Workplace Solutions, Building a healthy workforce.

The American Cancer Society Workplace Health Assessment can help your company build a healthier workforce.

What is a Workplace Health Assessment?

The Workplace Health Assessment will survey your company’s health and wellness practices in an effort to provide recommended strategies for increasing effectiveness of current programs, developing targeted initiatives to meet your employees’ needs, and strengthening the culture of health in your organization.

Approximately 1 in 2 men and 1 and 3 women will be diagnosed with a chronic disease in their lifetime. Cancer alone costs the US $216.6 billion a year in direct medical costs and lost productivity. The workplace is an environment with a tremendous opportunity to provide healthy choices for millions of adults. Adults spend about half of their waking hours each week at work. Evaluating and improving upon your company’s culture of health can contribute to controlled health care costs, as well as increased morale, productivity, and presenteeism. Attracting and retaining talented employees have been found to be additional benefits to creating and maintaining a healthy work environment.

How does it work?

Your company will work with your American Cancer Society staff partner to complete a company profile and survey. Using the survey results, customized reports, a company score, and a comparison score are generated. These reports will allow your company to see how your wellness programming compares to evidence-based best practices and how you compare to peer companies completing the Workplace Health Assessment. Targeted behaviors in the survey include organizational readiness, tobacco control, cancer screening, healthy eating, physical activity, and cancer care. These behaviors are assessed among company policies, programs, benefits, communication, and tracking efforts.

What can you expect?

In addition to receiving customized reports and scores, your company will have the opportunity to prioritize focus areas and establish goals for improving your organization’s culture of health. Your American Cancer Society staff partner will provide ongoing support and collaboration, as well as routine evaluation of your efforts to ensure maximum impact.

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