Wichita Business Coalition on Health Care: http://wbchc.com/
- Find out more about the Coalition including it’s background and current members. Gain access to multiple resources including Coalition Newsletters, and Data Briefs on various health topics.
- Learn more about the Foundation, it’s history, mission, focus areas, past grants and current grant opportunities. The site also gives access to many Foundation publications.
Kansas Leadership Center: http://kansasleadershipcenter.org
- Learn about the history of the Leadership Center, is a leadership development organization with the charge of cultivating civic leadership throughout Kansas. as well as the programs and resources they have to offer.
Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) : http://welcoa.org/
- WELCOA is a resource for workplace wellness in America. It currently services over 3,200 members nationwide representing all types of organizations. The site explains in more detail the benefits of memberships. There are also resources including case studies, reports, presentations and surveys available.
Kaiser Family Foundation: http://www.kff.org/
- Kaiser is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the U.S. It focuses on producing of policy analysis and health research, a gathering and reporting the latest health news, and developing and running large-scale public health information campaigns. This site offers access to all types of health and wellness data.
Center for Health Value Innovation: http://www.vbhealth.org/
- CHVI is the resource for health benefit designs that accelerate engagement, build accountability, and create predictable cost trends.
International Benefits Institute: http://www.ibiweb.org/
- IBI provides employers and their supplier partners with resources for demonstrating the business value of health.
County Health Rankings: http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/
- Find information on the health of your community and see how it compares to others in the state. The site’s ranking measures range from individual health behaviors, education and jobs, to quality of health care, to the environment.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health : http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/
- The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is the Federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related disease and injury. The Institute is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- merckEngage is a resource for a wide range of health information, from eating well and getting fit to creating a closer partnership with your health care provider. It also provides tools to help manage one’s health. The site is designed to support an individuals choice to live healthier.
- The Guide to Community Preventive Services is a free resource to help you choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in your community.
- This site is a toolkit for workplace health protection and promotion. It provides information, tools, resources, and guidance to practitioners interested in establishing or enhancing workplace health and safety programs. You can also find information about how benefits can encourage healthy behavior.
Partnership for Public’s Health:http://www.partnershipph.org/
- This site offers resources and tool kits to help people develop community environments that support good health.
- This site contains assessments and resources for promoting health in communities, schools and worksites.
EMPLOYER TOOL KITS
National Business Group on Health: http://www.businessgrouphealth.org/benefitstopics/toolkits.cfm
- This site provides links to a number of tool kits ranging from engagement to health care reform to assist employers.
- This site provides links to state worksite resources and toolkits. Toolkits range from creating a commitee to healthy eating and encouraging physical activity.
- A number of resources are available through this site. One offered resource is a tool kit for employers that provides information to aid worksites with the implementation of a broad range of strategies or programming.
- Click the above sample budget link for examples
CDC LEAN Works Question and Answer: http://www.cdc.gov/leanworks/downloads/CDC_Lean_Works_Goetzel.pdf
- This is a question article with an expert that takes a look at ROI, what it is and why it matters and how it is effected by worksite health.
BULDING A FOUNDATION
Employee Needs and Interests Survey:
Community Health Data:
Find out what your community is doing well and/or opportunities for improvement.
Are you exercising leadership? Are you engaging your worksite’s senior level leadership? Identify what motivates you or others to lead.
- DESIGNED TO MOVE is a call-to-action supported by a community of public, private and civil sector organizations dedicated to ending the growing epidemic of physical inactivity.
Eat Smart Move More North Carolina Committee Guide: http://eatsmartmovemorenc.com/CommitteeGuide/Texts/WorksiteComm.pdf
- View this PDF for information on why a wellness committee is important and how to form and maintain one at your worksite.
The Business Case for Breastfeeding:
- Learn why developing a breastfeeding support program including company policies that support nursing, flexible scheduling options, and sufficient break times to nurse or express milk on the job in a safe, clean environment will allow both employers and employees to benefit from this collaboration
- Find data, tools, sample policies and local supports for your worksite.
Wisconson Department of Health Services:
- This site contains links to a variety of policy example pages that promote a healthier environment including nutrition, physical activity, tobacco and breastfeeding.
USD 259′s Health Plan at a Glance:
- See an example of their Wellness Credit’s program and how they structure their benefit package.
- Disease specific information and resources
WORKSITE WELLNESS TOPICS
ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOODS
HEALTHY OPTIONS IN VENDING MACHINES & CAFETERIAS
Champions for Change: Network for a Healthy California, Vending Machine Food and Beverage Standards
- This site provides examples of healthy food and beverage standards/policies for vending machines that promote worksite access to healthy foods.
Minnesota Statewide Health Improvement Program Resources: Vending or Cafeteria
- Find sample vending and cafeteria policies to promote healthy eating at the worksite as well as directions and resources to help with the implementation of these policies.
National Heart Lung & Blood Institute/Physical Activity Tools & Resources; http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/wecan/tools-resources/physical-activity.htm
- This site provides numerous tools and resources to help families and communities better understand physical activity and how it relates to maintaining a healthy weight.
Center for Disease Control : http://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/professionals/index.html
- This site provides a wide array of useful information including the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, which describes the types and amounts of physical activity to achieve substantial health benefits and how to add physical activity to your life. The site also contains links to additional information about promoting health and physical activity by utilizing environment, policies and procedures, programs and interventions, and data/ statistics.
- This site offers information on tobacco cessation. The program offered provides free one-on-one coaching and a Quitline that isavailable 24 hours a day/7 days a week online or by phone.help tobacco users quit.