Why Start a Wellness Program?

Many employers are turning to workplace health promotion programs to help their employees adopt healthier lifestyles and lower their risk of developing costly chronic diseases. This is important since employers in Hawaii bear most of the cost of health care for their employees. Promoting a healthy work environment can also positively impact employee health status, reduce absenteeism, improve productivity and increase morale.

Start Living Healthy @ Work was designed as a resource to support your worksite wellness initiatives. Here you will find samples, information, and step-by-step toolkits to help you improve the health of your employees.

How to Begin:

1. Workplace Health Model

2. Assess Your Worksite

3. Review Company Policies

4. Gauge Employee Interest

5. Form a Wellness Committee

6. Include a Wellness Champion

7. Build a Culture of Well-Being

8. Sustain Your Wellness Program

Worksite Wellness Initiatives: Pick and choose what works for your organization!

Physical Activity

Honolulu Walking Map

Be Active @ Work Resource Kit

How to Start A Wellness Program

Encourage Employees to Take the Stairs

Healthy Eating

Nutrition Wellness Policy Guide

Promote Healthy Meetings

Promote Healthy Vending Machines

Encourage Shopping at Farmer’s Markets

Work With Your Snack Shop or Cafeteria

Additional Resources:

Support Breastfeeding

Support a Tobacco-Free Workplace

Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults

Healthy Eating for a Healthy Weight