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Worksite Health Promotion

Author : David H. Chenoweth
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In today’s difficult economic environment, worksite health promotion programs are becoming increasingly important as employers look for ways to contain health care costs and improve productivity. The newly updated Worksite HealthPromotion, ThirdEdition, presents students and professionals with all of the information they need to create programs that address these issues, improving both the physical health of the employees and the financial health of the organization. Based on Dr. Chenoweth’s expertise as a professor and a professional consultant, the text combines theoretical principles and research with practical applications and real-world examples to give readers a comprehensive and immediately useable introduction to the field. The text begins with an overview of worksite health promotion that illustrates the importance of these programs in today’s workplace. This is followed by a discussion of the economic forces that make implementing worksite health programs so advantageous for employers. The text’s clear presentation of program benefits highlighted in economic-based evaluations will prepare readers to make a case for their own interventions. Worksite Health Promotion, Third Edition, provides a step-by-step approach to planning, implementing, and evaluating programs. Readers will explore key topics such as assessing employees’ needs, setting appropriate goals, gaining management buy-in, budgeting, and program evaluation. They will also find full coverage of programming issues, including strategies for developing programs for healthy lifestyles, medical self-care, and disability management. The specific challenges of programming for small businesses and multisite workplaces are also addressed. The third edition has been fully revised with an improved organization and updated charts, tables, and references as well as the following additions that reflect the latest research and trends in the field: •Updated information on ADA, HIPAA, and GINA standards as they relate to worksite health promotion that will help readers better understand the implications of the legislation for their own businesses •New sections on health management, health coaching, budget development options, and present value adjustment •More information on integrated health data management systems, e-health technology, nutrition and weight control programs, fostering a healthy culture, and reducing stress in the workplace •Expanded coverage of program evaluation, including new sections on break-even analysis and determining present versus future value as well as improved illustrations of econometric-based evaluations and evaluation design •A larger focus on career development with updated information on certification options, intermediate-level practitioner competencies, and internship and job searches that will help students explore their professional options and prepare for their future in the field Improved textbook features make this leading text more classroom friendly than ever. Learning objectives, end-of-chapter overviews, and a new glossary of key terms will help students focus on the most important concepts in each chapter. Updated Looking Ahead and What Would You Do? sidebars will aid them in applying the information and can serve as the starting point for class discussions or assignments. A new instructor guide gives faculty great help in preparing for courses. It contains sample syllabi (including a syllabus for increasingly popular online offerings), a weekly instructional guide, and course outlines. Also new to this edition is an image bank with most of the art and tables from the text. Current practitioners looking for ideas and strategies for building a healthier workforce as well as students just beginning an exploration of the field can depend on Worksite Health Promotion, Third Edition, to inspire and inform. Both groups will find that this text offers the business knowledge, resources, and insights to guide them in this diverse and exciting career.

Worksite Health Promotion and Human Resources

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Health Promotion in the Workplace

Author : Michael Patterson O'Donnell
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Health Promotion in the Workplace is an ideal reference for managers and consultants involved in the developing and implementation of health promotion programs. Written from a scholarly perspective reflecting the full knowledge of science in the field, this comprehensive text recognizes the constraints of practical application facing businesses today. Topics covered include the importance of health promotion programs; the process of designing, managing and evaluating programs; the positive effects such programs can have on employees and the workplace; the physical and emotional services these programs can offer; and major issues, such as factors affecting older workers and retirees and the emerging global perspective, impacting the health promotion field. · Financial analysis of health promotion programs provide necessary justification needed to secure funding · Chapters provide review of subject area, a discussion and critique of the supporting research and guidelines on how to implement the research into practice · Includes in depth guidelines for evaluating health promotion programs · Also ideal text for students in undergraduate and graduate level health promotion programs

Worksite Health Promotion

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Abstract: An annotated list of resources for worksite health assurance is arranged in 4 sections, and presented for individuals involved in the planning and initiating of health promotion and disease prevention programs. The sections cover: general information (11 citations); specific areas of interest, such as alcohol and drug abuse, cancer, fitness, hypertension control (23 citations); health newsletters for distribution to worksite health promotion program employees (7 citations); and general health promotion publications that warrant special consideration by worksite program individuals (7 citations). A separate section lists addresses of organizations and agencies offering additional information or services useful in developing health promotion worksite programs. (wz).

Worksite Health Promotion

Author : Hildegard Demmer
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Worksite Health Promotion

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1992 National Survey of Worksite Health Promotion Activities

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ACSM s Worksite Health Promotion Manual

Author : American College of Sports Medicine
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Helps readers to define, create, and implement worksite programs designed to improve employee health and wellness, and examines case studies of successful promotions.

Worksite Health Promotion Economics

Author : Robert L. Kaman
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This text is an analysis of the effectiveness of worksite health promotion programmes. It aims to provide professionals, students and researchers with ways to measure the effectiveness of a worksite health promotion programme, and presents the current state of research in the industry.

Managing Healthy Organizations

Author : Mikael Holmqvist
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During the past two decades, corporate management has come to take an active role in health promotion programming for employees, offering health education, screenings, therapy, and even leisure initiatives. However, little attention has been given to how contemporary worksite health programs in fact blur the traditional distinction between work and private life. This has resulted in that little research on the other side of the work-health nexus: how employers factor health considerations into workforce management and productivity control. With the advancement of "work-site health promotion" in contemporary organizations, Holmqvist and Maravelias argue that this narrow focus, and the typical uncritical standpoint towards initiatives which are taken in the name of employees’ health, is inadequate. At a more fundamental level, the advancement of work-site health promotion may be a sign of a new or altered corporate health ethic: in contrast to the old corporate health ethic that was narrow and specific to the workplace, the new corporate health ethic appears to judge the ‘whole employee’ and especially what the whole employee may become; the risks one faces and the abilities one has to shoulder the responsibility for developing into a real corporate value. The authors suggest that health experts’ work is closely aligned with problems relating to the general management of organizations. Through a focused appraisal of this central albeit neglected occupational group in management studies, this book tries to explore and understand in some depth situations and experiences that are of general interest and concern in our society.

Worksite Health Promotion Resources

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Wellness Effects of a Worksite Health Promotion Program

Author : Christina Johanna Maria Verhoeven
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Economic Impact of Worksite Health Promotion

Author : Joseph P. Opatz
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Economic Impact of Worksite Health Promotion has been developed through the expertise of the Association for Worksite Health Promotion - the premier organization for corporate health promotion and health care cost management. In this book, a distinguished panel of business and health promotion professionals use their expertise to address important theoretical considerations affecting worksite health promotion, review and evaluate the effectiveness of current worksite health promotion studies, lead you through the steps in planning a program evaluation, and examine specific program studies from diverse worksite settings.

Healthy Worksites Directory of Federal Initiatives in Worksite Health Promotion

Author : United States. Public Health Service
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National Survey of Worksite Health Promotion Activities

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Critical Issues in Worksite Health Promotion

Author : David M. DeJoy
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Evaluating Worksite Health Promotion

Author : David H. Chenoweth
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A practical framework for evaluating health promotion in a variety of organizational settings. The text lays a theoretical foundation, then builds on it with practical applications for containing costs and improving the power of programmes. There are more than 19 case studies.

National Survey of Worksite Health Promotion Activities

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Global Perspectives in Workplace Health Promotion

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ACSM s Worksite Health Handbook

Author : American College of Sports Medicine
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Encouraging and maintaining a healthy workforce have become key components in the challege to reduce health care expenditures and health-related productivity losses. As companies more fully realize the impact of healthy workers on the financial health of their organization, health promotion professionals seek support to design and implement interventions that generate improvements in workers' health and business performance. The second edition of ACSM's Worksite Health Handbook: A Guide to Building Healthy and Productive Companies connects worksite health research and practice to offer health promotion professionals the information, ideas, and approaches to provide affordable, scalable, and sustainable solutions for the organizations they serve. Thoroughly updated with the latest research and expanded to better support the business case for worksite programs, the second edition of ACSM's Worksite Health Handbook includes the contributions of nearly 100 of the top researchers and practitioners in the field from Canada, Europe, and the United States. The book's mix of research, evidence, and practice makes it a definitive and comprehensive resource on worksite health promotion, productivity management, disease prevention, and chronic disease management. ACSM's Worksite Health Handbook, Second Edition, has the following features: -An overview of contextual issues, including a history of the field, the current state of the field, legal perspectives, and the role of health policy in worksite programs -A review of the effectiveness of strategies in worksite settings, including economic impact, best practices, and the health–productivity relationship -Information on assessment, measurement, and evaluation, including health and productivity assessment tools, the economic returns of health improvement programs, and appropriate use of claims-based analysis and planning -A thorough discussion of program design and implementation, including the application of behavior change theory, new ways of using data to engage participants, use of technology and social networks to improve effectiveness, and key features of best-practice programs -An examination of various strategies for encouraging employee involvement, such as incorporating online communities and e-health, providing incentives, using medical self-care programs, making changes to the built environment, and tying in wellness with health and safety The book includes a chapter that covers the implementation process step by step so that you can see how all of the components fit together in the creation of a complete program. You'll also find four in-depth case studies that offer innovative perspectives on implementing programs in a variety of work settings. Each case study includes a profile of the company, a description of the program and the program goals, information on the population being served, the results of the program, and a summary or discussion of the program. Throughout the book you'll find practical ideas, approaches, and solutions for implementation as well as examples of best practices and successful programs that will support your efforts in creating interventions that improve both workers' health and business performance. The book is endorsed by the International Association for Worksite Health Promotion, a new ACSM affiliate society. Deepen your understanding of the key issues and challenges within worksite health promotion and find the most current research and practice-based information and approaches inside ACSM's Worksite Health Handbook: A Guide to Building Healthy and Productive Companies, Second Edition. The e-book for ACSM's Worksite Health Handbook, Second Edition, is available at a reduced price. It allows you to highlight, take notes, and easily use all the material in the book in seconds. The e-book is delivered through Adobe Digital Editions® and when purchased through the Human Kinetics site, access to the content is immediately granted when your order is received. Adobe Digital Editions® System Requirements Windows -Microsoft® Windows® 2000 with Service Pack 4, Windows XP with Service Pack 2, or Windows Vista® (Home Basic 32-bit and Business 64-bit editions supported) -Intel® Pentium® 500MHz processor -128MB of RAM -800x600 monitor resolution Mac PowerPC -Mac OS X v10.4.10 or v10.5 -PowerPC® G4 or G5 500MHz processor -128MB of RAM Intel® -Mac OS X v10.4.10 or v10.5 -500MHz processor -128MB of RAM Supported browsers and Adobe Flash versions Windows -Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or 7, Mozilla Firefox 2 -Adobe Flash® Player 7, 8, or 9 (Windows Vista requires Flash 9.0.28 to address a known bug) Mac -Apple Safari 2.0.4, Mozilla Firefox 2 -Adobe Flash Player 8 or 9 Supported devices -Sony® Reader PRS-505 Language versions -English -French -German