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Resources for Worksites

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About 60 percent of adults work and spend much of their day at their worksite. Consider implementing some of these changes into your worksites to make it more heart health friendly.

  • New programs and facilities for physical activity during and after the workday (for example, stretching class at lunch and exercise room on-site)
  • Subsidies for health club membership
  • Healthful food options in vending machines, cafeterias and at organizational events
  • Walking groups
  • Encourage outside meetings/walking meetings
  • Providing health risk assessments
  • Farmer’s markets at the worksite
  • The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard

The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard 

Making your worksite heart healthy is an important part of maintaining optimal health for all your employees. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designed the CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard (HSC) to help employers assess the need to implement evidence-based health promotion interventions or strategies in their worksites to prevent heart disease, stroke and related conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and obesity.

Who can use the CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard?

  • Employers
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Health Benefit Managers
  • Health Education Staff
  • Occupational Nurses
  • Medical Directors
  • Wellness Directors
  • Anyone responsible for worksite health promotion in an organization

What can the CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard tell you?

This tool contains 125 questions that assess how evidence-based health promotion strategies are implemented at a worksite. Employers can use this tool to assess how a comprehensive health promotion and disease prevention program is offered to their employees, to help identify gaps and to prioritize across various health topics including: high blood pressure, signs and symptoms of heart attack and stroke, emergency response to heart attack and stroke, diabetes and cholesterol.

Please review this tool and consider utilizing it to help optimize health for all your employees.

https://www.cdc.gov/workplacehealthpromotion/initiatives/healthscorecard/index.html

Tobacco Free Worksites 

Scientific evidence is painting a clear picture of smoking’s effect on workplace productivity. One study of more than 14,000 workers in Sweden found that smokers took an average of 11 more sick days than nonsmokers. And research published in the prestigious British Medical Journal confirmed that “workplace productivity is increased and absenteeism is decreased among former smokers as compared to current smokers.” Employers are increasingly recognizing that helping their employees quit smoking can provide a noticeable boost to their bottom line. Many workplaces are introducing smoking cessation programs that can benefit everyone involved. There are four key elements that comprise the gold standard for promoting a smoke-free workplace.

To view these elements and learn how your worksite can become smokefree please visit:

http://tobaccofreeflorida.com/employercessation/