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 Manage Chronic Conditions in the Workplace
March 27, 2019 at 10:00 (MST)

Implementing Tobacco-Free Policies in the Workplace: Implementation, Enforcement, and Cessation.
November 15, 2018 at 10:30 AM (MST)

Promoting a Culture of Inclusion in Worksite Wellness
August 9, 2018 at 10:30 AM (MST)

Beating Burnout: 4 Proven Steps to Flexing Your Resilience and Becoming a Stronger You!
April 4, 2018 at 10:00 AM (MST)

How to Move Your Worksite
January 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM (MST)

How to Make Your Organization a "Montana Mother-Friendly Worksite."
September 26, 2017 at 10:00 AM (MST)

How to start a Walk With Ease Program in your Worksite
June 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM (MST)

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

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

To access past webinars contact Kara Hughes at

Sample policies