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Worksite Wellness

Montana Worksite Wellness

Healthy Employees

Miss fewer days of work
Are more productive
Have lower overall healthcare costs

Worksite wellness programs and policies have a substantial impact on health care costs, absenteeism, workers compensation costs, and productivity.  To promote model worksite wellness programs in our state there is a collaborative effort between the Cancer Control Program, Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program (MTUPP), Nutrition and Physical Activity Program (NAPA), Arthritis Program, and Montana School Health Program.

If you are interested in finding out more on how to build or strengthen the worksite wellness program at your worksite please visit our Regional Contractors page.

Utilizing the 7 WELCOA Benchmarks 

By using the benchmarks contractors will:

  • Work with leadership to develop and implement sustainable, evidence-based health and productivity employee wellness programs
  • Provide evidence-based information on breast, cervical, colorectal cancers; physical activity and nutrition; self-care and stress management; quitting tobacco use; arthritis self-management; breastfeeding friendly environments; and other healthy lifestyle choices
  • Provide technical assistance and vital data collection tools for up to 36 months
  • Provide WELCOA memberships that include online resources and training at no charge to the employer ($395)

Worksite Wellness Webinar Series

Past Webinars

How to start a Walk With Ease Program in your Worksite
Slides to webinar

June 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Employee Wellness: The Business Case for Colorectal Cancer Screening
March 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Wellness through Supportive Cultures: People, Place, Purpose and Performance
January 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM

To access past webinars contact Sara Murgel at smurgel@mt.gov 

Sample polices