These resources and tools help create worksites that support and improve the health and productivity of employees.
- Employer benefits can include: enhanced employee productivity, lower health care costs, decreased rates of illness and injuries, reduced employee absenteeism, and improved employee morale.
- Benefits for employees can include: less stress, improved well-being, self-image, and self-esteem, improved physical fitness, more stamina, weight loss, and improved health.
The Worksite Wellness Toolkit provides resources to create a healthier work environment. It includes fact sheets, guidelines for change, and health and wellness information. All materials can be downloaded, copied and reproduced.
- Worksite Wellness Makes Good Business $ense Background information and 25+ links to state and national resources with concrete "how to" information.
- Add Physical Activity to Your Conference: Hosting a conference? Find out "why" and "how" to beat conference fatigue.
- Cafeteria Survey helps determine the type of healthy choices employees will try. Include several choices and room to make suggestions.
- Fruit and Veggie Quantity Recipe Cookbook and Other Healthy Recipes
- Health Promotion in Motion A 2-page worksite newsletter ready for distribution to your employees via email or as hard copies.
- Start a Walking Club at Your Worksite outlines simple steps.
- Wellness Speakers for Worksites: Learn where and how to locate a credible speaker
Resources from CDC and Other States
- CDC Stair Prompts (2 sets at bottom of page) Motivational signs placed near elevators, encourage employees to take the stairs – a quick and easy way to be more active.
- Guidelines for Offering Healthy Foods at Meetings, Seminars, and Catered Events from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health
- Healthy Vending Guide addresses guidelines for foods and beverages, sample policy language, and marketing strategies to promote healthy options.
- Vending Machine Food & Beverage Standards provides sample standards and practical steps to market products and work with vendors.
- What Works in Worksites, developed by the Wisconsin Nutrition and Physical Activity Program, identifies policies and strategies that can help worksites create healthier environments for their employees.
- Worksite Wellness "Favorites", developed by the Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services, identifies wellness initiatives and policies to improve employee health.
- The Business Case for Breastfeeding Friendly Worksites is a comprehensive program designed to educate employers about the value of supporting breastfeeding employees in the workplace.
- US Department of Labor Fact Sheet #73: Break Time for Nursing Mothers under the FLSA explains the Health Care Act’s (PL 111-148) provisions for breastfeeding employees, which went into effect on March 23, 2010.
- Workplace Accommodations to Support and Protect Breastfeeding
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