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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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work well sm healthy minnesota workplace toolkit

Work WellSMHealthy Minnesota Workplace Toolkit

Tools to assist Minnesota agencies and companies create healthy workplace environments

The Healthy Minnesota Workplace Initiative

the trend
The trend…

Unhealthy lifestyle behaviors are leading to rising rates of chronic disease, greater healthcare costs and reduced worker productivity

an investment in worksite health promotion
An investment in worksite health promotion…
  • Improves employees’ health, productivity and quality of life
  • Assists in the management of the cost of healthcare, benefits and insurance
  • Creates a desirable work environment
the work well sm healthy minnesota workplace toolkit
The Work WellSM Healthy Minnesota Workplace Toolkit

Provides tools necessary for employers to

develop a plan for creating a culture of

wellness at their worksite

the toolkit helps employers
The Toolkit helps employers…
  • Build a case for worksite wellness
  • Build a program
  • Connect with local and national resources
  • Implement the program effectively
  • Evaluate the program
building the case
Building the case

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.)

building a program
Building a program

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

connecting with local and national resources
Connecting with local and national resources

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

implementing the program
Implementing the program

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

evaluating the program
Evaluating the program

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

not sure where to begin
Not sure where to begin?

Use the online quiz to help you determine

where to start designing, implementing and

evaluating a worksite wellness program of

your own.

remember
Remember…

there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to

worksite wellness!

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The Work WellSM Healthy Minnesota Workplace Toolkit…provides guidance and resources to help customize worksite wellness initiatives for employee populations!

contact information
Contact information

healthyworkplace@health.state.mn.us