WelL-Ahead LOuisiana assist WellSpots on Implementing Worksite Wellness
Over the past several months, Well-Ahead Louisiana collaborated with CDC’s Work@Health® to prepare and offer a comprehensive core training to employers that shared an interest in workplace health initiatives. The program consisted of three web-based trainings, and one in-person workshop to deliver science-based training curricula.
The Work@Health® employer-training program is an initiative of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to promote workplace wellness through employer education, training, and technical assistance. The program partners with trade associations, business coalitions and health departments that support employer workplace health efforts. Training is delivered by professional, subject-matter instructors who undergo a rigorous certification process.
Our team’s quality instructors will continue to facilitators and provide ongoing technical assistance and support to both, program graduates and new participants.
Shout Out - Program graduates include:
- Jefferson Chamber of Commerce
- Acadiana Family Tree Information, Education and Counseling Center
- Primary Care Providers for a Healthy Feliciana, Inc.
- River Parishes Community College
- West Feliciana Parish Hospital
- Jennings American Legion Hospital
- The Rapides Foundation
- Regina Coeli Child Development Center
- Frank’s International
- Central Louisiana AHEC
- MTS Physical Therapy
- Cobbs, Allen & Hall of Louisiana, Inc.
- Natchitoches Regional Medical Center
- Rapides Foundation
Congratulations to our Work@Health® employers! Having a healthier workforce not only benefits individual employees, but can also result in increased productivity, employee morale and retention rates, as well as lower healthcare and workers’ compensation costs for employers. Investing in the health of your employees makes good business sense for the bottom line.
Did You Know?
- Work@Health® has been evaluated and shown to improve employer knowledge, readiness, and ability to implement evidence-based interventions.
- According to CDC, the U.S. spends more than $2.9 trillion a year on medical costs; 86 percent of those costs are related to chronic conditions, such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, arthritis, diabetes, or obesity.
- Productivity losses related to personal and family health problems cost U.S. employers more than $225 billion every year.
MOVING LOUISIANA'S HEALTH FORWARD
Chronic diseases are costly in terms of the health and quality of life impact to individual workers and their families and the economic cost to employers and employees. Productivity losses related to personal and family health problems cost U.S. employers billions of dollars every year. And the indirect costs of poor health—including absenteeism, disability and reduced work output—are even higher. That’s why workplace health programs make good business sense.
By implementing science-based workplace wellness programs, employers can control their healthcare costs while improving America’s overall health. Workplace health programs can improve workers’ health knowledge and skills and promote healthy behaviors, like having regular health screenings, immunizations and follow-up care. Creating a culture of healthier behaviors at work can also expand into other areas of employees’ lives.
Want to be involved? More details can be found at www.cdc.gov/workathealth/
Partner with us to move you’re worksites health forward! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more. Together, we can ensure that employees have increased access to healthy choices.