Important Resources from The Institute on Innovation in Workforce Well-being
- Managing Stress: Employer Strategies & Interventions
Increasing job demands, competing family priorities and an anemic economy have led to high stress becoming the "new normal" for many employees. Approximately 1 in 3 employees are experiencing high stress levels that can lead to serious health issues, increase health care costs and reduce employee performance. In response to its increasing prevalence, employers are seeking ways to address and reduce stress within the workplace. Managing Stress: Employer Strategies & Interventions provides the information necessary to help employers develop a comprehensive stress management strategy, from assessing the prevalence and causes of stress, to reducing common stressors and helping employees better cope with stressful situations.
- Tobacco: The Business of Quitting
This website provides employers with tools and information to make informed decisions on tobacco cessation benefits, programs, and worksite policies in the United States and worldwide. TOBACCO: THE BUSINESS OF QUITTING is for any organization, large or small, national or multi-national, that wants to help employees quit using tobacco.
- Engaging Spouses and Partners in their Health Care
This issue brief spells out the business case for engaging spouses and partners. Using illustrative examples from large employers, the document suggests ways to use plan design and communication to encourage spouses and partners to become more engaged in their health and health care. Finally, the issue brief provides employers with additional resources to help them on their path to engaging spouses and partners.
Strategies for Driving Employee Engagement in
Wellness, Health Care and Job Performance
This toolkit provides large employers with a road map of tools and resources to better engage their employees in three separate areas: wellness, health care and job performance. The toolkit provides evidence-based strategies and tactics — including case examples from 45 companies — to help employees become active participants in their health, motivate them to adopt healthy lifestyles, do their best work and contribute to organizational success.
Health Assessment Toolkit: A Road Map for Employers
This toolkit outlines some of the most frequently asked questions and concerns from our members regarding HA implementation. It describes the basic functions, capabilities and benefits of HA administration.
Promoting Healthy Weight through Healthy Dining at Work
This toolkit is a collection of materials to help employers assess and improve their cafeteria, vending and catering offerings. The first step is to ensure that healthy options are always available. Once this is achieved, companies may go on to develop health-promoting programs that proactively display, market and provide incentives for the healthiest choices. Using the Toolkit materials can help employers get started on this path.
Physical Activity: Re-evaluating the Business Case and Employer Strategies
This toolkit provides information on how and why employers should address physical activity at the workplace. Components address the business case for physical activity programs; new research on the negative effects of prolonged sitting; and a new, two-pronged approach to addressing physical activity based upon new and existing research with employer programs.
Financial Incentives for Healthy Lifestyles: Who's Doing It, What's Legal and Where's the Evidence?
This toolkit provides information about how to offer financial incentives while complying with the law. It also provides evidence of what incentives appear to be the most effective based on the limited research that is available. Finally, the toolkit presents examples of companies offering incentives to illustrate how this can be done successfully.
Telework: The Impact on Health and Health Improvement Strategies
For many, work is no longer a place you go, but rather, something you do. Armed with wi-fi enabled laptops and other advanced technology gadgets, many employees now have the ability to do their jobs anywhere and at any time. This toolkit provides information about how employers can design a successful teleworking program while complying with important federal and state laws. With a special emphasis on employee health, the toolkit provides employers important considerations about the design of their communications strategy and wellness efforts to ensure equity across all employee populations.
Childhood Obesity: It's Everyone's Business
Employers cannot afford to ignore the epidemic of childhood obesity and overweight. Today, nearly one third of children are overweight or obese. This Toolkit focuses on ways employers can help improve the health of the employee and their family. The solutions are built around four key levers available to most or all employers - benefits, employee education, on-site facilities and philanthropic opportunities. Throughout the toolkit, employer case studies and examples illustrate how strategies in place may be modified, expanded or marketed to promote healthy weight for children.