Tools – Workplaces
LiveWell Workplace Awards
The LiveWell Workplace Award will recognize local businesses with comprehensive, successful workplace wellness programs and policies. Organizations of all sizes – and from all industry types – will be able to apply, and qualifying businesses will be recognized as one of Greenville’s Healthiest Companies!
Most applications will take less than 60 minutes to complete, and applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria:
• Strategic Planning • Data Collection • Engagement Methods • Supportive Environment/Policies
• Targeted Programming • Management Support • Measurement and Evaluation
Several designations of the award are possible to achieve, and organizations of all sizes and industry types are eligible.
We will start accepting applications on March 13, 2013, and the award winners will be announced at our inaugural Healthy Workplace Expo at the TD Center on April 25, 2013. Click here for our online application, open March 13 through April 12, 2013. We look forward to receiving your application!
LiveWell Greenville launches LiveWell At Work Initiative
Businesses have a tremendous opportunity to be a healthy, supportive environment for employees and to champion healthy lifestyles. And it’s not just a feel-good strategy these days. With the rise in health care costs and an increase in chronic disease, workplace wellness strategies can positively impact the bottom line. LiveWell Greenville is pleased to offer tools and a network that will help local businesses support employee health.
The South Carolina DHEC Healthy South Carolina Worksites webpage contains links to information that can help your business implement a worksite wellness initiative, including a comprehensive SC Worksite Toolkit and Resource Guide.
The YMCA of Greenville has four family branches located in different areas of Greenville County that offer a variety of wellness facilities and programs for people of all ages and fitness levels. Visit their website for more information, including corporate wellness opportunities.
WorkWell by St. Francis Hospital System is an employee wellness initiative that includes the Healthy Steps wellness program with assessments, health coaching, and health education as well as occupational injury prevention and management programming. Visit their website to learn more about St. Francis WorkWell
Greenville Hospital System is committed to “helping employers improve the health of their workforce and bottomline” through multiple business health services. These include health risk appraisals, on-site health screenings, and company health report cards. Visit the GHS Business Health website for more information on the services they offer.
Greenville County Recreation District manages multiple parks and facilities throughout Greenville County, including the GHS Swamp Rabbit Tram Trail. Visit this website to learn more about the different recreational venues GCRD offers and to find the ones closest to your worksite that you can encourage employees to visit for physical activity.
Municipal Parks and Recreation Departments
Find a park or trail near your workplace. Click on the below links to find out more about the parks and recreation offerings for each of the different municipalities in Greenville County.
This is a web-based resource compiled by the Centers for Disease Control to assist employers in obesity prevention efforts in the workplace. LEAN is an acronym for Leading Employees to Activity and Nutrition. This website helps explain why employee wellness initiatives are important, and has tips for planning, building, promoting, and assessing your efforts. It also includes a link to the CDC Community Guide which provides evidence-based recommendations and best practices for incorporating employee wellness into your work environment.
Another resource from the Centers to Disease Control highlights the opportunity to encourage increased physical activity among employees through encouraging them to take the stairs. This website provides ideas for promoting stair use through messages advocating the benefits to taking the stairs and through physical enhancement of the stairwell environment to make it inviting.
WELCOA (Wellness Council of America) has a wide range of free online resources that can help you build your company’s worksite wellness initiatives. A Free Reports section enables you to download the WELCOA Quick Culture Inventory and Select the Right Health Promotion Vendor Every Time: WELCOA Checklist. WELCOA also includes links to expert interviews, case studies, sample surveys, and incentive campaigns which can assist you in your efforts.
This walking program by the American Heart Association encourages employers to create a workplace environment conducive to physical activity by setting up “walking routes” in the workplace and promote employee use of them.
Another way to encourage physical activity among employees is to create a walking map that promotes safe walking routes in and around the worksite. Eat Smart Move More North Carolina has provided a guide that describes the process for creating, mapping, and promoting walking routes at the worksite.