Free Workplace Wellness Resources

Free employee health and well-being resources for your organization.
  • American College of Sports Medicine –  Much more than a slogan, the American College of Sports Medicine puts into practice its strategic efforts to advancing the health of all.
  • Institute for Health and Productivity Management
  • National Institute for Health Care Management Study – Building a stronger evidence base for employee wellness programs.  An executive overview of a study conducted by the National Institute for Health Care Management,.
  • Safety and Wellness –  Learn more about how ergonomics and safety are critical in the health and well-being of employees.
  • Shift Working and Long Hours – Information and guidance on shift work and scheduling issues for employers from NIOSH 
  • SHRM – The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management.
  • Stress Awareness Toolkit – An employer toolkit drawing attention to the dangers of stress in the workplace and strategies on how best to manage it.
  • Workers Comp and Wellness White Paper – Integrating Risk Management and Wellness Programs  – By joining together occupational health and safety initiatives with workplace wellness programs, you can improve employee morale and health, reduce medical plan costs, increase productivity, and reduce the frequency and  severity of workers’ compensation claims
  • Working with Stress – Videos and resources from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

 

 Physical Activity

  • ABE For Fitness – offers a free video library of 3 to 8 minute activity bursts that will allow you, your colleagues and your family to move and exercise everywhere, everyday.
  • Active Living Research – A great site for research, sample policies, tools, and archived webinars on creating more activity-friendly environments
  • America Walks – Walking resources and surveys geared towards many different professionals and individuals
  • American Council on Exercise Fitness Library– A collection of exercise demonstrations for all experience levels 
  • CDC Physical Activity Guidelines
  • Healthy IU – free lunch and learn recorded presentations provided by Indiana University. A great and continuously growing resource to share with your employees.
  • Indiana Healthy Weight Initiative – An initiatve launched by the Indiana Stae Department of Health to improve the health and well-being of Indiana communities
  • INShape Indiana – A program from Butler University aimed at motivating, educating, and connecting Hoosiers to valuable resources that help them eat better, move more and avoid tobacco.
  • Map My Run– A mapping tool to track and record runs, walks, bike rides, and more.
  • My Fitness Pal – A great website and mobile app for tracking physical ativity and nutrition 
  • National Institute for Fitness and Sports (NIFS) – Services for onsite fitness center management for businesses and organizations 
  • Walking White Paper
  • WalkScore – A tool to figure out how walkable your neighborhood is

Nutrition

Sleep

 

 

  • Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight – The Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) is charged with helping implement many provisions of the Affordable Care Act and oversees the implementation of the provisions related to private health insurance.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – The CDC’s mission is to collaborate to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.
  • County Health Rankings – See where your Indiana county stacks up to the state and national benchmarks for health outcomes
  • Healthy People – Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans
  • Indiana INdicators – This free data resource will help perform Indiana community health needs assessments, guide the development of community improvement plans, and much more.
  • National Institutes of Health – The NIH is the nation’s medical research agency, supporting scientific studies that turn discovery into health.
  • Project for Public Spaces – Resources on “ Save place-making” and improving community infrastructure
  • The Community Guide – The Community Guide is a resource for evidence-based recommendations and findings about what works to improve public health.

 

 

 

  • Become an Ex – The EX Plan is based on scientific research and practical advice from ex-smokers. It isn’t just about quitting smoking. It’s about “re-learning life without cigarettes”
  • Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids – A leading force in the fight to reduce tobacco use and its deadly toll in the United States and around the world. It advocates for public policies proven to prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – The CDC shares tips from former smokers, real stores of people living with smoking-related diseases and disabilities, information on how smoking affects illnesses and conditions and information on how smoking and secondhand smoke affect specific groups.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention –The CDC compiles information and media relating to tobacco use and prevention, the destruction it causes to the body, the rigors of addiction and withdrawal and the road to recovery.
  • IN.gov Quitline Information – The Quitline page includes a repository of PDF’s, links and other information about the damage tobacco can cause to the body and the destructive habits of addiction.
  • INShape Indiana’s Tobacco Prevention Page – A page designed to bring resources about tobacco prevention to those who want to embrace the site’s concept of physical well-being.
  • National Cancer Institute: Clearing the Air – Another resources for smokers trying to quit. This guide outlines steps taken to both give up the habit and remain off tobacco.
  • QUIT NOW Indiana Employer Toolkit –The Employer Toolkit will aid employers that are prepared to create a smoke-free workplace and support and encourage their employees to quit smoking through proven tobacco cessation methods.
  • Smokefree.gov – Another website which provides free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of people trying to quit smoking.
  • The Community Guide –Your source for information about the effectiveness, economic efficiency and feasibility of evidence-based interventions to promote community health and prevent disease. Its page on tobacco research and prevention is full of information on the subject.
  • The Ex Overview of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) – A document that outlines several of the different substitutes for cigarettes during the quitting process.
  • The Ex Quit Plan Guide – A document that outlines the steps to give up smoking and stay tobacco free.
  • WebMD Smoking Cessation Help Center – Another website dedicated to gathering information related to the diseases caused by smoking and the dangers of nicotine and tobacco use. Full of free resources, this site is a comprehensive look on the issue of smoking as a whole.