Technical Assistance for Employers


What is Technical Assistance?

Technical Assistance (TA) for the Work@Health® Program is designed to assist participating employers in establishing or enhancing evidence-based health programs at their worksite. Technical Assistance is one of the most valuable tools that participating employers can use to support their efforts. Employers are expected and encouraged to actively engage in the multitude of technical assistance activities available to guide them through the four milestone phases (Assessment, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation) of building their own successful programs. Structured TA includes scheduled and planned webinars, Q&A sessions, and archived worksite wellness resources on the CDC Work@Health® Website or Work@Health® Technical Assistance Community. Organic TA is comprised of peer initiated events – such as group Meetups, Q&A sessions, conference calls, and virtual meetings (e.g. GoToMeeting) – all driven by the needs of the Employer Participants.

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How do I access Technical Assistance?

First, an employer successfully completes the Work@Health® training and earns a certificate of completion. Second, upon return to the worksite, the employer accesses Technical Assistance which is delivered through different options: the Work@Health® Training and Technical Assistance Portal and the CDC Work@Health® Website.

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What are the benefits of Technical Assistance?

Program participants in the Work@Health® Program will receive a variety of benefits, including:
  • Assistance implementing a more effective worksite health program that can lead to better employee health outcomes, improved productivity, lower turnover, and lower healthcare costs
  • Access to resources that are designed to give employers what they need to establish, sustain, and/or enhance their worksite health initiatives
  • Opportunities to expand their network by linking to, and partnering with, other employers and organizations in their respective communities


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What methods are used to deliver Technical Assistance?

Technical Assistance delivers quality services across multiple channels and touch points that are convenient and easy to use. Announcements will be sent ahead of time reminding participants to register for activities. Technical Assistance can be accessed across a variety of channels, including:
  • Structured (Scheduled webinars, Q&A sessions, archived worksite wellness resources)
  • Organic (Peer-initiated group Meetups, Virtual Meetings (e.g. GoToMeeting) and conference calls)
  • Both (Scheduled and impromptu Q&A sessions)


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Who provides Technical Assistance?

Technical Assistance is provided by a network of employers, instructors, coaches, subject matter experts, consultants, and community based and champion organizations. They deliver support services to help employers establish and/or improve worksite health programs. Technical Assistance is also provided through peer interactions with other employer participants.

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