1 Department of Health Science, College of Life Sciences, Brigham Young University, Provo, USA

2 2 Health Promotion Bureau, Salt Lake Valley Health Department, Salt Lake CIty


The purpose of this paper is to describe the multifaceted nature and benefits of worksite health
promotion programs (WHPPs), with emphasis on the college setting. An assessment of the
peer-reviewed literature was conducted of articles published since 2000. Several search engines
were accessed and selected key words were used. Most studies examining WHPPs have
focused on return on investment and productivity. Research that targets the softer side-benefits
of health promotion programs in the workplace is less available. Although the college setting
offers some advantages for implementing health promotion programs. They may also have
unique challenges due to their large and diverse employee population. There is little research
to show the effectiveness and unique challenges of college-based health promotion programs.


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