For much of the week, most Vermonters spend more than a third of their day working. The programs, policies and environment at their workplace significantly influence employees' health. With support and resources from the Health Department, worksites can take steps to improve employee health. Better health leads 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 provide strategies, templates, and other resources to help start or expand a worksite wellness initiative. You'll also find resources specific to certain occupations – farming, transportation, early childcare, food service, health care support, and buildings and grounds.
New resources!Supporting Remote Employees During COVID-19.pdf - Resources and tips for staying healthy while working from home.
2022 Worksite Wellness Award Application
The 2022 Worksite Wellness Award Application is now open! These awards recognize efforts by Vermont employers to promote employee wellness. All worksites are encouraged to apply, even if you are just starting with your wellness initiatives!
Applications are due on January 31st, 2022. We will notify applicants by February 1st, 2022.
We will be recognizing awardees in four categories. Applications will be scored based on employer size. We recognize the impacts of the pandemic on worksite wellness initiatives and there is space on the application to share about these impacts.
Applicants will receive one of the following awards:
- Governor’s Rising Star in Worksite Wellness
- Governor’s Award for Excellence in Worksite Wellness Bronze
- Governor’s Award for Excellence in Worksite Wellness Silver
- Governor’s Award for Excellence in Worksite Wellness Gold
steps to get started with worksite wellness
Learn how to build a successful worksite wellness initiative!