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1 CDC Initiative in Worksite Health Promotion Jason E. Lang, MPH, MS Team Lead, Workplace Health Programs National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion ACSM/IAWHP Executive Summit April 1, 2014 National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division of Population Health

2 Among Firms Offering Health Benefits, Percentage Offering a Particular Wellness Program to Their Employees, by Firm Size, 2013 * Estimate is statistically different between All Small Firms and All Large Firms within category (p<.05). NOTE: Biometric screening is a health examination that measures an employee's risk factors SOURCE: Kaiser/HRET Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Benefits, 2013.

3 Assessment Planning/ Implementation Evaluation Individual (e.g. demographics, health risks, use of services) Organizational (e.g. current practices, work environment, infrastructure) Community (e.g. transportation, food and retail, parks and recreation) Contextual Factors (e.g. company size, company sector, capacity, geography) Programs (e.g. education and counseling) Policies (e.g. organizational rules) Health Benefits (e.g. insurance, incentives) Environmental Support (e.g. access, opportunity, physical/social) Worker Productivity (e.g. absenteeism, presenteeism) Healthcare Costs (e.g. quality of care, performance standards) Improved Health Outcomes (e.g. reduced disease and disability) Organizational Change Culture of Health (e.g. morale, recruitment/retention, alignment of health and business objectives) Workplace Governance (e.g. leadership support, dedicated resources, health improvement plan, staffing, partners/vendors, communications, informatics) Workplace Health Model

4 Timeline 19992013 NHWP Work@Health Diabetes@Work 2011 Business Cooperative Agreement 2002 Healthier Worksite Initiative 2006 The Purchasers Guide 2005 NIOSH WorkLife Initiative NIOSH Total Worker Health 2010 Workplace Health Toolkit 2012 Worksite Health ScoreCard

5 CDC Healthier Worksite Initiative Goals –For worksite health promotion to become a part of CDC culture –Increase healthy days among CDC employees Strategies –Formative research –Collaboration –Physical Environment modifications –Policy modifications

6 CDC Healthier Worksite Initiative Garden Market

7 CDC Healthier Worksite Initiative StairWELL to Better Health Project BeforeAfter

8 CDC Healthier Worksite Initiative Food at Meetings Guidance

9 Tobacco Free Campus Significant policy change in 2005 Completely smoke free campuses, indoors and out Collaboration of health promotion, clinical, EAP staff and quit-lines Personal quit plan, free nicotine replacement Support for multiple quit attempts Link annually with the Great American Smokeout ®

10 Building Diverse Partnerships

11 A Purchasers Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Moving Science into Action NBGH product developed with CDC and AHRQ Recommended clinical preventive services for health benefits design Comprehensive: 46 conditions, 50% address chronic diseases Targeted to all health care purchasers (public and private) Written with contract language (Summary Plan Description – SPD)

12 CDC Workplace Tools and Resources


14 Organizational Culture & Leadership 1.Develop a Human Centered Culture 2.Demonstrate Leadership 3.Engage Mid-Level Management Program Design 4.Establish Clear Principles 5.Integrate Relevant Systems 6.Eliminate Recognized Occupational Hazards 7.Be Consistent 8.Promote Employee Participation 9.Tailor Programs to the Specific Workplace 10.Consider Incentives and Rewards 11.Find and Use the Right Tools 12.Adjust the Program as Needed 13.Make Sure the Program Lasts 14.Ensure Confidentiality Program Implementation & Resources 15.Be Willing to Start Small & Scale Up 16.Provide Adequate Resources 17.Communicate Strategically 18.Build Accountability into Program Implementation Program Evaluation 19.Measure and Analyze 20.Learn from Experience Essential Elements of Integrated Programs

15 The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard (HSC) Organizational supports Tobacco control Nutrition Lactation support Physical activity Weight management Stress management Depression Assesses best practice health promotion interventions (policies, programs, environmental supports) High blood pressure High cholesterol Diabetes Signs and symptoms of heart attack and stroke Emergency response to heart attack and stroke Occupational Safety and Health Vaccine-Preventable diseases Community resources

16 The National Healthy Worksite Program (NHWP) is designed to assist employers in implementing science and practice-based prevention and health promotion strategies that will lead to specific, measureable health outcomes to reduce chronic disease rates. The NHWP seeks to promote good health through prevention, reduce chronic illness and disability, and improve productivity outcomes that contribute to employers competitiveness.

17 Module 4 Module 5 NHWP Training and Assistance Continuum Driving senior leadership support Creating a healthy worksite culture Building infrastructure and capacity Making the Business Case Leadership and Culture Data Collection Planning & Implementation Program Evaluation Module 1 Module 2 Module 3 Relationship between health and performance Impact of worksite health program Key components of a compre- hensive worksite health program Worksite health assessment process Types of data to collect Using data for program planning Determining program goals and objectives Developing detailed worksite health plans Putting assessment and planning into practice Measuring process and outcomes Key evaluation metrics

18 NHWP WH 101 Training Manual

19 Overview Work@Health TM is an employer based training program The Work@Health TM Program will build employer knowledge and skill as well as capacity to implement, grow and sustain effective workplace health promotion and protection strategies. Accelerate the adoption of science-based worksite health programs nationwide. Help to identify, develop, and share best practice models for comprehensive worksite health program training.

20 Work@Health TM Program Structure There are two basic ways to get involved: Work@HealthTM Employer training Designed to train U.S. employers of all sizes and types how to establish, expand and improve science- and practice-based health promotion strategies that will lead to specific, measureable means to reduce chronic disease rates in the workplace. Work@HealthTM Train-the-Trainer (certified) training Will provide employers and other participants with the knowledge and tools to train employers using the Work@HealthTM curricula how to promote good health in their workplaces to prevent or reduce chronic illness and disability, thereby improving productivity and the competitiveness of employers participating in this training program.

21 Benefits to Employers Professional training at no cost to the participant. Complete organizational health and safety assessment to define existing needs. Expert technical assistance and consultation. Seed funding up to $5,000. Opportunity to network with peers. Participation recognition. What you receive:

22 Benefits to Certified Trainers Professional training at no cost to the participant. Enhanced knowledge and skills necessary to deliver. comprehensive workplace health training. Enhanced skill at using integrated social media and professional training tools. Seed funding up to $2,500. Expansion of professional network. Certificate of achievement. What you receive:

23 Work@Health TM Program Components Formal Training Technical Assistance Seed Funding Support

24 Work@Health TM Training Modalities Employer Training Model Online Seminars, case studies and practical demonstrations delivered through distance-based mechanisms such as webinars. Hands-On Employers participate in in-person interactive workshops that provide content through a variety of approaches, including lectures and case studies. Blended Involves a combination of distance-based or e-learning (online model) and in-person classroom sessions (hands-on model).

25 Employer Curricula Core Elements

26 Work@Health TM Technical Assistance ASSESSMENT PLANNING EVALUATION IMPLEMENTATIO N Curriculum Continuum Organic Technical Assistance Technical AssistanceStructured Core Training Work@Health Technical Assistance Learning Community

27 2014 Training Dates and Locations BALTIMORE Online – March 16 – April 5 In-person, blended, T3 – April 8-10

28 Work@Health TM Program Evaluation Overall program will be conducted through quantitative and qualitative data applying the RE-AIM framework to assess: The comparative effectiveness of the four models in reaching and engaging employers and long-term sustainability. The effect of the training on employers learning and self-efficacy in applying knowledge and skills gained through training. The resulting actions taken by employers to set up science-based workplace health programs, policies, practices, and environmental supports. Information will be disseminated through manuscripts, case studies, and success stories.

29 Additional Benefits A complete health and safety assessment of their organization Technical assistance and community support resources over 12 months Seed funding to help take action –Up to $5,000 for employers to implement interventions –Up to $2,500 for trainers to train others On-going networking opportunities

30 Visit The TWH Website:

31 CDC Workplace Health Promotion Toolkit

32 CDC Worksite Health Promotion Programs

33 Thank You For more information please contact Centers for Disease Control and Prevention E-mail: Web: The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division of Population Health

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