Active Southern West Virginia has an amazing opportunity for Raleigh County businesses to create a culture of wellness with simple and cost effective initiatives that lead to long-term workplace wellness with the Work@Health training.
This 6-8 week certification course will start in early October. Participants will complete weekly modules and assignments on their own schedule and then meet virtually for the last two modules as a group. You will learn how to complete health and safety assessments within your organization, train and develop health interventions and plans, monitor participation progress and receive technical assistance and resources along the way.
Interested? Email Veronica at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Active SWV in partnership with WVU Extension Service is excited to accept 20 new workplaces in our third CDC Work@Health course this fall.
Would you like to see a culture of wellness in your workplace?
A SAMPLE LOGIC MODEL FOR YOUR WORKPLACE
GOAL & OBJECTIVE
Goal: To create a culture of wellness using simple, cost efficient, and long-term Workplace Wellness initiatives.
Objective: At the end of 12 months, your workplace will have established a successful workplace wellness program as measured by increased scores on your CDC Health Scorecard and increased positive feedback from employee survey results.
Certify 1 or more employee through Active SWV’s free 6-8 wk CDC Work@Health certification course.
Participate in Active SWV’s free Workplace Wellness Program which provides long term structure, guidance, and technical assistance for your wellness program.
Complete CDC Health Scorecard to set benchmark and again one year later to measure success.
Perform pre/post employee wellness survey to determine employee interests and needs.
Create a 1 yr action plan detailing at least 3 objectives for improving employee wellness in the fields of environment, policy, or systems changes.
INPUTS & RESOURCES
Staff member(s) selected to participate in the 6-8 week CDC Work@Health certification course
Staff member(s) selected to be point of contact for their wellness program / committee
Staff member(s) to plan and oversee wellness program Action Plan
Active SWV Workplace Wellness Director to advise on Action Plan creation, provide resources, and technical assistance including periodic meetings to evaluate and advise
Active SWV to act as a secure third party to perform employee surveys, protecting employee anonymity and reporting results in an aggregate summary
OUTPUTS & OUTCOMES
Your workplace will have increased access to resources to improve wellness, becoming a more desirable place to work.
Your workplace’s wellness offerings will improve over the course of one year as demonstrated by CDC Health Scorecard results.
On average, staff’s actual and perceived wellness will demonstrate improvement in a comparison of pre and post surveys in year one.
Your workplace will successfully implement at least one environmental, policy, and systems change in year one.
Local partnerships will be strengthened.
Your workplace will have tools to continue providing workplace wellness for years to come.
For more detail, contact:
Workplace Wellness Director
W H Y P A R T I C I P A T E ?
Show your employees you value them
Boost workplace morale
Save on health insurance costs
Gain a reputation as a great place to work!
Studies show workplace wellness is becoming
an increasingly important factor for job
T I M E C O M M I T M E N T
Work@Health course consists of 8 modules completed over 6-8 weeks.
All work is completed virtually.
Participants will complete weekly modules and assignments, taking 1-2 hours on their own schedule.
All participants will meet virtually twice as a class to complete the last two modules.
A healthy workforce equals higher productivity. Learn why workplace wellness is good business in the CDC Work@Health course.
B E N E F I T S Y O U ‘ L L R E C E I V E
Complete health and safety assessment of your organization
Training to develop health intervention plans
Monitoring of participant progress
Technical assistance and resources
When you participate in Work@Health, your worksite beomes eligible to apply for $1,000 to jumpstart your workplace wellness program.
R E G I S T E R & L E A R N M O R E
Contact Veronica Crosier
Active SWV Workplace Wellness Director
Work@Health® Employer Training Content
The curricula covers a number of foundational and core workplace health principles including:
• Why having a workplace wellness program makes good business sense.
• How to assess the workplace health needs of organizations.
• How to create an environment that supports workplace health programs, policies, and practices.
• How to know if your workplace health and wellness program is working and how to continuously improve its quality.
• Increase awareness of the benefits to employers and the skills to implement effective workplace training with science-based workplace health programs.
• Create a highly trained corps of instructors, coaches, and trainers to train and support employers with worksite wellness programs.
• Increase employers’ knowledge of workplace health concepts and principles.
• Improve employer capacity for developing, expanding, and sustaining workplace health programs.
• Promote peer-to-peer, community-based cooperation, and mentoring among employers.
How You Can Be Involved
A Workplace Wellness: A Health and Economic Benefit
Chronic diseases are costly in terms of the health and quality of life impact to individual workers and their families and the economic cost to employers and employees. The U.S. spends more than $2.9 trillion a year on medical costs; 86 percent of those costs are related to chronic conditions like heart disease, cancer, stroke, arthritis, diabetes, and obesity.
Productivity losses from personal and family health problems cost U.S. employers more than $225 billion a year. The indirect costs of poor health—including absenteeism, disability, and reduced work output—are even higher. That’s why science-based workplace health programs make good business sense.
Employers can control their healthcare costs while improving America’s health. Workplace health programs can improve employees’ health knowledge and skills and promote healthy behaviors, like having regular check-ups, active lifestyles, and follow-up care.