Implementing the Healthy Workplace Participatory Program in a retail work setting
Methods: Using a model based on the Healthy Workplace Participatory Program (HWPP), we recruited a team of six retail workers (health team) to examine barriers to health and propose feasible workplace interventions. We will conduct a process evaluation to show the feasibility of conducting the program and the health team’s ability to develop interventions. Process measures will include meeting attendance, self-reported and observed team member engagement, number of interventions developed, feasibility of the interventions, and potential impact of the interventions.
Results: We formed the health team and are training them on the HWPP process. We used a human-centered design approach to illustrate worker health issues and contributing workplace factors. The health team has met three times to date, and will continue to meet regularly until they have developed and implemented at least one workplace health intervention. We are collecting process measures at every meeting.
Discussion: We expect that the health team will successfully develop and implement at least one workplace health intervention within the next three months; we will conduct a formal process evaluation at that time. Our long term plan is to evaluate the impact of the program based on worker reported change in health attitudes and behaviors and health status.
Learning Areas:Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Public health or related research
Describe the implementation of the Healthy Workforce Participatory Program in a retail setting Discuss the facilitators and barriers to implementing a participatory program with retail workers
Keyword(s): Participatory Research, Workplace
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because:
I earned a Master of Arts in Experimental Psychology and have worked as a research coordinator for twelve years managing projects on substance dependence, musculoskeletal disorders, fall prevention, smoking cessation, and obesity. For this project, I serve as the HWPP facilitator and oversee all data collection efforts.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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