The Worksites Work Group encourages and helps worksites to promote health to their employees statewide. We encourage workplaces to adopt policies and practices that promote healthy behaviors, utilizing the CDC’s Worksite Scorecard, the WorkWell Missouri Toolkit and Award and MO Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) worksite wellness resources.
Goal Educate (communicate with) employers about the benefits of workplace wellness policies and supportive environments that provide opportunities for healthy eating, physical activity, and overall employee wellbeing.
Support DHSS by promoting their food service mini grants, breastfeeding mini grants, worksite wellness mini grants, and any other DHSS worksite initiative.
Collaborate with Physical Activity Work Group to develop and disseminate a desk exercise calendar for use in the workplace.
Provide resources to gain manager support of workplace wellness initiatives including manager wellness trainings as needed.
Promote the WorkWell Missouri Toolkit and other best practices for worksite wellness to Missouri worksites through email, newsletters, social media, and member outreach.
Maintain attendance at the CDC’s “Work@Health” training annually.
Increase traffic by 5% each year to the WorkWell Toolkit webpage through December 2024.
Goal Encourage worksites across the state to apply for the Missouri Worksite Wellness Award as well as national recognition for successfully implementing a wellness program that promotes overall employee wellbeing.
Promote the Missouri Worksite Wellness Award to Missouri worksites through email, newsletters, social media, and member outreach.
Recognize worksites who have utilized best practices to develop or enhance their worksite wellness programs.
Increase number of Worksite Wellness Award applications annually.
Contact the Worksites Work Group chairs to learn more: