Standards in any profession are adopted to assure that the individuals hired are adequately trained and the programs that they oversee are of the highest quality. Worksite health promotion should be no different than any other field. A review of the research conducted by experts in worksite health promotion is examined, along with an assessment of skills needed to ensure that wellness programs are effective and employees, their families and even their communities are educated on the ways to best prevent chronic diseases and occupational incidences through healthy and safe behaviors. From these reviews, this paper explores the processes used to plan effective worksite health promotion programs and suggest initial discussions whether these processes should become standards for the professionals in the worksite health promotion field.
Environmental Public Health | Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene | Public Health
Recommended Repository Citation
Watkins, Cecilia M. and English, G.. (2015). Moving the Worksite Health Promotion Profession Forward: Is The Time Right For Requiring Standards? A Review of the Literature. Health Promotion Practice, 16 (1), 20-27.
Original Publication URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25125551
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/public_hlth_fac_pub/13