At the Center for Workforce Health, we specialize in state-of-the-art online health improvement programs that cover a wide array of health topics and can serve a variety of purposes. The programs can be used as stand-alone interventions—and have been shown effective in this mode—or as companions to in-person and telephone coaching approaches, and they have been used for both health promotion and disease management. They are all science-based and developed under grants from the National Institutes of Health, and were tested in diverse workplaces as part of the development process. Below is a list of our online programs. For more detailed information about the program, simply click on the program name.
This program contains segments on Stress Management, Managing Depression, Managing Anxiety, and Treatments that Work. It includes all the material in the basic stress management program, along with extensive segments devoted specifically to the problems of depression and anxiety.
A fully narrated multimedia guide to the safe use of psychotherapeutic prescription drugs, Smart Rx focuses on the use of medications most susceptible to misuse, including those prescribed for depression, anxiety, and chronic pain management. The program also contains a segment on healthy alternatives to medications.
Heart Healthy is a cardiovascular disease risk reduction program targeting at-risk workers. In addition to material specific to cardiovascular health, the program also contains modules on healthy eating, smoking cessation, stress management and physical fitness—all oriented toward reducing the risks of heart disease and stroke.
Older workers are more vulnerable to chronic disease, most of which can be prevented by adopting improved health practices. HealthyPast50 targets workers over 50 years of age with segments devoted to healthy aging, healthy eating, stress management, increasing physical activity, and tobacco cessation—all oriented toward the needs of older workers.
This program is designed to help individuals in recovery from substance abuse. Going Forward is a relapse prevention program based on a cognitive-behavioral model. The program features multiple interactive skill-building exercises and an on-screen counselor who guides the user through an eight-step program.
BREATHE is a web-based stress management program specifically oriented toward the unique occupational stressors of nursing. Because nurses are often on the move, this multi-media program includes a mobile application accessible by smartphones and tablets. BREATHE was tested at Mount Sinai Hospital and Inova Health Systems, with significant effects shown on nurses’ stress.
The Caregiver SmartTools program provides in-depth information related to medication safety, medical management and general-care issues to more effectively manage the demands of caregiving and promote active self-care. The program provides information on how best to organize and assist with the administration of medications, how to manage medical care, how to monitor changes in health status, how to assess functioning at home, and stress relief strategies for the caregiver.