WorkSafe undertook a major program of research to evaluate the short, medium and long-term impacts of the WorkHealth program. The research has involved four streams of work and was conducted by Monash University's School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, through the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR).
A Synthesis Report brings together the results of the four projects, which include:
- A longitudinal study of participating workers to evaluate the impacts of the program on their health, lifestyle and health outcomes
- A process and impact evaluation to evaluate the impacts of the program on workplace outcomes
- Modelling of the long-term program targets
- Regular analysis of the WorkHealth check dataset
The Research Executive Summaries are available on the ISCRR website.
Watch our short video infographic which summarises the key research findings.
You can view the WorkHealth check data by region, industry and occupation through our interactive charts.
A fact sheet is also available, summarising the dataset from 500,000 WorkHealth checks.
WorkSafe has partnered with ISCRR and Monash University to undertake two further research projects to evaluate outcomes of the WorkHealth program. The project objectives are to:
- Explore the impacts of the WorkHealth Coach program to enable sustainable change for worker health and lifestyles, and understand the contextual drivers of a telephone coaching program through the workplace setting, and
- Review the literature on an integrated approach to worker health, and identify and describe Victorian organisations that excel in taking an integrated approach to worker health.