Employers performing at optimal health can have a major impact on an employer’s bottom line by contributing to lower health care costs, less absenteeism, higher productivity and improved morale. The simple truth is healthy employees perform better and are more productive and engaged than their unhealthy peers. Working Well helps employers develop a strategic plan to impact employee health by focusing on policy, systems, and environmental changes, which are often low or no cost. Working Well aims to help employers create a sustainable culture of wellbeing by using effective, evidence-based best practices to create worksites where the healthy choice is the easy choice.
Working Well helps organizations:
- Assess their current wellness culture
- Identify and implement best practices in employee wellbeing
- Focus on policy, environmental and systems change
- Enhance, align and sustain current wellness initiatives
- Shift cost of poor health to that which supports optimal health
- Create a culture of wellbeing
- Invest in human capital by taking care of your most valuable asset – your employees
Member organizations have access to:
- The Strategy for Wellbeing online platform, an evidence-based assessment and implementation support tool, addresses the following nine dimensions of wellbeing: wellness culture, risk assessment & outreach, nutrition & food environment, physical activity, tobacco cessation, emotional & mental wellbeing, financial wellbeing, incentives & communications, and evaluation
- Coaching and technical assistance from Working Well staff
- Site visits to evaluate and analyze policies, environments and systems with customized reports and resources
- Numerous learning communities like webinars, workshops, and meetings
- Opportunities for statewide recognition when benchmark standards are met
Strategy for Wellbeing online platform:
- Includes an evidence-based assessment, a scorecard, customized improvement opportunities, a library of online resources, and the opportunity for statewide recognition when organizations achieve the benchmark standards.
- The detailed report provides customized improvement opportunities, along with resources to help achieve these opportunities. Evidence-based resources include sample policies, case studies, sample signage, implementation guides, and planning timelines.
- Helps employers assess the extent to which they are implementing evidence-based best practices for wellness programs.
- The assessment is continuously reviewed and revised as new evidence on best practices and outcomes for worksite wellness programs are reported.