Worksite Wellness Program
Why Have a Worksite Wellness Program?
An investment in good health, improved productivity and lower healthcare costs!
Worksite Wellness Resources
Assessing My Worksite: The Designing Healthy Environments At Work Assessment Tool
The Designing Healthy Environments at Work is an online assessment to help your worksite determine ways to create a healthier worksite environment - one that supports employees in moving more, eating better and leading a tobacco-free lifestyle - www.mihealthtools.org/work/
Sample Worksite Wellness Policies
For a sample of a Worksite Wellness Employee Pledge, click here.
Components of a Successful Worksite Wellness Program
Health Risk Appraisal: An HRA is a tool that gives individuals an assessment of their current health and quality of life. The assessment promotes health awareness for the individual by reviewing one's personal lifestyle practices and revealing health issues that personal choices could impact. The personalized Profile report from the HRA survey recommends healthy behaviors according to age group, gender, and risk level. The Profile presents the top 3 personal risks and provides resources listed by availability. For information, visit the University of Michigan's Health Management Research Center's website.
- Blue Cross Blue Sheild of Michigan
- Priority Health
- Michigan Steps Up
Biometric Screening: Providing screenings and education are an excellent way to promote prevention and increase access to care for your employees. Screening provides an opportunity for early identification of a health problem before symptoms occur. Education can alert individuals to a risk factor in time to seek medical attention. Most screenings include measurements for: Blood pressure, pulse, total cholesterol (including HDL and LDL), glucose, height, weight and body mass index (BMI).
Many organizations offer this service, including:
- McLaren Northern Michigan
- Health Department of Northwest Michigan
Opportunity to contact a Health Advisior or Health Coach
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan 24-hour Health Coach Hotline for members
- Priority Health
- Contact Primary Care Physician
Engagement in at least two other Healthy Living Activities throughout the year
- Low, Medium, and High Cost Ideas
- Physical Activity Resources
- Nutrition Resources
- Tobacco Cessation Resources
- Reducing Stress/Improving Mental Health Resources
- Biggest Loser Contest Idea
- Exercise Contest Idea
Evaluating My Program: A Scorecard
A helpful tool in your Workplace Wellness Toolkit is the wellness scorecard.
- Municipal Employees
- Large Retail
- Healthcare Setting
- Healthcare Facility
Health Care Task Force