The Mentor Toolkit
Correctional employees play an essential role in public safety. Their job is physically and mentally demanding and often interspersed with critical incidents that often result in injuries. From 2006 to 2011, the CPH-NEW Health Improvement Through Employee Control (HITEC I) study documented a steady progression of chronic disease risk factors within the first five years of employment, leading to obesity, hypertension, physical inactivity, high levels of depression, and poor sleep and nutritional habits.
The Total Worker Health Mentoring Toolkit was generated as part of the HITEC II (2011-2016) Health Mentoring Project (Namazi, S., et al., 2021). The primary goal of this toolkit is to combat the decline in health found in the beginning of a correctional worker's career.
Correctional organizations can use the materials to organize a TWH Mentoring Program, recruit and train members, and evaluate the program.
Download the Introduction to Total Worker Health Mentoring Toolkit for Correctional Personnel (pdf).