3058.0 Worksite Health Promotion

Monday, November 9, 2009: 8:30 AM
Healthy People 2010 goals emphasize the worksite as an important setting for introducing environmental changes aimed at reducing the incidence of obesity. The Environmental Assessment Tool (EAT) was developed to measure physical and social environmental supports of obesity prevention interventions.The physical activity intervention used a multi-level approach including organizational actions and goal-based cognitive-behavioral modification strategies.Employee wellness committees (EWCs) can assist in the planning, implementation and evaluation of comprehensive worksite health promotion programs.
Session Objectives: 1.Describe the Environmental Assessment Tool and how it can be used as a processes measure for the evaluation of environmental weight. 2. Discuss impact built environment and policy has upon worksite in terms of healthy eating and physical activity. 3. Describe 3 benefits of mobilizing an employee wellness committee as part of a comprehensive workplace health promotion program. 4.Describe the value of providing effective workplace interventions targeting overweight and obesity

8:30 AM
Field Test of an Online Worksite Physical Activity Program
Mark G. Wilson, HSD, David M. DeJoy, PhD, Robert J. Vandenberg, PhD, Stephanie D. Walsh, MPA and Rod K. Dishman, PhD
8:45 AM
Application of the Environmental Assessment Tool (EAT) as a process measure for a worksite weight management intervention
Kristin Baker Parker, MPH, David M. DeJoy, PhD, Mark G. Wilson, HSD, Heather M. Bowen, MS, RD, LD, Ron Z. Goetzel, PhD and Ronald J. Ozminkowski, PhD
9:00 AM
Worksite Wellness: Building Connections to Healthier Lives
Dianne G. Thomas, MBA, Michael Kennedy, MGA, MPH, CHES and Cara Crisler, MA

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Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)