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Workplace health promotion at a health resort – Bad Birnbach as provider of a health promotion intervention for the workplace


The project aims to develop and apply a health promotion intervention for regional small and medium-sized enterprises in Lower Bavaria and to study its health-promoting effects.

Based on the results of an online-survey conducted among regional companies and employees (autumn 2017) and a systematic literature review on elements and effectiveness of already existing workplace health promotion programs, a health promotion intervention for resident companies will be developed, which is going to include the local cure of the health resort Bad Birnbach.

In spring 2018 local companies and employees will be invited to join the health promotion intervention within the scope of a study. Over the course of twelve months, the study participants take part in various health-promoting applications of the newly developed intervention.

The effects of the intervention are going to be examined with pre-, post- and follow-up measurements (2-, 6-, 11- and 16-month follow-up) using a two-arm controlled design. Allocation to study groups will be based on propensity score matching.

Cooperation partner

  • Industrie- und Handelskammer (IHK) Niederbayern 
  • Handwerkskammer (HWK) Niederbayern-Oberpfalz
  • Kurmittelhaus Rottal Terme
  • Markt Bad Birnbach


July 2017 to June 2020


Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Gesundheit und Pflege (StMGP)


Dr. Sandra Kus (MPH postgrad.)

Dieter Frisch (Dipl. SpOec)