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Excerpts — ACSM's Worksite Health Handbook-2nd Edition

Social network can increase worksite health program participation

How can we take advantage of new communication technologies in creating more prolific change while reaching far more people than we ever could have imagined? There is little reason to believe that people with a broken wrist or inflamed tonsils want to become part of a social network of people who share the same transient health issue. So what are the types of issues that are appropriate for online communities and social networks to address?

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Consideration of socieconomic factors leads to more effective worksite health programs

Ethnic minority or lower-income populations experience monumental economic and cultural challenges to healthy eating, physical activity participation, and many other health protective behaviors. Such barriers are inherent in the physical, social, organizational, and political environments of underserved communities.

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