Partner Project Funding Opportunity
On behalf of Living Healthy in Washington County (LHWC) and the Washington County Department of Public Health and Environment, we are pleased to announce the opportunity for funding to support Worksite Wellness Partner Projects. Businesses may apply for up to $5,000 to work on one of the following focus areas: organizational planning, physical activity, healthy eating, tobacco cessation and breastfeeding support. Funding for this project is made available through the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) which strives to help Minnesotans lead longer, healthier lives by preventing the chronic disease risk factors of tobacco use and exposure, poor nutrition and physical inactivity.
The funding cycle will begin November 2016 through October 2017.
For more information contact Lia Burg, Community Health Specialist at email@example.com at or 651-430-6675.
Businesses are learning the value of providing employee wellness programs and that healthy employees are more productive and use fewer sick days per year. Living Healthy in Washington County is working with local employers to support worksite wellness initiatives such as: walking programs, healthier vending machine options, tobacco cessation programs, and standing work stations. New business partners welcome! Read more about worksite health successes (here).
Worksite Health Partnership
Living Healthy in Washington County supports worksites through the Worksite Health Partnership to improve wellness opportunities and sustainability in their organizations. Employers have:
- Implemented employee health assessments to gain knowledge about current health practices
and risks for heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
- Provided healthier food options in the cafeteria and in vending machines.
- Created a community-wide wellness option for small employers.
- Developed policies to improve access to tobacco cessation resources.
- Implemented policies that support being physically active throughout the day.
- Offered an onsite farmer’s market to increase the access to healthy produce for employees
and their families.
“Our goal is to offer programs that our employees want and need in order to become better advocates of their individual and family’s health and wellness so they increase their quality of life and effectiveness in the workplace.” - Partner Project and Worksite Health Partnership member