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Workplace Health Promotion. Chapter 4. Content. Advance organizer Definitions Background to workplace health promotion The European Reference Model for Workplace Health Promotion. Case study – The FAG Hospital. Introduction in the case-study Situation description Staff data

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Content
Content

  • Advance organizer

  • Definitions

  • Background to workplace health promotion

  • The European Reference Model for Workplace Health Promotion


Case study the fag hospital
Case study – The FAG Hospital

  • Introduction in the case-study

  • Situation description

  • Staff data

  • Workplace characteristics



Ottawa charter for health promotion
Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion

  • The Charter for Health Promotion which was adopted in Ottawa in 1986 identified five health promotion action areas:

    • build Healthy Public Policy,

    • create supportive environments,

    • develop personal skills,

    • strengthen community action,

    • reorient health services


Luxemburg declaration document 2005 definition of whp
Luxemburg Declaration document (2005) Definition of WHP

Workplace health promotion (WHP) is the combined efforts of employers, employees and society to improve the health and wellbeing of people at work.

  • This is achieved through a combination of:

  • improving the work organization and working environment;

  • promoting the participation of workers in the whole process of WHP;

  • enabling healthy choices,

  • encouraging personal development


Health promoting organizations have major advantages
Health promoting organizations have major advantages

  • Development and better quality of human resources

  • Financial savings

  • Improved internal social relations

  • Creation of a positive social image

  • Support for marketing activities


Implementing whp programs accomplished with simple low cost strategies
Implementing WHP Programs - accomplished with simple, low-cost strategies

  • Provide incentives for participation.

  • Establish a wellness informational campaign.

  • Schedule wellness seminars on diabetes, nutrition, physical fitness and cholesterol, etc.

  • Establish initiatives such as fitness, sleep diary, tobacco use cessation and injury prevention.

  • Provide onsite chair massages or simple stretching exercises to do at the desk.

  • Change vending machine options to offer healthier, low-fat snacks and drinks.

  • Actively promote employee participation in all Workplace Health Promotion Program


Implementation whp characteristics
Implementation, WHP characteristics

  • It is health linked activity, which is NOT legal obligation

  • It is voluntary activity for employers and employees

  • It is about workplace health activity, based on

    • Risks

    • Needs

    • Preferences



The european reference model for whp scope
The European Reference Model for WHP - Scope

  • Promote good practices of WHP, in according with the European reference model

  • It is an action model for practitioners

  • To inform practitioners about field policies


The european reference model for workplace health promotion1
The European Reference Model for Workplace Health Promotion

Main Elements:

  • The process

  • Actors and actions

  • Enabling and constraining factors

  • Outcomes






Conclusions
Conclusions process

  • WHP in Europe has been a relatively recent phenomenon, but in its short history it has developed a strong record of practice and achievement.

  • It faces difficulties of acceptance because it does not have a statutory basis, but in many countries it is seen as a significant part of workplace health management.



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