Introducing Wellbeing at Work
“Wellbeing at Work” is a collaborative wellness organization designed to support local employers by providing technical support to accomplish the activities listed below. Technical support is provided by a local leadership team, community partners, and local public health staff through the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership Grant (MDH).
Gaining leadership support, forming a wellness committee, developing a brand and communications timeline, securing a budget and assessing the workplace environment to begin planning.
Employers will work with one or more strategies to improve the work environment in healthy eating, active living, tobacco reduction, breastfeeding support or resiliency (formerly called stress management).
Grantees will continue to build a group of employers working on wellness in their communities through regular networking meetings to sustain the initial work started in the collaborative.
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The Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP)
The Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) is working to create healthier communities across Minnesota by expanding opportunities for active living, healthy eating and tobacco-free living. Good health is created where we live, work, learn and play. Schools, businesses, apartment owners/managers, farmers, community groups, senior organizations, hospitals, clinics, planning entities, Chambers of Commerce, faith communities and many more partners are creating better health together through SHIP all across Minnesota.
A well-designed workplace wellness initiative offers an organizational foundation to support employee health and encourages positive lifestyle behaviors like adequate physical activity, healthful eating, tobacco-free environments, support for nursing moms and stress management.
- Adult Americans spend a large portion of their waking hours at work, providing workplaces with a great opportunity to affect employee health on a larger scale.
- In fact, a 2010 review by the Community Preventative Services Task Force, housed at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), found that a comprehensive workplace wellness initiative can exert a positive influence on health behaviors. Well-designed initiatives can also have an impact on employer financial measures like healthcare utilization, worker productivity and employee turnover.
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