Workplace Health

Most people spend over half of their waking hours on the job; the workplace can have a significant impact on employee health1.

Increasing evidence shows that:

  • The work people do and their work environments affect health2
  • Employers can play a significant role in improving the health of their employees3

The Region of Waterloo Public Health Workplace Program "Project Health" provides a variety of health promotion services to local workplaces interested in improving and/or sustaining a healthy workplace in Waterloo Region. Our services are for those people in the workplace who influence employee health and wellness, such as employers, health professionals, unions, etc. There is no charge to workplaces for this service.

Promoting health in your workplace doesn't have to be complicated, expensive or time consuming. It's a matter of making a commitment to workplace health, finding out what kinds of initiatives your employees want, developing a plan, and putting some activities in place. Project Health's services can help you whether you are just getting started or are looking for more ideas and support for your current plans and activities.

For employers who would like more information concerning workplace health promotion initiatives and Project Health please visit our Project Health Website.


1 The Case for Comprehensive Workplace Health Promotion: Making "Cents" of a Good Idea [Internet]. Toronto (ON): Health Communications Unit; 2003 Jun [cited 2012 Feb 15]. Available from http://www.thcu.ca/Workplace/documents/business%20case%20v102.pdf#Comprehensive Workplace Health Promotion
2 Gunderson M. Rethinking Productivity from a Workplace Perspective. [Internet]. Ottawa, ON:CPRN Discussion Paper no w/17; 2002 [cited 2012 Feb 14]. Available from: http://www.cprn.org/doc.cfm?l=en&doc=915
3 Influencing the organizational environment to create healthy workplaces [Internet]. Toronto (ON): Health Communications Unit; 2004 Jul 9 [cited 2012 Feb 7]. Available from
http://www.thcu.ca/workplace/documents/influencing_org_envir_infopackv_1.1.FINAL.pdf

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