For much of the week, most Vermonters spend more than one third of their day at their workplace. The programs, policies and environment at their worksite significantly influence employees' health. With support and resources from the Health Department, worksites can take steps to improve employee health, leading to financial benefits, reduced health care costs, and a more productive and engaged workforce.
Get started addressing worksite wellness in your organization. The pages in this section outline steps to getting started, provide strategies, templates, and other resources. It also contains resources that are specific to certain occupations – farming, transportation, early childcare, food service, healthcare support, and buildings and grounds. These occupations have been selected because of their unique environments and job demands, which makes it challenging to implement “traditional” worksite wellness strategies.
Read the Adult Workforce Summary for a comprehensive look at the health of Vermont's workforce.
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Businesses, schools, cities and towns are taking simple steps to make a big impact on the health of their communities. Show your commitment to reducing chronic disease through worksite wellness!
Review the five steps below to learn how to build a successful worksite wellness program!