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  • Benchmarking Your Worksite Wellness Initiative: Tools for Success

    Are you ready to benchmark your wellness efforts? Are you interested in rolling out interventions that will protect and promote employee health? When implementing a worksite wellness initiative, it’s critical to apply the best available research when making decisions and designing programs and interventions. In addition, it’s important to know that what you are implementing has worked

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  • Community Partnerships Help Working on Wellness Organizations Build Comprehensive Wellness Initiatives

    Why should you include your community as a key component of your worksite wellness initiative? For starters, a healthy community benefits everyone – employees, residents, businesses and local organizations. Community collaboration extends wellness beyond your building to where people live, learn and play. It helps you create an effective, comprehensive and sustainable initiative surrounded by

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  • New Hire Orientation – Wellbeing Style!

    We’ve all had the experience – the first day at a new job. It is a day of much excitement and anticipation. It can also be a bit nerve wracking. You are meeting so many new people. Trying to take in a ton of new information. A standard part of any new hire’s first day

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  • Working on Wellness Newsletter – October 2017

    This month’s newsletter focuses on implementing thoughtful interventions and taking a multi-faceted approach to improving employee health and the bottom line of organizations. Check out our October newsletter here.  

  • The Impact of Personal Financial Stress in the Workplace and What to do About It

    One of the biggest stressors in life is financial instability. According to PwC’s 2017 Employee Financial Wellness survey of 1,600 full-time working adults, 53% said they were stressed about their finances. Financial stress doesn’t only negatively impact employees, but also employers. It can cause employees to: Be more distracted and less productive at work; Take

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  • Working on Wellness Organizations Win WorkWell Massachusetts Awards!

    Congratulations to the winners of the Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts (WWCMA) WorkWell Massachusetts Awards Program! Two Working on Wellness organizations received awards for their exemplary work in worksite health promotion. Award recipients demonstrated key elements of comprehensive wellness initiatives including leadership and organizational support, assessment of health risks and wellness interests, program design and

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  • Tap into Local Expertise

    Are you looking for inspirational ways to improve the health, safety and well-being of your employees? Are you interested in learning about best practices in the field of worksite health promotion? Could your wellness committee benefit from a training focused on program evaluation? You are in luck! Massachusetts is home to several organizations and resources

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  • How You Can Help Hurricane Harvey Victims and Protect Your Employees

    As hurricane Harvey continues to devastate Houston, coastal Texas and Louisiana this week, we join the rest of the country in solidarity with those who lost loved ones, homes and belongings. While the impact of the storm has not been fully realized, the extent of the damage left in its’ wake is almost incomprehensible. The

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  • Working on Wellness Newsletter – August 2017

    This month’s newsletter explores the value of scanning your community for new partnerships, and what it means to be a change agent for health. We’ve highlighted the Town of Stoughton, a Working on Wellness participant, to show how organizations can look into their communities for new partnerships and resources to support their wellness initiative. Check

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  • Adults – Why Vaccines Are Important For You

    Did you know you need vaccines throughout your life? Even if you were fully vaccinated as a child, the protection from some vaccines you received can wear off over time and you may need a booster. There also are specific vaccines that you may need as you get older based on your age, job, lifestyle,

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  • Keeping Workers Safe in the Summer Sun

    The summer months are a great time for relaxation, vacations, and sunshine. However, this time of the year is also a reminder of how important sun protection is for all employees. Whether your profession keeps employees mostly indoors or outdoors, the sun can cause adverse health outcomes when a person is not protected from its

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  • Working on Wellness Newsletter – June 2017

    This month’s newsletter explores the steps in creating a strategic plan for your organization’s wellness initiative. We’ve highlighted Community Servings, a Working on Wellness participant, to show how organizations can use data gathered from a Needs and Interests survey to guide the planning stage of their wellness initiative. We provide you with tips for success as

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  • Build Your Best Workplace Wellness Initiative Brand

    Think about your favorite brand. Perhaps it’s a technology brand, as six out of the top 10 most valuable brands worldwide are in this category. Maybe it’s an apparel or automotive brand, also in the top 10. In thinking about your pick, try to define what appeals to you most about it. Chances are you

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