HEALTHY WORKSITES   

 Assisting employers in creating healthier work environments for employees

 

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 Project Description

Most adults spend a significant amount of time at their place of employment. As a result, it is important to promote work place environments that support employee health and wellness. The Minneapolis Health Department is helping businesses and organizations across the city create work environments that make it easy for employees to eat healthy, be physically active, and avoid the harmful effects of tobacco. To achieve this goal, health department staff and seven partner work sites are creating healthy organizational policies and implementing practices that make the healthiest choices easy and available for all employees.
 

Specifically, the Health Department and its partners are:

Current Initiatives

The Health Department partners with the City of Minneapolis wellness committee to plan and implement wellness priorities for employees such as:

·         partnering with local farmers to offer Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) drop off for City staff

·         providing technical assistance to vending operators to ensure healthy options are available in vending service

·          Offer the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) classes to employees  

The Health Department is partnering with Bloomington, Richfield, Edina and Hennepin County health departments to work with hotels on employee wellness. 

 

Progress & Accomplishments

In 2015, the health department staff worked with seven worksites to accomplish:

 

Get Involved

Contact the Minneapolis Health Department to see how your worksite can get involved.

 

For more information, contact:
Sarah Schiele
P: 612-673-2672
E:
Sarah.Schiele@minneapolismn.gov

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Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact 612-673-2301. 

Para asistencia 612-673-2700 - Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 - Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500

 

Last updated Mar 3, 2017

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