Today, ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI), a global consulting and technology services provider, announced the launch of the Workplace Health Resource Center (WHRC), a new interactive website developed in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The WHRC provides access to free resources to help businesses improve employees’ physical, emotional and financial health.
The WHRC addresses emerging topics that impact organizations’ workplace health promotion programs such as leadership commitment, employee engagement, emotional health and smoking cessation. Developed with input from employers, state public health departments, business health associations and academic communities, the comprehensive online hub offers assessment tools, step-by-step guides, visual aids, case studies, engagement strategies and more.
ICF’s public health and digital experts, in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Truven Health Analytics, an IBM Company, were responsible not only for designing and building the WHRC, but also for implementing the branding, producing workplace health materials, technical assistance support, marketing, and promotional strategy to ensure user engagement. ICF utilized its extensive research knowledge to collaborate with the CDC to develop a rigorous multi-step vetting process to review the wide range of resources available on the WHRC that help businesses start or expand workplace health promotion programs.
“Workplace health promotion programs can be a daunting task for people who already have a full workload,” said Greg Howe, Wellness Manager from Lincoln Industries in Omaha, Nebraska and member of the WHRC steering committee. “The Workplace Health Resource Center removes the complexity around these programs and provides all the tools that employers, like me, need in one place. It is an excellent source of information that can create and foster a healthy work environment that benefits everyone.”
“Many employers are interested in creating or expanding a workplace health promotion program, but may not know where to start,” said Kris Tremaine, senior vice president at ICF. “We are beyond thrilled to have played a role in helping the CDC create the Workplace Health Resource Center to help employers build healthy businesses.”