We are available to help employers plan and start worksite wellness programs. Whether you’re thinking about starting a program or wish to strengthen your current program, we can help. Our staff will support your wellness team to assess your worksite, identify employee interests and barriers to wellness and move toward creating a wellness plan. We can help you begin with a narrow focus and broaden that focus as enthusiasm builds. We can also connect worksites with resources and partners.
In this toolkit you will find steps to design and sustain a wellness program that fits the size and culture of your organization. Our focus for wellness programs is on promoting physical and emotional health, reducing the major risk factors that lead to chronic disease - physical inactivity, poor nutrition, and tobacco use - and supporting preventative care and breastfeeding.
When you are ready to get started we can help. Call Karen at 802-479-7457.
Find out if we have any open workplace wellness grant opportunities!
- Working Toward Wellness Grant – focused on physical activity and nutrition
- Green Thumbs Grant - developing on-site worksite garden
- Supporting Nursing Moms at Work Grant – creating a breastfeeding-friendly space
- 2016 Supporting Nursing Moms at Work Grant Recipient – Hunger Mountain Coop and Union Elementary School in Montpelier
Family-friendly worksite policies make it easier to hire and keep employees. Women with children are the fastest-growing segment of the workforce. Employees who are breastfeeding need appropriate space and adequate time to support their breastfeeding.
3-4-5- means 3 behaviors - lack of physical activity, poor diet, and tobacco use - lead to 4 chronic diseases - cancer, heart disease and stroke, type 2 diabetes and lun disease - that are the cause of more than 50 percent of all deaths in Vermont. Learn about 3-4-50!
As part of the 3-4-50 movement, worksites are taking simple steps to make a big impact on the health of their communities. Your worksite can sign on, and commit at the bronze, silver or gold level.