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Workplace Health Promotion
Helping You Help Your Employees To Better Health
For more information about Workplace Health Promotion or assistance with health promotion programs at your workplace, contact us at: UCI HEALTH PROMOTION CENTER 218-J Social Ecology I University of California, Irvine Irvine, CA 92697-7075 Phone: Fax: E-mail: Internet: (949) 824-5047 (949) 824-2056 UCIHPC@UCI.EDU http://www.seweb.uci.edu/users/dstokols/hpc.html
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social ecological approach: wherein the individual. we're certain you will find this kit a valuable tool. The approach in this kit is unlike the traditional approaches to health promotion. employees. and (3) point you to sources of free or low-cost help and information. the owners and managers of small and medium-sized businesses. we focus on a comprehensive. The reason for this comprehensive.About this Information and Resource Kit The University of California Irvine Health Promotion Center (UCIHPC) is pleased to present you with this Workplace Health Promotion Information & Resource Kit. and their families. which focus on individual behavior change. Here. (2) provide some realistic ideas about what you can do to improve (and maintain) the health of your employees. You are well on your way to creating health awareness in your employees! . We realize that you. the employer. The UCI Health Promotion Center wishes you good luck with implementing health promotion in your workplace. The UCI Health Promotion Center has prepared this kit to help you develop a workplace which actively and effectively promotes the health and wellbeing of your employees. the physical environment. are pivotal in creating the changes necessary to bring about lasting health improvements in your workplace. This kit has been prepared for you. the organizational environment. Whether you are just starting out or already working with wellness activities. and the community are all seen as integral components in creating a healthy workplace. It will help you in three ways: (1) provide you with a basic understanding of what Workplace Health Promotion is and how it can help your company. multidisciplinary approach is that we find the single approaches used in health promotion to be insufficient in creating lasting health improvements within the context of today’s rapidly changing society.
obesity. small businesses must minimize costs and maximize productivity to stay competitive. smoking. and Retraining Negative Employee Morale and Company Social Climate Reduced Overall Quality of Life and Well-being of Employee Possible Premature Death of Employee INFORMATION & RESOURCE KIT .e.WORKPLACE HEALTH PROMOTION The Cost of Employee Illness and Injury Like all enterprises. lack of exercise. under 500 employees) than for large corporations. and not using seat belts are several key factors associated with unhealthy behaviors that cause over 80% of all deaths. lifting improperly. What are the Direct and Indirect Costs to Your Company? Direct (out-of-pocket) Costs: Ø Ø Ø Ø Medical Care/Health Insurance Temporary Disability Insurance Workers’ Compensation Life Insurance Indirect (lost output) Costs: Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø Increased Employee Absenteeism Impaired Employee Functioning on the Job Reduced Employee Productivity Employee Turnover. In fact. Since the American worker spends so much time on the job. the workplace provides an excellent environment to communicate about the benefits of creating positive well-being and optimal health. hypertension (high blood pressure).. There is no question that unhealthy behavior is linked to higher health care costs. health promotion activities are an effective way for employers to reduce these costs in the workplace. and rising more steeply for small businesses (i. alcohol and substance abuse. Replacement. not to mention several direct and indirect health-related costs to employers. high cholesterol. With health care costs and workers compensation rates soaring.
optimal health is defined as “a balance of physical. emotional. In the same book. presentation and evaluation of its success. In fact. ongoing efforts to optimize individual and organizational wellness) help to improve employee health by optimizing an organization’s overall economic.” Health promotion programs are undertaken by companies to reduce health care needs by motivating employees and their families to adopt better health habits. there is an appropriate program. many of the medical costs incurred by companies are actually due to the family members of employees. (2) identifies and helps remedy employee health and safety concerns. (3) reinforces health promotion in your company's policies and procedures. For instance: Ø Tenneco compared illness and absenteeism rates for exercise program users and non-users and found participants had fewer sick hours and lower medical costs than non-users. A complete program (1) actively involves employees in its planning. Most importantly. In the book Design of Workplace Health Promotion Programs (see the reference book section later in this kit). Therefore. Additionally.. consistent. and (4) takes advantage of community resources to help improve and maintain your employees' health and well-being. health promotion has been defined as “the science and art of helping people change their lifestyle to move toward a state of optimal health”. small businesses can benefit greatly from scaled-down versions of the health promotion programs found in the larger companies. the importance of health promotion in all settings (home. preparation. social. Many research studies have documented the substantial health benefits and financial savings associated with workplace health promotion programs. spiritual and intellectual health.e. with “bottom-line” payoff. one of the goals of this kit is to encourage family member participation in health promotive activities.WORKPLACE HEALTH PROMOTION What is Workplace Health Promotion? Health promotion programs (i. work. which involves the whole person. INFORMATION & RESOURCE KIT . because behaviors that persist over time tend to be those supported by the environment. Examples of Successful Workplace Health Promotion Although most health promotion programs are concentrated in large corporations. and cultural environment. community) is emphasized. structural. for any size business.
g..e. thus reducing emergency room and doctor visits. within the same building or business complex) to pool health resources.. for example. The more health risks employees have. How your company can cut costs through health promotion: Ø Provide scaled-down versions of programs found in larger firms. Ø Provide self-care information (e. the more medical care they utilize and the more health-related costs (i. base their contributions for health benefits on the expected claim costs for low or moderate risk levels. stretching. Ø Work jointly with other small-medium size businesses (e. Ø Utilize the free and low-cost services of health-related non-profit organizations (see listings in kit) and your local police/fire departments. proper posture at the workstation. since lower risk means lower cost). pamphlets) to employees to treat minor health problems on their own. proper lifting techniques. Ø Give employees more responsibility for health costs (e. medical claims) they generate. A 1992 national survey revealed that more than 81% of private workplaces with 50 or more employees offer at least one health promotion activity for their employees. emergency escape routes. disaster preparedness. books. Therefore. improvements in health behavior patterns will benefit both the individual employees and your company..WORKPLACE HEALTH PROMOTION Reducing Employer Health-Related Costs Health promotion programs are becoming increasingly common in American workplaces. screenings.g. and other programs).. video tapes on self-care. Ø Utilize your health-care/insurance provider’s services and resources (many HMO’s & PPO’s offer discounts to health clubs. INFORMATION & RESOURCE KIT . Ø Provide injury and illness prevention training.g. first aid and CPR.
(2) Implement those health promotion programs that make sense for your workplace. Ø General Motors evaluated the medical and cost benefits of a workplace blood pressure control program and found the cost of medical care claims lower for those involved in the program.72 for every dollar spent on the program. Establishing one or more ongoing ways to communicate with employees will help. you can utilize the services and programs offered by your health care provider or local non-profit organizations.000. and that your company can afford. As you learn more about workplace health promotion. a health and safety committee. they found a medical cost reduction of $1. an employee newsletter that includes health-related information. Many programs are very simple. identify those programs and activities that you think will be most effective at your workplace. What Can Employers Do? In general. For example. Ø Blue Shield of California evaluated a workplace health education program to reduce unnecessary outpatient visits and found program participants to have reduced household visits by 17%. or a ‘Suggestion Box’ (to encourage employees to make anonymous suggestions about improving the health and safety of the workplace) could be utilized. For example.WORKPLACE HEALTH PROMOTION Ø Coors Company evaluated the health benefits and cost-effectiveness of a cardiac rehabilitation program for 180 post-coronary employees and found savings of over $1. and (3) Make a permanent commitment to improving and maintaining your employees' health and well-being. Implement Health Promotion Programs There are many ways employers can implement successful programs at little or no cost. for example: placing health and safety posters at key places in your workplace where employees are likely to see them. Employee health and safety should be discussed specifically at employee and company meetings. there are three things that can help you improve the health of your company and your employees: (1) Communicate more with your employees about health-related concerns and goals. with your employees.000 over six years. developing I N F O I N F O R M A T I O N & R E S O U R C E K I TA T I O .89 to $2. In fact. Communicate More With Employees The success of any Workplace Health Promotion program depends on the active participation of employees.
Institute a Corporate Health Risk Appraisal and Counseling Program. 8. training in team-building. Promote Corporate Compliance with Occupational Administration (OSHA) and Cal-OSHA Regulations. Offer a Program of Flexible Employee Medical and Disease Prevention Benefits that Includes Clinical Preventive Services (e. safety. Establish a Corporate Policy to Maintain a Smoke-Free/Drug-Free Workplace. Safety and Health 2. More information about these high-leverage strategies of workplace health promotion can be found on the UCIHPC Web site under “Links to Other Health Promotion Web Sites” or by contacting us at the UCIHPC. 7. physical fitness activities. posters. by ensuring closer adherence to ergonomic. immunizations) for Employees and their Dependents. Offer Occupational Safety and Health Training Programs that are Targeted to the Requirements of Particular Jobs and Industries.. 9. 3. lower back care. improved nutrition. Socially Supportive. Develop a Corporate Health Promotion Mission Statement.WORKPLACE HEALTH PROMOTION The “Top 12” Workplace Health Promotion Strategies 1.. and Responsive to Employees’ Needs (e.g.g. smoking cessation. INFORMATION & RESOURCE KIT . Form a Workplace Health and Safety Committee that meets regularly. Implement Employee Lifestyle Change Programs (e. 12.g. e-mail.. Communicate Regularly with Employees Regarding Health Promotion (e. Benefits and Participation.. Demonstrate Management Support of Health Promotion. 10. Costs. Specifically. 4. 11. and clean air standards in the workplace). Develop an Organizational Culture That is Flexible. 6.. stress reduction). conflict resolution. meetings. Create and Maintain Health Promotive Facilities by Conducting Workplace Environmental Quality Audits at Regular Intervals and Taking Steps to Address Identified Problem Areas (e. Regularly Monitor Health Promotion Programs’ Effectiveness. newsletters.g. payroll inserts).g. and violence prevention skills). signage. 5.
After reviewing this kit. or to contact the UCI Health Promotion Center for more information and assistance. (3) regularly monitor the success of your health promotion efforts. more direct. and effectiveness of. and that these activities are available to employees and their families at convenient times.WORKPLACE HEALTH PROMOTION and communicating health-related statements such as a 'No Smoking' policy or a 'Sexual Harassment' policy. please see the box entitled “Key Elements of Effective Workplace Health Programs”. Opportunities for participation in these programs should be extended to employees’ family members. injury. whenever possible. to implement some of the health promotion programming suggestions found in this kit. you'll want to make a permanent commitment to a comprehensive workplace health promotion program. To increase participation in. productivity and other. (2) insure (by asking employees) that you are providing the most important health promotion activities. Make a Permanent Commitment A permanent commitment doesn't mean an unlimited commitment of your company's resources or management time. health promotion programs. to read some of the helpful books recommended later in this kit. INFORMATION & RESOURCE KIT . (4) track important organizational outcomes like rates of employee absenteeism. and that you intend to consistently provide a realistic level of health promotion activities at your workplace. 'Permanent Commitment' means that you are convinced that improving and maintaining the health of your employees is in your company's best interest. we hope you’re motivated to call a local nonprofit organization to arrange a free presentation at your workplace. Getting Started… We're sure that once you become convinced that actively promoting the health of your employees is indeed in your company's best interest. in order to help justify your investment. health-related costs. illness. or inviting a non-profit agency to come give a free lunch-hour presentation for employees about the benefits of an exercise program or ways to control personal stress at work. There are four essential elements of a permanent commitment to Workplace Health Promotion: (1) include a statement about the importance of employee health in your company's mission statement and regularly consider employee health in annual planning and budgeting. and those procedures and conditions at your workplace that might affect employee health or well-being.
Use of Personal Protective Equipment. and community components of health promotion will be much more effective than focusing on any one area alone. Including a Recipe Exchange Provide Self-Care Health Guides to All Employees Target Holidays and Summer Months for Fitness/Nutrition Facilitate Team-Building Activities for Work Groups Put Together a “Walking Club” for Employees PHYSICAL WORK ENVIRONMENT • • • • • • Change Vending Machine Snacks to Lowfat Items Place Announcements on Stairwells to Encourage Walking Identify CPR/First Aid Trained Employees by Displaying a “Red Cross” at Their Workstations Display Signs to Encourage Safe Lifting. Seat Belt Use. Create and Maintain a Health Bulletin Board Designate a Quiet Room for Relaxation/Meditation INFORMATION & RESOURCE KIT . physical environment.WORKPLACE HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAMMING SUGGESTIONS Implementing health promotion programs that integrate the individual. etc. Examples of health promotion activities focusing on all four areas include: INDIVIDUAL BEHAVIOR CHANGE • • • • • • Encourage Workstation Stretching Techniques Organize a Healthy Potluck. organizational.
Acknowledge Participants in Flyers and/or Newsletters Organize Company Olympics to Encourage Exercise and Team-Building COMMUNITY COLLABORATION • • • • • • Organize a Health-Related Speaker Series or Lunch-Hour Discussion Groups Ask a Local Restaurant to Conduct a Lowfat Cooking Class Sponsor a Community Event (e. Payroll Inserts.g. Create Departmental Competitions for Miles Walked.WORKPLACE HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAMMING SUGGESTIONS ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT & POLICIES • • • • • • Organize Activities Around Health Theme Months Subsidize Fitness/Health Club Memberships Send Periodic Health Tips Via E-mail. Flyers. etc. etc. Hours of Exercise. 10K) and Encourage Participation of Employees and Their Families Have a Contest for Employees’ Children to Create Health Promotional Posters for Work Sponsor School/Parks/Recreation Programs for Health Get Healthy Local Vendors to Sponsor Your Company Contests INFORMATION & RESOURCE KIT . 5K. Weight Lost. Newsletters.
which help increase participation in. scope and focus of your particular health promotion programs. most employees are employed by smaller companies.WORKPLACE HEALTH PROMOTION Key Elements of Effective Workplace Health Programs Although most health promotion programs are concentrated in large corporations. Ø Make program goals clear and identify employee health needs. recognition). and effectiveness of. Ø Offer incentives (e. employees who smoke or have high cholesterol). safety training.. controlling high blood pressure to prevent heart disease).S. Ø Reward participants for achievement of program goals. health promotion programs: Ø Demonstrate management support of and involvement in programs.g.g. and continually revise the programs as needed. while others can be aimed at the entire workforce (e. Listed here are several key elements. Ø Offer a variety of programs that meet employee needs. Ø Involve employees in the program planning stage and beyond. INFORMATION & RESOURCE KIT . The most effective programs incorporate the key elements above. regularly monitor costs and outcomes. cash. discounts to health club. workers are employed by firms with 2-500 employees. exercise/fitness programs).. Ø Help employees understand the implications of health problems Ø (e. In fact...g. Ø Assure employees that their health status will remain confidential. Ø Offer programs at a time and place convenient to employees. Ø Make the workplace environment support lifestyle change efforts.g. One size does not fit all! The unique needs of your company. and its employees. will determine the content. nearly 60% of U. Some programs can be targeted to meet the needs of high-risk groups (e.
avoiding fire hazards) Although many people do not realize it.g.g. too. A model workplace health promotion program is comprehensive and focuses on four main components: (1) the individual employee. screenings and immunizations for employees and their families) Companies can also implement health promotion strategies that focus on the physical work environment. (3) the organization. These may be very familiar to you and include: Ø lifestyle/behavior change programs (e. or better manage stress) Ø health and safety training (e. and (4) the community.g. For example: Ø Ø Ø Ø Ø considering employee health in the organization's mission statement complying with all health and safety regulations implementing health-related policies such as a no-smoking policy providing a full range of health benefits to employees including employees' families in organizational wellness programs (continue on other side) INFORMATION & RESOURCE KIT . as conceptualized by the UCI Health Promotion Center.g. Many companies implement health promotion strategies that focus on the individual employees.g.g. training employees on general workplace safety practices and those that apply to their specific jobs) Ø clinical and preventive services (e.. correctly storing toxic chemicals) Ø maintaining a safe and orderly workplace (e. machine guards) putting up safety signage to increase employee safety awareness installing facilities that will encourage employees to lead healthy lives (e.. regularly evaluating program effectiveness.WORKPLACE HEALTH PROMOTION A MODEL HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAM A model workplace health promotion program. there are organizational strategies that can improve employee health. This is an ongoing. programs to help employees stop smoking or abusing drugs.. lose weight.. and vending machines with healthy selections) Ø managing workplace hazards (e. cyclic process of implementing health promotion programs with the greatest potential for improving the health of employees. an exercise room. For example: Ø Ø Ø Ø supplying each employee with furniture that adjusts to fit his/her body installing workplace safety features (e... (2) the physical workplace. consists of permanent organizational commitment to the health and well-being of all the organization's employees. and revising programs as necessary.g.. lockers and showers.
all types/levels of employees should be involved at each step of program development. (4) environmental outcomes. greater organizational productivity. such as a healthier. A model program targets employees most in need of specific health promotion programming. such as improvements in employee health and employee productivity. and generally only the most healthy employees. A successful program will offer a broad range of health promotion programs that vary in the level of organizational resource commitment required and cost to the individual in terms of time and effort. The UCIHPC believes that a company’s adoption of our model workplace health promotion program will lead to many positive outcomes for the organization and its employees. (3) organizational outcomes. INFORMATION & RESOURCE KIT . such as reduced absenteeism and employee turnover. (2) social outcomes. because only the employees themselves know what their specific health needs are and what types of health promotion programs are likely to be well attended. A model workplace health promotion program works to involve a large proportion of the company’s employees. and not just the healthy ones. These strategies include: Ø participating in local health coalitions and collaborating with other businesses. such as improved social climate and employee morale. government agencies. such as an improved reputation in the community as an organization that cares for its employees. and reduced workers' compensation and health care costs. and even (5) community-level outcomes. In fact. less hazardous work environment. and it will be accessible and convenient for the majority of employees.WORKPLACE HEALTH PROMOTION A MODEL HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAM (continued) There are also health promotion strategies that focus on community resources. and non-profit organizations to develop healthy cities programs Ø offering free and low-cost services through your health care provider or nonprofit organizations (see enclosed resource directory for a sample of local non-profit organizations promoting health) Many current workplace health promotion programs reach relatively small numbers of people. These outcomes may be (1) individual-level outcomes.
218 Cancer in the Sun Month (415) 332-4066 National Headache Awareness Week (800) 843-2256 / (312) 525-7357: Fax AIDS Walk Orange County (714) 955-1400 February American Heart Month (800) AHA-USA1 / (714) 856-3555 Wise Health Consumer Month (800) 539-1800 / (810) 539-1808: Fax February 1: National Girls & Women in Sports Day (800) 227-3988 / (516) 542-4716: Fax April National Cancer Control Month (800) ACS-2345 / (404) 320-3333 National Alcohol Awareness Month (212) 206-6770 / (212) 645-1690: Fax National Child Abuse Prevention Month (800) 394-3366 / (312) 663-3520 INFORMATION & RESOURCE KIT . 1184 May National High Blood Pressure Education Month (301) 251-1222 National Mental Health Month (703) 684-7722 National Physical Fitness and Sports Month (202) 690-9000 June National Safety Month (847) 699-2929 ext.WORKPLACE HEALTH PROMOTION NATIONAL HEALTH PROMOTION ACTIVITIES January March of Dimes Birth Defects Prevention Month (714) 263-1100 / (914) 428-7100 National Volunteer Blood Donor Month (301) 907-6977 Migraine Awareness Month (800) 843-2256 March American Red Cross Month (714) 835-5381 / (703) 206-6000 National Nutrition Month (312) 899-0040 National Poison Prevention Month (415) 332-4066 March 16-22: National Poison Prevention Week (301) 504-0580 ext.
100 (404) 320-3333 November 23-29: National Family Week (414) 359-1040 / (414) 359-1074: Fax December Safe Toys and Gifts Month (800) 331-2020 / (847) 843-2020 National Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Month (800) 621-7619 / (202) 293-2270 December 1: World AIDS Day (202) 466-5883 INFORMATION & RESOURCE KIT .WORKPLACE HEALTH PROMOTION NATIONAL HEALTH PROMOTION ACTIVITIES July National Eye Exam Month (800) 331-2020 July 13-19: International Massage Week (303) 674-8478 / (303) 674-0859: Fax August Foot Health Month (312) 856-8811 (contact: Michelle Frigo) September National Cholesterol Education Awareness Month (301) 251-1222 Baby Safety Awareness Month (301) 504-0580 / (609) 231-8500 Last Sunday of September: Family Health & Fitness Day USA (800) 828-8225 / (847) 816-8662: Fax October Family Health Month (800) 274-2237 / (816) 333-9700 National Crime Prevention Month (419) 535-3232 Breast Cancer Awareness Month (800) 4-CANCER / (800) ACS-2345 JDF Walk to Cure Diabetes (949) 553-0363 / (949) 553-8813: Fax November National Diabetes Month (800) 232-3472 / (703) 549-1500 November 20: Great American Smokeout (800) ACS-2345 ext.
Community Health Plaza Omaha.. Ph. O’Donnell Health Promotion in the Workplace. Wellness Councils of America (WELCOA) 7101 Newport Avenue Suite 311. Provides several copy-ready forms for assessing employee/employer needs and interests. testimony from over 750 individuals and review and comment from over 10. and organization politics on programs. design. 1995) Health Promotion in the Workplace (2nd Edition.P. M. tobacco. The workbook can assist both health professionals and business managers (with little health promotion training) in the research. Design of Workplace Health Promotion Programs.000 people.S. MD. MBA. O’Donnell & J. Considers the impact of finance.S. focusing on areas such as alcohol. group process. all state health departments. O'Donnell.P.D. Public Health Service Government Printing Office Washington. M. 1994) This workbook (1995) accompanies the widely recognized text (1994) edited by Michael P. MBA. and exercise. and evaluation of workplace health promotion program development. MPH and Jeffrey S. Harris. Department of Health and Human Services. the Institute of Medicine. nutrition. Harris (810) 682-0707 Healthy People 2000: National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives (1991) A consensus document of over 22 expert working groups with review and comment from almost 300 national organizations. implementation. Informative booklet outlines worksite health promotion activities. Contains 22 sets of objectives and goals for the nation for the year 2000.WORKPLACE HEALTH PROMOTION BOOKS Design of Workplace Health Promotion Programs (4th Edition. NE 68152 INFORMATION & RESOURCE KIT . U. MPH. DC 20402 (202) 512-1800 Healthy People at the Worksite 2000 Offers 77 low-cost health promotion ideas for any workplace.
O. Public Health Service Government Printing Office Washington. and activities sponsored by employers to improve the health of their employees. dependents and retirees. 1994) Provides information on actual wellness programs implemented in companies. stress management.WORKPLACE HEALTH PROMOTION BOOKS Healthy. NJ 07719-1442 National Survey of Worksite Health Promotion Activities: Summary Report (1992) This report examines 1.507 U. NE 68152 (402) 572-3590 / (402) 572-3594: Fax How Employers Are Saving Through Wellness and Fitness Programs (2nd Edition.S. Community Health Plaza Omaha. includes copy-ready forms and surveys developed by Wellness Councils of America (WELCOA). 1995) Describes how to plan. weight management. services and facilities. the survey assessed the policies. program ideas that work. prenatal care. U. Editor: Beth-Ann Karber American Business Publishing P. DC 20402 (202) 512-1800 INFORMATION & RESOURCE KIT . and evaluate worksite programs. practices. information. Department of Health and Human Services. implement. worksites with over 50 employees. WELCOA 7101 Newport Avenue Suite 311. Specifically. The survey was conducted to measure the growth of worksite health promotion activities since the first national survey in 1985. BOX 1442 Wall Township. Wealthy and Wise: A How to Guide for Worksite Health Promotion Managers (3rd Edition. Covers various topics including smoking cessation. etc.S. Provides cost savings in the various companies.
. NE 68152 (402) 572-3590 / (402) 572-3594: fax Working for Good Health: Health Promotion and Small Business (1992) Focuses on small businesses (less than 500 employees). Community Health Plaza Omaha. implement. Includes discussions on cost-effectiveness. evaluation procedures. health risk appraisals. Kahler. It is designed to be a primer for health promotion managers. This manual is written for small business use and provides examples and practical advice based on what other companies have done. it has been adapted for nationwide use. Eddy. Ph. WELCOA 7101 Newport Avenue Suite 311. Discusses benefits of health promotion activities and perceived barriers to starting a program. DC 20002 (202) 408-9320 INFORMATION & RESOURCE KIT . & Harold S. Ph. and evaluate worksite health promotion programs. Jr. and resources for small business health promotion.D. WELCOA.WORKPLACE HEALTH PROMOTION BOOKS Well Now: A Manager's Guide to Worksite Health Promotion (1992) Provides health promotion managers with practical guidelines to design. NE 68152 (402) 572-3590 / (402) 572-3594: fax Wellness at Work: a Practical Guide for Health Promotion in Small Business (1988) Originally a guide for worksite wellness in Montana. James M. Guide developed by Wellness Councils of America (WELCOA). Community Health Plaza Omaha. Sonia Muchnick-Baku & Sarah Orrick National Resource Center on Worksite Health Promotion 777 North Capitol Street NE. Also addresses the role of business coalitions and mental health promotion and provides suggestions for small business owners. 7101 Newport Avenue Suite 311. employeremployee communication. Suite 800 Washington.D.
INFORMATION & RESOURCE KIT . education.C. their families. Chapter 1570 Brookhollow Drive. seminars.org • Educational materials/programs. 2540 N. patient services (e.O. and other services. please contact the following organizations directly or the UCIHPC for more national non-profit offices. In addition. Suite 100 Santa Ana. research. Santiago Boulevard Orange. health care professionals. #120 Santa Ana. direct assistance. Alzheimer’s Association of O. day camps). and professionals. rehabilitation and support programs.ca. For more information. information about local resources and services. and friends fighting Alzheimer’s. We recommend that you call the organizations to verify any changes that may have occurred since this printing. CA 92867 (714) 283-1111 / (800) 621-0379 (brochures) (714) 438-4380 (education and referral) • Advocacy.cancer. transport patients to treatment centers. American Diabetes Association . lectures. home care and equipment loans.org • Fund research. help lines. patient and family services.C. CA 92705 (714) 662-7940 / (800) DIABETES http://www. • One of 220 chapters of the National Alzheimer’s Association made up of family. Deere Avenue. • Work to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. & support groups. publish scientific findings.g.C.. low-cost mammograms. and provide education and other services to people with diabetes. Region 1940 E. CA 92704 (714) 261-9446 / (714) 261-9419: Fax http://www. where we have links to over 300 health-related sites. you can access a variety of health promotion Web sites by contacting the UCIHPC home page (see address inside front cover of this kit). The UCIHPC has not performed any qualitative assessment of the resources listed here.diabetes. American Cancer Society – O.WORKPLACE HEALTH PROMOTION RESOURCES A variety of Southern California nonprofit organizations can assist you by providing free and low-cost health education materials.
Arthritis Foundation – So.org • Provide information on how to adapt to arthritis. family.C.dir.lungusa.WORKPLACE HEALTH PROMOTION RESOURCES American Heart Association . support medical research.C.ca. • Help owners/managers establish and maintain a safe and healthful workplace. • Support research. American Red Cross – O. • Aim to reduce disability and death from heart disease and stroke. CA 92711 (714) 835-5381 / (714) 547-7904: Fax • Educate and provide community with techniques regarding emergency disaster relief and preparedness. CA 92614 (714) 442-1000 / (714) 442-1004: Fax • Provide individual. Suite 200 Irvine. CA 92612 or P.gov • Provide employers with free. Project Reach Out for seniors. hold educational meetings. stimulate community action against lung disease. community education. Heart and Sole Classic [run/walk]. provide list of doctors and self-care tapes and videos. Center For Family Counseling . Employee Assistance Programs. CA 92708 (714) 436-1623 / (714) 436-1625: Fax http://www. train medical personnel in the best treatment techniques. CPR courses. Heart to Heart Gala).org • Provide worksite programs.YMCA 2 Executive Circle. Region 4600 Campus Drive. CA 92616-6046 (714) 856-3555 / (714) 856-3364: Fax http://www. and group counseling.C.O. Suite 220 Anaheim. Chapter 601 N. • Services available in Spanish.g. CA 92705 (714) 835-5864 / (714) 835-0169: Fax e-mail: alaoc1@aol. free individual copies of educational pamphlets about prevention and treatment of heart disease.O.org • Educate doctors and other health professionals. Golden Circle Drive P.com http://www.O. American Lung Association of O.arthritis.amhrt. 17th Street Santa Ana. Katella Avenue. Chapter 17155 Newhope. CPR and First Aid. Box 11364 Santa Ana. juvenile delinquency prevention. Cal / OSHA Consultation Service Occupational Safety & Health Administration (California) 2100 E. Box 6046. Cal. CA 92806 (714) 935-2750 http://www. information & referrals (e. 1570 E. Suite A Fountain Valley. crisis hotline. children. INFORMATION & RESOURCE KIT . provide informational material. on-site technical assistance to help keep costs of occupational injury and illnesses at a minimum. Irvine. health and safety education programs and youth programs. • Smoking cessation programs & literature. Irvine.
CA 92683 (714) 898-8155 (714) 891-8681: Fax (call first) • Provide individual. counseling and therapy. assessment & evaluation. and Education (C. including videos. youth shelter. child abuse. disability prevention. • Tobacco prevention activities with Orange County youths. program for adolescents and their families. preventioneducation. CA 92606 (714) 250-0488 / (714) 251-1659: Fax e-mail: commsvc. Suite 425 Irvine. victim/witness assistance.com • Rehabilitation programs: youth service. CA 92701 (714) 541-1444 (English) (714) 834-2192 (Spanish) (714) 834-2909 (Vietnamese) (714) 834-3492: Fax • Quit smoking phone counseling.WORKPLACE HEALTH PROMOTION RESOURCES Center of Hope Counseling 14140 Beach Boulevard.com • Workplace and school-based programs. CA 92663 (714) 263-1100 / (714) 263-1195: Fax e-mail: ocmod@aol. Easter Seal Society – O. County of Orange . Advocacy. CA 92801 (714) 490-5258 / (714) 520-7998: Fax • Provide crisis intervention. domestic violence assistance. technological assistance. • Services for hearing impaired. County of Orange .Drug Abuse Services 1125 North Magnolia Avenue Anaheim. INFORMATION & RESOURCE KIT . gang prevention. CA 92801 (714) 441-3070 / (714) 441-3477: Fax • Provide rehabilitation services. Eating disorder and parenting classes. CSP Administration – Community Service Programs 16842 Von Karman. community outreach. March of Dimes – Birth Defects Foundation 2031 Orchard Drive. resolution services. low birth weight.Health Care Agency Tobacco Use Prevention Program 12 Civic Center Plaza. advocacy. marriage. Stuite 127 Santa Ana. Suite 100 Anaheim. • Help people with disabilities achieve independence.E.C. • Dedicated to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects. alcohol/drug abuse. Suite 113 Westminster. and public education programs (e. Suite 250 Newport Beach. and infant mortality through Community service. and domestic violence counseling.). information about the Americans with Disabilities Act). Research. Families First.R. family. seminars and self help materials. Region 1661 North Raymond Avenue.g.A.1@aol.
sports. National Multiple Sclerosis Society . advocacy. Orange County Council on Aging 1300 South Grand Avenue. jobs. medical equipment loans. INFORMATION & RESOURCE KIT . volunteerism.nmss. CA 92705 (714) 567-7555 / (714) 567-5021: Fax e-mail: csa_aaa@telis. health and fitness. 822 Town and Country Road Orange. acts as an ombudsman between the facility and the patient. 17500 Redhill Avenue.O. • Highly visible source of information in our region for education. B Santa Ana. CA 92626 http://www.org • Provide information and referral.oc.oc. community development. CA 92630 (714) 770-2189 / (714) 770-4660: Fax • Rehabilitation centers. • Emphasize clients’ strengths. prevention. newly diagnosed support. CA 92614 (714) 752-1680 / (800) 486-MSOC e-mail: cao@nmss. research. YMCA of Orange County (check local listings for location nearest you) YMCA Program Store (800) 747-0089 / (217) 351-1549: Fax • Programs in areas such as aquatics.oc. and peer groups. intervention. rehabilitation services. Suite 240 Irvine. teen leadership. CA 92868 (714) 547-7559 / (714) 543-4431: Fax e-mail: mhainfo@mha. lending library.org • Promote appropriate demand on the health care system by providing quality education. Bldg.org http://www. • Annual resource and member directory. and personal growth. OCWC Administrator Health Net 3187 Redhill Avenue.gov/aging/ • Offers referrals to care centers and nursing.WORKPLACE HEALTH PROMOTION RESOURCES Mental Health Association of O. Suite 200 Costa Mesa. training & resource network.ocwellness.C.C.org • Offer medication management services. support groups. exercise programs. National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence of Orange County 22471 Aspen Street. self-help. education. and referral to treatment programs for alcoholism and other drug/chemical dependency.org http://www. family.mha. shelters. Suite 103 Lake Forest. Orange County Wellness Coalition c/o Tim Barr. • Monthly meetings/speakers discussing different health promotion topics. • One of over 140 chapters providing free services. driving programs. peer supporter training. child care.ca.org http://www.
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