Workplace Health Promotion International Award Scheme


work2health, in partnership with the International Institute for Management and Quality (IHMQ), are delighted to be launching the prestigious international IHMQ award scheme in the United Kingdom in 2009.

The IHMQ programme improves organisation and employee performance by enhancing the health and wellbeing of the workforce and combining the principles of quality management, health promotion and organisational development.

When embarking upon your journey to achieve accreditation and become a model of good practice, you will be assigned a work2health specialist advisor who will work closely with you, offering high levels of advice, support and guidance throughout the following 6-stage process:

  1. Preliminary audit - enables the identification of baseline information on the current health management provisions within the organisation, together with assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the approach.
  2. Steering group – establish a multidisciplinary team responsible for driving the process forward and ensuring that action points in the work plan are completed.
  3. Creation of work plan – based on the audit findings a set of goals is developed as is an action plan which will lead to the achievement of the specified ‘Quality Criteria for Health Management’
  4. Support – ongoing support to the organisation through tailored advice and guidance – all contributing to the achievement of the quality criteria.
  5. Formal audit – assessment by an external panel of IHMQ auditors and an independent international auditor.
  6. Accreditation – achievement of the IHMQ ‘Model of Good Practice’ certificate presented at a high profile health management conference and international publicity.

Further information can be obtained by contacting us or visiting the IHMQ website.

*** For a limited time only, work2health are able to offer reduced consultancy rates to facilitate the IHMQ accreditation process. If you are interested in achieving internationally acclaimed certification in workplace health promotion, please contact us ***