Work Well SM Healthy Minnesota Workplace Toolkit. Tools to assist Minnesota agencies and companies create healthy workplace environments. The trend…. Unhealthy lifestyle behaviors are leading to rising rates of chronic disease, greater healthcare costs and reduced worker productivity .
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Tools to assist Minnesota agencies and companies create healthy workplace environments
The Healthy Minnesota Workplace Initiative
Unhealthy lifestyle behaviors are leading to rising rates of chronic disease, greater healthcare costs and reduced worker productivity
Provides tools necessary for employers to
develop a plan for creating a culture of
wellness at their worksite
Fact: The annual return on investment has been up to $6.00 for every $1.00 spent on health promotion programs.*
Reality: Gathering facts on employee health risk, lifestyle behaviors and past wellness initiatives will help gain management support for wellness.
*(Goetzel RZ, Juday TR, Ozminkowski RJ. What’s the ROI? A systematic review of the return on investment studies of corporate health and productivity management initiatives. AWHP’s Worksite Health. 1999; Summer: 12-21. Pelletier K. A review and analysis of the clinical and cost-effectiveness studies of comprehensive health promotion and disease management programs at the worksite: 1998-2000 update. American Journal of Health Promotion. 2001; 16: 107-116. Aldana S. Financial impact of health promotion programs: a comprehensive review of the literature. American Journal of Health Promotion. 2001; 15:296-320.)
Fact: Creating a successful workplace wellness program requires time and expertise to design, implement, communicate and evaluate
Reality: By following the 10 step process provided in the kit an employer will have the tools they need to be successful
Fact: Designing a health promotion program takes time and expertise that many employees within an organization don’t have
Reality: Link to the “resources that work” (vendors, programs, National campaigns or sample policies) in the kit to find examples of innovative approaches to reach employees
Fact: Even with the most well-planned program, there will be challenges and unforeseen road blocks during implementation.
Reality: Following the 10 Step process outlined in the toolkit will ensure employers are well prepared during implementation
Fact: Successful evaluation will ensure longevity of programming efforts to improve employee health.
Reality: Learn the key pieces to include in the program plan to ensure program impact is measured successfully
Use the online quiz to help you determine
where to start designing, implementing and
evaluating a worksite wellness program of
there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to
The Work WellSM Healthy Minnesota Workplace Toolkit…provides guidance and resources to help customize worksite wellness initiatives for employee populations!