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.
Getting Started with Creating a Healthier Workplace
When you are ready to get started we can help. Call Heidi at 802-751-0178.
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.
3-4-50 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 lung 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.
Community Restorative Justice Center was the recipient of the 2016/2017 Working Toward Wellness grant. Through the grant they:
- developed a wellness initiative to promote physical activity and healthy eating among employees.
- implemented a walking campaign that included walking routes, maps and information on how to conduct walking meetings.
- have become a 3-4-50 supporter in our community.
- provided onsite gardening.