Validity and Reliability of the Updated CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard

Enid Chung Roemer, Karen B. Kent, Amanda Mummert, Katherine McCleary, Jacquelyn B. Palmer, Jason E. Lang, Dyann M. Matson Koffman, Ron Z. Goetzel

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Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the reliability and validity of the updated 2019 CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard (CDC ScoreCard), which includes four new modules. Methods: We pilot tested the updated instrument at 93 worksites, examining question response concurrence between two representatives from each worksite. We conducted cognitive interviews and site visits to evaluate face validity, and refined the instrument for public distribution. Results: The mean question concurrence rate was 73.4%. Respondents reported the tool to be useful for assessing current workplace programs and planning future initiatives. On average, 43% of possible interventions included in the CDC ScoreCard were in place at the pilot sites.Conclusion:The updated CDC ScoreCard is a valid and reliable tool for assessing worksite health promotion policies, educational and lifestyle counseling programs, environmental supports, and health benefits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)767-777
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of occupational and environmental medicine
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2019


  • health promotion
  • instrument validity and reliability
  • organizational health assessment
  • workplace

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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