Healthy Workforce

Worksite Wellness

What Works in Worksites
Worksite wellness programs that support employees and the environment that they work in have been shown to be a good return on investment.

Why Worksite Wellness?
As employers, it makes sense for us to get the most out of our employees by creating a work environment that supports and encourages good health. Healthy employees make healthy companies.

Don’t know where to begin?                                                                                                                                The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a tool, the Health ScoreCard, that you can use to determine your organization’s effort to make your worksite the healthiest! It’s an online tool that is free and can be used for one or many sites. The Health ScoreCard keeps track of your progress and allows you to follow other worksites your size or “sibling worksites” reporting to your same employer.

Journal Articles

Addressing Obesity in the Workplace: The Role of Employers
This article describes the employer’s perspective on the cost of obesity, discusses practices in employer-sponsored wellness programs, provides examples from U.S. companies illustrating employers’ leverage and opportunities, and suggests policy directions to support the expansion of employers’ initiatives, especially for smaller employers.

Nutrition Interventions in the Workplace: Evidence of Best Practice
Numerous workplace interventions have shown significant improvements in employees’ health and behaviors. However, it is necessary to plan intervention programmes based on the existing evidence of best practice.


Recommended Community Strategies and Measurements to Prevent Obesity in the United States
This report describes the expert panel process that was used to identify 24 recommended strategies for obesity prevention and a suggested measurement for each strategy that communities can use to assess performance and track progress over time.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  
Learn more about workplace health promotion and how to design, implement, and evaluate effective workplace health programs.       

Healthy Workforce 2010 and Beyond
Partnership for Prevention invites you to use this guide and its recommended resources to help plan, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive health promotion program aimed at improving employee health and business growth.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Total Worker Health® (TWH) is a holistic approach to worker well-being. This is a guide for practitioners for creating or expanding organizational cultures of safety, health and well-being.

Kaiser Permanente – Thrive at work
In this free, hands-on guide, you’ll get step-by-step advice, resources, and tools to help you customize a workforce health program that addresses your specific goals.

Workplace Lactation Programs

The Business Case for Breastfeeding

California Breastfeeding Laws and Regulations

Benefits of Workplace Support for Breastfeeding

Workplace Wellness Consultants

THRIVE Wellness Solutions offers wellness program consulting, design and implementation for small-medium size workplaces. Specializes in hosting the Corporate Fit Challenge, a nationally recognized wellness program for employers, employees, and their friends and families.

Wellness Council of America has a large collection of resources, from planning templates to monthly awareness topics to help you raise awareness about important health topics.

WellSteps offers worksite wellness tools, webinars and other resources such as, the infographics on Health Care Cost Control, Maximizing Participation and Leadership Support.