Our Health Assessments are designed as an analysis of health related data that evaluates health status, health risk, and health improvement priorities at the individual or organizational level, and are key elements of the worksite health promotion program.
Physical activity programs have been the foundation of workplace health promotion programs for three decades or more. They should be an integral part of any comprehensive worksite health promotion efforts.
Worksite nutrition programs can educate employees regarding healthy food and lifestyle choices, and can support a behavior change. They have been shown to help increase fruit and vegetable consumption, increase awareness of healthy eating habits, and decreased healthcare costs.
Although work provides a range of benefits it can also have negative effects on mental health, particularly in the form of stress. There are various forms of work stressors related to different work contexts, and these may be unique to an organization or an industry, and must be addressed as such.
Since the late 1970s obesity rates have doubled. In fact, treatment efforts, including worksite obesity treatment programs, statistically have not been able to curb the population trend toward increased weight. Solutions are more likely to come from a wide variety of changes, including workforces that will collectively impact the way individuals behave and make decisions.
Today's employee assistance programs are defined as "professional services provided to employees with the inter-dependent goals of improving employees and family members' overall wellbeing, as well as enhancing the work organizations functioning and productivity."