An evaluation of an employee health promotion program in a community college setting

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  • Community colleges -- Employees -- Health and hygiene

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Statementby Carolyn Deal Henson.
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FormatMicroform
Paginationvii, 171 leaves
Number of Pages171
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Open LibraryOL13596528M
OCLC/WorldCa11626037

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While the “scientific community” holds to the principle that all public health must be evidence based, in practice the effectiveness of many health promotion interventions and programmes is not properly assessed.

1 Among the reasons for this situation, the lack of an adequate control group is commonly an important obstacle for a careful evaluation of by:   The adoption of the worksite health promotion agenda by the American College of Sports Medicine and its Interest Group on Worksite Health Promotion allowed for continued scaled-down service.

Inthis interest group expanded into a new affiliate association, the International Association for Worksite Health Promotion ().Cited by: This paper presents the process evaluation of the Community Challenge, a pilot community-based health promotion program targeting high-school students launched by the Austin, TX-based organization, ACTIVE Life.

Aspects of the implementation evaluated include fidelity, program delivered, program received, reach, recruitment, and : Elizabeth Lee Henson.

Program evaluation is essential to public health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sets standards for evaluation, develops evaluation tools and resources, and provides support for evaluation capacity-building.

This framework aims to improve the evaluation; of health promotion and disease prevention; programs by:; • providing guidance on how to write an evaluation; plan (included in this document); • including an example of a good evaluation plan; (through the Health Promoting Communities:; Being Active and Eating Well (HPC:BAEW); evaluation plan); • specifying some.

About program evaluation in health promotion Practitioners can use any number of structured programs to arrive at desired health outcomes. Take an effort to improve the nutritional status of low-income families.

Planning for effective health promotion evaluation 3 Using this resource This resource is one of four Department of Human Services documents that support health promotion practice within the current policy environment. The first is the Integrated health promotion resource kitwhich provides a comprehensive guide.

Evaluating Your Workplace Wellness Program Making the Case for Evaluation Process, Impact and Outcome. 2 Acme Corporation has had an employee wellness program in place for five years.

Their Human Outcome More appropriate than cost-benefit analysis for health promotion programs because a dollar value does not haveFile Size: KB. Shine a spotlight on the benefits of promoting health in the workplace.

Workplace Health Promotion Programs focuses on the incredible value that employee health programs can offer by exploring six key topics: behavioral health, physical health, healthy environments, health education, nutritional health, and physical activity. This in-depth resource explicitly establishes /5(2).

One of the greatest challenges facing health promotion professionals is documenting the performance and impact of their programs. To justify ongoing support for health promotion initiatives, program managers often declare that health promotion and disease prevention are “the right thing to do.” However, program sponsors require proof that these programs produce.

evaluation of health promotion programs for older adults. We begin with an introduction to health promotion and evidence-based health promotion programs and establish the importance of assessing their effectiveness.

We then discuss translation research, the Cited by: Dr. Goetzel is a Task Force Member of the Guide to Community Preventive Services housed at the CDC, and President and CEO of The Health Project, which annually awards organizations the prestigious C.

Everett Koop prize for demonstrable health improvement and cost savings from health promotion and disease prevention programs. Employee health promotion programs have been shown to be an effective method of improving the health of employees.

In the Office of Public Health and Environmental Hazards funded the VHA Employee Health Promotion Disease Prevention (EHPDP) Program to develop a comprehensive program and to evaluate its effectiveness within the Size: 2MB. Evaluation in health promotion Principles and perspectives Edited by: Irving Rootman, Michael Goodstadt, Brian Hyndman, David V.

McQueen, Louise Potvin, Jane Springett and Erio Ziglio WHO Regional Publications, European Series, No. 92 Health Canada Santé CanadaCited by: Process evaluation: Process evaluation is a type of formative evaluation that assesses the type, quantity, and quality of program activities or services.

Outcome evaluation: Outcome evaluation can focus on short- and long-term program objectives. Appropriate measures demonstrate changes in health conditions, quality of life, and behaviors.

Schools are key settings for health promotion (HP) but the development of suitable approaches for evaluating HP in schools is still a major topic of discussion.

This article presents a research protocol of a program developed to evaluate HP. After reviewing HP evaluation issues, the various possible approaches are analyzed and the importance of a realistic evaluation Cited by: To achieve an integrated health program, grounded in a management systems approach to health and safety, NASA should (1) recast its employee health vision to improve linkage and support for NASA’s core mission and goals; (2) integrate workplace safety with the occupational health function; (3) establish specific interfaces or linkages between.

The fact that community participation is a key factor in successful health promotion initiatives has long been acknowledged internationally [12] [13][14].

Broadly speaking, models of engagement Author: Marilyn Wise. Assessment and Planning in Health Programs, Second Edition enables students and practitioners to successfully plan, implement, and evaluate programs and interventions that will assist individuals and groups in maintaining and improving their health.

Written in an accessible manner, this comprehensive text provides an overview of needs assessment. Guidelines for Employee Health Promotion Programs [Association for Fitness in Business] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Guidelines for Author: Association for Fitness in Business. The Workplace and Wellness Health Promotion program, facilitated by Centennial College's School of Community and Health Studies, is one of the first graduate certificate programs of its kind in Canada.

As such, it enjoys a respected national and international reputation and is recognized by leading employers. Program evaluation - the type of evaluation discussed in this section - is an essential organizational practice for all types of community health and development work.

It is a way to evaluate the specific projects and activities community groups may take part in, rather than to evaluate an entire organization or comprehensive community initiative. health promotion evaluation resource (Round et al.

), with some modifi cations. Flexibility can be exercised in the headings used, provided the key issues/parameters covered here are included. The six steps in the evaluation framework for health promotion and disease prevention programs are: 1.

Describe the program 2. Evaluation preview 3. Program Evaluation for Public Health. The CDC's Introduction to Program Evaluation for Public Health Programs defines program evaluation as.

The systemic collection of information about the activities, characteristics and outcomes of programs to make judgments about the program, improve program effectiveness, and/or inform decisions about future program development. The meaning of health promotion and evaluation Health promotion, as defined by the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion (), refers to the “process of enabling people to increase con-trol over, and to improve, their health”.

The im-plementation of this definition requires that health promotion initiatives should be empow-File Size: 46KB.

FIGURE Framework for evaluating progress of obesity prevention efforts. a Evaluation refers to assessment, monitoring, surveillance, and summative evaluation activities.

METHODOLOGY. The Committee defined the terms environment, strategy, indicator, objective, and nment refers to the five environments emphasized in the APOP report (IOM. Setting. The ENSO program was formed by three main parties: Stora Enso Metsä was the employer, its employees were the participants, and 4event Ltd was the external provider of health promotion services.

27,28 Stora Enso Metsä is a wood supply organization, which operates through small units, dispersed over Finland. The ENSO program was a. workplace health promotion. This Info-pack is designed for health promotion practitioners who are relatively new to the area of workplace health promotion or are looking for a refresher on current theory and practice.

It provides an overview of compre-hensive workplace health promotion, examines steps for helping workplaces. Health promotion and disease prevention programs often address social determinants of health, which influence modifiable risk behaviors.

Social determinants of health are the economic, social, cultural, and political conditions in which people are born, grow, and live that affect health status.

The Value of Workplace Health Promotion (Wellness) Programs. To justify a health promotion program for that employee and others in the company, many employers insist on a positive ROI. • Health education requires intensive specialized study.

Over colleges and universities in the US offer undergraduate and graduate (Masters and Doctorate) degrees in school or community health education, health promotion and other related titles.

• Nationally, voluntary credentialing as a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) is. A guide to impact evaluation in integrated health promotion 5 Impact is defined as the immediate effect that health promotion programs have on people, stakeholders and settings to influence the determinants of Size: KB.

Community Health Education Preceptorship. Professional experience in a community health education setting for a full semester. The student works under faculty supervision with a professional in health education/health promotion who serves as a mentor. Repeatable for credit. Louis Community College and its nursing departments.

Instruction in nursing courses includes theory, college laboratory; and clinical laboratory experiences. Clinical laboratory experiences are carried out in co-operating health care agencies. The nursing program is subject to the nondiscrimination policies of St.

Louis Community Size: KB. To mark the 25th anniversary of the Ottawa Charter, this paper will discuss what remains to be achieved in strengthening community actions as an integral part of health promotion : Saulat Jahan.

A recent survey of PepsiCo’s workplace health promotion program found that while efforts designed to help employees with chronic illness manage their diseases had positive ROIs, “lifestyle” programs geared toward healthy workers did not.

But ROI is far from being the only important measure of a health promotion program’s success. An evaluation of worksite wellness program components within the corporate and academic settings larger sample of universities and corporations are needed to further assess program components and employee participation.

2 costs is to implement health promotion and disease prevention activities in settings such as workplaces (Baicker Author: Jalisa Jones. Nursing is a profession which provides health care to individuals of all ages.

Nursing encompasses many activities including health promotion, health maintenance, health care during illness and injury and rehabilitation.

Nurses apply knowledge from the biological, physical, behavioral and nursing sciences to care for clients in varied settings. ECBP (Developmental) Increase the proportion of preschool Early Head Start and Head Start programs that provide health education to prevent health problems in alcohol or other drug use.

This objective was archived due to lack of data source, changes in science, or was replaced with other objectives. See Revision History for Details. Evaluation in a Nutshell 2e provides students with a succinct guide to the strategic and technical issues that arise during the evaluation of health promotion programs.

The perfect companion to Theory in a Nutshell 3e, this book contains practical advice on how to understand, interpret and assess existing health promotion programs.Nursing Department Adjunct Handbook - 2 Table of Contents At a minimum, the Kingsborough Community College Nursing Program will achieve the following outcomes: Health Promotion and Maintenance: Provide and direct Nursing care of the patient.

“Evaluation’s most important purpose is not to prove but to improve” ([], p.4). The vital role of evaluation as integral to program planning and program development is well supported in the literature [2–5], yet we find little evidence of this in health promotion tioners often cite a lack of time by staff already under significant work pressures as a reason why they Cited by:

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