By March 2017, develop and obtain Healthy Active Arkansas Board approval for a comprehensive survey for businesses regarding their worksite wellness programs and policies.
By July 2017, collaborate with Chambers of Commerce to administer a comprehensive survey of worksite wellness programs and policies to businesses in Arkansas.
By May 2017, develop health assessment criteria for a worksite wellness recognition award.
Help employers establish effective wellness programs for their worksites.
- Collect and use evidence-based best practices.
- Develop a communication plan to reach and enlist decision-makers, leaders, stakeholders and worksite champions.
- Advocate for tax incentives, insurance premium reductions, etc. for employers.
- Advocate for and implement employee incentives.
Help employers reduce the health care costs of obesity-related chronic conditions.
- Measure the level of obesity-related chronic conditions at worksites.
- Educate employees on chronic conditions, prevention and treatment options.
- Implement worksite wellness policies or formal written agreements to decrease obesity-related chronic conditions.
- Encourage individual employers to adopt Food Service Guidelines for Federal Facilities.
- Provide employers with model policies around other wellness topics.
Create a more effective worksite by educating employers about the business case for worksite wellness.
- Work to compile, analyze, and utilize health trend data such as medical and pharmacy costs, short and long-term disability, absenteeism, etc.
- Compile and share success stories from Arkansas employers that have realized positive ROI from their worksite wellness initiatives.
Increase the number of worksite wellness programs and employee participation in those programs.
- Establish statewide healthy employer recognition system.
- Develop a web-based tracking system to collect and share aggregate employer and employee wellness participation data.
- Utilize data collected to tailor a worksite wellness program to a specific worksite guided by external vendors such as: state and local government agencies, non-profits, insurance companies, employee assistance companies and wellness vendors.