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Worksite Program Research and Evaluation

Formative Research

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)Opens in a new browser window
The Worksite Program formative research report, including background, methods, results, conclusions and recommendations, resources, and references.

Issue Brief: Worksite Nutrition and Physical Activity (PDF)Opens in a new browser window
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)Opens in a new browser window

Health Statistics Related to Californians and the Workplace, 2006 (PDF)Opens in a new window
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)Opens in a new window.                   
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.


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