In Olmsted County a worksite wellness coalition called Wellness Works' was formed in 2008 through Steps to a Healthier U.S.- Rochester. This coalition is made up of small and large organizations looking for ways to improve their wellness efforts in the workplace. Members meet quarterly to discuss how business can make their work environment and policies support employee health. Specifically, PSE strategies to increase physical activity, nutrition, tobacco cessation, decrease tobacco exposure, and stress are central to the discussion.
Wellness Works Coalition meetings are an opportunity for people working on wellness initiatives in their business to gain new ideas, share their knowledge and experience and network with other professionals. For more information, read the Wellness Works Brochure (PDF 356 KB)