This book focuses on the major issues surrounding worksite health promotion programs. It identifies and discusses examples of the most intensively studied programs (such as Johnson and Johnson's "Live for Life," and AT&T's "TLC"), and considers the "state of science" for the four most frequently offered health-promotion program components: smoking cessation, weight control, exercise, and stress management.
As is becoming increasingly evident, worksite health-promotion activities pose their own unique set of challenges -- challenges that are likely to have a significant impact on national health status and costs. Crucial areas addressed in this volume include program development and design, cost benefit/cost effectiveness, and legislative/policy issues.
Table of Contents
Contents: S.M. Weiss, Health at Work. Part I:Worksite Health Promotion Strategies and Programs. J.E. Fielding, The Challenges of Work-Place Health Promotion. D.R. Johnson, Health Promotion: The Challenge to Industry. J.C. Brengelmann, Work-Site Health Promotion: The European Experience, With Particular Emphasis on the Federal Republic of Germany. W.S. Jose II, D.R. Anderson, Control Data's Staywell Program: A Health Cost Management Strategy. Part II:Targets for Health Promotion. N.E. Grunberg, Cigarette Smoking at Work: Data, Issues, and Models. P. Foreyt, G. Leavesley, Behavioral Treatment of Obesity at the Work Site. W.L. Haskell, Exercise Programs at Work: Data, Issues, Models. Part III:Challenges and Issues in Worksite Health Promotion. T. Mason, Program Development and Design in Work-Site Health Promotion. M.A. Hamburg, Work-Site Health Promotion: Some Policy Issues and Concerns. R.A. Carleton, Interfaces Among Community-, School-, and Work- Site-Based Health Promotion Programs. K.D. Brownell, W.S. Jose II, Recruitment, Attrition, and Maintenance Issues in Work-Site Health Promotion. J.E. Fielding, Cost-Benefit and Cost Effectiveness Analysis in Work-Place Health Promotion Programs. M.H. Becker, In Hot Pursuit of Health Promotion: Some Admonitions. K.R. Pelletier, R.W. Lutz, Healthy People--Healthy Business: A Critical Review of Stress Management Programs in the Workplace.
"Although study of health promotion in the workplace is still in its infancy, the chapters of this edited book, taken in toto, present an updated and realistic portrait of the state-of-the-art in this developing area."