Workplace health initiatives: evidence of effectiveness

12 Sep 2017
Sarah Clarke

Workplace health initiatives: evidence of effectiveness

Evidence-based initiatives from around the world

Our 2011 report:

  • highlights evidence-based workplace health initiatives from around the world
  • includes toolkits and practical tips for those wishing to implement a workplace health programme.

In preparing the report, we reviewed scientific and grey literature to identify best practices and elements of effective workplace health initiatives.

Workplace health initiatives around the world are growing in number and scope. More employers are realising that employee health and wellness is linked to increased productivity and reduced absenteeism. Return on this strategic investment and overall health cost savings are also high. The dramatic global increase in chronic, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is also playing a part in the spread of these programmes. But, are they actually effective?

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