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Health Promotion in the Public Sector: A Case Study from Policy to Practice

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Daniel L. Bibeau, Professor (Creator)
William "Bill" Evans, Assistant Head (Creator)
Eileen C. Miller, Staff (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Employee wellness programs are popular among employers because they have the potential to lead to positive outcomes for the employees and the organization. Moving from a public policy to local implementation, or the process of "operationalizing," presents a challenge within most organizations. The case study presented here provides an illustration of one public university?s attempt to interpret and apply a state policy to implement a wellness program for its employees. It features a description of the policy, a description of the context in which the policy is implemented and provides observations of the challenges and successes implementing the policy, lessons learned, and future directions.

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Publication
American Journal of Health Studies,Vol. 24.3, 331-342.
Language: English
Date: 2009
Keywords
Employee wellness, Workplace health, Health promotion, Public sector, University