Worksite wellness programs are gaining momentum in businesses around the country. Because people spend a large percentage of their time at work, the worksite is an optimal place to promote healthy behaviors that prevent disease, injury and illness. Worksite wellness programs used by large employers have been shown to improve health, enhance productivity, and increase employee satisfaction and retention. While a number of success stories are starting to emerge among small businesses here in Colorado, small employers face significant challenges in their efforts to promote health and safety in the workplace.
The Center for Worker Health and Environment aims to improve the health and safety of our region's workforce. With the support of an educational grant from Pinnacol Assurance and additional private and public funding, the Center is committed to designing an evidence-based approach to delivering recognition, resources and assistance to small businesses that take action to build healthy and safe workplaces.
Health Links ColoradoTM makes the connection between small businesses and health by certifying small businesses that satisfy healthy and safe workplace standards, and by providing seed capital and onsite assistance to a select group of small businesses to invest in and implement workplace wellness and safety programs.
For more information about Health Links ColoradoTM, please visit our official site at www.healthlinkscolorado.org
Small Business Development Center
The Colorado Small Business Development Center has partnered with Health Links to provide small business assistance in creating a work environment that promotes safety, physical activity, healthy habits and overall well-being for employees through work-site certfication and seed money. For more information click here.