Health promotion strategies can lead to significant improvements in preventing and protecting employees from chronic ill health. Workplace health promotion programs are essential to promoting and maintaining a healthy workforce.
Premier’s Award for Healthy Workplaces
Associate Minister of Wellness, Dave Rodney, will be hosting a Workplace Wellness Summit and Awards on Tuesday Sept. 9, 2014 in Red Deer. The summit, sponsored by Alberta Blue Cross, provides an opportunity for attendees to learn more about best practices in workplace wellness from both experts and peers from across the province. The awards will recognize 2014 winners of the Premier’s Awards for Healty Workplaces. The event will include lunch and a keynote speaker – to be announced. Click here to view an application for the reward program. The deadline to apply is July 25, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
Workplace Health Resource Toolkit
The Workplace Health Resource Toolkit is intended to provide Alberta workplaces with guidance and support to develop and implement workplace health policies, programs and activities that are comprehensive and based on best practices. The toolkit provides information on chronic disease risk factors that are modifiable – such as tobacco use, inactivity and unhealthy food choices. These risk factors can be influenced by workplace policy and programming. Topic include the following:
- Health Eating/Nutrition
- Healthy Weights/Weight Management
- Mental Health
- Physical Activity/Active Living
- Shift Work
- Ultraviolet Exposure
For more Alberta Health Services (AHS) resources or referral to programs and services, please contact Health Link Alberta at 1.866.408.5465 (LINK). Click the link below to download Toolkit.