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The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard: An Assessment Tool for Employers To Prevent Heart Disease, Stroke, and Related Health Conditions


Description

This tool is designed to help employers assess the extent to which they have applied evidence-based health promotion interventions in their worksites to prevent heart disease, stroke, and related conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and obesity. The CDC Health ScoreCard can establish benchmarks and track improvements (evaluation) over time for various health topics and promotion programs.

The tool contains 100 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 program gaps, and to prioritize across the following health topics:
  • Organizational supports
  • Tobacco control
  • Nutrition
  • Physical activity
  • Weight management
  • Stress management
  • Depression
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Signs and symptoms of heart attack and stroke
  • Emergency response to heart attack and stroke
Links to the Tool:
This tool is available at: http://www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/pubs/docs/HSC_Manual.pdf (If you don't have the software to open this PDF, download free Adobe Acrobat ReaderĀ® software External Web Site Policy.)

Developer

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Emory University

Funding Sources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


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History

  • Release Date: 10/2012
  • Original Summary: 12/2013
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Last updated: January 15, 2014.