February 1, 2014

National workplace health promotion surveys: the affordable care act and future surveys.

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National workplace health promotion surveys: the affordable care act and future surveys.
Am J Health Promot. 2014 Jan-Feb;28(3):142-5
Authors: Dejoy DM, Dyal MA, Padilla HM, Wilson MG
Abstract
Abstract This commentary reviews findings from the four previous national surveys of workplace health promotion activities (1985, 1992, 1999, and 2004, respectively) and offers recommendations for future surveys mandated under the Affordable Care Act of 2010. Future surveys should place greater emphasis on assessing program quality, reach, and effectiveness. Both employer and employee input should be sought. In addition, sampling plans should differentiate worksites from employers, and results should include public as well as private sector organizations. Ideas are offered for addressing these limitations and for creating a sustainable survey process and multifunctional database of results.

PMID: 24380423 [PubMed - in process]


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