The foundation of the materials found on this website is derived from 2 important models: the World Health Organization (WHO) definition of health promotion and the Comprehensive Workplace Health Promotion (CWHP) module as described by the University of Toronto’s Health Communication Unit, Centre for Health Promotion.
Numerous experts agree that multi-faceted strategies are required to effectively enable behaviour change. A strategic mix of approaches must be implemented over time. Therefore, the materials you will find on this website use 3 approaches: educate, act, support.
The material on this website is built upon the principle that workplaces can inform employees about health and wellness issues, provide opportunities for employees to change or improve their health behaviours, and provide supportive environments that enable action. Therefore, for each topic, the program encourages workplaces to use these three strategies: