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2013 WI Act 137 - Workplace Wellness Grant Program - New legislation was enacted March 2014 to provide grants to small businesses that create workplace wellness programs. 

new Small Business Worksite Wellness Strategies (PDF, 145 KB) - This new 6-page document summarizes strategies in the worksite kit to low resource, low cost options that might best suit smaller businesses.

Listed below are information and references to address physical activity and nutrition in the worksite setting.  Material is grouped by:
 

State Plan Cover photo See what's in the 2013-2018 Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity State Plan for Worksites.

 

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Resources

  Worksite kit

 

The Worksite Wellness Resource Kit (rev. Dec. 2010)  A tool to assist worksites with implementing strategies that have been proven to be effective.  The kit walks you through the process of developing a worksite wellness program.

 
 Worksite Award Logo Governor's Worksite Wellness Award - Apply for the Governor's Worksite Wellness Award and see if your worksite can be an award winner. 
  

Wisconsin Wellness Program Favorites

Worksite Wellness Program "Favorites" - Looking for new ideas? See samples of programs being used in worksites throughout Wisconsin. 
  
What Works in Worksites What Works in Worksites (PDF, 480 KB)   A two-page summary of evidence-based and promising strategies that focus on helping people eat healthier and be more active in the work place.  
Online Campaigns (PDF, 50 KB)     A listing of free or low-cost online physical activity and nutrition campaigns

WELCOA

(Wellness Council of America)

 

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Look to the WELCOA website for free resources and other helpful information.  Visit the Wisconsin WELCOA site for their annual conference, other training opportunities, and membership information.

LEAN Works! A free resource for worksites from CDC

LEANWorks! - The CDC website provides a variety of resources to employers including:
  • An obesity cost-calculator where employers can input employee demographic data to estimate the total costs associated with obesity and determine annual obesity-related medical costs for their companies.
  • Information and resources to help employers plan, build, promote, and assess interventions to combat obesity.
  • Information on how employers can estimate return on investment, a measure of the cost of an intervention compared to the expected financial return of the intervention.

Trainings

  Regional Trainers

Regional Trainers

If you are looking for help in using the Wisconsin Worksite Wellness Resource Kit you can check for Regional Trainers to help at individual worksites or contact Jon Morgan if you want to hold a workshop training for a large number of worksites.  

Webinar

Worksite Wellness Regional Workshops and Web Cast  

Regional workshops are held on a regular basis.  Learn more about these workshops or view a web cast of the June 10, 2009 workshop.  

 
Workshop Summary (PDF, 69 KB)  A summary of the evaluations from the workshops and some possible next steps. 
 

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Case Studies

How To Tips: Wisconsin Worksites Provide Healthier Vending  (PDF, 75 KB)

Learn from others in a short case study of how to modify vending contracts to provide healthier snack and food options in the workplace.
 

Worksite Wellness Pilot Programs  

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A summary of recent pilot work done in multiple worksites is available in the Healthier Wisconsin Worksite Initiative - 2007 Summary Report.  Two accompanying documents that list general information on what strategies were piloted in local communities are posted below.  The pilot initiatives were funded by a Healthy Lifestyles (Cancer) grant and a Healthier Wisconsin Worksite Initiative (National Governor's Association) grant.

Links

Healthy Worksite Initiative This web site was designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a resource for Worksite Health Promotion program planners in various settings. Here you will find samples, information, resources, and step-by-step toolkits to help you improve the health of your employees.
Worksite Breastfeeding Requirements and Resources

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