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Worksite Health Promotion September 10, 2010 HTH 3523 Assignment 1 1. Type of worksite: The type of worksite I plan to implement my worksite health program is a fictional hospital I will call St. Theresa’s Catholic Hospital. The hospital will be modeled after a local privately owned hospital in San Antonio. o The hospital will have roughly 700 employees including all administrative staff, housekeeping staff, security, nurses, doctors, various technicians, pharmacists, etc. o The resources I will have to work with will include the budget office to ensure that funds are set aside for program use, including incentives and materials for collecting data. Due to the importance of having the food services department of the hospital supporting my program, I will also request use of their services. o Which employees will you target: The employees that I will target will be registered nurses who work at the hospital. Nurses often work long shifts in a highly stressful workplace, which can result in stress eating. I will work with all nurses on all shifts to ensure that a comprehensive sampling of nurses can be represented during this program. A more diverse and representative group of nurses will likely provide stronger/more representative statistics. 2. Obesity is an epidemic in the United States, as well as the rest of the world. According to the Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners article Overweight and obesity in nurses, advanced practice nurses, and nurse educators , 54% of nurses surveyed were overweight or obese. The chart below shows the distribution of the sampled nurses BMI separated by age. 1
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2010 for the course KIN 2003.001 taught by Professor Gentry during the Fall '10 term at The University of Texas at San Antonio- San Antonio.

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