Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Worksite Wellness Council of
Massachusetts are collaborating on a statewide benchmarking survey to gather
information on existing policies, practices, and programs that promote and
protect employee health and well-being. This benchmarking survey will address a
range of topics relating to the administration and management of worksite
health promotion initiatives. It will also provide a comprehensive review of
program details using a validated tool, the Center for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) Workplace Health Scorecard.
Our goal is to use the
results from this survey to compare against similar surveys conducted in the
past (2001, 2008 and 2011), allowing us to observe changes over the past thirteen
years in providing Massachusetts employees with opportunities to engage in
healthy behaviors while at work. The results of the 2014 Benchmarking
Survey will be used to determine future programming and support to worksites to
help create healthy work environments.
The Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts (WWCMA) is the preeminent, independent and objective resource for health promotion in the workplace and champions wellness programs to help employers encourage healthy employees, healthy families, and healthy communities across the Commonwealth.