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Worksite Health Promotion: Principles, Resources, and Challenges / Preventing Chronic Disease: January 2010: 09_0048
Worksite Health Promotion: Principles, Resources, and Challenges
Phillip B. Sparling, EdD
Suggested citation for this article: Sparling PB. Worksite health promotion: principles, resources, and challenges. Prev Chronic Dis 2010;7(1).
http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2010/jan/09_0048.htm. Accessed [date].
Employee health has long been a priority of owners of businesses, small and large. As health care costs continue to escalate, the demand for worksite health promotion programs that improve workers’ health and provide a return on investment has never been greater. However, as we close the first decade of the 21st century, the future of worksite health promotion — also known as worksite wellness and more recently employee health and productivity programs — remains uncertain.
The purpose of this essay is not to provide a research review or status report on worksite health promotion, as these are available elsewhere (1,2). Rather, the purpose is to remind us that successful worksite health promotion depends on the cooperation and collaboration of many different stakeholders and sectors. The importance of divergent groups working together is illustrated by examining the recent history of worksite health promotion and highlighting key underlying principles and information resources.
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Preventing Chronic Disease: January 2010: 09_0048