Questions in the Organizational Supports section are designed to assess general workplace policies, the work environment and other characteristics and offerings at the workplace that support the health and safety of employees and their families.
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During the past 12 months, did your worksite:
Leadership and Support
1. Demonstrate organizational commitment and support of worksite health promotion at all levels of management?
2. Include references to improving or maintaining employee health and safety in the business objectives, core values, or organizational mission statement?
3. Have a strategic plan that includes goals and measurable organizational objectives for the health promotion program?
4. Have an annual budget or receive dedicated funding for health promotion programs?
5. Have an active and diverse health promotion committee?
6. Have a paid health promotion coordinator whose job (either part-time or full-time) is to manage the worksite health promotion program?
Measurement and Evaluation
7. Conduct an employee needs and interests assessment for planning health promotion activities?
8. Conduct employee health risk appraisals (HRAs) or health assessments (HAs) and provide individual feedback plus health education resources for follow-up action?
9. Conduct ongoing evaluations of health promotion programming that use multiple data sources?
10. Promote and market health promotion programs to employees?
11. Use tailored health promotion communications to ensure that they are accessible and appealing to employees of different ages, genders, education levels, job categories, cultures, languages, or literacy levels?
Participation and Engagement
12. Have an employee champion or network of champions who actively publicize health promotion programs?
13. Use and combine incentives with other strategies to increase participation in health promotion programs?
14. Use individual or team competitions or challenges in combination with additional interventions to support employees making behavior changes?
15. Promote and support employee volunteerism?
16. Provide a working environment that features healthy building design principles?
17. Extend access to key components of the program to all workers, including hard to reach workers (e.g., telecommuters, contract workers, night shift workers, part-time workers)?
Programs, Policies and Environmental Supports
18. Provide an employee assistance program (EAP)?
19. Implement educational programming to improve health care consumerism?
20. Educate employees about preventive services and benefits covered by their health insurance plan on an ongoing basis, above and beyond what occurs during annual health insurance enrollment?
21. Provide and support flexible work scheduling policies?
22. Provide work-life balance programming and resources?
23. Make some or all company-specific health promotion programs available to family members?
24. Offer all benefits-eligible employees paid time off for days or hours absent due to illness, vacation, or other personal reasons (including family illness or bereavement)?
25. Coordinate programs for occupational health and safety with programs for health promotion and wellness?