Employee Wellness Programs: Wellness Links
Here you will find links to Employee Wellness Programs, Management Tools, Online Resources and more. Please let us know if you have any additional Employee Wellness Program links that you feel we should add to the list.
- Health Observances - a selected listing of national health observances, holidays, and other special times of year with corresponding health information. Use it to help promote a healthy lifestyle for you, your family, and your community.
- Women's Health Quiz - Test Your Knowledge about Women's Health
- Health Hotlines - Listing of telephone numbers provided by the CDC. Here you'll find out information about a wide variety of health topics including: Adolescent and School Health, Cancer, Diabetes, Influenza (flu), Nutrition, Physical Activity, Violence, Workplace Safety & Health, and more...
- Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) - HRSA assures quality health care to underserved, vulnerable, and special-need populations and promotes appropriate health profession workforce capacity and practice, particularly in primary care and public health. Also visit the HRSA Women's Health web page.
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - FDA ensures that the food we eat is safe and wholesome, that the cosmetics we use won't harm us, and that medicines, medical devices, and radiation-emitting consumer products such as microwave ovens are safe and effective. FDA also oversees feed and drugs for pets and farm animals. Also visit the FDA Women's Health web page.
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) - AHRQ is the lead agency charged with supporting research designed to improve the quality of health care, reduce its cost, and broaden access to essential services. Also visit the AHRQ Women's Health web page.
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - HHS is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. Also visit the HHS National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC).
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)- NIH is one of the world's foremost biomedical research centers and the federal focal point for biomedical research in the United States. NIH conducts research in its own laboratories; supports the research of non-federal scientists in universities, medical schools, hospitals, and research institutions throughout the country and abroad; helps in the training of research investigators; and fosters communication of biomedical information. Also visit the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health web page.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - SAMHSA improves the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses.
- American Cancer Society (ACS) - ACS is dedicated to preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service.
- National Women's Health Resource Center (NWHRC) - NWHRC is a non-profit organization that develops and distributes women's health information based on the latest advances in medical research and practice.
- Chronic Disease Directors Women's Health Council (WHC) - WHC helps state agencies advance and protect the health of women across the life span through chronic disease prevention and control.
- What is Your BMI? - Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person’s weight and height. BMI is a reliable indicator of body fatness for people. It is used as a screening tool to identify possible weight problems for adults. Find out your BMI and get answers to questions.
- Regular Screening Prevents Colorectal Cancer- Podcast - This four-minute podcast focuses on the prevention of colorectal cancer and screening. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. It affects men and women from all racial and ethnic groups but is most common in people age 50 and older. Colorectal cancer is preventable.
- Lyme Disease - Lyme disease is the most commonly reported tick-borne disease in the United States. In 2005, more than 23,000 cases of Lyme disease were reported. Lyme disease is passed to humans by the bite of black-legged ticks and western black-legged ticks. Outdoor workers are at risk of Lyme disease if they work at sites with infected ticks. U.S. workers in the northeastern and north-central States are at highest risk of exposure to infected ticks.
- Flu Season is Here - The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccination each year.