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Bellin Health recently earned kudos from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services for maintaining a work environment that encourages improved health and wellness.
The kudos came in the form of an award called the Worksite Wellness Award. The award, originally designed by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Health, recognizes employers that promote a work environment that encourages and enables their employees to improve their health and well-being.
The Culture of Health team at Bellin applied for the award. Bellin earned a gold-level award. The other levels are silver and bronze.
“In addition to the benefits to employees that improved health and well-being provides, a healthier worksite results in numerous benefits to the employer as well,” said a congratulatory letter from Jon Morgan, Worksite Wellness coordinator. “Studies show that worksites that employ an evidence-based wellness program experience decreased health care costs, increased employee productivity and increased morale.”
Applications for the Worksite Wellness Award are evaluated on criteria that include:
• Program infrastructure
• Health education
• Health screening and disease prevention and management
• Physical activity and nutrition components
• Tobacco use policies
• Alcohol and other drug policies
Click here for more information on the award program and a listing of other winners.