Show Summary Details
Page of

Health promotion in the workplace 

Health promotion in the workplace
Chapter:
Health promotion in the workplace
Author(s):

Steve Boorman

and Ian Banks

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199643240.003.0031
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE (www.oxfordmedicine.com). © Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

date: 18 December 2017

This chapter aims to provide a summary of the development of modern approaches to health promotion in the workplace, illustrated by a number of case studies from UK businesses active in this area. The workplace is an effective forum for health promoting activities and the examples highlight that careful planning and targeting may increase the likelihood of success. Many employers expect such programmes to have high cost, or be difficult to organiseize, but the increasing resources available from third -sector and public health programmes may be accessed by partnership approaches to deliver high- quality programmes, with minimal cost. Comprehensive occupational health should encompass prevention and health promotion, within the continuum ranging from pro-active health support to more reactive intervention to address injury or illness.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.