Below you will find third-party sites and resources as they relate to health promotion and education. DHPE is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites. A link here does not constitute endorsement or support of DHPE.
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State Worksite Wellness Programs
- Alaska's Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion's Worksite Health and Productivity Promotion
Alaska's Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion's Worksite Health and Productivity Promotion project offers materials and training opportunities to help small businesses implement worksite health programs. Their web site provides information about the benefits of worksite health programs, and the following materials: Supporting Healthy Practices at Work; an Employee Interest Survey; and Take Heart Alaska - Promoting Health at Work: A Resource Guide.
- Arizona Department of Health Services - Healthy Arizona Worksites
Healthy Arizona Worksites provides information and tools to help businesses in Arizona have healthier worksites and healthier employees. Resources include an eight step process for developing, implementing, and evaluating a comprehensive worksite program; a worksite assessment tool to help assess the current worksite environment and identify actions to implement; and a resource guide to help worksites access resources for their program.
- California Department of Health Services' Network for a Healthy California Worksite Program
The Worksite Program has developed the California Fit Business Kit to help employers develop and implement a culture and environment that supports healthy eating and physical activity among workers. Included in the Kit are: healthy meeting policies, vending machine food and beverage standards, healthy dining menu guidelines, a guide to establishing a worksite farmers' market, a guide to creating worksite walking clubs, and more.
- Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has developed a Worksite Resource Kit that helps worksites choose and implement activities at low or no cost, with little maintenance, and without requiring extensive staff time.
- Healthy Arkansas
Healthy Arkansas provides a Worksite Wellness Guide with information on how to get a worksite wellness program started, and a Worksite Wellness Tool Kit with useful tools and ideas (nutrition, physical activity, walking trails, cessation) for a worksite wellness program.
- Healthy South Dakota
Healthy south Dakota has the following worksite wellness resources available on their web pages: a survey to assess how your current worksite rates at promoting healthy living; a survey to help to improve worksite and employee health; a guide that includes steps to start a wellness program, "Strides to a Healthier Worksite"; an employee interest survey; a toolkit containing information on organizing wellness challenges in the workplace; a kit that promotes the use of stairs with posters; and free on-site technical assistance.
- Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services
The Good Work! Resource Kit is provided by Maine's Cardiovascular Health Program to provide employers with information on the link between a healthy worksite and the bottom line, key elements of successful worksite programs, specific low or no-cost strategies, and resources to support worksite wellness initiatives.
- Michigan Department of Community Health
The Michigan Department of Health provides the following worksite wellness resources: Michigan's Healthy Workplaces Resource Guide, a Stroke and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Screening Form, stories from worksite wellness programs around Michigan (Worksite Wellness Chronicles), and other resources to support worksite wellness programs.
- Nevada Worksite Wellness Toolkit
A toolkit for any employer to follow in order to implement worksite wellness for their employees.
- New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Worksite Wellness
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services has created a Worksite Wellness Toolkit that includes the benefits of worksite health promotion programs for worksites and employees, ideas for wellness activities, and more.
- New York State Department of Health Worksite Wellness
New York State Department of Health provides worksite wellness web pages that offer tools and resources for enhancing physical activity and nutrition and decreasing tobacco-use at the worksite. Resources include: Why worksite wellness is important, and how to plan, implement, and evaluate a worksite wellness program.
- North Dakota Worksite Wellness
Healthy North Dakota offers information and links for employers searching to improve health at their worksite, and Healthy North Dakota consultants that can help employers plan worksite wellness programs.
- Pennsylvania Department of Health Worksite Wellness
Pennsylvania Department of Health provides a PowerPoint presentation about worksite wellness and a worksite wellness resource list on their web page.
- Rhode Island Department of Health - Worksite Wellness
The Rhode Island Department of Health's Worksite Wellness provides tools to make the argument for a wellness program; to start a wellness program; to assess how healthy your worksite is; to determine what types of programs employees wants; to help make policy and environmental changes; to evaluate wellness programs, and other pertinent worksite wellness resources.
- State of Oregon - Oregon Healthy Worksites
The Oregon Healthy Worksites web site provides a Worksite Assessment and Toolkit, and a Healthy Worksites Employee Assessment.
- Strong and Healthy Oklahoma
The Oklahoma State Department of Health's web site provides information about low-cost activities companies can implement to encourage and promote good health.
- Texas Department of State Health Services - Building Healthy Texans
The Texas Department of State Health Services provides a Worksite Wellness Toolkit, Worksite Wellness Index, Wellness Program Guide Books for Physical Activity and Nutrition, and other resources to help employers reduce their costs and implement a worksite wellness program.
- Tompkins County (NY) Health Department Worksite Wellness
The Health Promotion Program, Tompkins County (NY) Health Department, developed and maintains web pages related to worksite wellness. Resouces include: steps for starting a program, how to have healthy meetings, an employee interest survey, tips on writing objectives, and more.
- Utah Council for Worksite Health Promotion
The Utah Council for Worksite Health Promotion provides an annual worksite health promotion conference, a worksite awards program, resources for implementing wellness programs, and links to the best worksite wellness web sites.
- Vermont Department of Health's Fit and Healthy Vermonters
The Vermont Department of Health's Worksite Wellness Resource is a step-by-step guide to help worksite wellness programs be successful. It is available on their web site, as well as fact sheets about worksite wellness and resources to other related programs and services.
- Washington State Department of Health Work Sites
Washington's Department of Health provides a Worksite Wellness Resource Kit and works with employers to change organizational and corporate cultures so that employees can be more physically active at work and have healthier food choices.
- Wisconsin Department of Health Services Worksite Wellness
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has created a Worksite Wellness Resource Kit that assists worksites with implementing strategies that have been proven effective.
- Wyoming Department of Health Worksite Wellness
The Wyoming Department of Health's web pages contain presentations from Wyoming's First Ever Worksite Wellness Summit that took place in October 2008, as well as a report from 2006 of Wyoming's Best Practices in Worksite Wellness.