Worksite Wellness

Worksite wellness is a business approach that values employees. By creating a work environment and culture that promotes safety, physical, emotional, and mental health, businesses can contribute to the overall well-being of their employees. Employers can benefit from higher employee productivity and retention, increased employee satisfaction, and lower healthcare costs. Gunnison County Public Health can support employers to create worksite wellness programs, develop policies, and connect to them to resources.

What is worksite wellness?

An organized initiative intended to assist employees in making voluntary behavior changes which will;

  • Help reduce health and injury risks
  • Increase productivity and job satisfaction
  • Enhance overall physical and mental well-being
  • Create an environment where healthy choices are the default
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  3. Resources

Potential Benefits for the Worksite

For EmployersFor Employees
  • Lower Healthcare/Disability Costs
  • Enhanced Employee Productivity
  • Reduced Employee Absenteeism
  • Decreased rate of Illness/Injuries
  • Enhanced corporate image
  • Improved Employee morale
  • Improved Employee Recruitment/Retention
  • Increased well-being/self-image/self-esteem
  • Improved coping skills for stress and other factors that can affect health
  • Improved health status
  • Lower out of pocket costs for healthcare (premiums, deductibles, co-payments)
  • Job improvement satisfaction
  • Safe and supportive work environment