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Building health policy

Building health policy


To protect the overall health and well-being of occupants and their families by adopting comprehensive health policies.


Protecting employee health is of the utmost importance since it impacts various aspects of work including productivity, concentration and even the health of coworkers. Employees often feel overwhelmed and unable to take appropriate rest or time away from work to recover. Workplace health policies can help support employees’ physical and mental well-being, make adopting and maintaining healthy behaviors easier and create and foster a company culture promoting good health.

Part 1
Health Benefits

Employers provide at least three of the following to employees:
Employer-based health insurance for part- and full-time workers, as well as their spouses and dependents, or subsidies to purchase individual insurance through an exchange.
Flexible spending accounts or any other employer-established benefit plan designed to reimburse employees for qualified medical expenses.
Health savings accounts.
On-site immunizations or time off during the workday to receive immunizations.
Workplace policies that encourage ill employees to stay home or work remotely.

Part 2
Community Immunity

School policy requires that one of the following immunization schedules are fulfilled for enrollment in early education, elementary, middle, and high schools, for the age group appropriate for the school:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Recommended Immunization Schedule for Persons aged 0 through 18 years, Figures 1 and 2.
The World Health Organization Recommendations for Routine Immunization, Summary Table 1.