What Is Work@Health®?
The Work@Health® employer-training program is an initiative of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to promote workplace wellness through employer education, training, and technical assistance. The program also partners with trade associations, business coalitions and health departments that support employer workplace health efforts. Training is delivered by professional instructors who undergo a rigorous certification process. Having a healthier workforce not only benefits individual employees, but also can also result in greater productivity and lower healthcare and workers’ compensation costs for employers. Work@Health® uses web-based training, and in-person training labs to deliver content. A team of quality instructors, facilitators and subject-matter experts provide ongoing technical assistance and support both to program graduates and new participants. Work@Health® has been evaluated and shown to
improve employer knowledge, readiness, and ability to implement evidence-based interactions.
• Registration deadline is Monday, January 10, 2022
• Online training begins the week of January 10, 2022
• To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to download the informational document.
What Employers Receive
- Offers professional training and support to enhance or initiate worksite
- wellness programs.
- Promotes greater employee productivity.
- Enhances the potential for lowering health care costs.
- Combines web-based and in-person training by certified trainers.
- Developed by CDC using a science-based employer training curricula.
- Goal: Improve employer capacity for developing, expanding and sustaining workplace health programs by providing technical assistance, tools, and resources that can support them.
- Professional training at no cost to the participant.
- Complete organizational health and safety assessment to define existing
- Expert technical assistance and consultation.
- Opportunity to network with peers.
- Participation recognition.
Online Participation Includes:
- Have 20 or more employees.
- Have been in operation for at least one full year.
- Have internet connectivity for training participants.
- Offer health insurance to employees.
- Have minimal experience in workplace health programs.
- Be a U.S. based, domestic employer.
- Sign a participant agreement.
Week 1- January 10 - 14
- Listening to one introduction and six module videos over a three-week period of time:
- Answering discussion questions: Visiting a discussion forum for each module where other participants will also post their responses to the discussion questions.
- Completing activities: Download and complete an activity sheet for each module and then uploading it for your coach to review.
- Participate in two 30-minute “Coach’s Corner” group calls.
- Module Self Check: Assessing your learning for each module by downloading the learning document, completing it and then uploading for your coach to review.
- Online Videos (# of minutes for each video)
• Introduction (12 min.): Overview of the Work@Health program
• Module 1 (38 min.): Making the Business Case – Value and benefits of a worksite
• Module 2 (35 min.): Assessing Your Worksite – Ways to gather information from
employees and the organization to drive and customize the program
Week 2 (January 17 - 21)
• Module 3 (32 min.): Building Leadership Support – Ensures continued funding for the
• Module 4 (43 min.): Developing Policy, Benefit, and Environmental Supports –
Promotes program sustainability
• Group discussion for modules 1-4 “Coach’s Corner” call: January 20 @ 12:30 p.m.
Week 3 (January 24 - 28)
• Module 5 (23 min.): Designing Effective Communication – Branding and
communication your program though using multiple channels and media
• Module 6 (34 min.): How to measure and evaluate the programs impact and
• Group discussion for modules 5-6 “Coach’s Corner” call: January 27 @ 12:30 p.m.
One Day “Hands-on” Training
• Attend in-person
• Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
• Location: Cannon Health Building, 288 North 1450 West, Salt Lake City, Utah, Room 101
• Module 7: Planning and Designing Your Program - Building and sustaining a customized
program to promote a culture of health
• Module 8: Implementing and Sustaining Your Program - Initiating operational