Worksite Wellness

WORKSITE WELLNESS

Online Interactive Tools || Organizations || Online Resources || Publications

  ONLINE INTERACTIVE TOOLS

  • Obesity Cost Calculator from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  is an application for the workplace.
  • Cost of Inactivity Calculator from the by the East Carolina University Department of Health Education and Promotion, is a tool that helps calculate the economic cost of inactivity for a business or community.

   ORGANIZATIONS AND AGENCIES PROVIDING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCEWorksiteWellness

  • City of Austin Mayor’s Fitness Council (MFC) The MFC provides a template for certified partnerships between a city government and local businesses and non-profit organizations to implement all aspects of fitness and wellness programs for employees.

   ONLINE RESOURCES

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):  CDC's LEAN Works! Workplace Obesity Prevention Program is a free web-based resource that offers interactive tools and evidence-based resources to design effective worksite obesity prevention and control programs.
  • Sustrans in the UK has produced a great resource for business called The Cycle Friendly Employer’s Information Sheet, which provides advice for employers on how to encourage cycling to work, and why it’s good for business.

   MEGAZINES, NEWSLETTERS AND PUBLICATIONS

Wisconsin Public Health and Health Policy Institute, “Employee Health Promotion Programs; What is the Return on Investment?”  September, 2005.
Journal of Business and Economics Research, Vol. 7,  No. 6 , “Cost Accounting Implications for Corporate Wellness Programs”, June 2009. http://www.cluteinstitute-onlinejournals.com/PDFs/1658.pdf
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (CDC), The Power of Prevention; Chronic Disease…the public health challenge of the 21st century, 2009; includes annual cost estimates of selected chronic diseases.