Section Name Description
Module1: Lesson 1: Workplace Wellness in the Context of the Determinants of Health and the Population Health Approach URL Determinants of health

Read the entire page including the collapsable headings (i.e., What are the determinants of health?). (6 minutes)

World Health Organization - 2016

URL What Makes Canadians Healthy or Unhealthy?

Read the entire webpage (NOT including the hyperlinks). (32 minutes)

Public Health Agency of Canada - 2013

URL What is the Population Health Approach?

Read the entire webpage (NOT including the hyperlinks to more extended descriptions of the 12 key determinants of health). (11 minutes)

Public Health Agency of Canada - 2013

URL Wellness at Work

Read the entire webpage (NOT including the hyperlinks). (4 minutes)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - 2015

URL Creating a Corporate Wellness Program: Everything You Need to Know

Read from "The Employee Health Problem" to "Benefits to Employees." (11 minutes)

Closing the Gap Healthcare Group - 2019

URL From Evidence to Practice: Workplace Wellness that Works

Read the following pages: 4-7, 13-17, 21-23, 61-64, 66-68, 70-71, 74-76, and 79-82. (89 minutes)

Institute for Health and Productivity Studies Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health In collaboration with Transamerica Center for Health Studies® - 2015

Module 1: Lesson 2: Building Active Environments to Promote Wellness in the Workplace URL The Ecological Model in Public Health

Watch the entire video. (10 minutes)

The Women's and Children's Health Policy Center (WCHPC) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health - 2013

URL Health Promotion in Smaller Workplaces in the United States

Read the entire article, skipping the "Next Steps for Research and Policy" section. (31 minutes)

Annual Review of Public Health - 2014

URL Upending the Social Ecological Model to Guide Health Promotion

Read from the "Introduction" to the "Conclusion." (22 minutes)

Montclair State University - 2015

URL The Built Environment and People's Health

Read the entire page. (6 minutes)

University of Alberta - 2021

URL Understanding the Connections between Public Health and Built Environment

Read more on any topic which interests you.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - 2015

URL The impact of worksite interventions promoting healthier food and/or physical activity habits among employees working ‘around the clock’ hours: a systematic review

Read the content under the headings "Abstract," "Introduction," "Results," and "Discussion." (40 minutes)

Food & Nutrition Research - 2018

URL Active Design Guidelines

Read the entire document, including the checklists. (24 minutes)

City of North Vancouver - 2015

URL Building Healthy Places Toolkit

Read the sections "Nature" and "Social Connection" from pages 58-63. (7 minutes)

Urban Land Institute - 2015

Module 2: Lesson 1: Assessing Workplace Needs to Build "Wellness" URL Extraordinary Workplace Wellness Programs

Watch the entire video. (11 minutes)

Institute for Health and Productivity Studies, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, & Transamaerica Center for Health Studies - 2015

URL From Evidence to Practice: Workplace Wellness that Works

Read pages 85-87 and the "Employer Interviews" section from pages 105-123. (43 minutes)

Institute for Health and Productivity Studies Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health In collaboration with Transamerica Center for Health Studies® - 2015

URL Organizational Level Assessment

Read through this webpage and each of the three hyperlinked sections listed at the top: Site Visit Interviews; Environmental Assessment; Data Collection. (25 minutes)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - 2016

URL Employee Level Assessment

Read through this webpage and each of the six hyperlinked pages: Designing Surveys; Administering Surveys; Analyzing Surveys; On-the-Job Injuries Data; Employee Time and Attendance; and Job Satisfaction. (38 minutes)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - 2016

URL Worksite Wellness Guidebook

Read pages 8-14 (Research and Identify Needs). (6 minutes)

Tufts Health Plan - 2012

URL Employee needs assessment survey template

Read the entire page, including the file attachment. (12 minutes)

Government of Canada - 2019

Module 2: Lesson 2: Planning a Workplace Wellness Program URL Planning/Workplace Governance

Read the entire page. Then, access and read the content of the following links on the side menu: (37 minutes)
- Leadership Support
- Governance Structure & Management
- Workplace Health Improvement Plan
- Dedicated Resources
- Communications
- Workplace Health Informatics

CDC - 2013

URL Worksite Wellness Workbook

Read pages 2-9, 14, 15. (20 minutes)

Health Alliance Plan of Michigan - 2013

URL Workplace Wellness Toolkit: Developing your own workplace wellness plan

Read the entire document. (16 minutes)

Alberta Blue Cross - 2013

URL How Much Should a Wellness Program Cost?

Read the entire page. (10 minutes)

WellSource - 2012

URL Smart Goals: How to make your goals achievable

Read the entire webpage. (10 minutes)

Mind Tools - 2016

URL Organizational Best Practices Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace

Read the entire article. (34 minutes)

JOEM - 2021

Module 3: Lesson 1: Implementing an Effective Workplace Wellness Program URL Workplace Health Promotion: Implementation

Read through the webpage and the following four hyperlinked webpages: Health-related Programs; Health-related Policies; Health Benefits; and Environmental Support. (11 minutes)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - 2015

URL Implementing an Integrated Approach

Read Chapter 4 "Integrated Implementation," from pages 50-66. (35 minutes)

Harvard - 2017

URL Workplace Wellness Programs Study: Final Report

Read pages 93-104. (20 minutes)

Rand Corporation - 2013

URL Worksite Wellness Workbook - Implementation

Read pages 16-19. (9 minutes)

Health Alliance Plan of Michigan - 2013

URL Engaging Employees in Their Health and Wellness

Read the entire document. (4 minutes)

CDC - 2013

Module 3: Lesson 2: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Workplace Wellness Programs URL Evaluation.

Read the entire page, including the content of the links: (18 minutes)
- Worker Productivity Measures
- Health Care Costs Measures
- Health Outcomes Measures
- Organizational Change Measures

CDC - 2015

URL Types of Evaluation.

Read the entire document. (4 minutes)

Centers for Disease Control. - 2016

URL Evaluating health promotion programs: introductory workbook

Read pages 1-66. (132 minutes)

Public Health Ontario - 2016

URL The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard: An Assessment Tool for Employers to Prevent Heart Disease, Stroke, and Related Health Conditions.

Read pages 5-9. (10 minutes)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - 2014

URL Evaluating Your Wellness Program for Success!

Read the entire PDF. (6 minutes)

Dairy Council of California - 2013

Module 4: Lesson 1: Substance Use in the Workplace URL Substance Use in the Workplace

Read the sections: (5 minutes)
- Why should a workplace look at problematic substance use issues?
- In general, what are the effects of various types of substances?
- What are the costs to a business?
- Are there elements of work that may contribute to the use of substances?

Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety - 2017

URL Understanding Substance Use Disorder

Read pages 3-8 of the toolkit. (18 minutes)

State of Alaska: Department of Health and Social Sciences - 2022

URL Substance Use in the Workplace

Read the following sections: (3 minutes)
- What the workplace can do?
- What elements should be in a substance use or impairment in the workplace policy?

Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety - 2017

URL Understanding Substance Use Disorder

Read the section "Policies to build a culture of support and protect the workplace" from pages 9-17. (29 minutes)

State of Alaska: Department of Health and Social Sciences - 2022

Module 4: Lesson 2: Mental Health in the Workplace URL Mental Health in the Workplace

Read pages 1-2 of the document. (2 minutes)

CDC - 2018

URL Workplace Mental Health A Review and Recommendations

Read pages 5-11, and the first paragraph of page 12. (24 minutes)

CAMH - 2020

URL Mental Health in the Workplace

Read pages 3-6 of the document. (8 minutes)

CDC - 2018

URL Workplace Mental Health A Review and Recommendations

Read pages 12-20 of the document. (25 minutes)

CAMH - 2020