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Use of an ecological approach to worksite health promotion

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
James M. Eddy, Department Head and Professor (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to outline the decline, implementation, and evaluation of a company-wide Health Risk Assessment (H RA) for employees of the Housing Authority of Birmingham District (HA BD). The planning team used "An Ecological Perspective on Health Promotion Programs" (McLeroy, Bibeau, Steckler, & Glanz, 1988) to ensure that intervention activities were implemented at appropriate levels of influence. For example, communication from upper management to employees supporting program participation and the provision of release time were instrumental in encouraging employee participation. The one-third participation rate compares favorably to other first-time, worksite single-focused programs.

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Publication
American Journal of Health Studies, 17, 3, 144-147
Language: English
Date: 2001
Keywords
Ecological approach, Worksite health promotion, Employee participation, Health Risk Assessment