Proposed guidelines for a workplace health promotion policy and implementation framework

SOURCE: Occupational Health Southern Africa
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2012
TITLE AUTHOR(S): G.G.Mchunu
KEYWORDS: HEALTH, POLICY FORMULATION, POLICY IMPLEMENTATION, WORKPLACE
DEPARTMENT: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 7364

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Abstract

Since workplace health promotion programmes are often not guided by a specifi c policy or health promotion framework, a study was conducted to develop guidelines for the implementation of health promotion in South African workplaces. A Delphi technique involving twelve health promotion experts was used to reach consensus about the proposed policy framework and guidelines. These guidelines are directed towards implementing a comprehensive workplace health promotion programme that aims to accommodate all employee health and safety needs. They can be used to develop relevant health promotion or wellness policies that are easy to implement, monitor and evaluate.