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Archived Employer-Sponsored Incentives and Support Designed to Reduce Overweight/Obesity and Other Risks Lead to Improvements in Health-Related Behaviors and Select Health Indicators 7/2/2014
Financial incentives and associated support for employees and spouses to remain smoke-free, engage in physical activity, manage weight, achieve specific health-related milestones, and complete an annual physical exam and health risk appraisal lead to high participation rates and improvements in health-related behaviors and select health indicators.
Policy Multistakeholder Community Collaborative Spurs Development of Initiatives That Collectively Have Improved Blood Pressure Control Among Hypertensive Individuals 7/2/2014
A multistakeholder collaborative, the Rochester Blood Pressure Initiative supports the development and implementation of a variety of provider-, employer-, and community-based programs that have collectively improved blood pressure control among hypertensive individuals in metropolitan Rochester, NY.
Airport Clinics Provide Quick Access to Low-Cost, Routine Services for Travelers, Airport/Airline Employees 6/4/2014
AeroClinic operated walk-in health care clinics that provided minor ill-care/well-care services for travelers and airport employees as well as occupational health services for airport employers in the Philadelphia and Atlanta airports.
Revamped Employee Wellness Program With Financial Incentives, Onsite Biometrics, Health Risk Assessments, and Coaches Boosts Participation Rates, Reduces Risk Factors 6/4/2014
A large, self-insured employer revamped its employee wellness program to incorporate financial incentives, onsite biometrics that feed into a health risk assessment, and periodic meetings with health coaches, leading to greater employee participation and a reduction in risk factors.
Policy Statewide Collaborative Combines Social Marketing and Sector-Specific Support to Produce Positive Behavior Changes, Halt Increase in Childhood Obesity 5/21/2014
A statewide collaborative supports schools, after-school programs, primary care practices, child care centers, work sites, and communities in promoting increased physical activity and healthy eating in Maine youth, leading to favorable behavior changes and a halt in the increase in childhood overweight/obesity.
QualityTools
Worker Safety in Hospitals 4/9/2014
This suite of resources for hospitals provides health care workers and administrators ways to assess and understand workplace safety needs, implement safety and health management systems, and enhance their patient-handling programs to improve worker safety.
The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard: An Assessment Tool for Employers To Prevent Heart Disease, Stroke, and Related Health Conditions 1/15/2014
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.
Worksite Wellness Toolkit 12/18/2013
The Healthy Arkansas Toolkit was created for businesses and organizations to begin or expand worksite wellness programs.
The Patient-Centered Medical Home: A Purchaser Guide 6/19/2013
This guide provides an overview of the patient-centered medical home concept, addresses the question of why health care purchasers should consider supporting it, and then defines a list of potential strategies that purchasers should consider, including some recommended immediate steps that could be taken.
Childhood Obesity: It's Everyone's Business 2/20/2013
This toolkit provides employers with a range of options that may be implemented in their own company to address childhood obesity.

Last updated: July 16, 2014.