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HIPMC: Worksite Initiatives and Resources
The Worksite Cloud of the Health Improvement Partnership of Maricopa County focuses on improving health status within places of public and private employment in Maricopa County, and includes perspectives and needs of both employees and employers. The Worksite Cloud also includes organizations, associations, insurers, and other groups that support worksite health and employee wellness initiatives.
Health improvement strategies primarily focus on policy, systems and environmental changes to help employers develop and implement a culture and environment at their workplaces that support health and wellness. For example, initiatives may include implementing healthy vending machine policies, creating access to tobacco cessation programs, and adopting formal worksite wellness programs.
Please click here to view the 2012-2017 Community Health Improvement Plan which includes objectives related to worksite health and wellness. To join the Worksite Cloud, please Contact Us.
HIPMC Partner Champions: Worksites
This list contains local organizations or coalitions that are aligned with health priorities in the 2012-2017 Maricopa County Community Health Improvement Plan. Through these initiatives, organizations have demonstrated their commitment to health improvement through policy change, advocacy, health promotion, or interventions in Maricopa County. Specific objectives from partners highlighted below can be found in the CHIP Workplan (updated quarterly).
The Healthy Arizona Worksites Program is a collaborative public health initiative designed to help Arizona employers implement effective worksite wellness strategies to improve the health of their employees and businesses. A worksite wellness initiative is a key business strategy to keep employees healthy, resulting in healthier employees, less absenteeism and greater productivity. The program provides resources and technical assistance to participating employers at no cost. Learn more
Wellness Works, the Wellness program for Maricopa County employees, strives to establish a work environment that promotes healthy lifestyles, decreases the risk of disease, and enhances employees quality of life. The program encourages employees and their families to strengthen their health and well-being through physical activity, proper nutrition, self-care, and stress management. The Wellness Works program services approximately 13,000 County employees and their dependents totaling approximately 26,000 customers.
Recent Highlights Include:
Organized and implemented the annual biometric screening mass campaign where at least 9,000 County employees will complete their screenings during a six-week span. This year, County employees were provided a “Now What” resource document that will help to guide them to next steps in creating a healthier lifestyle.
In February of 2014, Wellness Works launched the Avanti Market at the Durango Complex. Identified as an at-risk area, the Market provides healthier meals and snacks to approximately 600 Maricopa County employees who work in close proximity to the Complex. The County also has expanded the outdoor fitness trail at the Durango Complex and added outdoor fitness equipment and programming.
In January, 2014, Wellness Works implemented a walking program with walking leaders at ten different sites around the County. Walking leaders organize and lead a walk an average of two times each week and walk at least one mile.