Tools and Resources
Below are some employee health management resources that you may find helpful.
- Healthy Workforce 2010 and Beyond: An essential health promotion sourcebook for both large and small employers On December 3rd, The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Partnership for Prevention released a new guidebook – Healthy Workforce 2010 and Beyond – to help employers plan, implement, and evaluate workplace health promotion programs that lower health costs and boost productivity. The book provides both private and public sector employers with information about the benefits of investing in worksite health promotion. It outlines current approaches and tactics that are supported by research findings or "promising practices" that are successful as part of wellness programs.
- Letter to Senator Carper (D-DE) Supporting His Efforts to Increase Work-site Wellness Programs and Thanking him for Introducing Senate Amendment 2891, "Workplace Wellness Grants for Small Businesses." — December 17, 2009
- Letter to Senator Carper (D-DE) Expressing Support for his Efforts to Increase Support for Employer-Site Worksite Wellness Programs — September 25, 2009
- Pass the Wellness Act
- Letter to House Ways & Means Committee Expressing Support for Tax Credits for Wellness Programs in House Tri-Committee Bill – July 16, 2009
- Comments by Partnership for Prevention on Senate Finance Committee's White Paper, "Expanding Health Care Coverage: Proposals to Provide Affordable Coverage to All Americans." – May 20, 2009
- Comments on Senate Finance Committee Description of Policy Options. – May 20, 2009
- USWWA Talking Points (PDF)
- Letter to Senators Harkin (D-IA) and Smith (R-OR) Appreciating Their Leadership in Developing S.1753, "The Healthy Workforce Act of 2007"
- Letter to Representatives Herseth-Sandlin (D-SD) and Boustany (R-LA) Expressing Support for House Concurrent Resolution 405, Recognizing the First Week of April as "Workplace Wellness Week".
- Dear Colleague Letter Supporting House Concurrent Resolution 405
- Letter from Representatives Herseth Sandlin and Boustany to President Obama Expressing Support for Presidential Proclamation to Accompany Workplace Wellness Week
- Letter to President Obama Expressing Support for Presidential Proclamation
- Webcast – Keeping America Workforce Healthy: Prevention, Wellness and Behavior -November 15, 2007
- CDC's Healthier Worksite Initiative
Resource for worksite health promotion program planners in state and federal government. Planners at non-government workplaces may also find this Web site useful in generating ideas for worksite health promotion. Includes information, resources, and step-by-step toolkits to help improve the health of employees.
- Investing in Health: Evidence-Based Health Promotion Practices for the Workplace
Helps employers establish health promotion practices in the workplace. Employers can effectively improve employee health by taking steps to control tobacco use, promote cancer screening and early detection, and encourage physical activity and healthy eating. Investing in Health translates evidence-based recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the Task Force on Community Preventive Services into easy-to-follow action steps to help employers improve the health of their employees.
- Health Promotion Advocates – Current Legislative Priorities
Health Promotion Advocates is a group of committed individuals who formed an advocacy group to integrate health promotion concepts into national health policy
- Health Enhancement Systems Knowledge Center
Provides links to white papers, newsletters, and journal articles related to worksite health promotion.
- HOPE Health – The Step-by-Step Guide to Successful Workplace Wellness Programs (PDF, 3MB)
HOPE Health provides several free reports useful to worksite wellness program planners including The Step-by-Step Guide to Successful Workplace Wellness Programs. This report includes planning steps for worksite wellness programs including:
- How to determine if your program is meeting the needs of your employees.
- Why it's vital your corporate culture support your wellness program.
- Tips for setting your program' goals and objectives.
- How to form a wellness committee.
- Leading by Example
Partnership for Prevention's Leading by Example CEO-to-CEO initiative is designed to leverage the workplace to improve health by promoting greater business involvement in health promotion and disease prevention.
- Leading by Example: Leading Practices for Employee Health Management (2007)
Provides real examples and strategies from employers of every size demonstrating the business case for investing in employee health from. Originally developed as a "CEO-to-CEO" publication, this is also useful to anyone who is interested in making a healthy workforce part of their core business strategy. Jointly produced by Partnership for Prevention and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
- American Heart Association's Start! Program
Brings individuals and companies together to create a mutually beneficial culture of physical activity and health. Provides free tools to motivate more Americans to Start! walking.
- Priorities for America's Health: Capitalizing on Life-Saving, Cost-Effective Services Employer's Guide (PDF)
Partnership for Prevention ranked the health impact and cost effectiveness of 25 preventive health services recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Services and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. This guide offers key information employers can use to inform their medical plan design and other employee health programs.
- The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Health and Productivity Toolkit
Provides the background needed to jumpstart the development of integrated health and wellness programs in the workplace. It includes the various elements necessary for a basic understanding of health and productivity management in the workforce as well as how to develop a strategy and business case for your organization.
- The University of Michigan Health Management Research Center (UM-HMRC)
UM-HMRC is a world-wide leader in studying how health choices influence total health and productivity, quality of life, vitality and health care economics throughout a lifetime.
- Wellness Councils of America (WELCOA)
WELCOA is a national non-profit membership organization dedicated to promoting healthier life styles for all Americans, especially through health promotion initiatives at the worksite. Organizationally, WELCOA serves as an umbrella, linking communities and coalitions together into a supportive network that includes locally affiliated Wellness Councils, Well City initiatives, Well Workplaces, and individual and corporate members throughout the United States.
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2008 Benefits Survey- The 2008 Employee Benefits Study is based on actual 2007 payroll expenditures and provides data on more than 30 different benefit practices. For more information, visit /research.