Online Program

Factors associated with successful implementation, recommendations, and future directions of workplace wellness strategies

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 : 2:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Chikarlo Leak, DrPH, MPH, California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
The majority of adults in America spend a significant amount of time during the day at work. Thus the workplace has the ability to positively influence the health of employees through the creation of culture that fosters healthy lifestyle behaviors. New provisions under The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provide incentives and motivation for organizations to invest in prevention strategies that reintegrate healthy eating and physical activity into the workplace in order to respond to the varied health needs of a diverse workforce. An effective workplace wellness program should incorporate essential components such as leadership engagement and support, innovation and creativity and capitalizing on existing wellness infrastructure, assets and resources.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines

Learning Objectives:
Define the most salient factors associated with uptake of workplace wellness strategies.

Keyword(s): Affordable Care Act, Workplace

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have research experience in academic and community settings using quantitative and qualitative approaches to examine the effects of the social determinants of health and the impact of the built environment on healthy lifestyle behaviors.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.