News and events
Step To It Challenge
The 2015 Step To It Challenge is happening May 3 ― 30. Health@Work invites you and your worksite to take part in this fun, friendly physical activity campaign. So make a move and join us for the Step To It training on Tuesday, March 24. Sign up for the training. Learn more about Step To It.
Lean + Green Training
Thursday, May 21, 2015
French Regional Park, Oakwood Room
12605 Rockford Road
Plymouth, MN 55441
$25 in advance or $30 at the door
Lean + Green is a six-week worksite wellness campaign designed to help employees practice good physical activity, nutrition and environmental health habits. The training includes an overview of the newly revised Lean + Green materials, the opportunity to learn about the many free resources available to worksites from Hennepin County Environment and Energy and Hennepin County Master Gardeners, plus time to network and share ideas with other worksite wellness coordinators who share your passion for creating a healthier workplace and planet. This campaign can be implemented any time it works for you. Register for the training.
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.
Health@Work campaign overviews (DOCX)
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 assess 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 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 and resources for your worksite.
For general information, email Linda Brandt at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-348-6728.
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 email@example.com to receive Health@Work monthly E-Tips emails.
Coordinator e-tip: stymie the stigma (DOC)
Employee e-tip: start the conversation (DOC)
Coordinator e-tip: taking a stand (DOC)
Employee e-tip: don't just sit—or stand—there! (DOC)
Coordinator e-tip: humor has a place at work (DOC)
Employee e-tip: a funny thing happened at work today (DOC)
Coordinator e-tip: which came first - employee engagement or employee health (DOC)
Employee e-tip: stop clock watching (DOC)
Coordinator e-tip: the changing tobacco landscape — e-cigarettes (DOC)
Employee e-tip: can vaping help you quit? (DOC)
Coordinator e-tip: winning the weight war at work (DOC)
Employee e-tip: losing weight or controlling the creep (DOC)
Coordinator e-tip: paying it forward at work (DOC)
Employee e-tip: from good to great! (DOC)
Coordinator e-tip: fight the flu (DOCX)
Employee e-tip: a shot of prevention (DOC)
Coordinator e-tip: how's your generational IQ (DOCX)
Employee e-tip: what makes your generation great (DOC)
Coordinator e-tip: two sides of the coin—debt and savings (DOCX)
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)