The Chester County Health Department is offering free technical assistance to Chester County businesses interested in starting or improving their worksite wellness program. Through this collaborative program, the Chester County Health Department will help businesses select and implement effective strategies to encourage healthy eating and physical activity in employees. Strategies may include biometric screenings, on-site healthy cooking demonstrations, container gardens, walking challenges, policy changes, and educational presentations.
“On average, full-time workers in the U.S. spend over one-third of their day, five days a week at the workplace. By implementing results-driven worksite wellness strategies, businesses can help their employees adopt healthier lifestyles while decreasing health care costs, rates of absenteeism and worksite stress,” commented Jeanne Casner, Director of the Chester County Health Department.
Chester County businesses interested in receiving technical assistance on their worksite wellness efforts should complete a short survey to determine eligibility. This project is funded by the Pa. Department of Health’s Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant.