It Takes a VillageWorkplace Health -> Resources
- The CDC’s Workplace Health Promotion website has a toolkit for employers with a collection of guidance, tools, and resources to assist in building or enhancing a workplace health program
- The Institute of Medicine’s Health Enhancement Research Organization’s (HERO) Employer-Community Collaboration to improve the Health of America published an environmental scan called, Environmental Scan: Measuring a Culture of Health (June 2014). Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, it describes the role business is taking to address population health through company wellness programs and other strategies.
- Lewis & Khanna (2014) wrote an e-book called, “Surviving Workplace Wellness with Your Dignity, Finances and Major Organs Intact,” explaining from their point of view why they believe workplace wellness programs are intrusive. The e-book is available on amazon.com.
- Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) published a report entitled, “Five Best Practices for Workplace Wellness,” which is a new report from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Transamerica Center for Health Studies.
- SHRM Wellness Programs Resource Page has links to the latest articles on workplace wellness programs. It also has forms, toolkits and guides, as well as research reports and videos, though membership is required for access to some. In 2011 it published a report entitled, “Promoting Employee Well-Being: Wellness Strategies to Improve Health, Performance and the Bottom Line.”
Behavioral Health Wellness
- The Institute for a Drug-Free Workplace website has extensive publications and resources for the employer and the employee, including a number of Workplace Drug Prevention guides.
- Mental Health America produced a Depression in the Workplace fact sheet, and the Colorado chapter expanded on it here. The East Tennessee chapter offers numerous resources on Mental Health in the Workplace. Wisconsin published a document entitled, “Building the Mentally Healthy Workplace: A Strategic Plan for Improving Employer Mental Health Practices” (2012).
- The Office of National Drug Control Policy offers a fact sheet called, How Illicit Drug Use Affects Business and the Economy.”
- United States Department of Labor offers a “Drug-Free Workplace Advisor” webpage to help businesses build drug-free workplace policies and programs.
- Wellness Works is a workplace education and training program to help organizations be more effective at addressing mental health issues in the workplace.