MSU Extension strives to provide Michigan worksites with education to promote healthy lifestyles to employees and their families. The programs available focus on improving healthy lifestyle behaviors, reduced risk of chronic diseases, social-emotional health and food safety education.
Worksite Wellness Programs available through MSU Extension include but are not limited to:
- ABC’s of Bullying Prevention
- RELAX: Alternatives to Anger
- Food Preservation
- Eat Healthy, Be Active
- My Way to Wellness
- Dining with Diabetes
- National Diabetes Prevention Program
- Personal Action Towards Health
- 10 Tips to a Great Plate
- Healthy Meeting Guidelines
- School Employee Wellness Training
In addition, the worksite wellness coordinator is available to train worksites on the Work@HealthTM program.
Work@HealthTM is a comprehensive workplace health training program that helps employers develop a skill set and capacity to build or enhance a science-based workplace health program through basic and intermediate level training. The program is designed to train employers how to improve the health of their workers and their families through science-based prevention and wellness strategies using interventions that principally address chronic health conditions; specifically, heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, arthritis and obesity.
Work@HealthTM is aimed at achieving the following four goals:
- Increase understanding of employers training needs and the best way to deliver skill-based training to them.
- Increase employers’ level of knowledge and awareness of workplace health program concepts and principles, as well as tools and resources to support the design, implementation and evaluation of effective workplace health strategies and interventions. The training is meant to improve employer skills and capacity for developing or expanding workplace health programs.
- Increase the number of science-based workplace health programs, policies and practices in place at participating employers’ work sites and increase the access and opportunities for employees to participate in them.
- Promote peer-to-peer community-based employer cooperation and mentoring.
For more information contact the worksite wellness coordinator:
April 26, 2016 | Dawn Earnesty | Try implementing healthier habits in the work place then try those habits at home.
April 20, 2016 | Dawn Earnesty | Developing a mindfulness practice can help kids make better choices at the table.
March 24, 2016 | Diana Fair | Prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses to co-workers by staying home when sick.
June 1, 2015 | Dawn Earnesty | Does your workplace support your health and wellbeing?
February 20, 2015 | Beth Waitrovich | Avoid the meeting “bulge.” How to eat healthy when attending meetings and conferences.
August 25, 2014 | Dawn Earnesty | Small changes to an everyday routine at work can have major benefits when it comes to being healthy and improving work performance.
March 9, 2013 | Karen Fifield | Physical activity doesn’t have to be added to your day, it can be a part of your day at the office.