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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.

Worksite Wellness in the News

January 22, 2015

Small Businesses Good Candidates for Wellness Programs

Denver, CO (WorkersCompensation.com) - Small businesses are prepared to adopt workplace wellness programs and, based on the kinds of health risks facing employees, are a good target for such health interventions according to new research published in this month’s issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine from the Colorado School of Public Health.

January 21, 2015

Governor’s Award for Worksite Wellness

The Governor’s Council for Active and Healthy Lifestyles will partner with Health Links Colorado and the Colorado Education Initiative on two new awards in 2015: The Governor’s Award for School Health and Wellness and the Governor’s Award for Worksite Wellness. Founded in 1975, the bipartisan Council is made up of governor-appointed members and numerous affiliated volunteers, who promote active and healthy lifestyles statewide. The Council is dedicated to making Colorado the healthiest state in the nation. The Governor’s Award for Worksite Wellness will be presented at the Colorado Culture of Health Conference April 9. The Governor’s Award for School Health and Wellness will be presented at The Colorado Education Initiative’s 7th Annual Summit April 24.Private, public, nonprofit and government employers interested in becoming a Certified Healthy Business can complete an application at Health Links Colorado (www.healthlinkscolorado.org). Applications received by March 2, 2015 will be considered for the 2015 Governor's Award for Worksite Wellness.

November 17, 2014

Public Health and Obesity Symposium

Health Link's own Dr. Lee Newman spoke at the Center for Public Health Practice Symposium on Obesity and Public Health in Colorado this past Wendesday. The purpose of this symposium was to facilitate the development of a consensus on effective approaches to obesity prevention and control in Colorado. This conference reviewed the scientific evidence about the public health impact of obesity and the effectiveness of various approaches to reduce obesity risk. Visit the link below for a recording of his talk and panel!

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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.end quote

Amy Bayer
Founder, PorchLight

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.end quote

Naomi Simmons
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.end quote

John Howard, MD, MPH, JD, LLM
Director, NIOSH

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