Healthier employees make your business more productive.

Work for Wellness is a statewide program that aims to bring wellness into the workplace. And since most people spend a large portion of their day at work, you have the opportunity to create a culture that values and promotes healthy lifestyle choices.

Why bring wellness into the workplace?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), loss in productivity related to health problems costs U.S. employers more than $225 billion every year — and indirect costs such as absenteeism, disability, and reduced work output are even greater.

Healthy employees are happy employees. Implementing wellness policies and practices for your employees can have many benefits that contribute to your organization’s overall success.

As an employer, not only will you help employees:

Develop healthier habits

Maintain a healthy weight

Improve physical fitness

Enhance energy and mood

Reduce stress and anxiety

Improve productivity

But you’ll also notice:

Improved relations and morale

Improved focus

Improved retention of employees

Reduced absenteeism

Lower rates of illness and injury

Decreased health care costs

So, how can you promote wellness in the workplace?

Below are downloadable materials that encourage healthy habits and offer ways to incorporate daily physical activity, nutritious foods, and overall well-being in the workplace.

CDC resources

  • The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard (HSC) helps employers assess whether they have implemented evidence-based health promotion in their work sites.
  • Work@Health® is an employer-based training program aimed at improving the organizational health of participating employers and certified trainers.
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