Acsm's Worksite Health Handbook : A Guide to Building Healthy and Productive Companies

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-02-27
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics

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Encouraging and maintaining a healthy workforce have become key components in the challege to reduce health care expenditures and health-related productivity losses. As companies more fully realize the impact of healthy workers on the financial health of their organization, health promotion professionals seek support to design and implement interventions that generate improvements in workers'health and business performance.The second edition of ACSM's Worksite Health Handbook: A Guide to Building Healthy and Productive Companiesconnects worksite health research and practice to offer health promotion professionals the information, ideas, and approaches to provide affordable, scalable, and sustainable solutions for the organizations they serve.Thoroughly updated with the latest research and expanded to better support the business case for worksite programs, the second edition of ACSM's Worksite Health Handbookincludes the contributions of nearly 100 of the top researchers and practitioners in the field from Canada, Europe, and the United States. The book's mix of research, evidence, and practice makes it a definitive and comprehensive resource on worksite health promotion, productivity management, disease prevention, and chronic disease management.ACSM's Worksite Health Handbook, Second Edition, has the following features:-An overview of contextual issues, including a history of the field, the current state of the field, legal perspectives, and the role of health policy in worksite programs-A review of the effectiveness of strategies in worksite settings, including economic impact, best practices, and the healthproductivity relationship-Information on assessment, measurement, and evaluation, including health and productivity assessment tools, the economic returns of health improvement programs, and appropriate use of claims-based analysis and planning-A thorough discussion of program design and implementation, including the application of behavior change theory, new ways of using data to engage participants, use of technology and social networks to improve effectiveness, and key features of best-practice programs-An examination of various strategies for encouraging employee involvement, such as incorporating online communities and e-health, providing incentives, using medical self-care programs, making changes to the built environment, and tying in wellness with health and safetyThe book includes a chapter that covers the implementation process step by step so that you can see how all of the components fit together in the creation of a complete program. You'll also find four in-depth case studies that offer innovative perspectives on implementing programs in a variety of work settings. Each case study includes a profile of the company, a description of the program and the program goals, information on the population being served, the results of the program, and a summary or discussion of the program. Throughout the book you'll find practical ideas, approaches, and solutions for implementation as well as examples of best practices and successful programs that will support your efforts in creating interventions that improve both workers'health and business performance.The book is endorsed by the International Association for Worksite Health Promotion, a new ACSM affiliate society.Deepen your understanding of the key issues and challenges within worksite health promotion and find the most current research and practice-based information and approaches inside ACSM's Worksite Health Handbook: A Guide to Building Healthy and Productive Companies, Second Edition.

Table of Contents

Setting the Context
Population Health Management at the Worksite
Employee Health Promotion: A Historical Perspective
Workplace-Based Health and Wellness Services
State of the Worksite Health Promotion Industry: The 2004 National Worksite Health Promotion Survey
Health Promotion Programming in Small, Medium, and Large Businesses
Employee Health Promotion: A Legal Perspective
Health Care Policy and Health Promotion
The Case for Change: From Segregated to Integrated Employee Health Management
The Evidence for Employer-Sponsored Health Programs
An Introduction to Evidence on Worksite Health Promotion
The Assessment of Health Risks With Feedback: Results of a Systematic Review
Practice and Research Connected: A Synergistic Process of Translation Through Knowledge Transfer
Benchmarking and Best Practices in Worksite Health Promotion
Health and the Organization of Work
Health and Productivity Management: An Overview
Assessing Worker and Organizational Health
Practical Program Evaluation: Ensuring Findings Are Used for Program Improvement
The Assessment of Health and Risk: Tools, Specific Uses, and Implementation Processes
Organizational Assessment for Health
Assessment Tools for Employee Productivity
Calculating the Economic Return of Health and Productivity Management Programs
Using Claims Analysis to Support Intervention Planning, Design, and Measurement
Program Design and Implementation
Organizing Intelligence to Achieve Increased Consumer Engagement, Behavior Change, and Health Improvement
The Application of Behavior Change Theory in the Worksite Setting
Keeping Healthy Workers Healthy: Creating a Culture of Health
Connecting the Program to Core Business Objectives
Addressing Diversity and Health Literacy at the Worksite
A Culture of Health: Creating and Sustaining Supportive Organizational Environments for Health
Online Communities and Worksite Health Management
Rewarding Change: Principles for Implementing Worksite Incentive Programs
eHealth for Employee Health and Wellness: Optimizing Plan Design and Incentive Management
Effective Programs to Promote Worker Health Within Healthy and Safe Worksites
Programs Designed to Improve Employee Health Through Changes in the Built Environment
The Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of Medical Self-Care Programs
Disease Management for Employed Populations
From the Basics to Comprehensive Programming
Case Studies
The Occupational Athlete: Injury Reduction and Productivity Enhancement in Reforestation Workers
Employee Health at BAE Systems: An Employer-Health Plan Partnership Approach
Health Promotion, Participation, and Productivity: A Case Study at Unilever PLC
Introducing Environmental Interventions at the Dow Chemical Company to Reduce Overweight and Obesity Among Workers
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