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1 The Healthy Minnesota Workplace Initiative Work Well SM Healthy Minnesota Workplace Toolkit Tools to assist Minnesota agencies and companies create healthy workplace environments

2 The Healthy Minnesota Workplace Initiative The trend… Unhealthy lifestyle behaviors are leading to rising rates of chronic disease, greater healthcare costs and reduced worker productivity

3 The Healthy Minnesota Workplace Initiative An investment in worksite health promotion… Improves employees health, productivity and quality of life Assists in the management of the cost of healthcare, benefits and insurance Creates a desirable work environment

4 The Healthy Minnesota Workplace Initiative The Work Well SM Healthy Minnesota Workplace Toolkit Provides tools necessary for employers to develop a plan for creating a culture of wellness at their worksite

5 The Healthy Minnesota Workplace Initiative The Toolkit helps employers… 1. Build a case for worksite wellness 2. Build a program 3. Connect with local and national resources 4. Implement the program effectively 5. Evaluate the program

6 The Healthy Minnesota Workplace Initiative Building the case Fact: The annual return on investment has been up to $6.00 for every $1.00 spent on health promotion programs.* Reality: Gathering facts on employee health risk, lifestyle behaviors and past wellness initiatives will help gain management support for wellness. *(Goetzel RZ, Juday TR, Ozminkowski RJ. Whats the ROI? A systematic review of the return on investment studies of corporate health and productivity management initiatives. AWHPs Worksite Health. 1999; Summer: Pelletier K. A review and analysis of the clinical and cost-effectiveness studies of comprehensive health promotion and disease management programs at the worksite: update. American Journal of Health Promotion. 2001; 16: Aldana S. Financial impact of health promotion programs: a comprehensive review of the literature. American Journal of Health Promotion. 2001; 15: )

7 The Healthy Minnesota Workplace Initiative Building a program Fact: Creating a successful workplace wellness program requires time and expertise to design, implement, communicate and evaluate Reality: By following the 10 step process provided in the kit an employer will have the tools they need to be successful

8 The Healthy Minnesota Workplace Initiative Connecting with local and national resources Fact: Designing a health promotion program takes time and expertise that many employees within an organization dont have Reality: Link to the resources that work (vendors, programs, National campaigns or sample policies) in the kit to find examples of innovative approaches to reach employees

9 The Healthy Minnesota Workplace Initiative Implementing the program Fact: Even with the most well-planned program, there will be challenges and unforeseen road blocks during implementation. Reality: Following the 10 Step process outlined in the toolkit will ensure employers are well prepared during implementation

10 The Healthy Minnesota Workplace Initiative Evaluating the program Fact: Successful evaluation will ensure longevity of programming efforts to improve employee health. Reality: Learn the key pieces to include in the program plan to ensure program impact is measured successfully

11 The Healthy Minnesota Workplace Initiative Not sure where to begin? Use the online quiz to help you determine where to start designing, implementing and evaluating a worksite wellness program of your own.

12 The Healthy Minnesota Workplace Initiative Remember… there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to worksite wellness!

13 The Healthy Minnesota Workplace Initiative The Work Well SM Healthy Minnesota Workplace Toolkit… provides guidance and resources to help customize worksite wellness initiatives for employee populations!

14 The Healthy Minnesota Workplace Initiative Contact information


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