Preventing chronic disease in the workplace: A workshop report and recommendations

Glorian Sorensen, Paul Landsbergis, Leslie Hammer, Benjamin C. Amick, Laura Linnan, Antronette Yancey, Laura S. Welch, Ron Z. Goetzel, Kelly M. Flannery, Charlotte Pratt

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Chronic disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Risk factors and work conditions can be addressed through health promotion aimed at improving individual health behaviors; health protection, including occupational safety and health interventions; and efforts to support the work-family interface. Responding to the need to address chronic disease at worksites, the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention convened a workshop to identify research priorities to advance knowledge and implementation of effective strategies to reduce chronic disease risk. Workshop participants outlined a conceptual framework and corresponding research agenda to address chronic disease prevention by integrating health promotion and health protection in the workplace.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S196-S207
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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