Workplace Health Promotion Implementation, Readiness, and Capacity Among Mid-Sized Employers in Low-Wage Industries: A National Survey
Published Date:Nov 2012
Source:J Occup Environ Med. 54(11):1337-1343.
Pubmed Central ID:PMC3493879
Funding:R21 CA136435/CA/NCI NIH HHS/United States
R21CA136435/CA/NCI NIH HHS/United States
U48 DP001911-01/DP/NCCDPHP CDC HHS/United States
To describe workplace health promotion (WHP) implementation, readiness, and capacity among mid-sized employers in low-wage industries in the United States.
A cross-sectional survey of a national sample of mid-sized employers (100–4,999 employees) representing five low-wage industries.
Employers’ WHP implementation for both employees and employees’ spouses and partners was low. Readiness scales showed that employers believe WHP would benefit their employees and their companies, but they were less likely to believe that WHP was feasible for their companies. Employers’ capacity to implement WHP was very low; nearly half the sample reported no capacity.
Mid-sized employers in low-wage industries implement few WHP programs; their responses to readiness and capacity measures indicate that low capacity may be one of the principal barriers to WHP implementation.
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