Workplace wellness opportunities arise through Sherburne County

Managing Editor

Sherburne County Health and Human Services is collaborating with Stearns County Human Services and Benton County Human Services to offer workplace wellness opportunities through the Statewide Health Improvement Program.

Tri Wellness at Work is a tri-county initiative intended to engage companies in planning, assessing and implementing a workplace wellness program.

Tri Wellness at Work helps interested employers strengthen their workplace culture and offer more opportunities for employees to make healthier choices. During 2016 and 2017, counties will be helping participating employers share best practice strategies for policy, systems, environment and strengthen social support initiatives.

These activities aim at helping employees eat better, be more active, quit or reduce tobacco use, increase capacity for lifestyle or stress management, and support new moms in breast-feeding.
Participating companies will receive tools and templates to assist them in these strategies.

Businesses in Benton, Sherburne and Stearns counties that would like to participate can complete an application at http://tinyurl.com/TriWellness. Applications must be completed and submitted by 4:30 p.m. Feb. 29. Space is limited.

For more information, contact Kristy Heying at [email protected] or at 763-765-4106.