Good Health and Well-Being

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Workplace Health and Well-Being

  • Alan MasseyEmail author
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The World Health Organization defines workplace health and well-being as “workplaces in which workers and managers collaborate to use a continual improvement processes to protect and promote the health, safety and wellbeing of workers and the sustainability of the workplace by considering identified needs” (WHO Healthy Workplace Model for Action 2010).


Changes in the global economy and changing health trends evidencing a rise in chronic disease have focused attention on both national and corporate practices that promote the development of workplace health and well-being. There is growing recognition by key decision-makers that improved workplace health and well-being is essential if financial, social, and environmental sustainability are to be achieved (Chen and Yu 2016). It is known that the workplace is a setting in which improvements in health are achievable (WHO 2009). Sixty-five percent of the...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Health and Social Care, Department of Public HealthUniversity of ChesterChesterUK

Section editors and affiliations

  • Tony Wall
    • 1
  1. 1.International Centre for Thriving at WorkUniversity of ChesterChesterUK