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Healthier Lifestyle Cards

Get Healthier Lifestyle education cards teach employees how to live healthier lifestyles by working in small groups or teams. These cards can help support workplaces interested in improving employee health and well-being. These cards are available to purchase at a low-cost and are part of the Be Super toolkit. The cards are available in English and Spanish.

​​​HOW IT'S DONE

  • Groups of 3-7 employees meet for about 30 minutes weekly to discuss each card or topic.

  • Include an additional 10 minutes if test data or evaluation surveys are collected to determine how much is learned.

  • Employees can take turns leading topic discussions, rotate weekly, and incorporate creative ways to cover the content.

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Get healthier (making goals, pedometer)

  • Sleep

  • Calories (calories in foods, portion sizes, RMR calculations)

  • Liquids & calories (low calorie/sugar options, low-high comparisons)

  • Basic nutrition (reading labels, food groups: healthy vs. unhealthy)

  • Snacks (healthier options)

  • Sugar (natural vs. added, limit added)

  • Exercise (benefits, starting out)

  • Strength (weekly needs, group strength routine)

  • Flexibility (benefits, injury)

  • Stress (body-mind, management)

  • Moving forward (overview, future health goals)

These low-cost cards can be used across different workplace settings and industries. How can I get access to these cards?  The Get Healthier cards can be purchased through Northwest Education Training & Assessment (NwETA).*

One-time cost:

 

Each download of the ‘Get Healthier’ Lifestyle Education Cards includes Leader Cards, Member Cards, and Take Home Activities for each of the 12 topics. The Leader Cards have information, questions and answers to stimulate discussion. Member Cards have information and questions but they do not have the answers. All employees can use the Take Home Activities to practice what they have learned.

Example of a Get Healthier Card (front and back)

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*NwETA, LLC is the company that collaborates with OHSU in the offering of this tool. OHSU has a financial interest in this company and Dr. Anger, who is the Director of the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center at OHSU, is the company's President. If you would like more information about this, please contact the OHSU Integrity Department at (503) 494-8849 OR integrity@ohsu.edu.

Do you have experience using Get Healthier Lifestyle cards or would like to try them in your organization?

We want to hear from you!

Fill out our survey or email schucker@ohsu.edu  to share your story or testimonial. Receive a free ticket to an upcoming Spring or Fall symposium.

Have questions? We're here to help.​

Contact us for more information and guidance on how we can help your organization be safe, healthy and well.

The mission of the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center is to improve the well-being of workers through Total Worker Health research, dissemination, outreach, and, education. We are housed within the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences at OHSU

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