WEWILL WorkHealthy Award Program Overview

 
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The WEWILL WorkHealthy Worksite Wellness Recognition (WEWILL WorkHealthy Award) Program is an initiative of the Will County Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) Collaborative Chronic Care Action Team to recognize worksites throughout Will County that are engaging in worksite wellness best practices. This program was developed to support the long-term goal of the Chronic Care Action Team to decrease obesity among Will County residents and was first implemented in 2013. The members of the Chronic Care Action Team include representatives from various organizations in Will County dedicated to lowering the incidence of chronic disease. 

The WEWILL WorkHealthy Award application is intended to be comprehensive. The intent is to represent a wide range of Will County worksites that are committed to improving employee health and well-being. A list of questions assessing the implementation of evidence-based worksite wellness strategies and interventions appears for each of these six main areas of worksite wellness:

1. Health Promotion/Education
2. Physical Activity
3. Behavioral Health
4. Environmental Health
5. Nutrition
6. Safety

Application Due Date and Award Notification: Applications are due August 2, 2019. The Will County MAPP Collaborative Chronic Care Action Team will evaluate the WEWILL WorkHealthy Award applications to determine the award designations. All worksites will be notified by mid-August 2019.

This program was developed by the Will County MAPP Collaborative through a review of evidence-based worksite wellness best practices from the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Healthy Howard, Inc. (a former worksite wellness program in Howard County, Maryland), and the CDC Worksite Health Scorecard.

Resources to assist with planning and implementing worksite wellness best practices can be found at www.tinyurl.com/MAPPWWWH. For further technical assistance, email lbehounek@jolietymca.org.

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