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- Vermont Worksite Wellness Resource
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About Worksite Wellness
Health and wellness is receiving a lot of attention in today's workplace
A 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, the Department of Health is an active partner in helping 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 work sites reap the benefits of lower health care costs, greater productivity, less absenteeism, stronger employee morale and retention, and larger hiring pools.
Resources and information to help make it easy
On this page you will find the Vermont Worksite Wellness Resource, fact sheets, links to additional information and services, and other resources.
If you have any questions or would like assistance with establishing your worksite wellness program, call us at 1-800-464-4343 (toll free within Vermont).
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.
- Vermont Worksite Wellness Resource
A project of the Fit and Healthy Vermonters Worksite Wellness Workgroup.
- Worksite Wellness
- Costs of Obesity
- Vermont Workplaces Support Nursing Moms
- Tips for Assessing Community Physical Activity Resources
Quit@Work - Easy to use, comprehensive tool to help employees quit smoking.
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:
- Fletcher Allen Health Care
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont
- State of Vermont Department of Human Resources
- The Vermont Blueprint for Health
- The Vermont Employers Health Alliance
- Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
- Rutland Area Worksite Wellness Programs, Lisa Marie Donohue
- Vermont Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity
Vermont Worksite Wellness Conference
Governor’s Council Awards
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
8:00am - 4:00pm
Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center
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 presentation of the Worksite Wellness Awards by Governor Peter Shumlin.
Research has shown us that employee health and wellness directly impacts work behavior, morale, attendance, and job performance.
For most Vermont employers, the main goal for wellness is to engage employees to improve their own health and wellbeing. Wellness is a long-term commitment to a comprehensive process. Not only do we need to encourage healthy and safe behaviors but for success, we need to create cultures with policies and environments that support healthy behaviors. The workplace requires a coordinated vision balancing between organizational priorities and employee wellbeing.
Announcing Keynote Speaker Dr. Bill Hettler
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Bill Hettler, co-founder of the National Wellness Institute (NWI). Dr. Hettler has been a driving force in health promotion and wellness for more than thirty years. As a pioneer, he defined the wellness concept as it emerged. Dr. Hettler will speak on the six dimensions of wellness model that helps individuals and organizations strive for optimal health.
Conference Exhibitors and Sponsors
Registration for conference exhibitors and sponsors is now open.
- Sponsor/Exhibitor Registration Form
To be listed on the registration brochure, sponsor commitments must be received no later than January 6, 2013
- Sheraton Trade Show Electrical/Internet/Telephone/AV Order Form
Exhibitor commitments must be received no later than February 15, 2013
Contact Timothy Barre at 802-485-5223 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Each 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.
The award application submission period has ended. Look for the 2013 application next fall.
For more information about the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, please visit www.vermontfitness.org.