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Health Promotion Programs, Modifiable Health Risks, and Employee Absenteeism

Aldana, Steven G. PhD; Pronk, Nicolaas P. PhD

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: January 2001 - Volume 43 - Issue 1 - p 36-46
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This literature review demonstrates that the health risks and failure of employees to participate in fitness and health promotion programs are associated with higher rates of employee absenteeism. When determining how to manage absenteeism, employers should carefully consider the impact that health promotion programs can have on rates of absenteeism and other employee-related expenses.

From the College of Health and Human Performance, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah; and the Center for Health Promotion, HealthPartners, Minneapolis, Minn.

Address correspondence to: Steven G. Aldana, PhD, College of Health and Human Performance, 276 SFH, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602-2214; e-mail steve_aldana@byu.edu.

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