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Health Education Materials for the Workplace

Resource_Image_Bayer_MaterialsMenstrual Hgyiene_Handout_Color Handwashing_Handout_Color HTPS_Handout_ColorEngaged Fathers_Handout_ColorCompanies can derive many benefits from healthy workers – from higher productivity and morale to better worker-manager relations. But these benefits only occur at workplaces that make worker health and health promotion a priority. Experience in workplaces has indicated a clear need for easy-to-access, on-demand health information materials. Ours make it easy for workplaces to access and print materials themselves onsite and on demand.

These materials are based on existing health educational message that have been adapted and designed specifically for workplaces and their workers. As women increasingly comprise a large portion of the formal workforce, the education package focuses largely on women’s health issues. But it also includes male engagement in family health, nutrition and handwashing.

The package contains three types of materials:

  1. Mini-posters meant to be posted in public areas and be easily readable from a short distance.
  2. Handouts that have a little more detailed information for workers to take home with them.
  3. Supplemental materials for some topics (for example, a quiz that can reinforce learning).

The workplace can determine how best to use these materials, whether as handouts or posters. The goal is to provide a resources that can be used by workplaces and their health staff in any way that helps promote good health practices and encourages workers to seek additional information and services.