The Worksite Wellness Team has partnered with Polk Wellness Professionals to support the development and enhancement of worksite wellness programs in local businesses. In July of 2016, the Worksite Wellness Team received a grant for $5,000 from the Health Council of Southwest Florida (HCSWF). With this grant funding, the team has been promoting the use of the CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard, which is a free, validated self-assessment tool for businesses to evaluate their current worksite wellness programs, identify gaps, and implement evidence-based strategies for improvement. The Team has taken a variety of approaches to reach local businesses, including sending quarterly health emails, making phone calls, setting up in-person consultations with business leaders and human resources professionals, and sponsoring events to better reach their target audiences, such as the Mid-Florida SHRM workshop and the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce Friday Forum.
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