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The CDC worksite health scorecard : an assessment tool for employers to prevent heart disease, stroke, & related health conditions : health ScoreCard manual
  • Published Date:
    January 2014
  • Language:
    English
Filetype[PDF-3.60 MB]


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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (U.S.). Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. ; Emory University, Institute for Health and Productivity Studies. ; National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (U.S.). Workplace Workgroup. ; ... More ▼
  • Description:
    The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard (HSC) is a tool designed to help employers assess whether they

    have implemented evidence-based health promotion interventions or strategies in their worksites to prevent heart disease, stroke, and related conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and obesity. The tool was developed by the CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention in collaboration with the Emory University Institute for Health and Productivity Studies (IHPS), the Research Triangle Institute, the CDC National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) Workplace Workgroup, and an expert panel of federal, state, academic, and private sector (individuals who contributed to the development of the CDC Worksite HSC are listed on page 3-4). To ensure the validity and reliability of the tool, a validation study was conducted by Emory University’s IHPS on the tool’s original 12 modules. This study involved a national sample of 93 employers of variable size who agreed to pilot test the survey and provide feedback on the survey’s content and structure. In 2013, four additional modules were developed and tested using a similar protocol as the original validation study.

    The purpose of this manual is to assist employers with using The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard (HSC) to assess their health promotion programs, identify gaps, and prioritize high-impact strategies to prevent heart disease, stroke, and related conditions. CDC believes worksite health promotion and wellness programs are essential to maintaining a healthy workforce.

    This manual is for CDC guidance only. It does not establish or affect legal or administrative rights or obligations. References within this manual to any specific commercial products, processes, services by trade names, trademarks, or manufacturers do not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by the CDC.

    Suggested citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard: An Assessment Tool for Employers to Prevent Heart Disease, Stroke, and Related Health Conditions. Atlanta: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2014.

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