Kansas Worksite Wellness
The University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita (KUSM-W) is partnering with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), the Kansas Health Foundation, the Wichita Business Coalition on Health Care, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas to create healthier worksites in Kansas through implementation of policies, systems, and environmental best practices.
The centerpiece of WorkWell KS centers on online worksite wellness assessments, developed by KUSM-W and KDHE. These assessments hone in on specific health priorities to give employers an overall picture of best practices they are already implementing, as well as identify opportunities for improvement. Assessments can serve as the beginning point for worksites interested in improving the health of their employees and developing comprehensive worksite wellness plans.
WorkWell KS workshops are offered across the state. Each workshop is a maximum of four hours. The first workshop we strongly encourage worksites to complete is the Building the Foundation workshop. After completing that workshop, worksites will have a much better idea of how to best select their next workshop (e.g., foods and beverages, tobacco, physical activity, well-being). Participants will receive assistance with the development and implementation of comprehensive worksite wellness plans during the workshop, as well as ongoing support, all at no cost to the employer. More information can be found here.
In addition to the assessment and workshops, worksite wellness webinars are offered by KDHE and KUSM-W to all interested employers throughout the state. These webinars cover best practices in Kansas, worksite wellness strategies, and hot topics pertaining to worksite wellness. All webinars are free and participants just need to register. More information can be found here.