- National Wellness Institute (NWI)
- Wellness Council of America (WELCOA)
- The Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO)
- Institute for Health and Productivity Management (IHPM)
- National Business Group on Health (NBGH)
- American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
- International Association For Worksite Health Promotion
- Healthy People 2020
- American Heart Association
- Corporate Health and Wellness Association
- Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
- National Health Information Center
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - National Healthy Worksite Program
Key Position Papers and Publications
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Position Papers and Practice Papers Related to Wellness Statements are published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics/Journal of the American Dietetic Association as indicated.
AND. Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Nutrition and Athletic Performance (March 2016)
- AND. Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Nutrient Supplementation (December 2009) http://www.eatrightpro.org/resource/practice/position-and-practice-papers/position-papers/nutrient-supplementation
- AND. Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Total Diet Approach to Healthy Eating (February 2013)
- AND. Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: The Role of Nutrition in Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention (July 2013)
American College of Sports Medicine Position Papers Related to Wellness
- ACSM: Quantity and Quality of Exercise for Developing and Maintaining Cardiorespiratory, Musculoskeletal, and Neuromotor Fitness in Apparently Healthy Adults: Guidance for Prescribing Exercise (July 2011)
- ACSM: Appropriate Physical Activity Intervention Strategies for Weight Loss and Prevention of Weight Regain for Adults (February 2009)
- ACSM: American College of Sports Medicine and the American Diabetes Association Joint Position Statement: Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes (December 2010)
- ACSM: Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults (July 2009)
Worksite Health Scorecard
The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard (HSC) is a tool designed to help employers assess and improve health promotion in their worksites. The HSC tool helps employers assess the extent to which they have implemented evidence-based health promotion interventions in their worksites. Using a validation study by the Emory University Institute for Health and Productivity, the HSC has been determined to be a valid and reliable tool for employers to use in assessing health promotion programs aimed at preventing heart disease, stroke and related conditions among employees.
Employer toolkit: Successful Business Strategies to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke
Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Successful Business Strategies to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke Toolkit provides information, materials, and tools that state programs can reference and distribute to businesses, primarily through employer and professional organizations. The toolkit assists state programs in addressing several cardiovascular health priority areas.
Books & Newsletters
Chapman, L. Proof Positive: An Analysis of the Cost Effectiveness of Worksite Wellness, 2008.
Chapman, L. Planning Wellness: Getting Off to a Good Start, eighth edition, 2013. ISBN-13: 978-1929484003
Mitchell, T., T. Church, and M. Zucker. Move Yourself: The Cooper Clinic Medical Director’s Guide to All the Healing Benefits of Exercise. Wiley, 2008. ISBN: 9780470042236
Pronk, N, ACSM's Worksite Health Handbook - 2nd Edition: A Guide to Building Healthy and Productive Companies (American College of Sports Med), 2009. ISBN-13: 978-0736074346
Rosen, B., and Barrington, L. Weights & Measures: What Employers Should Know About Obesity, 2008.
Rath, T., and Harter, J. Well Being: The Five Essential Elements, 2010. ISBN: 9781595620408
Wolf K., and R. Karch, Global Perspectives in Workplace Health Promotion, 2011. ISBN-13: 978-0763793579
Wellness Certifications & Training Programs:
National Wellness Institute offers the following certifications: Certified Wellness Practitioner, Certified Worksite Wellness Specialist, and Certified Worksite Wellness Program Manager.
The Chapman Institute offers five levels of Worksite Wellness certification: Certified Wellness Program Coordinator, Certified Wellness Program Manager, Certified Wellness Program Director, and Certified Worksite Wellness Program Consultant.
WELCOA offers several wellness certifications and training programs.
The Cooper Institute offers a Health Promotion Director Certification program.
Corporate Health & Wellness Association offers the following certifications: Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist and Certified Wellness Provider.