WHO has since the Ottawa Charter (1986) advocated for utilizing the settings approach to health promotion. The workplace is regarded as an important setting for promoting health because the work environment influences the health and well-being of workers representing half the world’s population. Workforce health is closely related to the productivity of enterprises and nations and thereby the well-being of the whole population.
According to the Luxembourg Declaration on Workplace Health Promotion in the European Union workplace health promotion should apply a holistic approach by including both wellness and lifestyle programs, management and occupational health and safety – with focus on physical, psychosocial and organizational work factors. Workplace health promotion should have the aim of making structural changes of the production to secure a health promoting and meaningful working situation.
The Workplace Health Promotion Working Group has been particularly concerned with research related to utilizing the settings approach at workplaces, employee empowerment, and leadership and management.
Current active members of the group
Steffen Torp (Convener) – website
Andrea Eriksson – website
Despena (Debbie) Andrioti Bygvraa – website
Robert Larsson –website
Petra Nilsson Lindström – website.
Arne Orvik – website
Åsa Tjulin – website
Eliva Ambugo – website