Policy Development

Policy development is a key component of a comprehensive health promotion program as it aims to either make healthy choices easier for employees or to make unhealthy choices more difficult.

Helpful Links
1 Alcohol and Substance Misuse (Alcohol Policy Network - Workplace Policy Collection)
1 Active Transportation - Western Australia Department of Health
1 Alcohol and Substance Misuse (US Dept of Health and Human Services - Developing an Effective Drug-free Workplace Policy
1 Alcohol and Substance Misuse (AADAC, USA- Alcohol/Drug Policy Development and Employee Testing)
1 Alcohol and Substance Misuse (Peel Health Unit - Sample Policies and Procedures)
1 Breastfeeding (Region of Waterloo Public Health creating breastfeeding friendly workplaces)
1 General (British Heart Association, UK - Health At Work)
0 General (NSW Department of Commerce, Australia) - Workplace Policies and Procedures)
0 General - Policy (Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit - The Key to a Healthy Workplace - A Guide to Making Your Organziation Healthier)
1 General - WorkHealth WorkSafe, Government of Vicotria, Australia (Writing a Healthy Workplace Policy)
1 Healthy Pregnancy (L.A. Best Babies Network, USA - Healthy Pregnancy and Family Friendly Workplace Policies)
1 Healthy Pregnancy - How To Be A Family Friendly Workplace: Polices and Procedures to Help Families (Best Start)
1 Physical Activity & A Guide to Writing & Implementing a Physical Activity Policy in the Workplace (Department of Health, Victoria Australia)
1 Physical Activity - City of Hamilton (includes sample policy)
1 Physical Activity - Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina
1 Physical Activity - Niagara Public Health - Policy Development Toolkit
1 Physical Activity - Northwestern Health Unit (sample policies attache to this toolkit for flex time, healthy meetings, membership and user fees, physicall activity at work)
0 Physical Activity - Workplace Policies and Guidelines that Support Physical Activity (Department of Health, Victoria, Australia)
1 Physical Activity Policy Level: How Company Policies Can Help Everyone Become Active (Alberta Centre for Active Living)
1 Policy examples (Middlesex London Health Unit)
1 Sun Protection (Cance Council of Victoria, Australia - Developing a Workplace UV Protection Program)
1 Sun Safety for Outdoor Workers: A skin cancer prevention program for outdoor workers (Canadian Dermatology Association)
1 Sun Safety for Outdoor Workers: A Toolkit for Policy Development (Niagara Region Public Health)
0 Tobacco Smoke-Free Ontario: A guide for Workplaces and Public Places in Halton Region (Halton Region Health Department)
0 Tobacco (York Region Public Health - Good Business...Better Health: A comprehensive guide for smoke-free workplaces
1 Tobacco - Towards a Healthier Workplace (Health Canada)
1 Toolkit for Occupational Health and Safety Leaders (Alberta Health Services)