Worksite Wellness Program

Mission

The Worksite Wellness Program has been created to improve the health of workers in small to medium sized business through addressing issues of nutrition, obesity, smoking, physical activity, and other "wellness" initiatives.

2012 Accomplishments and Milestones

  • Worked with 147 small to medium size employers in improving the quality of wellness and providing presentations on the importance of employee choices and the impact on the workplace.

What We Do

We provide Rhode Island businesses access to a personal Worksite Wellness Coordinator to help you achieve national standards for a successful worksite wellness program. We help form a company wellness team, collect data, create annual health goals, design and implement appropriate health promotion programs, and evaluate the program results We provide information, and corporate solutions for worksite wellness issues including:

  • Breastfeeding for employees more
  • Smoking Cessation more
  • Injury Prevention
  • Immunizations
  • Access to Healthcare
  • Screenings (blood pressure, cholesterol, mammograms, etc.)
  • Nutrition

As a pilot initiative related to the program's focus on nutrition, the Worksite Wellness Program is working with Farm Fresh Rhode Island to offer Veggie Box Fridays at businesses. This allows employees to pick up boxes of fresh, locally grown produce each week at their workplaces for a fee.