New Online Toolkit
The Healthy Workplace Participatory Program is now available online to help organizations develop integrated health, safety and wellness programs.

Researchers at the Center for Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW) designed and field tested all of the materials and tools that engage employees at all levels in the design of integrated health, safety and wellness interventions. 

"Both large and small organizations have benefited from using this toolkit, and the involvement of front-line employees in the design of interventions was a key factor for intervention success and cost-effectiveness," said Robert Henning, Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Connecticut and Principal Investigator of the toolkit field test study.
Start using the online toolkit now.
Get Started with the Interactive Survey
To get started, users answer nine questions in the Interactive Survey on Organizational Readiness. At the end of this five-minute survey, a customized diagnostic report is generated that guides the organization through the entire process of getting ready to implement the participatory program.

Seven Steps to Success

At the heart of the program is a seven-step planning tool called "IDEAS" - the Intervention Design and Analysis Scorecard. This scorecard teaches front-line employees to collaborate with managers to develop a comprehensive business case that analyzes costs, benefits, barriers and opportunities for each proposed health and safety or wellness solution. Worksheets and quick reference guides walk users through each step in the intervention planning process.

Industry Viewpoint
"The Healthy Workplace Participatory Program tool has been very useful for our organization because it gives us a systematic approach to improving safety. It's a team-process approach that gives company leaders and employees a framework that assures success."

Jim Houlihan, manager of special projects, risk control services, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

Register for a Webinar
Register for one of the webinars below to quickly learn how to use the new online toolkit.

December 4, 1 to 2pm
January 14, 1 to 2 pm

Value of Integrated Programs
Studies show that organizations with integrated heath, safety and wellness programs save health care and administrative costs and improve employee health outcomes.


The IDEAS tool will be described in detail in the November supplementary online issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.