Department of Health

Healthy Workers Initiative

Inclusion Criterion

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This web site brings together relevant national and international resources that have been developed by government and not-for-profit entities. The standards for inclusion on this site relate to:

  • Impartiality: commercially-developed or promotional resources will not be included, including any that directly or indirectly promote products for the purpose of marketing.
  • Relevance: resources must engage the primary target audience, Australian employers (of businesses of different sizes, industries and geographic locations), as well as the secondary target audience, Australian employees, in workplace health in the areas of nutrition, smoking, alcohol, physical activity and overweight/obesity. Resources will assist in health assessment and evaluation, health promotion, prevention and other interventions leading to behaviour change and positive health outcomes.
  • Reliability: Resources included on the site must be developed by appropriate developers using appraised information and evidence that reflects current policy and practice.
  • Currency: Resources for inclusion on the website should be current and reflect latest evidence.
  • Quality: Resources must be compliant with current Australian standards for design, accessibility and metadata.

Healthy Workers Portal Resource Inclusion Criteria

Essential Criteria

No.
Criteria
Options
Outcome
Notes to assist reviewers (not mandatory)
OneName of Resource
  • Free text
  • Continue to Question 2
  • For identification purposes only
TwoDoes the resource have a commercial sponsor?
  • Yes
  • Unsure
  • No
  • Yes = resource disqualified
  • Unsure = Expert Adjudication
  • No = continue to Question 3
  • Look for a statement in the copyright or publishing information about who funded the development of the resource
  • Look for commercial advertisements or product names/endorsements in the resource
ThreeHas the resource been developed by a government or not-for-profit/ charitable organisation?
  • Yes
  • Unsure
  • No
  • Yes = continue to Question 4
  • Unsure = Expert Adjudication
  • No = resource disqualified
  • Look for a list of authors/editorial board/developers/information in the ‘About’ or ‘Home’ section or in a footnote on the website
FourIs the resource on a topic relevant for inclusion on the site?
  • Yes
  • Yes but also contains information on other health issues
  • Unsure
  • No
  • Yes = continue to Question 5
  • Yes but also contains information on other health issues = Exceptional Resource Statement
  • Unsure = Expert Adjudication
  • No = resource disqualified
  • Does the resource include information about workplace health promotion in the areas of nutrition, smoking, alcohol, physical activity, obesity and overweight?
  • Does the resource target employers and/or employees?
FiveIs the resource current (i.e. developed within past 5 years), accurate and reflecting current practice?
  • Yes
  • No, out of date
  • Not current but is accurate and reflects current practice
  • Somewhat accurate
  • Yes = continue to Question 6
  • No = resource disqualified
  • No but reflects current practice= Exceptional Resource Statement
  • Somewhat accurate = Exceptional Resource Statement
  • Check whether the content accurately describes the topic and information with is supported by data/research.
  • Check whether the evidence base has changed and the information is still of relevance/reflects current best practice or thinking.
  • Look for a statement about the date of development and/or update of the resource
  • If the date of development is not stated, look for the date of copyright of the resource
NOTE: if out of date/currency, you may wish to contact resource developer to update the resource
SixWere experts/ advisors/peer reviewers/ credible and relevant sources involved in the development of the resource?
  • Yes
  • Unsure
  • No
  • Yes = continue to Question 7
  • Unsure = Exceptional Resource Statement
  • No = Expert Adjudication
  • Check for authorship in the publishing information, introduction or appendices or in the ‘About’ or ‘Home’ section or in a footnote on the website.
  • Check for information regarding collaborators and expert review or endorsement)
  • Are current references provided?
SevenIs the resource well designed and developed?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Somewhat
  • Yes = Approved Resource Classification Information
  • Somewhat = Exceptional Resource Statement
  • No = Expert Adjudication
  • Check that the resource is free of typographical errors, has a consistent format, and a clear and logical layout.
  • Does information load rapidly and is navigation easy to follow
  • Check that links or website addresses provided in the resource are working, correctly attributed and link to the appropriate website

Outcome:

  • Approved = complete Approved Resource Classification Information
  • Not approved = Disqualified
  • Unsure = Exceptional Resource Statement

Exceptional Resource Statement

Exceptional Resources DO NOT meet all Essential Criteria but should be further considered for inclusion in the portal. For example, if the resource contains information on other topics (i.e. mental health) but also contains relevant information on other issues; if the resource is difficult to navigate or somewhat out of date but contains other relevant information.
No.
Criteria
Options
Outcome
Notes to assist reviewers (not mandatory)
OneThis resource does not meet all Essential Criteria but it SHOULD be considered for inclusion on the portal for the following reasons:
  • Free text
  • Continue to Question 2
  • Provide information as to WHY the resource does not meet all Essential Criteria but should be considered for inclusion on the site.
TwoTherefore, this resource is:
  • Deemed worthwhile/acceptable for inclusion on the portal
  • Being referred for expert review
  • Unacceptable for inclusion on the portal
  • Deemed worthwhile/acceptable= Approved Resource Classification Information
  • Referred for expert review = Expert Adjudication
  • Unacceptable = Disqualified
  • Assessing the resource as an entire entity, does it add to the quality of the portal
  • Check that the resource does not present any inaccurate or misleading information
  • Does this resource fill a gap in information on the portal or are there other, more current/accurate/quality resources that better meet needs?

Outcome:

  • Approved = complete Approved Resource Classification Information
  • Not approved = Disqualified
  • Unsure = Expert adjudication

Approved Resource Classification Information

Aspect
Description
Details
Resource title
  • Free text
  • Name of resource
Resource developer
  • Free text
  • Who developed resource?
URL/Location
  • Free text
  • If applicable
Resource funder/accrediting body
  • Free text
  • If different to developer
Date of Development/Update (or most recent

copyright/publication date if no other date is available)

  • Free text
  • Whichever date is most recent
TopicSelect all that apply
  • Nutrition
  • Alcohol
  • Physical Activity
  • Smoking
  • Obesity/overweight
  • Other (specify)
  • Primary topic/s of resource
Targeted jurisdiction
  • Australia/nationwide
  • ACT
  • NSW
  • NT
  • QLD
  • SA
  • VIC
  • TAS
  • WA
  • International (specify)
  • N/A
  • If applicable
Target audience
  • Free text
If applicable, specify the primary audience. i.e:
  • Employers
  • Managers
  • Human Resources
  • OH&S Managers
  • Learning and development
  • Union
  • Employees
  • Other (specify)
Workplace sizeSelect all that apply
  • Small business
  • Medium business
  • Large business
  • Multinational
  • Global
  • Not size specific
  • Other (specify)
  • If applicable
Target industry/type of occupation
  • Industry/Occupation/s (specify):
  • Not industry/occupation specific
  • If applicable
Cost
  • Free of charge
  • Payment required Cost: $
  • Other
  • Details of accessibility and costs
Resource summary
  • Free text
i.e.
  • Summary of aims and purpose of resource (check the About section or front page for resource summary)
  • Details of any specific tools/ information available on site (you may wish to hyperlink to these)
Key words/ Search terms
  • Free text
i.e.
  • Key search terms to locate resource – e.g. synonyms; associated topics/issues, prime/target audience, tools (as suggested by reviewer)
Additional information
  • Free text
i.e.
  • Available in other languages
  • Specific focus (i.e. indigenous health)
  • Free registration required to access site