The Clinical Staff Health-Smart Behavior Program

The Clinical Staff Health-Smart Behavior Program

Principal Investigator: Dr. Carolyn M. Tucker
Collaborators: Ms. Irene Alexaitis and Dr. Rebecca R. Pauly

The Clinical Staff Health-Smart Behavior Program is a work site-based health promotion program to increase health-smart behaviors (physical activity and healthy eating behaviors) among health care clinical staff members. A team of health care clinical staff at UF Shands Hospital were trained as Health Empowerment Coaches (HECs) to implement the hospital-adapted version of the evidence-based Health-Smart Behavior Program with their peers. The goals of the Clinical Staff Health-Smart Behavior Program included significantly improving the health status of health care clinic staff and their patients and reducing health-related employee costs.

Funded by: Blue Cross and Blue Shield for a Healthy Florida

The Clinical Staff Health-Smart Behavior Program