The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard (HSC) is a FREE online tool designed to help employers assess and improve health promotion programs in their worksites. Enhanced functions have been added in 2015.
The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard Online system has added:
- Additional reports that enable employers to look at specific worksite strategies in their ScoreCard(s) and benchmark within their own organizations and compare to other employers in the system.
- Annual email reminders have been added so employers know when it’s time for their annual update and resubmission of the ScoreCard
- Streamlined account set-up with optional demographic information
- A detailed User Guide and a series of video tutorials that outline the features and functions of the CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard online system
Evaluating Health Promotion at Worksites
The HSC has been evaluated and determined to be a reliable tool for employers to use in assessing health promotion programs aimed at improving lifestyle risks and preventing chronic disease among employees. The HSC helps employers identify gaps in their health promotion efforts and prioritize high-impact strategies for health promotion at their worksites.
This tool aids employers in assessing worksite health promotion by asking YES/NO questions across 16 health domains:
- organizational supports
- tobacco control
- physical activity
- weight management
- stress management
- high blood pressure
- high cholesterol
- signs and symptoms of heart attack and stroke
- emergency response to heart attack and stroke
- lactation support
- occupational health and safety
- vaccine-preventable diseases
- community resources
Spread the Word: Many People Will Find HSC Useful
A wide variety of professionals can use the HSC to assess worksite health promotion efforts, making the ScoreCard a great resource for CDC partners and grantees. Employers, human resource managers, health benefit managers, health education staff, occupational nurses, medical directors, wellness directors, and others responsible for worksite health promotion in an organization can use the HSC to establish benchmarks and track improvements over time. State health departments may assist employers and business coalitions in using the tool and identify ways of establishing healthier workplaces. State and local health departments also can use the tool for monitoring worksite practices, establishing best practice benchmarks, and to track improvements in worksite health promotion programs to more effectively direct resources to support employers.
The HSC was first released online in 2014, with the enhanced features added in 2015. The HSC is managed by the CDC Division of Population Health Workplace Health Program.