Evaluating Worksite Health Promotion

Evaluating Worksite Health Promotion

ISBN: 9780736036474
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Edition: 1
Publication Date: 2001-12-05
Number of pages: 216
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Written for both students and seasoned practitioners, Evaluating Worksite Health Promotion presents a practical framework for evaluating health promotion in a variety of organizational settings.

The text lays a strong theoretical foundation, then builds on it with practical applications for containing costs and improving the power of programs. Drawing on more than 20 years of academic and private consulting experience, Dr. Chenoweth includes more than 19 case studies to deepen and broaden readers' understanding of how to conduct program evaluations in organizational settings.

The book's detailed instructions guide readers through the steps of successful worksite health promotion evaluations:

-Working with variables, data, experimental design, and other basic concepts

-Calculating benefit-cost, break-even and cost-effectiveness analyses, risk-factor cost appraisal, and forecasting

-Creating and administering tools for evaluating program effectiveness, including questionnaires, surveys, interviews, and claims data analysis

-Planning, conducting, and presenting an evaluation

Evaluating Worksite Health Promotion also features user-friendly pedagogical aids such as chapter objectives, review questions, and “What would you do?” situations that encourage discussion and reflection.

Practical and full of how-tos, this text is an ideal resource for readers seeking the financial, statistical, management, and measurement expertise required to conduct credible, objective, and successful evaluations.

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