Worksite health promotion to reduce health inequalities at work

The work setting is considered promising for health promotion, because of its potential reach and possibilities to target both the social and working environment and individual behaviour.

In this unique multidisciplinary project, the aim is to develop a stakeholder dialogue as an integrated worksite health promotion intervention to reduce health inequalities at work (i.e. to improve employees health in general, and lower SEP employees in particular). The intervention consists of moral case deliberation, a specific form of organized stakeholder dialogue.

Effects of the intervention will be evaluated on health-related outcomes on individual level (such as self-regulation), on a team level (such as social support) and on organisational level (such as health registrations) through a novel evaluation method for the field of worksite health promotion: responsive evaluation. Responsive evaluation is a form of interactive, participatory research, making use of mixed methods.

A guideline for researchers and professionals about responsive evaluation was developed as a result of this project (in Dutch):
Onderzoekershandleiding - Responsieve evaluatie van gezondheidsbevordering in de werksetting (