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Health Department Offers Worksite Wellness Assistance

(Mason City) – The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health is offering county businesses a FREE and unique opportunity to participate in a year-long Worksite Wellness Programming initiative.

The goal of this opportunity is to assist businesses in developing employee wellness programs, policies and system changes to improve the health of employees while improving the business’ bottom line.

The Health Department will offer monthly workshops to worksite representatives, assisting them in 4 major phases of worksite wellness programming including:

•            April, May: Assessments

•            June, July: Action Plan Planning

•            August, September: Behavior, Policy, and Systems Changes

•            October – December: Evaluation

The first meeting will take place Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health, which is located in Mohawk Square.

Monthly workshops will be held for approximately 1 hour at the Health Department.  The Health Department will provide materials and instructions on tasks for representatives to complete at their respective worksites during the course of each month.  There is no financial commitment to participate and many low-cost and affordable wellness program options will be highlighted throughout the year.

Please consider your organization’s participation in this beneficial opportunity.  The process will help your business develop a sound and productive worksite wellness program built upon strong strategies and sustained by positive outcomes.

If your organization is interested in sending a representative to the Worksite Wellness Meetings, please contact Kelli Huinker, Wellness Manager at Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health by phone at 641-421-9312 or by email at by April 11, 2012.

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