CPH-NEW Healthy Workplace Participatory Program


Tools to Protect Your Most Valuable Asset

Use this new online tool - the Healthy Workplace Participatory Program - to systematically develop programs that improve employee health, safety and productivity.

Developed by researchers at the Center for Promotion and Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW), the field tested tool includes an interactive assessment and seven-step planning process.

The key to a successful program in any organization is employee participation, especially in the design of interventions. That’s why the tools on this site were designed to engage employees at every step in the process. Research shows that employee participation – what we call a participatory design of interventions approach – is key to a long-term, sustainable program. 

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How to Use This Online Tool

On April 15, we begin the three-webinar series on Generating Solutions using the IDEAS tool. View past webinars and and register for the IDEAS tools series.

We encourage you to participate in the full webinar series including the past webinars. This is a great way to get up to speed quickly and start using the tool to improve employee health and safety at your organization.

You can use this tool to create a new program or enhance and integrate existing programs. 

If your organization has little or no health related programs: 

Start with the Get Ready for Program Start Up section to assess your organization’s readiness and resources and learn how to gain management support. Answer nine questions in our interactive assessment tool to generate a customized report that will guide you through the entire process.

If your organization has an existing health and safety or wellness program: 

This web site tool has several resources to help you strengthen your program by building participation and integrating wellness and safety programs. For example, if you want to: