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Posted on: February 12, 2020

Linn County Worksite Wellness Committee Offers Free Worksite Wellness Assessments

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LINN COUNTY, IA – Linn County Public Health and the Linn County Worksite Wellness Committee is now offering the 2020 worksite wellness assessment to all employers in Linn County. Join the growing number of companies who are taking advantage of this annual assessment. This assessment is relatively short to complete, and includes 24 multiple-choice questions and one open-ended question, aiming to encourage new or identify existing initiatives that promote healthy lifestyles and recommendations to support employee health and wellness.

Encouraging employees to take preventive measures and adopt a healthier lifestyle is an opportunity for workplaces to help prevent, halt, and even reverse chronic disease, as well as prevent injuries on the worksite. A healthy workforce is also a more productive workforce. Successful worksite wellness initiatives can benefit your bottom line. Wellness initaitives or programs not only improve health outcomes among employees, but improve productivity, can decrease absenteeism, and boosts employee morale, recruitment, and retention.

Worksites and employers, especially those that employ shift and hourly workers, are encouraged to complete this free assessment now through March 31, 2020. An initial online assessment can be completed by the company, followed by a complimentary on-site follow-up by Linn County Public Health. Online assessments can be completed at bit.ly/LCWWAssessment2020. Awards will be presented during the Linn County Worksite Wellness Summit on June 04, 2020 at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, highlighting those who completed the assessment. Visit bit.ly/LCWWSummit2020, to reserve your ticket to the Summit. Before the Summit, a report will be e-mailed to each participating workplace that includes an aggregated, anonymous worksite comparison and best practice recommendations for worksites who completed the assessment and follow-up visit.

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ABOUT THE LINN COUNTY WORKSITE WELLNESS COMMITTEE – The assessment process is overseen by the Linn County Worksite Wellness Committee, which includes leaders from a number of organizations in Linn County. The committee consists of members from Linn County Public Health, City of Cedar Rapids, Healthsolutions, MercyCare Business Health Solutions, Profile by Sanford, Transamerica, and United Fire Group. The committee meets regularly to plan quarterly roundtables, the Linn County Worksite Wellness Summit, and to oversee the assessment process. Worksites are encouraged to join by contacting lcworksitewellness@gmail.com.

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