Worksite Program Research and Evaluation
Several types of formative research were conducted to inform the Worksite Program about opportunities for and challenges to using worksites as a channel for promoting fruits, vegetables, and physical activity.
Fruits and Vegetables and Physical Activity at the Worksite: Business Leaders and Working Women Speak out on Access and Environment Summary Report (PDF)
The Worksite Program formative research report, including background, methods, results, conclusions and recommendations, resources, and references.
Issue Brief: Worksite Nutrition and Physical Activity (PDF)
An issue-oriented overview including healthy eating and physical activity at work, what employers can do, what employees can do, what community organizations can do, case studies, and information resources
Other Research and Evaluation
Topline Report - The Economic Costs of Physical Inactivity, Obesity, and Overweight in California Adults: Health Care, Workers' Compensation, Lost Productivity, 2005.(PDF, 1.14MB)
Health Statistics Related to Californians and the Workplace, 2006 (PDF)
Topics relevant to California’s workforce, including: overweight and obesity, the chronic disease costs, nutrition, physical activity, and health promotion at the workplace.
Worksite Wellness Program Keeps Employees Healthy; Center for Health Improvement; July 2006. (PDF)
A study on the impact of a worksite wellness program on employees of the California Department of Health Services. Result: The California Department of Health Care Services and California Department of Public Health adopted the program permanently and expanded it to their satellite offices throughout the state.