09/10/2019

Participation in Workplace Health Promotion Programs

A study by researchers at the National Institute for Occupational Safety
and Health (NIOSH) found that close to 47% of workers have access to workplace health
promotion programs, and among those with access, only 58% of workers take advantage
of them. The study was published in the American Journal of Health Promotion.

Worksites, where the majority of working adults spend their time, are an ideal place
to offer health promotion programs that could improve workers' physical and mental
health. However, many workers with access to workplace health promotion programs
(WHPPs) had never participated in any of these programs. Since each workplace is
unique, this study recommends that employers evaluate and tailor WHPPs based on
their workers' needs to improve participation.

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