Various companies and organizations have created toolkits to help start a worksite wellness program. Below are some of these toolkits that can help your company in its quest to a healthier workforce.
- 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 Utah Department of Health through the Bureau of Health Promotion has created a worksite wellness toolkit (PDF) entitled, "Building a Healthy Worksite A Guide to Lower Health Care Costs and More Productive Employees."
- The Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Lean Works! – A Workplace Obesity Prevention Program offers its own toolkit and a list of toolkits and resources used by various states.
- The CDC also has a Workplace Health Model that provides steps and all necessary tools and resources to start and implement an effective worksite wellness program.
- The CDC through the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has created a document entitled, "Essential Elements of Effective Workplace Programs and Policies for Improving Worker Health and Wellbeing," that outlines how to implement a worksite wellness program.
- The Greater Humboldt Park Community of Wellness offers an extensive toolkit with sample program documents that can be used in any company.
- Wellness Councils of America provide many free resources to people interested in worksite wellness. They have examples of Employee Needs Assessments (ENAs), instructions on how to start a wellness council, and much more. Visit www.welcoa.org for more information and to view their resources.
- University of Utah's Nutrition Clinic. For more nutrition resources available for employers including presentations, classes, and health screenings, we encourage you to check out the University of Utah's Nutrition Clinic website at healthcare.utah.edu/nutritionclinic.