CDC Workplace Health Tools and Resources State of Wellness


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CDC Workplace Health Tools and Resources State of Wellness

  1. 1. CDC Workplace Health Tools and Resources Jason Lang, MPH, MS National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Centers for Disease Control and Prevention June 16, 2011 TM
  2. 2. Learning Objectives  Describe CDC’s health promotion framework and strategy for chronic disease prevention in the workplace.  Provide examples of CDC Workplace Health information, tools, resources, and guidance  Discuss ongoing efforts to develop additional Workplace Health resourcesDisclaimer: The findings and conclusions in this presentation are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention TM
  3. 3. Reasons Employers Are Not Taking Action Lack of: – Resources – Understanding of health risk/conditions and effective interventions – Capacity – Publicly available tools TM
  4. 4. CDC Organizational Priorities Mission: Collaborating to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats Priorities – Strengthen surveillance and epidemiology – Improving support to states and localities – Improving policy effectiveness, including health reform – Better address the leading causes of death and disability – Provide global health leadership TM
  5. 5. Workplace Health Goals Create the standard for what employers should do; and how to measure progress Increase the number of employers that provide workplace health promotion programs Improve the quality of employer efforts – Implement cross-cutting interventions that address multiple outcomes simultaneously – Apply existing, categorical, evidenced-based interventions in a comprehensive, strategic, and sustained fashion TM
  6. 6. CDC’s Roles in Promoting a Healthy Workforce Expand the science base for effective prevention approaches at the workplace Promote action through partnerships Monitor workplace policies, programs and practices Provide high quality information that addresses business needs TM
  7. 7. Expand the Science Base for Effective Prevention Approaches at the Workplace Determine effective interventions to prevent chronic disease that are relevant for the workplace Translate the interventions with the most rigorous evaluations and evidence for effectiveness in workplace settings Disseminate resources and tools to employers that address business needs TM
  8. 8. The Guide to Community Preventive Services – (The Community Guide) Summarizes what is known about the effectiveness, economic efficiency, and feasibility of interventions to promote health and prevent disease TM
  9. 9. Community Guide Worksite Reviews Deceasing Tobacco Use in Worksite Settings (2000) Promoting Physical Activity and Obesity Prevention (2001- 2007) Interventions to Promote Seasonal Influenza Vaccinations (2008) Assessment of Health Risks with Feedback (AHRF) (2008) TM
  10. 10. Peer Reviewed Publications TM
  11. 11. A Purchaser’s Guide to Clinical Preventive Services Developed by CDC, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) Recommended clinical preventive services for health benefits design Targeted to all health care purchasers (public and private) TM
  12. 12. Purchaser’s Guide 2.0 TM
  13. 13. Physical Activity Guidelines Employer Toolkit TM
  14. 14. Health and Sustainability Guidelines forFederal Concessions and Vending Operations -service-guidelines.htm Goal of the Guidelines is to assist contractors in increasing healthy food and beverage choices and sustainable practices at federal worksites Translates the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans TM
  15. 15. Promote Action Through Partnership TM
  16. 16. Partnership for Prevention  Leading by Example (LBE): Leading Practices for Employee Health Management (2007)  Investing in Health (2008)  Community Health Promotion Action Guides (2008)  LBE Resource Guide for Small and Mid-size Employers (2011)  Creating Healthy Communities through Corporate Engagement (2011) TM
  17. 17. Leading by Example Employer Guides TM
  18. 18. Leading by Example: The Value of Worksite Health Promotion to Small and Medium- Sized Employers Small Employer Sidebars Business Case Wellness Strategies and Interventions Health Management Initiative Assessment Invitation to Join the Leading by Example Initiative TM
  19. 19. Support for Business Cooperative Agreement National Business Group on Health – Employer Case Studies – Monthly Health Tips to Members – Purchaser’s Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Moving Science into Coverage – Tobacco: The Business of Quitting Website (http://www.businessgroup TM
  20. 20. Support for Business Cooperative Agreement National Safety Council – Development and delivery of Web-based safety and health decision support tools with Information on best practices for employee health management and development of effective health and safety promotion programs TM
  21. 21. National Safety Council Off the Job Resource TM
  22. 22. Support for Business Cooperative Agreement National Business Coalition on Health – Community Health Partnerships – Diabetes Seed Grant Program – eValue8 – Health Risk Appraisals (HRA) at the Worksite: Basics for HRA Decision Making TM
  23. 23. School Employee Wellness Guide Developed with Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE) Addresses 4% of the nation’s workforce Addresses the Employee Wellness component of the coordinated school health model Provides a model for establishing programs and tools to implement them TM
  24. 24. Monitor workplace policies, programs and practices CDC HealthScoreCard (HSC) Update of original Heart Check and Heart Check Lite assessment tools Emphasis on heart disease and stroke prevention Approximately 100 item instrument Assist employers in creating healthier worksites through organizational questions (program, policy, and practice) that identify best practice, opportunities, and gaps Comprehensive in organization and content Conduct reliability, validity, and feasibility with employers TM
  25. 25. CHANGE Assessment Tool Community Health Assessment aNd Group Evaluation  Purpose of the CHANGE tool – Capture current snapshot of the community – Group activity/consensus building  5 Sectors: Community, Worksite, School, Community-Based Institution, and Healthcare  Modules: Demographics, Physical Activity, Nutrition, Tobacco Use, Chronic Disease Management, Leadership, & After-School change.htm TM
  26. 26. Provide high quality information in Business Terms that Address Business Needs Enhance communication by  Developing effective employer and community communication and education programs focused on the benefits of and options for health promotion and disease and injury prevention, and  Using proven marketing and social marketing techniques to promote individual behavioral and community change TM
  27. 27. CDC Workplace Health Promotion Toolkit and Portal TM
  28. 28. CDC LEANWorks! TM
  29. 29. Healthier Worksite Initiative (HWI) Began October 2002 as an internal initiative for worksite health promotion to become a part of CDC culture Expanded to include development of tools to share information and lessons learned with other federal agencies TM
  30. 30. Tobacco Cessation TM
  31. 31. Successful Business Strategies to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke Toolkit Provides information on recommended preventive health benefits and services and worksite health promotion interventions Available at: employers_toolkit.htm TM
  32. 32. Moving into Action Guides Updates to 2005 guides Target Audiences: Governors, State Legislators, Local Leaders, and Employers Comprehensive approach through policy and legislation Examples with sample policy language, highlights, emerging opportunities, tools and resources, and testimonials Available at: ing_into_action.htm TM
  33. 33. National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) Business Health Strategy Workgroup (BHS) Goals and Partners To increase awareness of the benefits of quality diabetes care among employers, benefits managers and managed care decision makers To provide employers, health plans and employees with tools and information for incorporating diabetes education programs into the workplace To promote the value of investing in prevention Available at: and TM
  34. 34. Integration of Traditional Occupational Health with Health Promotion WorkLife A National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Initiative  Essential Elements of Effective Workplace Programs  Stress…At Work  Resources Page: 99 Web-Links Worth Having TM
  35. 35. CDC Workplace Health Promotion Toolkit and Portal TM
  36. 36. CDC Workplace Health Promotion Toolkit and Portal1 3 2 TM
  37. 37. Orientation Videos TM
  38. 38. Other CDC Access Portals TM
  39. 39. Community Health Resources Web Portal TM
  40. 40. Walking the Walk – CDC’s Wellness Program Tobacco Cessation Garden Markets Stairwell Campaign Fall Flu Campaign Go Green Get Healthy Walking Clubs Occupational Health Clinics Lifestyles Program TM
  41. 41. Acknowledgements Wendy Heaps – Office of the Associate Director for Policy, CDC Casey Chosewood – National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, CDC Pam Allweiss – National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC Dyann Matson Koffman – National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC Tina Lankford – National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC Bo Kimsey – National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC Suzanne Mercure – National Business Coalition on Health Tess Benham – National Safety Council Ron Finch – National Business Group on Health Katherine Ruffatto – Partnership for Prevention Amy Slonim and Margaret Hawkins - AARP TM
  42. 42. Thank YouContact Information: Jason Lang TM