Worksite Wellness Team will support the establishment of new worksite wellness programs in local businesses. The team will accomplish this by increasing the use of evidence-based employee health promotion and wellness programs to promote healthy behaviors in Polk County businesses. The influence of our efforts will occur through promotion of the CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard, assistance to businesses in completing the ScoreCard and development of a pilot program that will garner testimonials and data related to value on investment. Success stories will be utilized to encourage more businesses to embrace a culture of wellness. Our goal is to garner both testimonials from local businesses and actual data on how worksite wellness programs benefit Polk businesses. The development of a pilot program will position the Worksite Wellness Team to gather local data and examples. Once the pilot program has been tested and proven successful, the team will scale up the program to reach additional business. In time, a network of businesses will be formed to share best practices and collaborate on new ideas for wellness programming, ultimately creating a healthier Polk County workforce.
Increase the number of businesses creating and enhancing wellness programming.
Develop cohort of five businesses to engage in wellness programming and establish comparative data.
Increase use of evidence-based employee health promotion and welnness programs to promote healthy behaviors
Schatzie Haines – Co-Chair, Lanier Upshaw, Inc.
Kelly Andrews – Co-Chair, Florida Southern College
Liz Antaya – Stahl& Associates Insurance
Bethany Brown –Lakeland Regional Health
Juli Davis – Florida department of Health
Dr. Daniel Haight – Lakeland Regional Health
Allison Kennedy – Public Health Institute
Colleen Mangan–Florida Department of Health Polk
Leah Millette–Baycare Health Systems
Karen Moore–Peace River Center
Andrea Nikolai - University of Florida IFAS
Lauren Parkes - Lakeland Regional Health
Belinda Rieger – Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center
Michelle Shiver – Citizen CPR, Inc.
Laurel Smith–Polk State College Wellness Coordinator
Stevie Sweet–Florida Department of Health
Debbie Zimmerman – Polk County Board of County Commissioners