Worksite Wellness Committees Work!

Cohort One is off and running!

Success comes by strengthening local worksite wellness committees. Partners in Healthy Living (PiHL) is dedicated to helping you in your commitment to creating a stronger culture of health within your workplace. Our partners in the work-site wellness work care about their employees! PiHL provides work-sites with the proper tools on how to change workplace policies, change the environment and encourage active living, even at your desk!
We have six worksite wellness partners that have joined Partners in Healthy Living Worksite Wellness Collaborative Cohort 1. Our awesome partners are worksite wellness members from:

Cambridge Medical Center
Pine Technical College
Kanabec County
Isanti County
Chisago County
Lakes and Pines CAC.

The first meeting in October consisted of sharing best practices for worksite wellness, giving an overview of strategy focus which includes healthy foods, physical activity, breastfeeding support, and comprehensive tobacco policy and implementing a high performing worksite wellness committee.
Our second meeting in November the cohort reviewed the Current State of Health (organization assessment completed by each worksite), creating a vision statement, SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely) goal setting, and developing employee surveys. Participants have found that working collaboratively is the fastest way to create change and support their employees and co-workers. The cohort will continue to meet monthly. Their goal is to implement a policy, systems or environmental change at their worksites by fall of 2015.

Let the journey begin!

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