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Nurs Clin North Am. 1991 Mar;26(1):233-40.

Workplace health promotion programs. An overview.

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Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois.


The development of workplace health promotion programs is a popular trend in corporate America. The workplace is considered to have great potential for health promotion and education because workers spend more than 30% of their waking hours at work. Corporate managers are attracted by the broad claims of benefits made for workplace health promotion programs, which include improving employees' health and fitness; decreasing medical and disability costs; reducing absenteeism; improving job satisfaction; increasing productivity; and enhancing the corporate image. Although these claims are not proven through scientific research, current evidence suggests the workplace health promotion programs can have a positive impact on employees. The trend of increasing numbers of corporations establishing health promotion programs should continue in the future.

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