Worksite Wellness Resources
The Utah Council for Worksite Health Promotion is a valuable resource to help you start your worksite wellness program. Below are additional resources to help you.
Steps to Wellness: A Guide to Implementing the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans in the Workplace provides employers interested in establishing or expanding their wellness programs with easy and understandable steps on how to increase the physical activity of employees in the workplace.
The Partnership for Prevention has a business and health section that provides various resources on improving employee health.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, through the Commission to Build a Healthier America, has created a document entitled, "Work Matters for Health," that makes the case for worksite wellness programs and the need to focus on worker health. The document also includes a section on how to implement a worksite wellness program, provides sample health policies that can be used in companies, and spotlights real company programs.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has created the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) that is a valuable resource to find evidence based programs in worksite wellness.
The National Business Group on Health's Center for Prevention and Health Services has written a report entitled, "An Employer's Guide to Behavioral Health Services," that can be a resource for any companies looking to add mental health services to a worksite wellness program.
The Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) provides an exceptional set of resources from sample policies to case studies.
The Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO) provides studies and case studies dealing with worksite wellness research and programs.