Working Well is a comprehensive worksite wellness strategy working to establish cultures of healthy living and improved population health in South Carolina. The initiative addresses tobacco use, poor nutrition, and physical inactivity among South Carolina employees by focusing on the policies, environments, and benefits available at their workplaces.
Employers performing at optimal health can have a major impact on an employer’s bottom line by contributing to lower health care costs, less absenteeism, higher productivity and improved morale. The simple truth is healthy employees perform better and are more productive and engaged than their unhealthy peers. Working Well helps employers develop a strategic plan to impact employee health by focusing on policy, systems, and environmental changes, which are often low or no cost. Working Well aims to help employers create a sustainable culture of wellbeing by using effective, evidence-based best practices to create worksites where the healthy choice is the easy choice.
The program includes access to the Strategy for Wellbeing online platform, an evidence-based assessment and implementation support tool, coaching and technical assistance from the Working Well staff, site visits to evaluate and analyze policies, environments and systems and customized reports and resources. Participation also allows for ongoing education and the opportunity for statewide recognition when specific benchmarks are met.
For more information about the Working Well program, contact Program Director Jen Wright.