WorkWell

WorkWell Lawrence promotes wellness policies and practices in workplaces with a focus on physical activity, nutrition and tobacco use. WorkWell welcomes participation from employers, human resources and worksite wellness professionals interested in improving the health of workers in Douglas County. To get involved, please contact us at 785-843-3060 or via email.
Workplace Games
Given that adults spend about half of their waking hours on the job, worksites provide an optimal opportunity to initiate and support a healthy lifestyle. Research has shown that habits formed in the workplace will carry over into the home. We’re working with Douglas County employers to help develop and implement policies and programs that promote physical activity, nutrition and tobacco-free living.

Work Group Strategy & Opportunities
Strategy: Assure opportunities for healthy eating at work.

Opportunities for Community Action
  • Develop and implement a communications strategy to promote workplace wellness as economic development and to build community buy-in.
  • Develop a public recognition program for employers who promote healthy eating at work.
  • Recruit employee champions to advocate for implementation of worksite policies promoting healthy food/ beverages options and opportunities for physical activity.
  • Implement policies and practices in Douglas County worksites supporting healthy eating and physical activity (e.g., implementing best practices, creating flex time, sponsorship of local physical activity events, limiting unhealthy options in vending machines, catering, and cafeterias).
Strategy: Encourage active living at work.

Opportunities for Community Action
  • Develop and implement a communications strategy to promote workplace wellness as economic development and to build community buy-in.
  • Develop a public recognition program for employers who promote active living at work.
  • Recruit employee champions to advocate for implementation of worksite policies promoting healthy food/beverages options and opportunities for physical activity.
  • Implement policies and practices in Douglas County worksites supporting healthy eating and physical activity (e.g., implementing best practices, creating flex time, sponsorship of local PA events, limiting unhealthy options in vending machines, catering, and cafeterias).
Strategy and Opportunities for Community Action are identified in the Douglas County Community Health Plan.