Health begins where we live, play, worship and work. Health is important wherever you go! Employees spend many hours at work so worksites can have a great impact on improving the health of workers. Healthy employees are more productive and have less absenteeism and medical costs and those things contribute to the bottom line and successfulness of businesses. And healthy thriving employees and businesses make us a more competitive city!
The Worksite Wellness Council of Louisville (WWCL) is a great local resource for all types and sizes of business. You are welcome to attend their monthly learning and networking sessions on the third Thursday of each month at Baptist East Milestone Center. Learn more about the Worksite Wellness Council of Louisville here.
Each year the plans the annual the Annual Worksite Wellness Conference and Awards. In 2014 more than 150 businesses across the state attended the conference to learn best practices and strategies for reducing health risks and improving quality of life for their employees. Twenty-four local businesses of all sizes were also presented awards for their achievements in improving employee health. Click here for the 2018 conference agenda.
Worksite Wellness Resources -Tools for Businesses
CDC Worksite Wellness Scorecard - A great Tool for Businesses The CDC Worksite Wellness Scorecard helps businesses asses their health promotion programs. It provides examples of strategies or interventions that are evidence-based, meaning they've shown to improve health outcomes, in the areas of tobacco control, weight management, stress management, high blood pressure, diabetes, nutrition, physical activity and more.
Check. Change. Control. - Check. Change. Control. empowers you to learn about, monitor and manage blood pressure through a combination of resources. Many Kentuckians suffer from high blood pressure. It is the great start to a healthier workplace!
The American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Solutions offers a suite of evidence-based tools to help you maximize your current employee health program.
With our solutions you can a) assess your programs and supporting workplace environment, b) consult resources to make improvements, c) engage your employees with tools and trackers to reach ideal cardiovascular health, d) access reports to monitor progress, and e) qualify for recognition from the American Heart Association.
Join the Movement! The Louisville Healthy Vending Coalition
utilizes healthy vending policies to improve healthier foods and beverages access for their employees. To implement a healthy vending policy in your workplace:
If you have healthier vending but are still having unhealthy meetings at your workplace, check out the National Alliance on Nutrition and Acivities' Healthy Meetings Toolkit!