Men’s Preferences For Workplace Health Promotion Programs and The Effectiveness Of Tailored Approaches

1 Hour (CPHRBC&YK) | taught by Work Wellness Institute

Course description

 Co-Host: This webinar is co-hosted by the   Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention, UBC Okanagan campus.  Workplace health promotion programs have potential to benefit both employers and  employees; however, such programs are often plagued by low participation rates. Men in particular are a hard to reach group, representing a low  proportion of participants in workplace health promotion interventions.  Understanding and incorporating men's preferences for and interest in  workplace wellness topics and activities is necessary for ensuring men  are successfully engaged in workplace wellness initiatives. Moreover,  the perspective of workplace leads responsible for implementing such  programs needs to be considered in order to create feasible and  effective programs. This presentation will describe research conducted  with management and non-management employees to explore perceptions of  workplace wellness initiatives as well as feedback from employees and  workplace leads on the acceptability of POWERPLAY, a healthy eating and  physical activity program for working men.  Funding Acknowledgement: This research was supported by the Canadian Cancer Society (Grant #701259-02) 



You will learn: 

  • Men's preferences for and perceptions of workplace wellness topics and activities.
  • Strategies for tailoring workplace wellness approaches to suit men in diverse industries.
  • About POWERPLAY, a men's workplace health promotion program.


Cristina M. Caperchione, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus

Dr. Cristina Caperchione is an Associate Professor in the School of Health  and Exercise Sciences at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan  Campus. Her program of research focuses on population and community  health promotion with a particular concentration on physical activity  and at risk or hard to reach populations.


Joan L. Bottorff, Ph.D.

   Professor and Director, Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic  Disease Prevention, University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus

Dr. Joan Bottorff is a Professor in the School of Nursing, and Director of  the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention at the  University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus. Her research program  focuses on health promotion and health behaviour change in the context  of cancer prevention. Current projects center on men’s health promotion, and developing gender sensitive tobacco reduction interventions. 

This program is pre-approved by VRA Canada for a 1 hour training session

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