Strategy HCO5.2: Form partnerships with employers to encourage and reward physical activity and promote worksite wellness.
A positive wellness culture in the workplace contributes to the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of workers. The workplace becomes more productive and constructive when employers integrate breaks for rejuvenation. It also helps to establish clear and reasonable roles and responsibilities and respect the time and talents of individuals and their non-work demands. These steps provide the organization with more opportunity to reduce the number of sick days and health-associated costs.
Local health departments should partner with employers to develop a workplace health program that is integrated, comprehensive, engaging, and measurable.