Work and health / work and well being
Healthy Workers Initiative - Portal 2012
Client: Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing
The WRC was part of a University of Sydney consortium (led by the Boden Institute in the Sydney Medical School) that developed content for the Healthy Workers Portal. As part of the Healthy Workers Initiative, this Australian government website provides businesses of all sizes with resources to create healthy workplaces that support increased physical activity levels, healthier eating behaviours, smoking cessation and reduction of harmful alcohol consumption.
The project consulted broadly with employers (from small, medium and large businesses), states and territories and employer representative groups, developed criteria for including relevant material for a national portal, and reviewed one hundred and twenty Australian and international web sites. This culminated in the development of key information to assist employers seeking to implement healthy living programs in the workplace.