Integrating Employee Health:: A Model Program for NASA

Integrating Employee Health:: A Model Program for NASA

by Committee to Assess Worksite Preventive Health Program Needs for NASA Employees
     
 

ISBN-10: 0309096235

ISBN-13: 9780309096232

Pub. Date: 08/29/2005

Publisher: National Academies Press

The American workforce is changing, creating new challenges for employers to provide occupational health services to meet the needs of employees. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) workforce is highly skilled and competitive and employees frequently work under intense pressure to ensure mission success. The Office of the Chief Health and

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Overview

The American workforce is changing, creating new challenges for employers to provide occupational health services to meet the needs of employees. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) workforce is highly skilled and competitive and employees frequently work under intense pressure to ensure mission success. The Office of the Chief Health and Medical Officer at NASA requested that the Institute of Medicine review its occupational health programs, assess employee awareness of and attitude toward those programs, recommend options for future worksite preventive health programs, and ways to evaluate their effectiveness. The committee's findings show that although NASA has a history of being forward-looking in designing and improving health and wellness programs, there is a need to move from a traditional occupational health model to an integrated, employee-centered program that could serve as a national model for both public and private employers to emulate and improve the health and performance of their workforces.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309096232
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
08/29/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY....................1
1 THE NASA WORKSITE....................19
How and Why the Committee Was Formed....................19
History of NASA and Development of NASA Culture....................20
Organization of NASA....................26
The Charge to the Committee....................31
References....................33
2 OCCUPATIONAL AND PREVENTIVE HEALTH AT NASA....................34
Development of Preventive Health Programs....................34
The Office of the Chief Health and Medical Officer....................35
Organization of Occupational and Preventive Health Programs....................37
Observations of Occupational Health Programs at Selected NASA Centers....................44
Findings....................51
References....................51
3 WORKFORCE HEALTH PERFORMANCE READINESS RESILIENCE: THE CASE FOR CHANGE....................53
Introduction and Background....................53
Envisioning the Future....................62
Findings....................72
Recommendation....................72
References....................73
4 ORGANIZING AND MANAGING EMPLOYEEINTEGRATED HEALTH PROGRAMS AND POLICIES....................77
Implementing an Employee-Integrated Health Process....................77
Characteristics of World-Class Programs....................78
Management Systems for Integrated Safety and Health....................83
Findings....................96
Recommendations....................98
References....................100
5 IMPLEMENTING INTEGRATED HEALTH PROGRAMS....................102
Worksite Models for Health BehaviorChange....................103
Needs Assessment....................105
The Program Implementation Process....................108
Prevention Programs....................114
Disease Disability and Injury Management Programs....................129
Program Evaluation....................133
Findings....................136
Recommendations....................137
References....................139
6 DATA INTEGRATION AND HEALTH MANAGEMENT....................150
Adopting Characteristics of World-Class Programs to Data Management....................150
Organizational Framework for Data Management....................151
A Data Management System for an Effective Integrated Health Management Program....................153
Findings....................164
Recommendations....................167
Summary....................168
References....................169
Appendixes A Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations....................171
B Open Session and Workshop Agendas....................176
C Committee Member Biographical Sketches....................180

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