Thoroughly updated with the latest research and expanded to better support the business case for worksite programs, ACSM’s Worksite Health Handbook, Second Edition, has the following features:

An overview of contextual issues, including a history of the field, the current state of the field, legal perspectives, and the role of health policy on worksite programs

A review of the effectiveness of strategies in worksite settings, including economic impact, best practices, and the health–productivity relationship

Information on assessment, measurement, and evaluation, including health and productivity assessment tools, the economic returns of health improvement programs, and appropriate use of claims-based analysis and planning 

A thorough discussion of program design and implementation, including the application of behavior change theory, new ways of using data to engage participants, use of technology and social networks to improve effectiveness, and key features of best-practice programs

An examination of various strategies for encouraging employee involvement, such as incorporating online communities and e-health, providing incentives, using medical self-care programs, making changes to the built environment, and tying in wellness with health and safety

The book includes a chapter that covers the implementation process step by step so that you can see how all of the components fit together in the creation of a complete program. You’ll also find four in-depth case studies that offer innovative perspectives on implementing programs in a variety of work settings. Throughout the book you’ll find practical ideas, approaches, and solutions for implementation as well as examples of best practices and successful programs that will support your efforts in creating interventions that improve both workers’ health and business performance.

The book is endorsed by the International Association for Worksite Health Promotion, a new ACSM affiliate society.

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