Advancing Worksite Wellness in Hennepin County
Health@Work offers a wide array of low- and no-cost services and resources to help employers in Hennepin County promote healthy worksites and employees.
The Importance of Public Health Work Site Initiatives (PDF)
Watch this space for a Worksite Public Health Upcoming Events Calendar
Health@Work campaign overviews (PDF)
Networking and Consultations
- Active@Work Consultations — Active@Work staff will come to your worksite and conduct a worksite physical activity support assessment, create an action plan to increase employee physical activity, map a walking route for employees and provide additional technical assistance. The service is free. Email Anne Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Food@Work Consultations — Our staff will assesses the nutrition environment at your organization, provide recommendations to support healthy eating among employees and offer healthy nutrition resources and technical assistance. The service is free. Email Maia Seitz at email@example.com
- Networking Breakfasts — Attend these free events to hear from worksites that have made healthy changes, including health topics such as tobacco, nutrition, physical activity, employee benefits and work-life balance. There is also will be time for networking, asking questions and sharing ideas. A light breakfast is served. Email Linda Brandt at firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Worksite Advisory Council (PDF) was established to provide input and direction in making Health@Work health promotion activities relevant and helpful to worksite health promotion coordinators. Health@Work provides resources that promote healthier lifestyles for employees in organizations located in Hennepin County. Email Kelly Harjes at email@example.com
Improving vending machine choices
Food choices, environment and lifestyle all impact our health. Our environment strongly influences what we eat by determining what is available and affordable. Vending machines may be the only source of food or snacks in some situations. Increasing healthy options in vending machines can make a big difference in health. The following resources can help you get healthier choices in your vending machines.
Ask us about these challenges for your worksite.
For general information, email Linda Brandt at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-348-6728.
News and events
Wellness by Design
Congratulations to 76 organizations that have been named Wellness by Design Award recipients in 2013 for excellence in promoting healthy work environments. Read about their efforts to help employees stay strong and well.
2013 Wellness by Design Award winners (PDF)
Email Linda Brandt at email@example.com for more information about Wellness by Design.
Health@Work's help mentioned during KARE 11 feature with DQ
A segment on KARE 11 TV on International Dairy Queen's use of workstation treadmills includes a mention of Hennepin County's help in creating a healthier workplace. See DQ on KARE 11 TV. The corporation is also one of this year's Hennepin County Wellness By Design Worksite Award winners for their work in creating a healthier work environment.
Monthly E-Tips Newsletter
At the beginning of each month, Hennepin County Health@Work distributes an email containing tips for health promotion coordinators and others interested in learning how to create a healthier workforce.
See the most recent issues of the combined coordinator and employee e-tips newsletters below, and sign up by emailing Linda Brandt at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive Health@Work monthly E-Tips emails.
Coordinator e-tip: two sides of the coin—debt and savings (DOC)
Employee e-tip: reach your financial Everest (DOC)
Coordinator e-tip: working together for stroke prevention and awareness (DOC)
Employee e-tip: don't have a stroke (DOC 8MB)
Coordinator e-tip: green is good (DOC)
Employee e-tip: spring has sprung (DOC)
Coordinator e-tip: cancer connections (DOC)
Employee e-tip: the good and the bad news (DOC)
Coordinator e-tip: gay—fine with me (DOC)
Employee e-tip: can we talk (DOC)
Coordinator e-tip: active outdoor fun (DOC)
Employee e-tip: be a sport—go outside and play (DOC)
Coordinator e-tip: financial well-being (DOC)
Employee e-tip: financial fitne$$ (DOC)
Coordinator e-tip: help employees be fully engaged at work (DOC)
Employee e-tip: take a chance...be bold and ambitious (DOC)
Coordinator e-tip: making the team (DOC)
Employee e-tip: do you like what you do each day? (DOC)
Coordinator e-tip: think paws-itive (DOC)
Employee e-tip: paws-itivity (DOC)
Coordinator e-tip: making good health fun (DOC)
Employee e-tip: start seeing healthy options (DOC)
Coordinator e-tip: the kindness movement (DOC)
Employee e-tip: payment in kind (DOC)
Coordinator e-tip: help employees take advantage of their financial benefits (DOC)
Employee e-tip: take advantage of your benefits (DOC)