The Vermont Department of Health has awarded seven grants to small businesses to create worksite wellness programs. The Working Toward Wellness grants provide funding and technical assistance for organizations to develop workplace wellness programs at sites across the state.
The Working Toward Wellness grantees:
Worksites will be given a one-time award of $3,000 to help start up a wellness program with a focus on increasing the physical activity and healthy eating opportunities for employees. Worksites will be matched with Health Department staff from their area district office who will work closely with them throughout the grant year to:
A workplace wellness program can have many benefits for a business and its employees. The programs routinely increase employee engagement and camaraderie, and can lead to measureable health outcomes. Grant winners were selected based on readiness to develop a worksite wellness program, including support from leadership, employee engagement, and ideas about what they want a wellness program to include.