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Posted on: September 22, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Free Worksite Wellness Assessments Provided for the Corridor Worksite Wellness Awards

The Corridor Worksite Wellness Awards is offering free workplace wellness assessment services to all employers in Linn and Johnson Counties. In order to receive a free assessment, workplaces need to be nominated to participate. Nominations may be submitted by an outside individual or agency or by the workplace themselves. There are no required criteria to participate. Nominations are being accepted now through November 14, 2015.

Nominated workplaces receive a free assessment examining the work environment and wellness policies. Following the assessment, a report of findings, recommendations, and worksite wellness resources are provided to the participating worksite. Smaller worksites and worksites that are just beginning their worksite wellness programs are encouraged to participate and take advantage of the free assessment and technical assistance. Worksites are an essential partner to address chronic disease and promote healthy behaviors. This is a great opportunity for worksites to learn more about their current efforts and how they can help employees be healthier and more productive.

The top workplaces in Linn and Johnson counties will be presented an award at the Corridor Business Journal’s Health Care Summit in February 2016. The awards recognize workplaces that foster a supportive environment for employee health. Awards are divided into five categories based on employer size. An additional award is also given to the worksite with the most improved score compared to previous years. Thirty Eight worksites participated in last year’s award ceremony. The Award winners from 2015 were: Rapids Reproductions (Most Improved Score); Corridor Business Journal (Best Overall Score, <50 Employees); American Profol Inc. (Best Overall Score, 50-99 Employees); ESP International (Best Overall Score, 100-249 Employees); Mercy Physician Services (Best Overall Score, 250-750 Employees); and UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital (Best Overall Score, >750 Employees).

Nomination forms are available for download at the link below, request by calling (319) 892-6065 or emailing [email protected]. The deadline for nominations is November 14, 2015. Assessment appointments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis.

ABOUT THE CORRIDOR WORKSITE WELLNESS COMMITTEE – The assessment process is overseen by the Corridor Worksite Wellness Committee, which includes leaders from a number of organizations in Linn and Johnson Counties. The committee consists of members from the Area Substance Abuse Council, CarePro Health Services, Health Solutions, Johnson County Public Health, Linn County Board of Health, Linn County Public Health, Mercy Medical Center – Cedar Rapids, and the University of Iowa Healthier Workforce Center for Excellence. The committee meets regularly to plan the Corridor Worksite Wellness Awards and oversee the assessment process.

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