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Ask your employer to initiate workplace health assessments

Take This Action Commit to this action for your community to help overcome the obesity epidemic.

Employers have a strong economic interest in maintaining the health of their employees. Increasing rates of chronic illnesses among employees lead to higher health care costs and reduced productivity, both of which hurt a company's bottom line. Workplace health assessment can help to identify and control these issues.

Make the Case for Workplace Health Risk Assessments

  • Talk to your employer about the financial reasons for conducting workplace health assessments.
  • Join/start a wellness committee to review your company's wellness policies and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Explore whether your company's health insurance provider(s) will conduct the assessments for free.
  • Identify follow-up support (nurses, registered dietitians, health and wellness specialists) for employees to utilize after the assessment.
  • Implement appropriate privacy measures to protect employees' health information.
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The information included on this site is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice.