Why Worksite Wellness?
The average employee spends between 8 to 12 hours a day, 5 days a week at work; therefore, the worksite is an important place for health promotion, disease prevention and health protection. Employers with effective worksite wellness programs and policies can reduce health risks, lower healthcare costs, and improve the quality of life for their workers. Worksite Wellness programs refer to coordinated and comprehensive strategies which include policies, programs, benefits and environmental support to meet the health and safety needs of all employees.
Research shows that it is in the employers’ best economic interest to help employees improve their health. Kentucky is an unhealthy state: a national leader in smoking, obesity, cancer and heart disease. Many related health care costs can be avoided by improving health through healthy lifestyle changes. Healthier employees have better overall fitness, higher morale, are more productive, and use fewer sick days. Worksite Wellness Programs are a new opportunity for Public Health to improve the health and quality of life of our community.
HOW CAN JCHD HELP YOUR WORKSITE?
The Jessamine County Health Department can provide three levels of services to assist worksites with their wellness initiatives at a contracted fee*. Learn more by clicking:
*Fees will vary depending on worksite size, needs, insurance provider, and other factors.
Call Lauren Lane today for more information at 859-885-4149 ext. 1040.