Recognition available for worksites promoting wellness
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) in partnership with the University of Missouri Extension has launched the Missouri Worksite Wellness Award program, which recognizes employers that invest in creating a working environment that supports healthy behaviors. Employers are recognized based on criteria for their level of support: Gold, Silver and Bronze.
Criteria for Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum
Submit documentation or samples for each of the criteria and accomplishments.
Submit copies of the worksite wellness policies or letter of support for wellness efforts from upper level management.
Provide EAP OR referrals to meet employee wellbeing needs.
Coordinate occupational health and safety programs with wellness programming.
Provide and promote subsidized health promotion lifestyle coaching/counseling/self-management program.
Award application and instructions
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed by MU EXT and MOCAN’s Worksite Workgroup. Employers who meet the qualifications will be notified and receive a framed certificate and window clings to inform current and potential employees and visitors about their designation. Recognized businesses will also be listed on the MU Extension and DHSS websites, receive a template for announcements on social media, and the opportunity to connect with a Worksites Workgroup member in person to receive their award.
To receive recognition and the award in person at the July MOCAN Meeting, please submit the completed application by June 1 each year.