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Organizations that foster health and safety at work have healthier, happier employees - and healthier bottom lines, too. It's more than good business. It's good business strategy.
Aug 28, 2015 - Ed Sealover Reporter Denver Business Journal - Okyong Cho, a senior professional research assistant at the Anschutz Medical Campus has participated in the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado diabetes prevention program since April. She packs her lunch daily and has lost 15 pounds. She says the program has been “life impacting” Grappling with the high cost of treating a growing number of adults suffering from diabetes, and wanting to ease the physical toll on patients, Colorado insurers are offering programs to keep at-risk customers from coming down with the disease in the first place. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado is the latest payor to launch such an effort. In June it started offering screenings to determine if an enrollee suffers from pre-diabetes and then linking that person through a third-party administrator to a health coach as a fully covered benefit of individual and group policies. That follows previous programs from UnitedHealthcare and Kaiser Permanente Colorado with similar aims if different structures. - To read the story in it's entirety, please click the link!Read More »
May 18, 2015 – Friday, May 15 marked the 12th Annual Vail Valley Success Awards at the EagleVail Pavilion. This year a “Healthy Workplace Award” was given out to businesses who showed excellence, innovation and leadership in workplace wellness. We were excited to find out that this year, the criteria for nomination was a Health Links™ Healthy Business Certification. The nominees this year were Town of Gypsum, East West Resorts, and Vail Valley Foundation. We are thrilled to announce that the Town of Gypsum took home the Healthy Workplace Award this year! They have truly taken a personal and unique approach to worksite wellness and have offered amazing programs for their employees to participate in. They continue to be engaged by renewing their certification each year which shows they are continually improving their program. Health Links™ has now been deemed the criteria for two very prestigious awards in Colorado; the Governor’s Award for Worksite Wellness and now the Vail Valley Healthy Workplace Award. We are so pleased to have our Certified Healthy Businesses being recognized for all the hard work they do for their employees and for their surrounding communities. Health Links™ is excited to see a community like the Vail Valley come together to celebrate a common vision of health, wellness and safety. We are eager to continue recognizing the Town of Gypsum, East West Resorts and the Vail Valley Foundation for their leadership and efforts in worksite wellness. For more information on Health Links, please visit us at https://www.healthlinkscolorado.org/certification/get-certified.Read More »
Hilltop Community Resources, based in Grand Junction, was awarded the 2015 Governor’s Award for Worksite Wellness at today’s Colorado Culture of Health Conference. The conference was sponsored by the Governor’s Office and the Governor’s Council for Active and Healthy Lifestyles.Hilltop’s 647 employees provide direct services to more than 20,000 individuals in Mesa, Delta, Montrose, and Ouray counties. Hilltop was selected from five finalists, including CoBiz Financial, Pinnacol Assurance, East West Resorts, and Sky Ridge Medical Center.Read More »
From the very inception of PorchLight we have always had a wellness program. I know from personal experience that if I am fit and healthy I am happier overall and get more done in less time. Healthy people are happy people. That is why health and fitness are imbedded in PorchLight's company culture.
Our number one concern in the electric utility industry is safety. At San Isabel Electric, we believe safety and a healthy workforce goes hand in hand. We promote programs that support several aspect of wellness including good nutrition, physical activity, stress management and mental and emotional well-being. Aside from the rewards our fellow employees reap from a healthy lifestyle, our co-op also benefits financially as we are better able to manage insurance costs and work-related injuries.
Employee, San Isabel Electric Association, Inc.
NIOSH looks forward to partnering with Health Links in improving the health, safety and productivity of America’s workers. The goal of the NIOSH Total Worker Health Program is to improve the health and safety of workers both on and off the job. Health Links advances this goal in a vital part of the American economy – small businesses. To succeed in today’s competitive and rapidly-changing markets, small businesses must focus on improving the health of their workers. It’s one of the best ways to recruit and retain capable employees, and that’s the way to achieve economic advantage.
John Howard, MD, MPH, JD, LLM