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CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard (HSC) - online system now automated

Friday, July 11, 2014   (0 Comments)
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Released from CDC on July 8, 2014

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the CDC’s Division of Population Health, we are very pleased to announce that the online system for the CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard (HSC) is now automated. The HSC is a tool designed to help employers assess the extent to which they have implemented evidence-based health promotion interventions in their worksites. The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard assists employers in identifying gaps in their health promotion programs, and helps them to prioritize high-impact strategies for health promotion at their worksites including: organizational supports, tobacco control, nutrition, lactation support, physical activity, weight management, stress management, depression, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, signs and symptoms of heart attack and stroke, emergency response to heart attack and stroke, vaccine-preventable diseases, occupational health and safety, and community resources.

The automated online HSC will keep a record of all scorecards (submitted annually) so that employers can easily track their progress over time. Some of the features of the online system not available in the paper/pencil version of the HSC include:
• Submit completed HSC’s for single or multiple worksites under one account.
• Manage members of your Wellness team who will participate in completing your HSC.
• Use a Registration Checklist to help you create an account, prepare, and submit your HSC.
• Create Benchmark Reports for the worksites in your organization and against other users of the system.

A wide variety of professionals can use the HSC to assess worksite health promotion efforts, making the ScoreCard a great resource for CDC partners and grantees. Employers, human resource managers, health benefit managers, health education staff, occupational nurses, medical directors, wellness directors, and others responsible for worksite health promotion in an organization can use the HSC to establish benchmarks and track improvements over time. State health departments may assist employers and business coalitions in using the tool and help identify ways of establishing healthier workplaces. State health departments also can use the tool for monitoring worksite practices, establishing best practice benchmarks, and tracking improvements in worksite health promotion programs to more effectively direct resources to support employers. For more information on the CDC Worksite HSC visit: www.cdc.gov/workplacehealthpromotion.

Warm regards,

Wayne H. Giles, MD, MS
Director
Division of Population Health
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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