Worksite health and wellness in the European Union

Marco Guazzi, Pompilio Faggiano, Gianfranco F. Mureddu, Giacomo Faden, Josef Niebauer, Pierluigi L. Temporelli

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Abstract

In recent years, trends in cardiovascular disease (CVD) incidence and prevalence in Europe have shown a significant decline. Nonetheless, CVD still remains the main cause of morbidity and mortality and, as such, more efficient intervention strategies are needed. In this context, workplace health promotion is universally viewed as a potential resource for further reducing CVD burden. Currently, the most active organizations for promoting workplace health promotion are the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, the European Network for Workplace Health Promotion and the Wellness International. The idea of wellbeing in the workplace has multiple meanings across organizations and countries in Europe and no comprehensive surveys examining its exact prevalence and overall impact are currently available. This review will describe the current state of workplace health promotion in Europe and address future directions for this potentially important intervention strategy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)508-514
Number of pages7
JournalProgress in Cardiovascular Diseases
Volume56
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Cardiovascular risk
  • Worksite wellness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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