3342.0 The intersection of environment, policy, and worksite health promotion

Monday, November 8, 2010: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Comprehensive worksite health programs are grounded in the creation of physical environment and supporting policies that promote employee health. In this session, the presenters will discuss the characteristics, development, implementation, and evaluation of environmental and policy changes that support worksite health programs, including the opportunities and challenges involved in effecting those changes.
Session Objectives: 1. List the characteristics of worksites that provide a supportive environment for promoting employee health. 2. Describe how a diabetes prevention research program design can be adapted to fit the unique characteristics of worksite environments and employee populations. 3. Discuss the utilization of a rapid assessment and planning tool to empower worksites to change organizational practices related to physical inactivity and poor nutrition. 4. Explain the importance of using policies, systems, and environmentally focused tools to improve employee health.
Sue Baldwin, PhD, CHES

Translating the Diabetes Prevention Program to worksites: Results from a pilot study
Heather M. (Bowen) Padilla, MS, RD, LD, Mark G. Wilson, HSD, Bethany H. Bynum, Marsha Davis, PhD, David M. DeJoy, PhD and Robert J. Vandenberg, PhD
A soup to remember: Using CHLI to improve Alabama worksites
L. Ashley Creagh, MPH, Monique Mullins, MPH, Caroline Bundy and Lisa Jones
Support, awareness, and utilization of health promotion programs: Baseline results from the WAY to Health research study
Carolyn Naseer, MA, Jiang Li, MPH, Lori Stravers, MPH, CHES, Marissa Sheldon, BA and Laura Linnan, ScD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Social Work