Healthy Workplaces


Healthy Workplaces

Efforts to improve employee wellness are beneficial to both employee and employer.  Programs and policies that prevent obesity, support healthy nutrition, provide tobacco cessation resources, encourage physical activity can reduce health care costs.

As employers, local agencies can play an important role in reducing the high rates of preventable chronic diseases.  Local agencies can also promote good health by including design characteristics, green building materials and accommodations for active commuting and exercise in buildings.

Key words: obesity prevention, tobacco cessation, workplace wellness programs, lactation accommodations