Effective workplace wellness programs and policies can reduce health risks and improve quality of life. However, workplace wellness does not have a one-size-fits-all approach. When designing wellness programs, make sure to understand the assets, needs, and culture of your workplace environment.
Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) recommends the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Workplace Health Model to design comprehensive workplace wellbeing programs. Health Education Specialists help worksites and community groups assess, plan, implement, and evaluate wellness activities.
The CDC Workplace Health Scorecard helps employers discover if they are implementing science-based health interventions in their workplace. This tool requires a small team of staff, usually human resource managers, health benefit managers, or wellness committee members, and typically takes around 90 minutes to complete. A completed scorecard will indicate strengths and weaknesses of the current workplace when it comes to wellness. From there, workplaces will have a map to plan and manage wellness programs moving forward.
Learn more about the Workplace Health Scorecard
TIP: If your workplace is a school, your team might consider completing the School Health Index instead of the Scorecard.
LCPH provides toolkits, campaigns, and resources to help implement workplace wellness programs. Contact us to learn more.
Do wellness programs actually work? You won’t know unless you evaluate. LCPH recommends the following evaluation methods: