that companies can use to estimate how much obesity is costing them and how much savings they could reap with different workplace interventions.
This Web site provides step-by-step guidance for employers that addresses the following questions:
- Why should I create a program?
The Healthy Arkansas Toolkit was created for businesses and organizations to begin or expand worksite wellness programs. Businesses of all sizes and types can use the guide. It provides information on a simple step-by-step planning process for establishing a worksite wellness program.
Some examples of the tobacco, nutrition, physical activity, and weight control programs that are included in the toolkit are:
- Tobacco-Free Workplace Toolkit
- Recipes and...
The California Fit Business Kit is a collection of tools and resources to help employers develop and implement a workplace program to support healthy eating and physical activity among workers. The kit contains eight individual components that can be used individually or as part of a comprehensive worksite wellness program.
The kit includes:
- Check for health
- Wellness committee
- Healthy meeting policies
- Vending machine food and beverage...