Use Scientific Evidence to Guide Programmatic Decision Making

use-scientific-evidenceThere is an unprecedented amount of information on workplace wellness available today, and not all is of the same quality. Scientific research into which interventions are effective, and which are not, is the best resource for determining which programs should be implemented at the workplace.2 Research-oriented organizations, like the AHA and the CDC, offer expert recommendations based on sound research, and back their recommendations with supporting evidence.3,4 To learn more about the evidence supporting good program design and implementation, visit credible websites where references and links to case studies are provided. Some examples include: The Community Guide, AHA’s Healthy Food & Beverage Toolkit and policy statements or position papers from the AHA.