Promotes wellness policies and practices in workplaces with a focus on physical activity, nutrition and tobacco use.
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 members
Linda Koester-Vogelsang, Chair, Douglas County District Court
Laurie Comstock, Chair-elect, KU Endowment
Megan Stuke, Communications Coordinator, Ballard Center
Susan Johnson, WorkWell Lawrence director
Carolyn Crawford, WorkWell Lawrence coordinator
Alice Hunt, Lawrence Chamber of Commerce
Angie Sommer, Allen Press
Aynsley Anderson, Lawrence Memorial Hospital
Ben Saathoff, KU Recreation Services
Charlie Bryan, Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department
Haley Harrington, Health Care Access
Janelle Martin, Lawrence Memorial Hospital
Janet Donner, McDonalds of Lawrence
Janet Spring, DCCCA, Inc.
Jeanette Anderson, Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department
Jennifer Osborn, Lawrence Public Schools
Jill Urkoski, KU Recreation Services
Katy Brown, HyVee – Clinton Parkway
Kelly Calvert, The World Company
Leah Betzen, Community Mercantile, Inc.
Lori Carnahan, City of Lawrence
Lynn Collier, Douglas County Bank
Nina Van Schmus, Cottonwood, Inc.
Peggy Beecher, United Way of Douglas County
Sarah Plinsky, Douglas County
Tasha Lower-Zeikle, Visiting Nurses
Tricia Smith, Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Verdell Taylor, Douglas County Churches