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Workplace Wellness in Lorain County

Effective workplace wellness programs and policies can reduce health risks and improve quality of life. However, workplace wellness does not have a one-size-fits-all approach. When designing wellness programs, make sure to understand the assets, needs, and culture of your workplace environment.

Lorain County Public Health (LCPH) recommends the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Workplace Health Model to design comprehensive workplace wellbeing programs. LCPH helps worksites and community groups assess, plan, implement, and evaluate wellness activities.

Plan a wellness program

The CDC Workplace Health Scorecard helps employers discover if they are implementing science-based health interventions in their workplace. This tool requires a small team of staff, usually human resource managers, health benefit managers, or wellness committee members, and typically takes around 90 minutes to complete. A completed scorecard will indicate strengths and weaknesses of the current workplace when it comes to wellness. From there, workplaces will have a map to plan and manage wellness programs moving forward.

Learn more about the Workplace Health Scorecard

TIP: If your workplace is a school, your team might consider completing the School Health Index instead of the Scorecard.

Start a wellness program

LCPH provides toolkits, campaigns, and resources to help implement workplace wellness programs. Contact us to learn more.

A tobacco-free environment creates a safe, healthy and productive workplace. Developing or updating a tobacco-free policy is a great first step in starting a wellness program. Learn more about tobacco-free workplaces

Evaluate a wellness program

Do wellness programs actually work? You won’t know unless you evaluate. LCPH recommends the following evaluation methods:

  • Employee participation
  • Feedback from participants
  • Monitor trends in health care costs
  • Workplace health scorecard (scores before and after programming)

For more support with workplace wellness, email or call the Population Health division.