Worksite Wellness

Applications being accepted for 2014 Worksite Wellness Awards!

Health and wellness is receiving a lot of attention in today's workplace

Healthy Vermonters 2020A well-constructed and well-run wellness program can reduce costs and improve employee health and morale. Here in Vermont, more and more work sites are instituting these programs.

By providing support and tools such as the Worksite Wellness Resource, we are an active partner in helping Vermont employers make their wellness efforts a success.

Helping everyone's bottom line

Worksite wellness programs benefit the entire organization. In addition to helping improve the health of employees, successful worksites reap the benefits of lower health care costs, greater productivity, less absenteeism, stronger employee morale and retention, and larger hiring pools.

Resources to make it easy

Use the Vermont Worksite Wellness Resource, our fact sheets, and links to more information and services to start or grow your worksite wellness program.

Call us

If you have any questions or would like assistance with your worksite wellness program, call us at 1-800-464-4343 (toll free within Vermont).

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Vermont Worksite Wellness Resource

Vermont Worksite Wellness ResourceCreating a Healthy Workplace
A step-by-step guide to help your program be a success

The Worksite Wellness Resource provides employers with the steps and supporting information to aid in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating a worksite wellness program. The Resource focuses on the major risk factors related to chronic disease: poor nutrition, physical inactivity and tobacco use.


A project of the Worksite Wellness Workgroup.

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Fact Sheets & Tips

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Related Programs & Services

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Work Group Members

A special thank you to the Fit and Healthy Vermonters Worksite Workgroup for their support and input on this project. Members of the workgroup include representatives from:

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Worksite Wellness Conference

Vermont Worksite Wellness conference March 27, 2014

Vermont Worksite Wellness Conference
Governor’s Council Awards

March 25, 2015
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center
Burlington, VT

Join your colleagues from the public and business communities to share and learn about best practices for a healthy workplace, as well as workshops, exhibits, and the Governor's presentation of the Worksite Wellness Awards.

Conference Brochure and Agenda coming soon!

Apply for a Worksite Wellness Award

2014 Conference Presentations

Keynote Address
Andy Core, MS, Core Wellness

Happy To Be Here! The Role of Positive Psychology on Employee Health, Productivity and Morale
Tracy Gallo and Kim Rausch, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont

A Healthy Dose of Nature: Supporting Green Exercise for Employee Wellbeing
Janet Franz, Professional Fitness Instructor; Chair, Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

Balanced Bodies, Balanced Lives
Rebecca Flewelling, Nutrition Consultant and Motivational Speaker

Discover Your Passions and Strengths—A Road Map to Find and Master Your True Passions in Life for Higher Levels of Engagement and Wellbeing
Thomas Myers, Associate Professor of Management, Champlain College

Tap into the Power of Full Engagement to Improve Your Energy, Creativity, Productivity, Success and Life Satisfaction
Stuart Offer, DC, Hickok and Boardman HR Intelligence

Sharing the Wellness- Planning for Employee Engagement
Yvonne Zietlow and Alexandra Tursi, Fletcher Allen Health Care

Holistic Self-Care for a Sustainable Culture of Health (4)
Marie Frohlich, Arnie Kozak, PhD, Charlie Nardozzi, Lisa Buell, Vital Wellness

How to Create an Engaging Culture (not available)
Michael Kilfoyle, The Kilfoyle Group, LLC

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2014 Worksite Wellness Awards

Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and SportsEach year, the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports recognizes Vermont employers which promote a work environment that encourages and enables employees to improve their overall health.

Vermont worksites of all sizes are encouraged to apply. Winners will be recognized at the 2015 Annual Worksite Wellness Conference, March 25, 2015, in Burlington.

Apply for an award:

The online application asks for information about your wellness interventions, and provides ample space for you to showcase your program.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2014

We look forward to seeing you at our annual conference!

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