Worksite Wellness logic model

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Building materials
Contracting and hiring practices that support equity goals
Employee engagement
Evidence-based practice literature
Feasibility study
Health Impact Assessment
Location, site
Sociodemographic data
Source of funds
Design practices that promote health (e.g., ergonomic furniture, access to natural lighting, noise control, indoor air quality improvements)
Facilities that support healthy eating (e.g., employee kitchen, on-site cafeteria)
Financing for infrastructure that promotes physical activity and mental health (e.g., green space, playground equipment, community recreation facilities, walking path/trails, community gardens, sidewalks, swimming pools)
Health care coverage for workers and dependents (including dental insurance)
Organization policies and practices that support healthy eating (e.g., healthy food offered in meetings, cafeteria, and vending machines)
Organization policies and practices that support physical activity (e.g., employee wellness programs, flexible hours)
Policies and programs that support tobacco cessation
Use of building materials that reduce asthma problems (e.g. wood flooring, washable window treatments, HEPA heating and ventilation system, low VOC and lead-free paints)
Vacation and sick time benefits for workers
Voluntary health screenings
Cafeteria/healthy vending/kitchen facility users (number of)
Dollars invested (amount of)
Employees affected by health-promoting design improvements (number of)
Employees who receive health care coverage (number of)
Exercise class/fitness room/walking path users (number of)
Tobacco cessation program participants (number of)
Voluntary health screening participants (number of)
Wellness program participants (number of)
Access to healthy food increases
Asthma trigger exposure decreases
Awareness of health risk factors increases
Environmental stress triggers decrease
Health care coverage rates increase
Opportunities for physical activity increase
Support for tobacco cessation increases
Consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables increases
Employee absenteeism decreases
Health and well-being self-reports improve
Physical activity increases
Stress decreases
Tobacco use decreases
Worker productivity increases
Asthma rates decrease
Diabetes rate decreases
Disability rates decrease
Gross domestic product increases
Health care costs decrease
Health disparities decrease
High blood pressure rates decrease
High cholesterol rates decrease
Life expectancy increases
Mental health problems decrease
Obesity rate decreases
Recruitment and retention of workers increases

About this logic model

This example logic model provides a menu of typical inputs, activities, outputs, and outcomes for community development and health organizations that work in the Worksite Wellness field.

The activities listed in this example logic model link, whenever possible, to examples of research literature providing evidence that a specific activity leads to a health-related outcome included in the logic model. The outcomes link, whenever possible, to measures already collected through existing data sources and to measures that might require users to collect their own data through a survey, or other means. Click on these linked items to view the related evidence or measures.

Influence on social determinants of health:

Worksite wellness programs raise awareness and knowledge about health and the behaviors that promote health.

Worksite wellness programs often include opportunities to increase physical activity.