Leading the WorkWell KS initiative across the state are Beloit, Clearwater, Clifton, Coffeyville, Great Bend, Independence, Lawrence, McPherson, Newton and Wellington. These communities, their business leaders and area worksites have identified health and wellness as a priority and are all working to make a difference. Click here for a full list of communities involved in WorkWell KS
The health of a worksites employees effects the business in many ways. 70% of employers' cost arise from wage-replacement payments and lost productivity that result from absence or reduced job performance related to ill health. Good health is good business.
WorkWell KS has developed a curriculum based on the Kansas Leadership Center's core competencies. Champions are identified for each community and have the opportunity to attend the training which will help build their leadership capacity and address the challenge of engaging business leaders around health and wellness.
It is important to know what health issues exist in your community and how those impact your business. WorkWell KS participants gain access to a network that will include more than 250 gives businesses that are working to combat such issues. WorkWell KS is collaborating with communities and businesses across the state of Kansas find out what the barriers are to health and what is working to make progress.