A Framework for Improving Workplace Wellness Programs Public Deposited

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  • February 28, 2019
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  • Kalkas, Hoce
    • Affiliation: Gillings School of Global Public Health, Public Health Leadership Program
Abstract
  • Employers face a workforce characterized by an aging population with higher prevalence of obesity and chronic illnesses, which directly impacts overall employee productivity and increases employer expenses. The increase of health care costs and expenses due to obesity and chronic illness in the workforce warrant action within the workplace environment. Because of the potential to stem and possibly reverse these health-related expenditures, workplaces are practical and ideal settings to use key structural concepts of health behavior within a multi-level concept, fostering environmental conditions which can support social norms and culture conducive to healthier lifestyles. A framework composed of a systematic approach to program planning and evaluation paired with evidence-based recommendations for a multi-level intervention to achieve an effective worksite wellness program, aims to provide a tool for employers who seek to foster a favorable environment for improved health outcomes.
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  • Paper type: Policy
  • Track: Leadership
Advisor
  • Evarts, Lori
Reviewer
  • Gardner, David
Degree
  • Master of Public Health
Degree granting institution
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Graduation year
  • 2014
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  • 78469252-7c4a-4b15-882e-c33e99cb6efd
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