A smoke-free policy bans smoking of any kind on the property, including but not limited to: cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and electronic cigarettes. The policy should cover the entire property. A smoke-free policy is a great first step toward gradually shifting to a tobacco-free environment.
This WellSpot has implemented a smoke-free policy.
The foundation for WellSpot designation is centered on tobacco-free environments. A tobacco-free policy prohibits use of all tobacco products on an organization’s property. This includes tobacco in all forms, as well as any type of smoking device.
This WellSpot has implemented a tobacco-free policy.
Promotion of LA Tobacco Quitline
Promotion of cessation services available in the state is key to assisting individuals in their attempt to quit. It is important to make these services known so tobacco users know where to go to get help in their quit attempts.
This WellSpot has met all the requirements regarding promotion of the LA Tobacco Quitline.
Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace
According to the Louisiana Breastfeeding Coalition, Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplaces provide:
- Reasonable break time for working mothers to pump breast milk as needed throughout the day
- One of more permanent breastfeeding rooms, or a clean, private, and safe space with an outlet (other than a toilet stall) that mothers can use for lactation when needed
- A working sink near the breastfeeding location where mothers can clean pumping equipment
- The lactation support (a place to pump and break time) is communicated to all current and future employees
This WellSpot has a breastfeeding friendly policy and provides the above support for nursing mothers.
Worksite Wellness – Beginning Implementation
Worksite Wellness is a major component of WellSpot designation criteria. Changing the culture of health in the workplace through worksite wellness programming has a multitude of benefits for both employees and employers. The “Beginning Implementation” phase of a Worksite Wellness Program includes obtaining support from management, designating staff members to lead the program, and planning employee evaluations to build a foundation for the program.
This WellSpot has implemented the beginning stages of their Worksite Wellness Program.
Worksite Wellness Program Workplan
This phase of Worksite Wellness Program implementation includes the development of a workplan or calendar of events based on employee survey results.
This WellSpot has developed a workplan or calendar of events for their Worksite Wellness Program.
The 5-2-1-0 program is adapted from the evidence-based 5-2-1-0 program developed by the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center.
5-2-1-0 stands for:
5 or more fruits and vegetables per day
2 or less hours of recreational screen time per day
1 or more hour of physical activity per day
0 sodas or sweetened beverages per day
This WellSpot promotes the 5-2-1-0 program in at least two ways in its facility.
WellSpot designation encourages organizations to help “make the healthy choice the easy choice” at their facility. Implementing healthy vending makes healthy snack options more readily available. State vending guidelines define healthy items as having 250 calories or less, 35% or less total calories from fat (excluding nuts and seeds), 10% or less total calories from saturated fat, 30g or less sugars, and 360mg or less sodium.
This WellSpot has certified that at least 50% of their vending machine items meet healthy vending guidelines.
Promotion of Self-Assessment Tools
WellSpots are asked to promote self-assessment tools that assess an individual's risk for developing prediabetes or heart conditions. These self-assessment tools are critical for detecting signs and symptoms of diabetes or heart conditions in their early stages.
This WellSpot promotes self-assessment tools for prediabetes and heart health among employees.
The majority of people’s waking hours are spent at work. Many of those work hours are spent in meetings and conferences, where foods served are high in fat, added sugars and sodium, and contain few fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Any change, big or small, to create or improve health and wellness is valued. This WellSpot has adopted a nutrition-based policy to healthy food options in the workplace.
Team-Based Care Leadership Support Statement
Team-based care allows physicians to truly connect with their patients by involving more of the practice staff in patient care, including handling patients’ questions, calls and messages. Utilizing a physician-led, team-based care approach ensures everyone is aware of the patient’s important health information.
This WellSpot has a Team-Based Care leadership support statement.
Patient Education Resources
Putting the patient at the center of healthcare includes providing patients with the education and support they need to make decisions and participate in their own care. Providing educational resources offer patients self-management strategies and empowers them to manage their own care when it comes to chronic disease.
This WellSpot provides patient education resources.