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Worksite Wellness Resource Kit

The 2010 Worksite Wellness Resource Kit (December 2010) is a tool to assist worksites with implementing strategies that have been proven to be effective.  The second edition of the kit provides additional information based on feedback from pilot users during the past year.  The kit provides information to implement a broad range of strategies or programming: some will require very little or no resources while other strategies may require considerable resources.  The kit shows you ways to get started and make a difference in the health of your employees, regardless of the size of your worksite and its available resources.

Worksite Wellness Resource Kit (PDF, 4 MB)

A pdf version of the full Worksite Wellness Resource Kit


If you want to view or modify individual sections to fit your needs, select from the list below.  Each section has a pdf and there is a Word version available for some the appendices. * Note: If you want to modify the Word documents, you will have to save them to your computer as a new file.  

Complete the order form to receive a free, printed copy of the resource kit.

Watch a video on How to Use the Kit -  filmed at a recent training workshop

Table of Contents

Table of Contents and Foreword  (PDF, 340 KB)

Introduction: Why Have a Worksite Wellness Program  (PDF, 307 KB)

Step 1: How to Get Started  (PDF, 403 KB)

Step 2: Engaging Your Employees  (PDF, 573 KB)

Step 3: Assessing Your Worksite  (PDF, 550 KB)

Step 4: Programming for Your Worksite  (PDF, 903 KB)

Step 5: Where to Focus Your Efforts  (PDF, 518 KB)

Step 6: Evaluating Your Program   (PDF, 414 KB)

Appendices and Sample Forms 

Appendices contained in the Resource Kit in both PDF and a modifiable Word version of key forms.

Appendix A: Disease Specific Resources (PDF, 120 KB)

Appendix B: Worksite Assessment Checklist (PDF, 140 KB)

Appendix C: Employee Habits and Interest Survey (PDF, 107 KB)

Appendix D: Recommendation Table (PDF, 90 KB)

Appendix E: Action Plan (PDF, 85 KB)

Appendix F: A Standards Based Program and HIPAA (PDF, 95 KB)

Appendix G: Coordinator's Guide (PDF, 114 KB)

Appendix H: Budget Samples (PDF, 100 KB)

Appendix I: Policy Samples (PDF, 89 KB)

Appendix J: Home Wellness Tips (PDF, 89 KB)

Word Version



Appendix B

Appendix C

Appendix D

Appendix E




Appendix H


Appendix J

Your feedback would be appreciated.  We are looking for input on the Resource Kit to improve the contents in future versions.  If you are willing to be contacted in the future to complete a short survey and provide valuable feedback on this project, please contact us and enter "worksite feedback" on the subject line for the email.

What Works in Worksites (PDF, 480 KB) is a companion document to the Worksite Wellness Resource Kit. This two-page summary of evidence-based and promising strategies focuses on helping people eat healthier and be more active in the work place.  

The resource kit is a project of the Nutrition and Physical Activity Program, Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, Heart Disease and Stroke Program, Comprehensive Cancer Program, and Arthritis Program. Unlike many other resource kits, the focus is on reducing the risk factors to chronic disease: poor nutrition, inactivity, mental health and tobacco use. Worksites will have a step-by-step guide to use in 1) getting started 2) assessing their worksite, 3) identifying what types of activities to implement, 4) linking to valuable information on how to implement strategies and 5) determining ways to measure effectiveness.

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Last Updated: September 03, 2014