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Development of a workplace wellness promotion pilot framework : a case study of the Blue Care Staff Wellness Program

By Roxanne Machen, Thomas F. Cuddihy, Peter Reaburn and Helen C. Higgins


Workplace wellness initiatives are currently unreflective of the multidimensional and holistic nature of the wellness construct. There exists an opportunity for promoters of health to move toward models of workplace wellness promotion that more fully appreciate the interconnected nature of health dimensions and promote them even-handedly. The Blue Care Staff Wellness Program framework was developed in response to a recognised need for consistent and wellness-focused constructs for workplace wellness promotion and dissemination. The framework promotes and supports the individual and organisational wellness of the Blue Care employee population by providing a comprehensive and sustainable employee wellness program. This has been achieved by the adoption of consistent wellness principles to guide the framework conception and theory based development. The use of the framework in a pilot program will provide insight into the frameworks effectiveness in promoting a comprehensive workplace wellness program, and go further to establish the relationship between wellness and productivity in the workplace

Topics: Workplace Wellness, Health Care, Wellness Promotion
Publisher: Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation Inc.
Year: 2010
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